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Need Help! My shells got wet!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by WoodsonEnt, May 4, 2009.

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  1. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    I purchased some Nitro 27 factory shells for my Handicap shooting this year. My roof had a leak and the cases got wet. The cardboard case is finished. The cardboard will fall apart in your hands. I took the boxes of shells out, and boxes are a little damp. I opened up and there wasn't any water on shells. Will these shells be good to shoot? Need your help

    Matt
     
  2. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    Only your gun can tell..

    Rick in Mt.
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the shells were frightened by nearness to water. If they didn't get wet they will be fine.

    HM
     
  4. philk

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    Send them to me and I will be happy to test fire them and report back.
     
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    BDodd TS Member

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    ditto!
     
  6. WWB

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    Choose one that you think had the best chance of getting wet and cut it open & check the contents.........but I think as the others do, that they will be ok.Bill
     
  7. Bluzman98

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    I had the same thing happen to me a few years back......I shot the shells with no problems. I didn't even bother to sort the shells....I just put the shells with damaged boxes into a 5 gallon pail and shot away.

    Jim C
     
  8. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    the shell shouldn't be any problem they are well sealed.
     
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    If your powder is currently not wet nor the primer (inside) has not gotten wet, should be as good as new. I'm not quite as sure on Fed. Papers. Darrell
     
  10. WoodsonEnt

    WoodsonEnt Active Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I will be shooting them. I did take them of the box itself, to air-dry.

    Matt
     
  11. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I think they will be fine. I had some shells in a barn for several years. When I sold the farm I took them with and they had been whizzed on by the barn cats and were corroded. They shot fine
     
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