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#401472 - 09/16/07 10:58 PM Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years
OldFart
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Greets Fm CO
I have quite a few sized, trimmed and primed brass for my .338 that have been primed for a couple years. They have been just sittting there without the powder or bullet in them, exposed to air. They are inside in a temp controlled room. Will they still be good and dependable? I wanted to load them for an upcoming bull moose hunt here in CO. Thanks Ray

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#401598 - 09/17/07 04:31 AM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: OldFart]
.444 Marlin
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test a few.
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#401916 - 09/17/07 09:24 AM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: ]
FULLDRAWXX75
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primers are cheap, if in doubt/ change them out.

I would think they should be ok, like mentioned above load a few and test fire or test fire a few in the chamber.
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#401956 - 09/17/07 09:48 AM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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Change the primers, then you will have no doubts. I keep my primed brass in ziplock bags until ready for use.




 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
primers are cheap, if in doubt/ change them out.

I would think they should be ok, like mentioned above load a few and test fire or test fire a few in the chamber.
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#401997 - 09/17/07 10:31 AM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: Cull Buck Hunter]
megalomaniac
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They're fine for 20-30 years or so... after that, they would still probably work just fine.

Remember, they're not sealed air tight in the primer trays to start with.

I've got a few 15 year old primers and don't give them a second thought.

Now get em close to oil and you've got another story

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#402377 - 09/17/07 03:05 PM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: megalomaniac]
.444 Marlin
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 Originally Posted By: megalomaniac
They're fine for 20-30 years or so... after that, they would still probably work just fine.

Remember, they're not sealed air tight in the primer trays to start with.

I've got a few 15 year old primers and don't give them a second thought.

Now get em close to oil and you've got another story


What he said. Ive got the same primers that I used when I started reloading 7 years ago. They work fine.
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#402931 - 09/17/07 09:13 PM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: .444 Marlin]
vonb
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No different than sitting in a CCI tray of 100. They work fine if they were in a controlled env. like you said they were.
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#405020 - 09/18/07 09:27 PM Re: Primed Brass Sitting For Two Years [Re: vonb]
Tiny
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Agree they are likely A-OK,however I wouldn't use'em on a hunt,just me.
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