Loaded magazine went for a wash!

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Loaded magazine went for a wash!

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Post by txcshooter » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:59 pm

I was carrying one day and at the end of the day, I forgot to empty my pocket of my extra magazine I was carrying. :???: It went through the full wash!

My question is, should I get rid of the 9mm ammo and if so how? Also, the magazine should be fine, right?

This was my factory magazine for my Taurus G2s.
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Post by Chaparral » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:20 am

Go to the range and use the laundered ammo for practice. Function check the magazine while you are there.


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Post by twomillenium » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:53 am

Chaparral wrote:
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Go to the range and use the laundered ammo for practice. Function check the magazine while you are there.
Just don't be surprised when a few suds come out with the bullet.
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Post by txcshooter » Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:37 am

Thanks guys! :tiphat:

Hopefully before the new year begins, I can make it out to the range. :fire
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Post by Rafe » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:09 am

twomillenium wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:53 am
Chaparral wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:20 am
Go to the range and use the laundered ammo for practice. Function check the magazine while you are there.
Just don't be surprised when a few suds come out with the bullet.
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Post by Tex1961 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:10 am

A barrel wash with every round fired.
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Post by Acronym Esq » Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:25 am

I think a "squib" happens when the gun powder doesn't have enough power to push the bullet out the end of the barrel. The result is that the barrel is now plugged like a pipe bomb when the next round is fired. I have also seen videos of people banging a dowel down the barrel to un-stick a squib that is molded in there.

Guess I'd rather not play "Is this one a squib?" My disposal standard for ammo is "Any Reason to Doubt." Recently laundered == a reason to doubt.

YMMV.

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Post by Lynyrd » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:16 am

I wouldn't shoot them. The couple of dollars at most for the ammo is not worth the risk of a plugged barrel. You can take them apart with a vise and a pair of vise grips. Just twist the bullet and pull it out of the cartridge.
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Post by jmorris » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:20 am

At least it'll be a clean shot. (Someone had to do it)
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Post by E10 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:22 am

Did that with a .357 Magnum speed strip a couple years ago. Ammo was Remington Golden Sabers, advertised to be sealed at the case mouth. All six rounds performed as expected at the next range session. Gives me a little more confidence that they’re reliable in inclement conditions.

What brand ammo did you launder?

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Post by ELB » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:52 am

Assuming this is brand name factory ammo, out of an abundance of caution I would not use the ammo for SD, but I would shoot it at the range.

I would lightly oil the metal parts of the magazine too.

A few years ago I took three types of 9mm ammo, one top line SD (I think it was Speer), a middle range, and a box of the cheapest 9mm that I used for range and plinking (Blazer aluminum-cased).

I divided each lot of ammo into three groups (10 rounds in each group IIRC), and then soaked them in 3 kinds of oil, including Kroil penetrating oil), for a week. They were completely submerged and rode around in the tool box of my pickup truck in Texas Sun for the week.

I wiped them off and fired them one at a time from my Kahr P9 and not a single round malfunctioned. I doubt water, even in the washing machine, is more penetrative than any of the oils I used.

I did get some blue smoke shooting them tho. ;-)
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:55 am

ELB wrote:
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I did get some blue smoke shooting them tho. ;-)
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Post by ELB » Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:06 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:55 am
ELB wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:52 am
I did get some blue smoke shooting them tho. ;-)
Ah, a 2-stroke handgun! Did it sound like a bumblebee in a beer can? :mrgreen:
Sadly no, I loaded them one at time in case I got a squib. If had loaded all 30 in my Glock 33 round magazine and cranked them out as fast as I could go, I would have had an enormous blue cloud, that's for sure. Not sure bout the bumblebee sound tho. :smilelol5:
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Post by txcshooter » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:07 pm

The ammo was Winchester, HPs, the regular ones you buy at Walmart. Nothing fancy. Lol
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Post by puma guy » Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:57 pm

At least it wasn't sent for cleaning and hot iron press. :lol:
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