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Disposing of bad ammo

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:07 pm

What do you guys do with old rusty shells?
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Re: Disposing of bad ammo

Postby trigger22 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:09 pm

Clean them and shoot them. A bench grinder with a wire wheel turning at a relatively slow pace cleans them up fairly quickly.
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Re: Disposing of bad ammo

Postby Slack Tide » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:29 pm

I just got a great deal, $10 a box of Remmy 2.75 #3's...a favorite duck load.
It's an old case, but unopened. The first box I opened had some a tit of rust on the edge of every shell. Just a dot about the size of the pin itself.
I put three in my 935 and the first one fired and the brass cracked open, lodging it in the chamber, throwing the action to allow the second shell under the action and the third shell attempting to enter...What a mess. I took it all apart and cleaned my gun thoroughly....I loaded three clean shells of my own and they all pumped through fine.

I'm not wheeling anything....the brass blew open!
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Re: Disposing of bad ammo

Postby trigger22 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:49 pm

Yeah I don't blame you I wouldn't either. Heck just a dot I would've shot them too. I don't clean them until they get pretty ugly with rust. It wasn't the rust that caused that. Those shells are old and defective.
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Re: Disposing of bad ammo

Postby Eric Haynes » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Slack Tide wrote:I just got a great deal, $10 a box of Remmy 2.75 #3's...a favorite duck load.
It's an old case, but unopened. The first box I opened had some a tit of rust on the edge of every shell. Just a dot about the size of the pin itself.
I put three in my 935 and the first one fired and the brass cracked open, lodging it in the chamber, throwing the action to allow the second shell under the action and the third shell attempting to enter...What a mess. I took it all apart and cleaned my gun thoroughly....I loaded three clean shells of my own and they all pumped through fine.

I'm not wheeling anything....the brass blew open!

Ill take them!

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Re: Disposing of bad ammo

Postby Papabear » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:13 am

Rusty rounds I clean on the wheel
Bad rounds I take a ice pick and at the top I place two holes then place all bad rounds in a bucket of water for 24 hours
you can eather drop them off at the police station or dispose of them in the garbage as long as the primers and powder are wet this is just find to do

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Re: Disposing of bad ammo

Postby CLUTCHfan » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:10 pm

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