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    .357 armor pierceing ammo

    Was showing my Mod 66-3 to a close friend of mine and he told me that he had some ammo
    for me if I wanted it. Going through his gun/ammo safe he comes up with 2 (50 round) boxes of
    some armor piercing ammo that he has had for a number of years.. These rounds are still shinny and look like new.
    the are 185 grain. Question is: Do yall (yes I'm from Texas) think these would still be good?

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    If they were not subject to temperature extremes I don't know why they would not be fine.
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    Cold doesn't hurt ammo, heat &/or moisture can make it unstable. If it's been kept cool & dry (like in a house) it should be fine. I've shot 50 year-old ammo of my grandfathers that was as good as new.
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    Be Safe! Send that old stuff to me for proper "disposal". Seriously, I've shot all types of ammunition over the years, stored in all types of conditions in different countries. It's amazing how dependable loaded ammunition can be after many years. Shoot it.

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    I would check laws on armor piercing ammo. Is it legal?

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    Is it the old "Hi-Way Master" ammo?

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    It may have some collector's value.. Do some research before you shoot it.

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    take a picture of the ammo and post it for some feedback..

    also - 185gr AP in a k frame? ouch.. me thinks ya will need a good "n" frame to sample that..

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    ORRRR...I would make the sacrifice for ya, and try it out, me being a nice guy n all LOL, I think it will be fine, as long as you see no corrosion by the primers, good luck, Mike.
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    Most ammo makers had so-called 'metal penetrating' or 'metal piercing' ammo , mainly marketed to Law Enforcement and Highway Patrolmen as the old .38 Special LRN wouldn't penetrate the thick sheet metal and glass of 20's-30's thru 50's automobiles.





    The only rounds I know of that were marketed as 'armor piercing' were the KTW rounds , but I don't believe they came in 50rd boxes. The ones I have (for collection purposes only!) are in 10rd MTM Wallet Paks or packed 6rds in a plastic pouch.
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