Ammunition Shelf Life???

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dollop

Jamestown, TN

#1 Sep 15, 2009
I was just told that AMMO manufacturers will begin making ammunition that only has a one year shelf life. Is this a fact? If it is I will be very angry.
Has anyone else heard this and know any details?
I hope this is a silly rumor.

“Wake the F*ck up!”

Since: Jan 08

Earth

#2 Sep 16, 2009
dollop wrote:
I was just told that AMMO manufacturers will begin making ammunition that only has a one year shelf life. Is this a fact? If it is I will be very angry.
Has anyone else heard this and know any details?
I hope this is a silly rumor.
This is impossible. Any attempt at it would be VERY,VERY dangerous. Many people will die in many ways if they ever implement such a crazy scheme. They tried to put "taggants" in gunpowder many years ago. It was decided it was way too costly and dangerous. All this antigun, antiammo, ammo shortage crap is a repeat of 91-93 when Clinton and the DIMS and LIFIBS tried all the same things. Difference is, now people are much more aware and more pissed at the LIES thanks in part to the internet, talk radio, blogs and watchdog/truth/freedom seeking groups and organizations like The NRA, Judicialwatch, even the ACLU on their "cherry picked" issues. Watch what happens in the 2010 election. 1994 all over again. Bring out the Libertarians!
I'd still MUCH rather have Cheney in office now than OH'Mamma.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#3 Sep 16, 2009
PferdSamen wrote:
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This is impossible. Any attempt at it would be VERY,VERY dangerous. Many people will die in many ways if they ever implement such a crazy scheme. They tried to put "taggants" in gunpowder many years ago. It was decided it was way too costly and dangerous. All this antigun, antiammo, ammo shortage crap is a repeat of 91-93 when Clinton and the DIMS and LIFIBS tried all the same things. Difference is, now people are much more aware and more pissed at the LIES thanks in part to the internet, talk radio, blogs and watchdog/truth/freedom seeking groups and organizations like The NRA, Judicialwatch, even the ACLU on their "cherry picked" issues. Watch what happens in the 2010 election. 1994 all over again. Bring out the Libertarians!
I'd still MUCH rather have Cheney in office now than OH'Mamma.
You are right.
dollop

Jamestown, TN

#4 Sep 17, 2009
dollop wrote:
I was just told that AMMO manufacturers will begin making ammunition that only has a one year shelf life. Is this a fact? If it is I will be very angry.
Has anyone else heard this and know any details?
I hope this is a silly rumor.
After contacting some sources that are in the know about these matters I will post a quote from one that e-mailed me back. It is something we can expect from the Feds.

"NOT TRUE---RUMOR STARTED BY THE FEDS TO STOP AMMO PURCHASING---DIDNT WORK"
pssoff

Jamestown, TN

#5 Sep 17, 2009
chemically impossible to modify lead styphnate in the primers to limit the shelf life! thank God! people need to stand up for their rights instead of believing these stupid 'shelf- life" rumors
jtown14

Huntsville, TN

#6 Sep 17, 2009
may be just a rumor to but i also heard that they may be putting serial numbers on bullets and connecting them to the numbers on the box in order to keep up with who buys what....anyone heard this?
dollop

Jamestown, TN

#7 Sep 17, 2009
jtown14 wrote:
may be just a rumor to but i also heard that they may be putting serial numbers on bullets and connecting them to the numbers on the box in order to keep up with who buys what....anyone heard this?
This has been proposed but has fallen flat so far.
dollop

Jamestown, TN

#8 Sep 22, 2009
From the NRA.

Dear Mr.*********

Thank you for contacting NRA-ILA. This is just a rumor that is going around. You can check our website for updates about new legislation at www.nraila.org . and I would also recommend you sign up for our e-mail alerts.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with further questions or concerns.

Best Regards,
Miranda Bond
NRA-ILA Grassroots Division
www.nraila.org
rob

Danville, WV

#9 Sep 20, 2010
People create these rumors to move a product off the shelf at a rapid pace, Increasing sales and business, I think there wasting there time since most of us have enough ammo to last a lifetime, including our grandchildren, stored in a good dry place,is the best, although I have killed game with ammo that was stored in very poor conditions for over 20 years, common sense will tell us that there are way too many risk factors to buy ammo that might or might not work, no manufacturer would want the responsibility of such a lawsuit of ammo that did not reach it's expectations, not to mention that this would be way too costly to develop ammo of this nature at such a scale.
Bruce

United States

#10 May 12, 2011
I still hear this rumor going around in Tennessee. Sure caused a lot of concern. My comment is to those who at least asked if this is true or not. Good going, challenge everything. The only dumb question is the unasked one.
tayronachan

Pink Hill, NC

#11 Feb 4, 2014
This rumor is going around eastern NC right now too. Was it really started by the Feds to keep people from stocking up on ammo?
tayronachan

Pink Hill, NC

#12 Feb 4, 2014
tayronachan wrote:
This rumor is going around eastern NC right now too. Was it really started by the Feds to keep people from stocking up on ammo?
After a little research I found this.

"....one of the largest suppliers of primers to the ammunition reloader, CCI, has stated, "On the shelf life issue, our chemists have decades of experience in designing chemical initiators, and they know of no way to `kill` a primer after two years that won't kill it tomorrow. The chemical technology to limit shelf life simply does not exist. Primer shelf life is measured in decades (see Shooting Times/September 1994, "Precision Reloading" by Rick Jamison, pp. 28-32 and 35)."

Since: Sep 09

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#13 Feb 4, 2014
tayronachan wrote:
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After a little research I found this.
"....one of the largest suppliers of primers to the ammunition reloader, CCI, has stated, "On the shelf life issue, our chemists have decades of experience in designing chemical initiators, and they know of no way to `kill` a primer after two years that won't kill it tomorrow. The chemical technology to limit shelf life simply does not exist. Primer shelf life is measured in decades (see Shooting Times/September 1994, "Precision Reloading" by Rick Jamison, pp. 28-32 and 35)."
We can see by now that if it were possible Obama would issue it as an Executive Order ( illegally ) to make it so.

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