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Old 12-07-2009, 4:26 PM
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Default Alright, 22LR for SHTF? Think again...

Alright, so I have read in the past about guys wanting a 22LR as their SHTF because you can use it to hunt and all the other stuff. The idea sounds great but in reality, it is no reliable!

Anyways, heres the reason why:

I went hunting in wisconsin just a few weeks back and it was cooold and wet. I had my 22LR with me and we camped out for 4 days. The first day was fine, the bulk ammo that I had shot great when I was sighting in my rifle. No hickups, no problems..
On the first day of hunt it was damp, I had wrapped my ammo in a plastic bag to keep water from getting in. At a point and time though I had to unwrap it to get ammo. On the second day of hunt the ammo felt damp but everything seemed to be okay. On the third day though was when all hell broke loose. Some how about 1/3 of my ammo was FTF. It really sucked when you see a squirrel and you got em in your sights...then..click.........stick in another....click.....and by that time the critter took off already. Anyways, on the last day of the hunt about 70 percent of my 22 had gone south. I tried to air dry it as much as I can but nothing worked and I guess once their wet...its too late.

Lesson to be learned?

Do NOT use 22LR as a SHTF as a few days of wet weather had proven that the ammo will be nothing better then sling shot ammo.

This was my experience so if you guys had better luck...good. Just thought I let other folks know about what CAN happen.
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Old 12-07-2009, 4:59 PM
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This worked for me on Stingers

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=954332
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Old 12-07-2009, 5:36 PM
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if it was that damp and even the ammo got damp.... i doubt even other calibers would stand up.
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Old 12-07-2009, 6:38 PM
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vacuum seal packs of 50-100 in small pouches
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Old 12-07-2009, 6:42 PM
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if it was that damp and even the ammo got damp.... i doubt even other calibers would stand up.
My .223 ammo was fine.
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Old 12-07-2009, 6:51 PM
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how about a ammo can?
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Old 12-08-2009, 5:55 AM
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you're right, luckily I have my pointy stick...
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Old 12-08-2009, 6:54 AM
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If you put them into the plastic bag while it was cold out, and kept them on you, the moisture in the bag could have condensed, and caused your problems. I agree with the vacuum sealing. That way, you get most of the moist air out, and dont have to worry about condensation.
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