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    Thoughts on corrosive ammo. ??

    I recently purchased 120 rounds of Samco .308 before I did the research to determine whether or not it was a corrosive cartridge. Big mistake on my part. Fortunately, I didn't spend much $ on this ammo. My question is: What are everyone's feelings about running this corrosive garbage through my prized 17S? In all honesty, I'm well prepared to just accept this lapse in judgement, learn from it, and consider these rounds a lost cause unless the more knowledgeable members here can "convince" me otherwise. I'm aware that a good cleaning immediately after firing this ammo is a necessity, but I'm still hesitant to even run these rounds through such a gorgeous (and expensive) rifle. Any and all thoughts and/or advice is greatly appreciated. Cheers.


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    I say buy a cheap gun for the cheap, corrosive ammo. Don't muck up the SCAR.

    Edit: The only guns I've ever put corrosive ammo through are my Mosin Nagants. The two of the together cost me less than $100.00 twenty years ago.
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    Personally, I wouldn't.
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    Nah, I wouldn't either. Get some of this Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC

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    All it needs is a bath on warm/hot water after a range session. No biggie

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    If your okay with eating the cost of the ammo then do what feels most comfortable to you, which I assume is not firing it. However, corrosive ammo is not an instant destructor of guns. Just rinse it out when you get it home, as stated above, then clean as you normally would.

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    He's going to have to go swimming with the weapon disassembled in order to flush that crap out of every nook and cranny...

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    I 2nd that! I shoot corrosive in my cheap com block guns and no mater how much you wash,flush, rinse your going to get rust some where! Do you really want to find out something like the bolts that hold your barrel in have rusted or have fatigued because of cheap ammo?
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    He's going to have to go swimming with the weapon disassembled in order to flush that crap out of every nook and cranny...
    Yep. Would not want to push that stuff through the gas system and have to pull that thing apart all the time. Much less any creeping back into the lower receiver parts. The firing pin on these guns are $35 and its the cheapest thing on the gun outside of gas rings and a couple springs. No thanks.

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