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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:00 am 
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Hi,
I have a 6-8 thousand Rounds of Various 22LR Ammo that is Very old I got from My Dad. I've been shooting some of it and was told the corrosion on this ammo may be bad on the gun barrel. I didn't really think about it to much but it made Me stop shooting the ammo. After looking it all a lot of it is ok but I have some federal's like pictured and some Spit Fires that are plated bullet and others that the projectile's only are corroded. Is there a way to clean these up? Are they hard on barrels as is? What should I do?
I'd like to shoot :) them up
Larry

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:20 am 
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I just shoot 'em. Never had an issue with that causing problems.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:06 am 
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Agree with BBBBill, the brass looks good. Shoot it.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:20 pm 
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Looks like I'll be shootin this week. Thanks for the thoughts. Yes all the brass is clean, Just crusty projectiles. I'll shoot it out of My cheap Ruger 22/45.
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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:54 pm 
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Maybe shoot some clean stuff afterwards to blow out the crud if you're worried about it.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:57 pm 
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You could run them in a brass media tumbler for a few minutes, or just twist the bullet with a piece of scotch brite just to strip the oxidation. Nice stash!!

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm 
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I would rather shoot that than some of the crap they're selling now.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:16 pm 
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You should see this old brick of steel cased Russion stuff I have, haha! Hey, it goes bang, well most of them. Some of them just pop!

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:46 pm 
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I'd shoot em that's for sure...

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:19 am 
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I did already think about putting them in My old LorTone Rock tumbler My Dad also gave Me for cleaning brass. Would this be safe to do? It sure would be easy enough and I'd probably do it if it was safe. I think one container has walnut media and the other has corncob. If I was to do it which would You use.
Yes, I'm glad Dad always bought plenty of 22's.
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Larry

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