1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Dating W209's

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by coachken, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. coachken

    coachken TS Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    4
    Dating W209

    Can anyone tell me how old these primers are? The bodies are copper colored and the trays are packaged in white sleeves and outer boxes (instead of the current silver colored bodies and blue sleeves). I do not think primers degrade with age, within reason, if they are stored appropriately. The packaging shows no signs of water or oil contamination.
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    3,335
    Location:
    Oregon
    White boxes like this? I have used lots of old primers. Shouldn't be a problem. I would use them, and not worry. Mark
    oregunner_2008_030372.jpg
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    Pictures help
     
  4. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,002
    I just finished using some all copper Winchester 209's that my cousin gave me from 1969. So far, every one has went bang.

    Wayne
     
  5. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,437
    They last forever. HMB
     
  6. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,542
    Location:
    HELL, MICHIGAN
    Except the mercury corrosive ones....