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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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If I wanted to leave a handgun in my car while I am at work do I need to worry about anything as far as condensation goes for the ammo? Also would it do anything weird to any of it if it gets hot during the summer and cold during the winter?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2011, 12:55 PM
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I doubt if you have anything to worry about..I have 303 ammo from WWII ...It has moss growing on it and it still goes off every time I fire a round.
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No, I think it will be okay. Back in my police days, I always had a pistol in the truck and it was just fine.
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I would worry more about theft than condensation.




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If I wanted to leave a handgun in my car while I am at work do I need to worry about anything as far as condensation goes for the ammo? Also would it do anything weird to any of it if it gets hot during the summer and cold during the winter?
Alot of rapid big changes in temp does ammo no good over a long period of time , most likely longer than will apply to you.
Heat can up the pressures of the ammo when fired , again , most likely not anything you'll need to concern yourself with so long as it's neither your bench rifle or handloads firing absolute max loadings.
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I'd be more concerned with rust on the gun than the ammo. Ammo is brass, guns are steel that rusts.
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I have done it for years. I just take the gun out and clean it good every once and a while but, I never had any problem with the ammo.
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I would worry more about theft than condensation.
me too!
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