When you’re out hunting, there’s more than an average chance that it might rain. If you’re properly equipped with wet-weather equipment and gear, then this isn’t usually a problem, but if you spring a leak, what then? If your Remington Range 9mm ammo gets wet, is it still safe to use? Dare we say it – is it waterproof?
Well, the truth is that most types of modern ammo are very resistant to water and can even be immersed in water for a short time without too much damage being done. That said, the longer it’s left submerged, the more you’re risking ingress and a bullet that’s not going to fire.
Furthermore, if you’re using rimfire ammo – rather than centrefire rounds – they’re going to be more susceptible to being affected by dampness and moisture. We wish it were as easy to explain as that, but there are more things to consider.
The Answer Will Change From Person to Person
If you go out there and ask different people whether Remington Range 9mm ammo is ok to fire when it’s been wet, they’ll answer in the affirmative because of its centerfire status. That said, there are other factors to think about – such as the length of time it was submerged, the quality of the round and whether it featured a sealed crimp and primer.
The truth is, you’ll get different answers from whomever you approach with this question, either in person or on a gun forum. There are a ton of anecdotal stories out there about how people have successfully used cartridges that have been submerged for weeks and then dried out.
The question is whether these stories are to be believed, and to some degree, you should. We don’t doubt that some 9mm rounds may have worked after being soaked for weeks, but it’s not normally something we’d bet money on.
Of Course, The Best Thing is to Keep Your Rounds Dry
No one is attempting to suggest here that it really doesn’t matter whether your rounds are wet or dry. If you’re using Remington Range 9mm ammo or shotgun shells, it’s always best to take every step necessary to keep them dry.
However, if they are dropped in snow or water for a short time, then you’re usually going to be ok if they’re quickly picked up and wiped dry. However, if they spend more than a few seconds submerged, then you’re likely only going to hear a click when trying to fire it rather than the required bang!!
The Verdict – Stick to the Three-Second Rule For Your Bullets
So, if you do accidentally drop a round or two in the damp and wet for a few seconds – don’t pay it too much mind as that short amount of time is not likely to have compromised the round.
However, if you find that the storage set-up for your Remington Range 9mm rounds has caused them to become damp for an extended period – we’re sorry to say that those cartridges may now be duds – simply because of the length of time involved.
That’s it from us. We hope we’ve offered you some clarity on this hotly debated topic.