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Old 01-30-2013, 01:02 PM
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Default Shelf life on ammo??

Since this whole ammo thing has gone crazy I have been going through my inventory and came across 2 boxes of .38 shorts that belonged to my dad. They are in mint condition but probably 30+ years old. Are they still good and would you shoot them? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:11 PM
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ammo has no shelf life that i know of.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:14 PM
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As long as they have been kept dry you should be ok.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:07 AM
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I shot a box of 40+ year old 2 3/4" shotgun shells with no problem in a semi-auto. The shells were always kept indoors.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:12 AM
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Keep in a ziplock bag in a ammo can , silica packets don't hurt either
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:41 AM
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go to army surplus store, get some ammo cans, I keep reloads and equipment in them.
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