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Have a silly question about corrosive primers
44mag4 Member Posts: 43 ✭
Using corrosive Frankford Arsenal primers in modern cartridges since modern primers are at a premium price. How much of the corrosive agents are destroyed during the burning of the powder? Maybe, there is not a answer to this question but, have to try. I realize the gun needs a good cleaning after a shooting session. Thanks for any info anyone may have.
As far as I know, none of the corrosive agents are destroyed during firing. To the contrary, they are spread throughout the chamber and barrel. Hence the need for cleaning.
I have never seen any information like that. The point is, corrosive primers leave a hygroscopic chemical in the bore that readily absorbs moisture. The old rule-of-thumb was to clean your rifle at the end of the day with hot water or GI bore cleaner. There is a lot of info on the internet if you don't have access to some older written material. Good luck.
Thanks Gets, appreciate your information. I was very suspicious that these would be the answers. Thanks again.