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Old 04-18-2017, 07:34 PM
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I have a box of (20) 9mm Oath Ammo bullets that are going on (2) years old. I don't think I will ever need them, God willing. Are they nearing the age that they need to be shot, or can I just keep them loaded in one of the mags of my (3) 9mm firearms?
Also, has anyone ever used them to target shoot? If so, what were your results?
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:22 PM
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Two years old? That stuff is like new. Shoot it or keep it. It won't matter.
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I've got 30 year old ammo that shoots fine.

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Depends how it is stored. In an airtight container with desiccant will outlast you.

Kept in the trunk of your car in a place that is really humid could corrode that ammo fast
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I've never heard of Oath Ammo but if it works 100% reliably, 2 years old is not a problem as long as it was properly stored.

Ammo (if stored properly in a cool and dry place) should last almost indefinitely. My 12 gauge Pheasant hunting loads are from the 1950's and 1960's that was left to me by my Dad. He had so much of it, I highly doubt I'll ever actually buy a box for hunting birds! Never had a misfire or dud!!

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I've never heard of Oath Ammo but if it works 100% reliably, 2 years old is not a problem as long as it was properly stored.

Ammo (if stored properly in a cool and dry place) should last almost indefinitely. My 12 gauge Pheasant hunting loads are from the 1950's and 1960's that was left to me by my Dad. He had so much of it, I highly doubt I'll ever actually buy a box for hunting birds! Never had a misfire or dud!!
The Oath ammo I have is 9mm;

OATH- Operators American Tactical Hardware

OATH AMMO TANGO 9mm FBI ballistic gel test - YouTube

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It will still be good in 100 years
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I've got ammo that I loaded in 1976 & it still shoots great!
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Default I've had some 'oath' ammo.....

I've had some 'oath' ammo, but it wasn't the brand name.
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I have ammo from 1938 and it looks new and shoots wonderfully. It is the Austrian/German Mannlicher for the 1895 straight pull rifle. I also had some 1920's South American 7mm Mauser ammo that worked fine.

Unless you abuse it, ammo will last a very...very long time
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I would just hang on to it.

I inherited several boxes of 45ACP from my grandfather. One box dates from WWII and another box and a half is from the Korean War. In 1992 when I inherited them, I fired a couple of the Korean War rounds and they worked my grandfather's 1911 pistol just fine. So, I figure if 40 year old ammunition was still good then, your Oath rounds are probably going to be good for at least a few more decades.
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I've got ammo that I loaded in 1976 & it still shoots great!
Got you beat...1967....flawless.
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I've seen a test of OATH's shotgun ammo and the malfunctions with this ammo was downright scary!

Unless you've tested 100+ rounds of the TANGO ammo in you pistol with zero problems I'd put that ammo aside and get something else to use. After the SGN ammo test, personally I'd never trust OATH ammo to save my bacon.
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When we could still buy guns and ammo through the shotgun news, there was advertised surplus 30-06 ammo from WWII in 200 round cans on belts. I can't remember but I think it was about 10 bucks a can. Tracers, Ball, AP whatever.
A high-school buddy of mine and I had had a great winter calling and killing coyotes (coyote fur coats were real fashionable then) and we were rolling in dough, (for a couple of 15 year olds) we pooled our funds and ordered about 400 bucks worth. I'm still shooting it. I have never had a failure of any kind. That stuff is 75-80 years old maybe more.
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