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Old 11-16-2020, 03:15 AM
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Going through my stash of .22 ammo I found 5 boxes of this Remington Standard Velocity target ammo. It shot fine at the range today--no misfires or duds and it grouped nicely out of my 17-3.

I know an old timer gave me two bricks of this some 40 years ago--any idea on the timespan of these green and blue boxes?
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:41 AM
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Old 11-16-2020, 07:18 AM
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I don't remember seeing the green and blue boxes (in Argentina you don't always see the same products as in the United States) but if they were stored correctly they don't have to fail, I also have ammunition that I bought many years ago and they never fail and your S&W 17 is a beauty.
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I believe the standard velocity Rem 22LR has continued to use the green & blue box, even more recently.
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IIRC the Bridgeport, Connecticut plant closed in 1986.
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I still have a brick or 2. My 513 loves them at 50y. I bought a case about 30 years ago.
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I am thinking 1974 to 1984. There is a great pdf on dating Remington ammo boxes and it you look on page 10, you will see a similar design.

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Dating Remington Cartridge Boxes - International Ammunition Association
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Thanks to everyone for the information! I got the ammo in the early 80's but I thought it was older than that. Doesn't really matter, what matters is that it still shoots fine after all these years.
I only have a couple of boxes left--after it's gone I may have to break open the case of Remington SV I got from the CMP a while ago. That's also good stuff.
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I was given some of that ammo about twenty years ago. I figured at the time it was pretty new - maybe not.
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