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    Quote Originally Posted by BehindBlueI's View Post
    Once they dry, they are fine. Primer compound is worked wet at the factory for safety reasons. It's designed to get wet and dry out fine.
    You are just full of useful information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BehindBlueI's View Post
    Once they dry, they are fine. Primer compound is worked wet at the factory for safety reasons. It's designed to get wet and dry out fine.


    Yay! 😁

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    After digging through more of the ashes and rubble, I found a magazine belt with 4 full AR magazines that have been submerged now for a week. I believe them to be some of my plinking reloads. Definitely 55 grain loads anyway.
    Try em or toss em? After they dry out a few days of course.

    Matt

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    I have no doubt believing BBI. That said, you already have an insurance claim working. Why not claim everything that could even possibly be damaged by the situation? If the storage containers/packaging is damaged, that is still damage.

    Just because they are usable, does not mean they are 100% trustworthy, right?
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    IIRC most insurance cover very little for firearm related items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesix View Post
    IIRC most insurance cover very little for firearm related items.
    Then this should be a lesson to us all. I'd be interested to see how this comes out for the OP.

    Personally, I have whatever my State Farm homeowners covers and 12 grand of Armscare Plus. Thankfully, no idea how either would play out with a claim.

    Incidentally, speaking of and to the OP;
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    If there is anything that we can do for you in this difficult time, individually or as a group, please say the word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwframe View Post
    Matt,
    If there is anything that we can do for you in this difficult time, individually or as a group, please say the word.
    Thanks for the offer but the only thing Iím currently stressing over is doing the inventory of non salvageables. Between my guns, guitars and model planes and helicopters plus the drawers of hardware and spares for those, Iím going to have my work cut out for me.
    I cant say enough about how good our local State Farm agent has been treating us and helping us through this mess. The rest of the insurance team has been fantastic as well. I hope this continues through to the point we get to move back into our newly rebuilt home!
    As to Singlesixís comment, I had discussed firearms and accessories with my agent years ago. He said that my current limits on firearms were only like $2000. But related gear like reloading presses, components and ammo were not subject to the firearm limits.
    I wonít have to test any of those limits though as 98% of my gun related stuff has been salvaged. Nowhere near a good of a percentage on the guitar and RC stuff though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Notalentbum View Post
    After digging through more of the ashes and rubble, I found a magazine belt with 4 full AR magazines that have been submerged now for a week. I believe them to be some of my plinking reloads. Definitely 55 grain loads anyway.
    Try em or toss em? After they dry out a few days of course.

    Matt
    I once washed one of my spare loaded mags on accident. Once air dried for a week, every round went bang. So If it were me, I'd shoot em. These were Barnes factory loads, but I don't think they were sealed with anything.

    If you fire them, definitely be aware there is a chance of a squib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notalentbum View Post
    After digging through more of the ashes and rubble, I found a magazine belt with 4 full AR magazines that have been submerged now for a week. I believe them to be some of my plinking reloads. Definitely 55 grain loads anyway.
    Try em or toss em? After they dry out a few days of course.

    Matt
    I'd pull them, personally. See if the powder is clumped. I'm not familiar with every powder out there, but at least some can get wet and dry out ok. The ones with a retardant coating, I'm not sure if they are ok. Unless I was real hard up, I'd probably load them with fresh powder just to be on the safe side unless I was positive the powder used was designed to allow for getting wet.
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