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Old 12-02-2019, 04:32 PM
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Wet 22 mag ammo, will it fire?



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Has anybody done any testing on 22 magnum ammo submerged in water for a period of time? Will it still fire?

I ask because my 22lr ammo squibs if I get a drop of gun oil on it. I'm talking CCI Velocitors and Aguila Interceptors. All my firing pin strikes are deep.

Is the 22 Mag with the full metal jacket more resistant to water and gun oil?
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:51 PM
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That's a pretty open question AS. I'd suggest:

1) Pull a bullet and see how the powder looks. If the water didn't muck things up inside the case then..

2) Go shoot it. Just be prepared in case of squibs. Take a cleaning rod or long dowel to remove a stuck bullet. And always good advice to listen to each shot and if it doesn't sound right STOP and investigate.

Given the crimped heel and lubricant found on rimfires I suspect you'll be fine but that's totally dependent on how long they were submerged.

Good luck,

Frank
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