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#3164130 - 02/14/13 04:38 PM for all you ammo guys
Bone Collector
14 Point

Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 8978
Loc: Murfreesboro, TN

I have a general question about ammo. My Father in law brought a 270 Weatherby Mag with him and let me borrow it last night. He gave me 2 1/2 boxes of ammo from around late 70's early 80's. Ammo looks good (no corrosion) it was kept inside from what I know.

It's a shame, because the boxes are cool and vintage looking, but the cheapest ammo I can find is $39.99 and the goes to $59.99 at the next level. That is for 20 bullets.

will it be safe to shoot the ammo he brought?

I would assume yes, but I'm not too sure about my feeling. I'd hate to have to buy $100 worth of ammo for this gun, but I want to hunt with it.
Semper Fidelis!

“There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.”
General James Mattis

#3164140 - 02/14/13 04:44 PM Re: for all you ammo guys [Re: Bone Collector]
8 Point

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 1232
Loc: Knoxville

Should be fine. There is surplus ammo from WWII that is still being used today.
#3164144 - 02/14/13 04:47 PM Re: for all you ammo guys [Re: pcrc]
formerly bad_deer24
12 Point

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 6879
Loc: Nolensville, TN

You'll be fine
The artist formerly known as Bad_Deer24

"Don't Be Where They Are, Be Where They're Gonna Be"


#3164152 - 02/14/13 04:49 PM Re: for all you ammo guys [Re: Barrett]
Happy Birthday DaveB
10 Point

Registered: 09/03/08
Posts: 4049
Loc: Shelby County

They will light off just fine. The 270 Wthby is one fine cartridge.
#3164244 - 02/14/13 06:32 PM Re: for all you ammo guys [Re: DaveB]
12 Point

Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 6126
Loc: Clarksville, Montgomery Cnty

If it looks good, it should shoot good.

#3164435 - 02/14/13 09:31 PM Re: for all you ammo guys [Re: 44fanatic]
10 Point

Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 3730
Loc: Hendersonville Tenn

I have not long ago shot some shotgun shells I bought in the early 70.s they where just fine may have lost a little ump but I couldn.t tell it
when I die please don't let the wife sale my guns for what I told her I paid for them

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