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Old October 2, 2012, 01:33 PM   #4
Brian Pfleuger
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Don't you think that the case, bullet and primer creates an air-tight seal?

Yes, it does.

Ammo has been stored with no real forethought as to longevity for decades at a time and continues to perform flawlessly.

It's simple, if you're worried, get a lubricant that's rubber friendly and use that. They aren't that tough to find.

Personally, I think you need more to worry about if this sort of thing is even on your radar but if you feel the need to worry about it then fix it.

Rubber protecting compounds are cheap and plentiful. Get some Lexol or Armor-All or McGuire's protectant and sleep well at night.
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