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Old June 19, 2019, 03:51 PM   #44
mr bolo
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Join Date: November 19, 2012
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I just found a bandoleer and open box full of leftovers from a case of 303 imported from some country that writes a lot of Arabic crap on the outside of the case. Ammo was 45 years old when it hit the shed that sees sub freezing weather in the winter and 100 degrees a few days in the summer, that was 15 years ago. A sampling of the open box found each made a big boom when asked to do so.
I would guess it's probably corrosive? I had a bag of Egyptian 8mm Mauser dated 1950's and it was highly corrosive, checked my Mauser 98K a couple weeks later and the bore and cleaning rod was covered in orange rust

Now I always run hot water and use soap to clean it, and also the cleaning rod & bore brush after use, to neutralize the corrosive salts.
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