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Old September 1, 2009, 11:17 PM   #4
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 39,097
If you shoot it, be very careful.

The military was still loading certain batches of match ammo with corrosive primers and some with corrosive AND mercuric primers as late as the mid 1960s.

If the rounds are so loaded the boxes SHOULD be market.

Corrosive ammo requires the rifle and gas system to be cleaned with a water-based material to dissolve the priming salts that could lead to rusting.

Mercuric primed ammuntion requires DISPOSAL of the cartridge cases - they MUST NOT be reloaded.
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