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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Ammo question?

Figured i'd ask on here how you guys clean your ammo? Seems some of my 270 shells are getting alittle crappy looking,is there a safe way to clean them up abit?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-26-2011, 09:46 PM
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A twist of 4/000 steel wool, shazam they shine like new!

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A little never dull and then a dry rag to wipe the rounds off. Don't want any residual oils left on the rounds when the go in the chamber.

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Re: Ammo question?

Shoot 'em! The tarnish will come off the bullet as it's headed down the barrel, and then you can throw the brass in the tubmler. Tarnish won't hurt them.

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They may give you a bit of a problem in extraction so the steel wool is a good idea.

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I had a BUNCH of .22 that I found in an old tin can in my hunting box last summer. Must have been a couple boxes and they had lots of corrosion on the lead and brass. I put them in a clean glass mayonaise jar with a hand full of sand. Shook them for a few minutes and the sand scoured the junk off of the rounds. Cleaned'em good enough to shoot in a Remington 572.

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Re: Ammo question?

Thanks guys,I used a scotch brite pad and it seemed to work pretty well,then just wiped them off with a papertowel.I did not put any oils or anything on them,heard that's not a good idea.

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Tarnish never hurt any ammo.It still can be fired in any gun. Other dirt on the brass should be cleaned off or it can jam in the action of the rifle..
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Brasso works.
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