Originally Posted by eddybo
I have been told never to keep many loaded rounds around because handloads will case weld. I see that you guys load large numbers of cases for varmiting, is case welding a concern? Is it a myth, I have nver seen it?
It is a myth. I have ammo that was loaded over 30 years ago, and it is fine, and the bullets are not stuck to the necks.
The benchrest community is filled with voodoo, wives tales, and "secret handshakes"... and bogus science.
Think of all the 50 year old military surplus ammo that is shot every day... none of it is welded.
The problem with these myths is that they get repeated on the net (or a gun rag) and a new generation believes it, even though they don't even know what they believe... they just repeat it over and over... and then get to the point where they defend it in debates like they knew what they were talking about.
It is an benchrest shooters urban myth.