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Rotating Carry Ammo

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gunowner1, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. gunowner1

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    I just ordered more SD ammo to replace what has been in my G30 and G19 for around a year now. I am going to go to the range next week to shoot what I have been carrying as well as some FMJ's. I'm just curious to see if anyone here ever had an issue shooting the old carry ammo they had in there guns?
     
  2. Happy Hunting

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    Lots of people, every time they go to the range, they start off by blasting the mag with defense ammo and then plinking with fmjs.

    There shouldn't ever really be a problem with keeping the same 14 or so carry bullets in a mag for any amount of time, but that practice ensures that the carry rounds feed fine and that you will anticipate the (most likely) sharper recoil.
     

  3. Happy Hunting

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    ---and by lots of people, I mean myself and most of my other gun buddies. Sometimes I can't bring myself to blast the whole mag though. I get the picture after about 5 shots.
     
  4. John Rambo

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    Nope. I rarely change out my carry ammo. In fact, the only way I've ever changed it out that I can recall is when I or someone else shoots the gun on somebody's land. And every time I wish I would've just kept a box of FMJs in the car, because Gold Dots are effing expensive!
     
  5. Alchemy

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    I'm using 30yr/old 148grn + P loads in my S&W Mod. 60.

    This is the FBI load.

    It shoots as good as the day that is was made.

    This thread will probably get moved to the "Caliber Corner"

    Where it should be in the first place.
     
  6. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    You, of course, should verify that your carry ammo feeds and cycles reliably, but other than that the only issue I can think of with "old" ammo would be bullet set back from repeatedly chambering the same round over and over. If the bullet gets pushed back to far into the case it can cause an overpressure condition for the case. When I eject a chambered round, I always try to make sure it goes to the bottom of the mag when I reload.
     
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  7. KS Trekker

    KS Trekker That Guy

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    I rotate out my carry ammo for my SD/HD guns every six months or so to avoid bullet set-back from loading/unloading often. Even though I rotate the top round often, shooting the whole box occasionally takes care of the problem and keeps me sharp.
     
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    Have some 357mags that are 10 years old, no issues with them shooting. The gun rarely gets carried . Hell my grandfather gave me some 16gage that was paper shells he stored in his garage for 30 years , they all shoot .
     
  9. Alchemy

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    ^^^this. I don't have a problem with this ammo because it goes into

    a revolver. Set back should be a concern with a semi.

    Especially a bottle-neck cartridge like the 357 Sig.
     
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    There are cartridge over all lengths available from manufacturers and you can measure your cartridges to find out if your bullets are setting back too far.

    That sounds too much like work for me, I shoot it up every 4-6 months or whenever I feel like it.
     
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    When I go to the range I swap out my carry mag for one of my range mags and fire off the round that's been in the chamber and a bunch of FMJ's. Mostly because I'm lazy and don't feel like trying to find somewhere to keep the "+1" round while I'm shooting. Then when I'm done I load the next round from my carry mag back into the chamber and give the mag one new round and back in my holster she goes.
     
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    Every time I go to the range. Need to practice what you use.
     
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    Man...some of you guys must never get into gunfights.
     
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    I'm guessing you meant to type 158 grain.

    It's very inconvenient that they put the 4 right next to the 5... do they think we all have 25 year old eyes? :supergrin:


    Jack

    Oh, my ammo still has the original paper patching but I do change out the flint on occasion.
     
  15. gunowner1

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    :rofl:
     
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    We don't get into gun fights cause we're not in PB County. LOL
     
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    I do, but I just catch their bullet and throw it back at them. Saves me money on ammo and looks way cooler.
     
  18. doktarZues

    doktarZues I'm anti-anti

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    I usually have at least a few hundred rounds of carry ammo so living in Florida with the heat/humidity, I don't mind plinking off my carry ammo every now and then..makes me feel better I guess? Train how you fight, right?..

    I do it I'd guess 3 or 4 times a year. I have a dozen glock oem mags that I only use for carry (I don't plink with them) and I rotate those out as well. Again, just makes me feel better I guess.
     
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    That's the thing with living in Florida.What does all the heat and humidity do to our carry ammo? I probably shouldn't leave the two G19 mags I have in my truck loaded with GDHP's. Could destroy good,expensive ammo.
     
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    Yup you got me Jack.

    It's 158, but I will bow, but I will not get on my knee's to

    apologise.:wavey: