Corrosive vs non corrosive

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Lotsdragon, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    Prolly been asked before but wht the difference?:confused:
  2. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    It's in the primer formulas. Ones that are non-corrosive are ones that are non-mercuric.

  3. Celraysoda

    Celraysoda New Member

    May 14, 2009
    Northern New Jersey
    The primers in question are Sodium Petrochlorate (corrosive) and non-corrosive...usually lead stypnate. Some factories in Russia still use corrosive primers.

    If you do use corrosive ammo, you have to clean your firearm with soap and very hot water and a lot of scrubbing.

    Some Korean surplus has corrosive primers. I have about 200+ rounds of it. Shoots well but not worth the clean up afterwards.
  4. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Celraysoda, I was just looking at your signature. Is the girlfriend's response, "Okay", as in, "Okay, that makes sense, I guess", or "OKAY!", as in "All right, hot damn, that's a great reason", or "oooookaaaaay", as in, "if you say so (this boy's lost his flippin' mind)"? :D
  5. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Celraysoda, thanks for the exact modern formulas, good info. It sounds like the clean-up routine is the one I use after a day of BP shooting.
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