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I honestly do not think it would be a wise idea to shoot corroded bullets despite the fact you cleaned them. Gun safety is always a must, so you must treat every scenario you are shooting the gun in, and guess the worst that could possibly happen.

Now, by taking that approach, you'll realize any type of bullet that is corroded will NOT and I repeat NOT be safe to fire. So your best bet would be to discard to bullets at a shooting range, or check what you do with the bullets according to your state laws.

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