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"Slightly Corroded" Portugese 7.62x51, is it safe to shoot?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by brad8k, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. brad8k

    brad8k

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    I acquired a case of Port 7.62 in battle packs that looks like it was stored wrong and got wet. There is tarnish/corrosion on about 250 of the rounds. Some rounds are just a spot or two and some of the cases are halfway covered in this tarnish/corrosion. It looks like most of it is on the surface and would clean off nicely with some steel wool. My question is are these generally safe to shoot?

    Thanks
     
  2. Hackett

    Hackett

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    if you have to ask, maybe you should find a legal safe place to dispose of it.
     


  3. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

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    I shot mine in that condition...no problems in my FALs
     
  4. Brucev

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    Sit down with some 4/0 steel wool and lightly remove any corrosion that might be of concern. Then... wipe it all clean and dry... load it up... and fire away!