Ammo go bad? Maybe.

Ammo is an essential part of any gun owner’s kit, and it is critical to ensure that the ammo is safe to use. One question that many gun owners ask is whether ammo can go bad. The answer is yes, ammo can go bad, but it depends on various factors.


The primary factor that can cause ammo to go bad is moisture. If it’s stored in a damp or humid environment, the moisture can cause the primer and powder to corrode, which can lead to misfires or even an explosion. Ammo can also be damaged by extreme temperatures, particularly if it is exposed to high heat, which can cause the powder to deteriorate.


Another factor that can cause ammunition to become unstable is age. While ammunition can last for a long time, particularly if it is stored in a cool, dry place, it will eventually begin to degrade. Over time, the powder can lose its effectiveness, and the casing can begin to deteriorate, which can cause misfires or even an explosion.


It is also worth noting that different types of ammunition have different lifespans. Ammunition designed for long-range shooting or hunting may have a longer lifespan than ammo designed for close-range shooting.


The good news is that there are steps you can take to ensure that your ammo stays safe and effective. The first step is to store your ammunition properly. This means keeping it in a cool, dry place, away from moisture and extreme temperatures. You can also use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture levels in your storage area.


It is also a good idea to check your ammo regularly for signs of damage or deterioration. Look for any signs of corrosion, such as rust or discoloration, and check the casing for cracks or other damage. If you notice any damage, it is best to dispose of it safely.


So… unfortunately, yes, it can stop performing, but it depends on various factors such as moisture, extreme temperatures, and age. It is essential to store your freedom seeds correctly, regularly check it for signs of damage or deterioration, and dispose of any damaged or expired ammo safely. When you buy your ammo from us, we ship it in airtight containers with a rubber seal for your protection and longevity.

By taking these steps, you can ensure that your pewpews stay safe and effective for as long as possible.

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Laura DiBenedetto

Laura DiBenedetto is the CEO of Sovereign Ammo. She likes to write about sovereignty, ammo (duh), and overall wellbeing.

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