Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-06-2017, 11:17 PM
spitdog spitdog is offline
Member
Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo?  
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 45
Likes: 32
Liked 65 Times in 19 Posts
Default Shooting old ammo?

Are there any safety issues with shooting ammo from the 1950's and 60'.

Never mind, I just read the post further down. Sorry

Last edited by spitdog; 01-06-2017 at 11:18 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-07-2017, 01:14 AM
cgt4570's Avatar
cgt4570 cgt4570 is offline
SWCA Member
Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo?  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Mount Carmel, TN USA
Posts: 1,954
Likes: 111
Liked 453 Times in 198 Posts
Default

If it was stored properly it will last many lifetimes. I've shot a few rounds from the 1880's. Several rounds from pre-WW1. I've shot CMP Rifle competition matches using 1943 production .30-06.
__________________
Chris Taylor
S&WCA #2243
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-11-2017, 10:42 AM
Houlton Houlton is offline
Member
Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo? Shooting old ammo?  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 341
Likes: 1
Liked 460 Times in 150 Posts
Default

I was given a bunch of '43 head stamped 30-06. FMJ, Tracer, and AP. Ran some through my M-70. Didn't clean it that day. Cleaned it the next day and it looked like I hadn't' done it in months. The old Mil stuff had corrosive primers. Pulled the bullets, popped the primers and reloaded. If you shoot it clean as soon as finished.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-11-2017, 09:57 PM
chief38's Avatar
chief38 chief38 is online now
Member
Shooting old ammo?  
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,986
Likes: 1,711
Liked 6,137 Times in 2,847 Posts
Default

I shoot old ammo all the time - never any problems. Just shot some 150 grain 30-06 the other day and it was made by Lake City Arsenal in 1966. I routinely shoot Remington 148 grain .38 Special wad cutters made in the late 50' or early 60's that my Dad left me cases of. I also hunt with 12 gauge #5 & #6 Shot, Hi-Brass from Remington & Winchester - some of which are actually paper hulls (probably from the 50's or 60''s too) - never a problem.

As long as it was stored properly it should function as intended.

Last edited by chief38; 01-29-2017 at 10:12 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anniversary Shooting, Ammo Chillock The Lounge 1 01-11-2014 02:27 PM
In need of shooting ammo until I get my own casting setup going. TAXMAN6 Reloading 4 08-25-2011 07:17 PM
Shooting cast and FMJ ammo Hunt200 Ammo 7 08-23-2010 08:01 PM
Best Ammo For 357 mag. target shooting. lefty lar Ammo 12 07-10-2010 02:47 PM
Cleanest shooting .22 LR ammo ? ? one eye joe Ammo 10 04-15-2009 06:45 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)