Skip to comments.Has anyone heard anything about chemist working on ammunition with a 5 month shelf life(vanity)
Posted on 08/21/2011 3:13:27 PM PDT by BBell
So I'm at the local sports big box store and a clerk from the gun counter tells me that the government has chemist working on ammunition that will only have a 5 month shelf life. I tell him I never heard of this. He tells me to look it up. So I went home and I did. All I could find on the internet were rumors, nothing solid.
I ask a fellow I know who works in the sporting section at Walmart about this. He told me he has had several people ask him if our ammo is the kind with the short shelf life. He says he has never heard of ammo with a short shelf life.
Does anyone out here in Freeper land know anything about this? I think it sounds like B.S but then again nothing would surprise me with the current administration.
I am an NRA member and I’ve not seen anything about this in the NRA magazines.
It wouldn’t surprise me. I think I’ll start learning how to reload.
While I have no doubt that someone, somewhere is indeed working on this I have seen no evidence that it’s come anywhere close to fruition. Properly stored commercial ammunition will last decades.
They might- but since longer lasting ammunition is a known technology it wouldn’t work- some smart guy would be selling contraband ammo out of the back of his Cadillac Escalade....
Talk about planned obsolescence.
There is no such thing.
I am sure short shelf-life ammunition could be created, but nobody would want it.....even the military.
You would need an act of Congress to mandate its use and that would create a firestorm in itself.
This is just one of those stupid rumors that people waste their time on rather than focusing on the real issues.
would that be like those movies on DVD that would play 2 or 3 times and then go poof, LOL Ammo going poof if you don’t use in time
I'd recommend that Chemist get himself some kind of insurance.
If he's only got five months I expect most insurance companies won't cover him.
Pre-existing condition, that five month shelf life.
Or hell, maybe he should just take a cruise and have a
huge fun time if he's going to snuff it in a few months.
I doubt the ammo makers would want to assume any of the liability that would inevitably be pinned on them when somebody was brutally murdered because the ammo in their self-defense weapon was five months and one day old.
Sounds like something Microsoft would sell.
I heard the same rumor back during the Clinton administration. It was not true then either. A five month shelf life would not be an on/off switch situation (i.e. at five months the powder suddenly stops working.) It would be a gradual deterioration that would mean weaker and weaker powder. This would lead to rounds stuck in barrels and barrels and actions exploding when the next round was fired.
No company would sell such powder because of the lawsuits. Besides those who still have guns (lost mine in a tragic boating accident) already have enough ammo for CWII.
How did everyone skip past your post without a well-deserved LOL???? (LOL)
Just buy Milsurplus.
They would never mess with the military’s ammo.
>>esides those who still have guns (lost mine in a tragic boating accident) <<
If that had happened to me during my 1st marriage I would have had more guns and less alimony....
I’m sure they are paying someone to look into this. Why not? They spend money on all kinds of stupid studies and things like teaching African guys (in Africa) that they should wash their private parts.
In this case it boils down to chemistry. Read the part about instability and stabilization at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokeless_powder. No doubt the goobamint types would love to have a self-expiring type of ammo so they could cut off supplies and just wait around. Then they could say they “made the world safer”. IMHO, I’ve made the world “safer” by having ammo that will be useful for the next 30 years or so.
What if the federal government put a tax of $10,000 per box? Or the states too? Make it too expensive. A firearm is just a piece of iron if you can’t get bullets for it.
I remember Patrick Moynihan and Ted Kennedy were amongst others who wanted to tax the heck out of ammo. It never went anywhere, even when the Dems controlled both houses.
We need to know the name of the clerk that let the secret out of the bag. Also, we have agents posted outside all of your homes. Please answer the door politely and come with us.
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