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Old 07-01-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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Corrosive Ammo?

Bought some AP ammo today. Just because I can. Did not look at the head stamp. It is TW 42 (Twin Cities Ordnace plant)

Corrosive? Not a big deal since I know how to handle it (Windex, water etc)
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
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Yep. The US swapped over to nc in the early 50's (though .30 carbine was always nc). You had better save up that AP, like I do. You never know when that armored division of Waffen SS zombie samauri paratrooper ninjas will attack the neighborhood--you just know that they will. (And boy, won't those rascals be suprised when I light 'em up with my AP!)
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Old 07-01-2006, 07:25 PM   #3
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Did that armored division of Waffen SS zombie samauri paratrooper ninjas attyour neighborhood too? I thought we were special!!!

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Oh, you're special Gerry, but not because of any zombie attacks
They have been targeting neighborhoods all along HWY 192. The poor people in Holopaw never knew what hit 'em .

BTW, I've been meaning to check in with you and see how things are going. I'll drop you an e-mail in the next day or two.
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Old 07-02-2006, 07:53 AM   #5
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So would you keep it? or get rid of it? When cleaning after use does the gas system need to be cleaned as well?
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:47 AM   #6
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I'd keep it. I don't shoot corrosive ammo anymore, but that's because .30 nc is still plentiful and cheap. But its perfectly fine ammo, you just have to do extra cleaning. You need to clean the barrel, the bolt face, and the whole gas system at a minimum. Some say you need to clean the bolt innards, but that seems a little excessive to me. Basically, clean everything that the gas is going to touch. I think there is a sticky over in the bolt gun section that lists the best methods of clean up. And, you need to clean it that day.
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And you need to double-check your cleaning job a day or two later (sad experience). Take nothing for granted.
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:15 AM   #8
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thanks all. I'll put is aside for a rainy day.
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Old 07-02-2006, 03:54 PM   #9
 
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I boughtsome pulled projectiles from one of the vendors once . I figured that when littl brother got some dies for his .300 Remington Ultra , it would be fun to see what they'd do at five hundred feet per second beyond what they were meant for .

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Old 07-03-2006, 08:56 AM   #10
 
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Quote:
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Yep. The US swapped over to nc in the early 50's (though .30 carbine was always nc).
For the US Carbine, yes. The Frenchies and Chinese copies, no.
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Old 07-04-2006, 07:43 PM   #11
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"...because I can..." That'd be the second best reason. The first being 'because I want it'. However, most ranges won't let you shoot it. It's not particularly accurate either. Not that that matters a whole lot.
"...Waffen SS zombie samauri(sic) paratrooper ninjas..." They're not the ones you need to worry about. It's the medieval, pygmie, ninjas you need to worry about. They got so bad up here prior to 1 Jan. '78, our rectal orifice government of the day made nunchuks, throwing stars, blow guns and morning stars illegal to own. Must have worked too. I've never once had a run in with a medieval, pygmie, ninja before or since.
Never had a run in with a Waffen SS, zombie, samurai, paratrooper, ninja either. If I ever do, I'll just politely ask them to leave me alone or I'll call 911. Or I could cross check them, body check them into the boards, elbow them in the ribs and slash them across the shins with my hockey stick as they fall.
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:30 PM   #12
 
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Your 64 year-old ammunition can also have brittle case necks that can crack on firing. It isn't a huge deal, especially in bolt guns but I have had that experience.

I also have a broken shell extractor, just in case the brittleness goes beyond the neck.

Widener's (http://www.wideners.com/) and other suppliers sometimes sell AP projectiles for reloaders in case you are expecting the hordes to be armored...
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:26 AM   #13
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Ahhh Excellent advice. So I guess I could pull the projectile and reload thus avoiding the corrosive stuff all together?
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:55 AM   #14
 
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Yup.
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