Grundy1133 wrote:well i've already shot 60 carry rounds thru my gun on my property. i have a hay bale set up with dirt behind it for my backstop but i dont trust it 100% which is why i prefer to go to a range to shoot. i just 4 mags thru to make sure it would cycle fire and eject properly before i decided to carry it. golden sabers and critical dutys are the only carry ammo ive shot thru my gun. everything else has been flat nose at the range. the appeal to the critical duty rounds for me was they have waterproofed primers and crimped casings to keep water out. in texas it gets hot and im a bigger guy and i sweat a lot so to keep my ammo from getting sweaty they sounded like good rounds. and the ballistic tests yielded good results as well. (from a full size. in a sub compact they over penetrate) i might check out gold dots and see how i like them.
I think you may be giving too much thought to the ammo getting wet. I would worry more about the gun itself getting wet and corroding.
I was a victim of Hurricane Ike, I received 4 feet of water in my home. I had some full magazines get inundated with nasty salt water. It was about two weeks before I got access to it. I had two Beretta magazines that corroded and pitted beyond repair. I also had 2 15 round Ruger stainless P series magazines. They cleaned up nicely. I cleaned up and shot the 60 rounds of WWB at the range without incident after just cleaning and whiping down each round.
Lesson learned. Mags hate salt water. Stainless steel is good stuff. Water doesn't easily damage ammo as much as one might think.
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