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Guys,
I've had some cast lead projectiles in storage for quite awhile. When I pulled them out to use some are beginning to show signs of oxidation. There's no problem shooting them is there?
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Posts: 2197 | Location: Australia | Registered: 24 August 2001Reply With Quote
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The oxidation shouldn't hurt anything, as long as they are clean. You could give them a wipe before loading if it bothers you. To avoid it in the future, just add a bit of dish soap to some water, dip the bullets, and let them dry. They will stay nice and shiny.
 
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SOme will say that the older lead bullets will get a bit softer. shooting them is no problem though.
 
Posts: 7752 | Location: kalif.,usa | Registered: 08 March 2001Reply With Quote
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I found pure lead balls for my muzzle loaders get oxidized faster then my hard cast. Now when I have a box full, I spray them with Birchwood-Casey Sheath, WD40 or Zip and they stay bright for years. Never tried the soap, but if it keeps oxygen away, go for it.
 
Posts: 4068 | Location: Bakerton, WV | Registered: 01 September 2003Reply With Quote
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Thanks all, I'll use them up.
Cheers...
Con
 
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