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Thread: Old .22 ammo

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    Boolit Master
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    Old .22 ammo

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    Boolit Buddy oldscool's Avatar
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    The UMCC pistol cartridges box, and the Wards cleanfire box get my attention.

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    some move some dont most are old enough watch for hang fires

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    Man those are neat. Thanks for sharing. How old is that UMC box that oldschool mentions?

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    I've looked for dates on most of the boxes, and none of them have any.
    I'm guessing they didn't think it was important back then.
    Probably not important now, because I don't recall seeing dates on new ammo.
    So many different companies made .22 ammo back in the "good old days".

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    Some of those make my Montgomery Wards labeled box look new.
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    However; it's less painful, and cheaper to learn from the mistakes of others.


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    I have a few old boxes too, some full or partially full (not pristine). A relevant question: is there any point in keeping the original ammo with them, or just shooting it up and keeping the boxes? They're nice old boxes but nothing pristine.

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    Personally I'd keep the ammo and occasionally shoot a few just for the enjoyment. I wouldn't burn it through a semi auto just cause.

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    I recognize all of them, except the "Seeker".
    Where is that from ? Who made it ?
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    GONRA's sez those are all COLLECTOR ITEMS.

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