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Hello Everyone! Several hundred rounds of Federal and Hornady in 9mm, 45, and 44 mag were left behind in our evacuation confusion. I found them yesterday; they were wet and slimy, undoubtedly for a month. The bullets and cases are discolored, however there is no evidence of heavier oxidation associated with weakened case material. I washed them in water and dried them. What is the best action to take? Thanks.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I wouldn't shoot that ammo, but that's just me.
 

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I'd say you can thoroughly dry them first.

I'd look for a few things before even thinking about shooting them. Look for sealant around the primer and bullet. This is often present in military spec ammo, but absent in many commercial loadings.

Shoot them out of your least favorite firearms first if you do attempt to do so. Other than that... I'd see if they're covered in your home owner's policy and make a claim to replace it.
 

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I just thought of this after hitting submit.

Consider buying a bullet puller and check a bunch of the rounds to see if the powder is wet and or ruined.



After the bullet is pulled you can probably try the empty cases to see if the primers will fire.
 
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