Do brass cases have a shelf life?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by KQguy, May 21, 2008.

  1. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    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).
     

  2. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    Yep, 'bout as long as the shelf.;)
     
  4. LRHWAL

    LRHWAL Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Just keep it away from any moisture.
     
  6. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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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.

    :D
     
  7. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    How long do you plan to live?

    Peter