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dwtt
10-26-2009, 4:07 PM
I found out today our emergency kit, stored in a rubbermaid container, was soaked last week when we had that 1 day of hard rains. I took out some 12 Ga Remington slugs I had in the kit and the primers and brass bases looked OK after drying, but the top of the lead slugs showed some whitish corrosion. Would you shoot this ammo if it was yours? I have to admit my Remington 1100 isn't an heirloom gun, but I hate to shoot suspect ammo down the barrel. On the other hand, I hate throwing out ammo. :(
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maschronic
10-26-2009, 4:24 PM
i would shoot it. if you don't want to, i'm in OC. i'll take it off your hands and shoot it out of my mossy 590

FS00008
10-26-2009, 4:30 PM
I'll take it if you don't want it! Where are you located?

Mr. Beretta
10-26-2009, 4:37 PM
Shoot it and replace it with fresh ammo.

This time, store the ammo in sandwich baggies you can seal.

Good Luck!

dwtt
10-26-2009, 5:09 PM
OK, I'll just shoot it the next time I go to Chabot's 3-gun match. I'm one of those idiots who have to learn the hard way. :)

Beelzy
10-26-2009, 5:33 PM
C'mon, this is like when you have a firecracker with only half the fuse as normal.

You know you shouldn't, but you just have to do it anyway. Go for it!

Army
10-27-2009, 9:57 AM
Won't hurt anything, perfectly safe to shoot.

I would, however, carefully wash hands after handling. The white is lead oxide...rust if you will. This is the dangersous stuff (not the lead itself) that has everyong peeing their pants.

Don't lick it off, don't wipe it on a taco, do not stir a drink with the ammo.

Shoot it, replace it, then buy better storage containers.

Ruiner
10-27-2009, 10:08 AM
Don't lick it off, don't wipe it on a taco, do not stir a drink with the ammo.


LOL I like that. :thumbsup:

Deal
10-27-2009, 11:41 AM
Water damaged slugs?

Never heard of that but I do know if you pour salt on them they melt like a snail!:D

Beelzy
10-27-2009, 1:04 PM
Don't lick it off, don't wipe it on a taco, do not stir a drink with the ammo.


Aw, C'mon......those slugs are just begging to be poked by a Taquito. :p