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    Default Safe to shoot or toss?

    I'm going through a safe i have not opened in over a year and found 100 rounds of 10mm i had forgotten about in an open container. It's a bit corroded. Is it safe to shoot or should i toss it?

    Thanks for any info/advice

    Troll

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    Default Re: Safe to shoot or toss?

    I'd pull the bullets and toss the brass/ primer/ powder. A case failure on 10mm isn't a pretty sight.

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    Default Re: Safe to shoot or toss?

    ...and get a dehumidifier

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    Shake them, if the powder is still loose, shoot'em.
    I would "count" on them for self-defense though, target practice, yes.
    Ive shot WAY worse, and 20 times the size.

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    I*d shoot that in my Glock

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKIII View Post
    ...and get a dehumidifier
    Everything else in the safe is in ammo cans and looks good. I still remember putting the container in the safe thinking *i need to put that in a ammo can* then completely forgetting about it.
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    Default Re: Safe to shoot or toss?

    So far sounds like

    2 say it*s shootable
    1 says not shootable.
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    Looks like acid. Possibly brittle brass now. Did you clean them? The zink desoved and the copper is left. Got a Hi point 10mm carbine? Thats the only gun I'd shoot that stuff in.
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    Default Re: Safe to shoot or toss?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    Looks like acid. Possibly brittle brass now.
    Or chloride. Agree that the brass may be brittle. I'd be tempted to shoot it from behind an IDPA barricade or a sheet of plexiglass. Take a storm window from a storm door to the range with you and use it as a shield.

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    Default Re: Safe to shoot or toss?

    Quote Originally Posted by internet troll View Post
    I'm going through a safe i have not opened in over a year and found 100 rounds of 10mm i had forgotten about in an open container. It's a bit corroded. Is it safe to shoot or should i toss it?

    Thanks for any info/advice

    Troll

    Is it factory ammo or remanufactured/reloaded?

    -Zach

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