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Old 06-14-2018, 05:28 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by busdrvr View Post
Any way to tell if this is corrosive? Would Wolf be able to answer this question based on the lot number?
Only way to tell for sure is to do the plate test. Take fine sandpaper to a piece of scrap steel plate or sheet until it is shiny bare metal. Pull the bullet and powder from a cartridge, chamber the empty brass in a gun, put the muzzle a half inch away from the plate and fire off the primer. Clean gun as if it was corrosive. Leave plate a few days in a normal humidity environment then examine for rust. If the area where the primer deposited is significantly rustier than the unaffected areas it is corrosive. No difference, it is non. Of course if you live in a desert with 5% humidity it won't rust even if corrosive...
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