Go Back   Maryland Shooters > Topics of Interest > The Depot

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 8th, 2009, 03:52 PM #1
Boondock Saint's Avatar
Boondock Saint Boondock Saint is offline
Returnedish Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 17,255
Boondock Saint Boondock Saint is offline
Returnedish Member
Boondock Saint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 17,255
Red face Rusty ammo, safe to shoot?

Got some Wolf 7.62x39 that got wet. The worst of it is pictured below. Safe to shoot, or not so much?

Last edited by Boondock Saint; September 26th, 2017 at 08:20 AM.
Boondock Saint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 03:53 PM #2
snavematt's Avatar
snavematt snavematt is offline
say what?
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Stafford, VA as of 5/7/13
Posts: 4,971
snavematt snavematt is offline
say what?
snavematt's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Stafford, VA as of 5/7/13
Posts: 4,971
I would choose one and scratch or clena the rust off and see how deep it is, how many rounds?
snavematt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 03:54 PM #3
Inigoes's Avatar
Inigoes Inigoes is offline
Head'n for the hills
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SoMD / West PA
Posts: 36,337
Inigoes Inigoes is offline
Head'n for the hills
Inigoes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: SoMD / West PA
Posts: 36,337
Rub some sand paper on it, is it pitted?

If so, then it would be a good idea to trash them
__________________
Life is tough, life is tougher when you are stupid.
Inigoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 03:59 PM #4
Matlack's Avatar
Matlack Matlack is offline
Scribe
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,919
Matlack Matlack is offline
Scribe
Matlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,919
If pitted no.

Pull the bullets from the casing and save the powder if you reload or know anyone who reloads.
Matlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 04:15 PM #5
Topher's Avatar
Topher Topher is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fredneck
Posts: 4,088
Topher Topher is offline
Senior Member
Topher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fredneck
Posts: 4,088
It's wolf ammo...
Just pitch it... It's not worth taking a chance on...
If the rust particles go down your barrel you could introducing an abrsive substance.

Just my $.02...

Chris
__________________
Ask me about my private VIP instruction for Maryland HQL, pistol, rifle, reloading, RSO, personal protection, and drawing from a holster.

Thoughts on Gun Control by - Stefan Molyneux

There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small, political elite and their minions. Are you okay with that? I'm not.
Topher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 04:19 PM #6
K31's Avatar
K31 K31 is offline
What fresh hell is this?
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: AA county
Posts: 23,831
Images: 14
K31 K31 is offline
What fresh hell is this?
K31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: AA county
Posts: 23,831
Images: 14
Unless you happen to know exactly what powder is in them and have a source of reloading information for that powder, dump the powder along with the cases if you decide to pull the bullets.
__________________
Giving "respectful, civil gun owners a bad name" since January 15th, 2006.

My opinions are my own and not necessarily those of my employer. Which is self evident, because my opinions are so awesome!

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. - Will Rogers

A new life awaits you on the off-world colonies!

Last edited by K31; November 8th, 2009 at 05:30 PM.
K31 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 04:53 PM #7
Boondock Saint's Avatar
Boondock Saint Boondock Saint is offline
Returnedish Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 17,255
Boondock Saint Boondock Saint is offline
Returnedish Member
Boondock Saint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 17,255
Looks like only four of them were pitted, everything else looks like surface rust. That said, I'll probably not shoot the unpitted rounds unless absolutely necessary. Looking at ~20 rounds here, so not a huge loss. Thanks for the info, folks.
Boondock Saint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 05:01 PM #8
jpk1md's Avatar
jpk1md jpk1md is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,956
jpk1md jpk1md is offline
Senior Member
jpk1md's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 10,956
pull the projectiles, consider saving the powder and pitch the casings into a container of oil to deactivate them.
__________________
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry. Thomas Jefferson.

If nobody wants a 'civil disturbance,' why in heck don't they quit disturbing us?

"Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical, liberal minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."
jpk1md is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 05:03 PM #9
Boondock Saint's Avatar
Boondock Saint Boondock Saint is offline
Returnedish Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 17,255
Boondock Saint Boondock Saint is offline
Returnedish Member
Boondock Saint's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: White Marsh
Posts: 17,255
I don't have any type of reloading setup, so I'm very curious to know how I could go about safely pulling the bullets. Two pairs of vise grips and some elbow grease?
Boondock Saint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2009, 05:05 PM #10
bean93x's Avatar
bean93x bean93x is offline
JamBandGalore
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WV
Posts: 4,404
Images: 19
Send a message via AIM to bean93x
bean93x bean93x is offline
JamBandGalore
bean93x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WV
Posts: 4,404
Images: 19
Send a message via AIM to bean93x
if theyre going in an AK they should be okay.


   
__________________
Just a local Mercedes Benz and Firearms enthusiast
bean93x is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > Topics of Interest > The Depot


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2017, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service