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My Dad has some 22LR ammo that's been sitting for 25-30 years in a dresser drawer. Does ammo have a shelf life? He also has some 20 gage shotgun shells that have been sitting about the same amount of time.
 

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Shoot it up,unless its been wet,its fine,remember to clean your gun after,alot of the old ammo had corrosive powder.
 

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Most of mine (12ga, 308, 9mm, .45) is from the 90's, during Clinton's assault on the 2nd. Never had a problem. Got a bunch of 7.62x54 from the 1950's, a couple of non-fires out of several hundred shots. "Keep your powder dry".
 

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The biggest enemy of ammo is high heat storage, or excessive vibration (that breaks up the powder kernels and makes them burn faster=high pressure). I'd be more worried if the ammo had been in the pickup truck's glove box for 20 years, for example.
 

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If its corroded, no. If its not, yes. Look for corrosion. Its green. When properly stored, ammo's shelf life might be close to yours.
 

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Still shooting some of my dad's Winchester 22LR that was purchased in the early '80s. Fires every time.
 

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I shot up some stuff my grandfather bought in the 1950's ( remington ) , stuff was heavily wax coated , actually shot better than some new Winchester white bulk stuff, it was kept in a gun cabinet for all them years only 2 FTF's and that was because the wax prevented the striker from hitting .
 
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