|Quoting TIA (Reply 2):|
The confirmed dead so far are people who lived near the army base and whose bodies are retrieved. According to witnesses there were around 100 people working inside the base (mostly civilians) who are mostly unaccounted for. Considering the magnitude of the blast, a lot of those people are probably dead and their bodies might never be found
|Quoting Falstaff (Reply 3):|
I use old ammo all the time. The oldest I use on a regular basis is some German 8mm from 1939. It all shoots great! I also shoot a fair amount of Soviet 7.62X54 from the 1950s. That stuff always fires.
|Quoting Dougloid (Reply 9):|
Reminds me of a story I heard a few years ago. It seems some Virginia farmer plowed up what was left of a Civil War rifle that had been dropped on the field 100 plus years previous. Well, it was a good chunk of metan and he figured he'd use it to repair a stock gate. Started heating it up with a torch and the still loaded round discharged, killing him.
|Quoting MD-90 (Reply 8):|
I've got Turkish 8mm from the 1940s. Works fine in my Mauser, and it's cheap (but corrosive).