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Do brass cases have a shelf life?

 
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:45 PM
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Do brass cases have a shelf life?

I was looking at Lapua's website and noticed they said their brass is good for about 5 years under certain conditions.Is there a certain way they should be stored for longer life?I just stocked up on some more 300wm brass,so i might not be using it for a while(until my currrent lapua brass is no good).
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Well, I don't know all there is to know about brass or brass cases but I have some WW2 GI 30-06 stuff dated back to (19)42 and it works just fine. Still have a little of Hogden 4831 powder from the same period and it works good too.
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:33 PM
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Yep, 'bout as long as the shelf.;)
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:51 AM
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Depends on where your shelf is I'd think. I've used stuff that's over 20 years old and was stored indoors and it was all good.
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Just keep it away from any moisture.
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"Just keep it away from any moisture."

I dunno 'bout that. Some folks think dry rot is worse than wet rot.

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Depends on the situation...I have run into both of them, make due with what'cha got!
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