Go Back   CMP Forums > CMP General > Ask Each Other
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-05-2013, 03:42 PM
steve ingalls steve ingalls is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Posts: 572
Default LC53 ammo-corrosive or not?

Any idea if LC 53 headstamped M2 ball ammo(30/06) corrosive or not? Boxer primed 150 gr bullet. Thanks in advance
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Doubs43 Doubs43 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Byron, GA
Posts: 642
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steve ingalls View Post
Any idea if LC 53 headstamped M2 ball ammo(30/06) corrosive or not? Boxer primed 150 gr bullet. Thanks in advance
You can determine if the primer is corrosive easily enough and no one will be guessing. Take a piece of mild steel and polish a surface. Remove the bullet and powder from a cartridge and while holding the muzzle of your rifle a few inches from the steel, fire only the primer against the polished area. Let it sit overnight and see if rust forms on the steel.

DO NOT wait overnight to clean your rifle!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-05-2013, 04:29 PM
raymeketa raymeketa is online now
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: AZ Mountains
Posts: 2,126
Default

The last lot of LC Ball corrosive was June '51. So you should have a big safety margin.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-05-2013, 04:29 PM
steve ingalls steve ingalls is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Posts: 572
Default

Thanks for the info.I remember seeing a chart posted some time back that listed changeover dates from corrosive to non.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-05-2013, 04:37 PM
steve ingalls steve ingalls is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Posts: 572
Default

Thanks Raymeketa.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:11 PM.