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22 ammo bullet corrosion

JAK71454JAK71454 Member Posts: 325 ✭✭✭
edited July 2008 in Ask the Experts
I have some 22 ammo that has developed bullet corrosion. White powder on the bullet. These are Eley 10X; still sealed in the original plastic. I opened one and it was a hard fit in the chamber of my target rifle.

My question is; will it shoot accurately without getting the corrosion off it? What will take it off the best? How can I best store it in the future?


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    iceracerxiceracerx Member Posts: 8,860 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I suggest you store your ammo in an air tight GI ammo can with a bag of desiccant in it.

    As far as the corrosion, I wouldn't fire these in MY target rifle. Any Oxide (Lead Oxide in this case) will be harder then the parent metal and may lead to throat erosion. I suggest you use them in your plinker.

    Most 22 match bullets are lubricated with a waxy lube. If you remove the corrosion you will also remove the lube.
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