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Dino82520 is absolutely correct ,  worst case scenario would be trying to polish loaded ammo in a vibratory tumbler or regular drum type tumbler very bad idea.  It's just not rifle ammo but pistol ammo with a much hotter powders in weaker guns.  I think maybe the best way to do that if you must carry ammo in a vehicle on a daily basis would be to rotate the ammo on a regular basis, go out and shoot it and put in fresh ammo.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weather
« Last post by deputyrpa on Today at 06:00:37 AM »
NYC, lower New York state and Connecticut got hammered. 5" in one hour! NYC had water up to the car windows. Now there's a new "garbage island" leaving NY harbor.

It missed us up here, thankfully, because it seems like rain forest after the relentless rain this summer. Since May, I only had three consecutive three-day periods with no rain in order to do hay. I'll be mowing some fields today, as we have a stretch of sunny days in the upper seventies coming up.
Rifles / Re: Weatherby Rifles
« Last post by deputyrpa on Today at 05:06:39 AM »
Sadly I own just one Weatherby rifle, but it is the rifle of my dreams, so life is good. It is a .340 Mark V, stainless/synthetic, topped off with a Leupold long range target scope.

I'm hanging' with Oregon Jim. I have one - a lefty Mark V Accumark in 340 topped off with a Burris Veracity 4-20. I needed an elk rifle, so I got the hammer.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weather
« Last post by Grouchy on Today at 04:29:56 AM »
Heavy rain warning here for later today! Up to 2" possible! I'm under a flood watch now.  :)
I don't normally leave a gun or ammo in my truck.  The waiting room at the doctor's office would be the single exception.  :)
On a side note, I recall reading an article where the author reportedly had some varmint loads that he carried in the glove box of his truck for a couple years. He reportedly stated that the first shot of that older ammo resulted in a stiff bolt opening.  The second round reportedly froze the bolt. He deduced that the cumulative vibration over a couple years resulted in causing the deterrent coatings to rub off the powder granules or the granules themselves to be ground into finer powder. Either way it supposedly caused high pressures.

Since reading that article I never leave ammo in any vehicle.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ammo sitting in hot vehicles
« Last post by zoniezonie on Yesterday at 07:30:03 PM »
Depends on where you live , we don't have the humidity here in Arizona but we sure have the heat. won't comment on humidity but the heat can and will definitely affect ammo, seen ammo breathe and smell while stored in old military ammo cans left in metal bldg's in the sun.  Generally most people here keep ammo in the house or garage or insulated cool place.  Wouldn't be a bad idea to have an under or above ground ammo bunker covered with dirt  and shade trees for insulation to keep it cool. At least here I can't leave ammo out sitting on the tailgate or any other place open to the summer sun ammo just gets too hot even to touch sometimes   I have to keep it in the shade as much as possible.  I do like to test loads when at or near max charge weights  when it's pretty warm out.  I've stuck enough bolt's thru the years to know heat and powder don't mix real well.  As temperature insensitivity as some of these newer powders are suppose to be imo there is a limit on just how hot you can get this stuff and be practical.  I keep my ammo covered out of the sun as much as possible.  I've melted plastic camera in the back seat, bic lighter explode on the dash , melted all of one of our boats plastic  electric panel switches  get soft and deform luckily our other boat has old school metal switches just can't touch them in the summer sun,  so we carry beach towels to lay on the vehicle  and boat  vinyl seats.  we literally have to crack the windows open a little in the vehicles when it's that hot.  luckily I will be hunting down in the Superstition mtn's and wilderness on Coues White tail hunt in Nov so the heat won't be a problem, rough ass country long shots are probable.  will be using a little Vanguard synthetic in 6.5 creedmoor  with first focal plane Nikon 4x16.

Putting in for spring Turkey on the north rim of the Grand Canyon,  hopefully I can get drawn, the plan is to take the wife up on a scenic  side by side drive around and look at all the northern points looking down on the canyon. getting older probably get a motel in Kanab Utah and short drive into AZ.  We have been up on the north Kaibab and strip  deer hunting several times always something interesting to see,  will stop in at Muley Crazy (the magazine) in Kanab and look at all the trophy deer  mounts, we try to stop in and visit  and get good info. 
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weather
« Last post by Grouchy on Yesterday at 04:08:39 PM »
 Thunder storm here with tons of rain!   :)
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weather
« Last post by Uncle Bill on Yesterday at 03:48:40 PM »
I remember once a long, long time ago it rained here. I have pictures of it somewhere.  ;D
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Weather
« Last post by Grouchy on Yesterday at 03:10:26 PM »
Heat index of 106 here today! Maybe, just maybe October will be a bit cooler! Yes, I got and am getting more rain.   ;D
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