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Is it OK to shoot corrosive ammo?

Is it OK to shoot corrosive ammo?

Some often comment; “Why shoot Corrosive Ammunition?” Simple answer is that it is often very cheap Ammunition compared to most current Production Ammunition, and other than the Corrosive Residue issue, the Ammunition shoots fine BUT, it is not Ammunition for the “lazy” Shooter.

What is wrong with corrosive ammo?

The biggest negative aspect of corrosive ammo is the added cleaning steps. If your firearm is not cleaned properly after firing, then it will look like the bad end of a sewer pipe in no time. It’s recommended that you clean your firearms immediately after returning home from a range trip using corrosive ammo.

Can you shoot a rusty bullet?

Generally, yes. If factory centerfire cartridges are stored in a dry, cool place with low humidity, preferably in an airtight container, they can have an amazingly long shelf life. Many ballistics experts who have shot tens of thousands of rounds over the years report shooting 20- to 50-year-old ammo with no problems.

Is Tulammo really non-corrosive?

Is Tulammo Corrosive? No, Tulammo is not corrosive. It even says so on the box. In fact, it is a rule of thumb that all modern ammunition is non-corrosive.

When did they stop making corrosive ammo?

Civilian ammunition manufacturers began offering non-corrosive ammunition during the 1920s. However, most military ammunition continued to use corrosive priming mixtures. The majority of U.S. military cartridge contractors eventually made the transition to non-corrosive primers during the 1950s.

What do I need to know about corrosive ammo?

Corrosive ammunition uses a primer that contains potassium chlorate. When ignited, it leaves a residue of corrosive salts in the bore and chamber after firing. Most modern ammunition is not corrosive (dated military surplus ammo is sometimes the exception).

Is Chinese surplus ammo corrosive?

The ammo is packed in silver 20 round boxes marked NORINCO China North Industries Lead core bullet steel case, NON-CORROSIVE. No stripper clips.

What happens if you shoot a rusty gun?

Fouling will lead to rust. This corrosion damages and erodes the metal parts of the gun. Usually, this starts inside the barrel of the gun where the residue is left around the chamber, ejector, and firing mechanism. Untreated corrosion can cause the gun to be unsafe to shoot.

What’s the life expectancy of a bullet?

Ammunition isn’t a perishable good – if stored correctly, it can last almost indefinitely. Whether it was stored correctly or not is another matter. Ammunition isn’t like the still-edible 5000-year-old honey found in Egyptian tombs; ready to eat and spread on toast.

What is better Tula or wolf?

Tulammo Vs Wolf Ammo – Is Wolf Better Than Tula? No, Wolf is not better than Tulammo because they are the same thing. Wolf Ammo is the same as Tulammo – it’s made by the same Russian factory, and sold under two different brands.

Is Wolf steel ammo corrosive?

Unlike other foreign low priced ammo, Wolf ammo is non-corrosive. Most Wolf ammo comes in polymer-coated steel cases and is produced in the most popular rifle and pistol calibers (see Calibers Offered By Wolf Ammo below).