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Old December 30, 2012, 03:09 AM   #10
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storage conditions key

What is important is good conditions.

In hot humid situations, .22lr can go flat quickly. I know of lots of instances where guys have carried the little 5-shot .22's as deep cover guns on their persons, pockets, clipped to undergarments,armor, etc, , and found the rounds were duds after a month or so. I had the same trouble with a Berretta 21 that I carried as a third gun in a boot. So much so that I would recommend swapping out .22 ammo bi weekly if forced to carry it as a SD round under any conditions.

But, controlled environment, safe, locker, AC/Heat.....should be good for long while.
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