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Ammo disposal

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tinkermatic, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Tinkermatic

    Tinkermatic NES Member

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    I did some searching and couldn’t find anything regarding this.

    I have a few hundred rounds of Aquila .22LR that I need to dispose of. It sat at my mothers house for 18 years and 1 in 3 fail to fire with multiple restrikes. I had a brick of CCI and Remington Thunderbolt in the same safe and they seem fine. The Aquila is the only one giving me troubles and at this point I just want to dump it.

    How do I go about dumping it? Regular trash? I couldn’t find any media prohibiting doing just that, but I thought I’d ask for opinions anyway.

    Thanks in advance!
     

  2. one-eyed Jack

    one-eyed Jack Manufacturer Dealer NES Member

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    NES Karma. Someone will take it. Jack.
     
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  4. Dradian

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    throw it in a fire
     
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    You could hit them with a hammer to see which ones are good then dispose of the duds in a schoolyard.
     
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    Is it failing in a semi or a bolt action? Could donate to a range that hosts Boy Scouts, just let them know you had issues.
     
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    Most ranges have a bucket. I'd just toss into a bucket of water and leave on the side of the road by the closet school.
     
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  8. Bear

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    Take a pair of pliers and grip the bullet itself. You can pinch the brass with your other hand and wiggle it off. Do it over a cup of water to kill the powder that falls out (there isn’t much in a .22). Throw the brass in the bin at your range next time you go if they have one. If it makes you feel better soak it first before you toss it because theoretically the primer compound in the rim is still viable, but I don’t bother. The OP specifically mentioned.22lr. This process does not necessarily apply to other cartridges.
     
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  9. mac1911

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    Just bring to the nearest club and give it away
     
  10. Lip

    Lip Army Veteran NES Member

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    Give it to me. I'll trade it out for booze and hookers when the zombie outbreak.
     
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    1. Go to range
    2 place in club house
    3. Put sign on box that says free old ammo


    Done.
     
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    this^ what do they say...one mans trash...
     
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    i was curious with a couple of duds, so decided to cut an empty brass case with tin snips to get a good look at the primer coating. bang!!! scared the piss out of me--not really, but i was surprised the primer blew
     
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    Yeah I'll take it if your near nashua.... Even if they're duds you can still blow up the powder
     
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    I see you're in Boston.....go seed the streets.
     
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    Go to the police station and yell loudly "I have a shitload of bullets!"
     
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    Holy crap I never knew that.

    I’m a demo ranch fan and have never seen that video. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Just spit my beer out reading the responses. This has been equally informative, funny, and terrifying. The NES trifecta I suppose.

    The range I frequent has a dud can, I guess I can just fill er up. Unless of course someone wants it. Just PM me. I’m around Dedham, Westwood, Boston southwestern. 350 +/- rounds OLD semi-functional Aguila supermax .22LR. FREE! Off Sundays and Wednesdays.

    This has been interesting.

    Edit- Am not currently member of an actual range with clubhouse, I merely frequent MFS and don’t think it would have the same effect leaving it there with a sign stating old ammo, otherwise, that would be my first choice.
     
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  20. Tinkermatic

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    Failing in both. I have an old Mossberg bolt(my first gun) and the ever prevelant 10/22. It just seems to not have faired as well as the others. It was in a Sentey fireproof safe. There’s some fouling on the brass but nothing crazy.

    I say 1 in 3 but it might not even be that often. It’s just that with the other 1000 rounds working just fine, it’s hard to power through the wait, recock or reload and try to fire again.
     
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    Do you have a semi auto pistol that is anywhere similar to your carry gun? Good for malfunction drills. I have a few 1911 magazines that I got for $5 and they suck. Great practice to clear jams.
     
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    Out of morbid curiosity does old aguila smell like dry erase markers when you shoot it?
     
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    [rofl]

    Pure AU.

    I still want to see a video where someone vacuums up an entire tray of primers.... [rofl]
     
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    Sprinkle them on a moonbat's lawn and watch them shit themselves
     
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    That’s brilliant. I don’t currently have that option but wouldn’t mind adding a P22 to the safe. My only fear wth that would be a hang fire. It hasn’t happened with any of the duds this far, yet.
     
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    When I was a kid, circa 1978 or so, my twin brother took a hammer and a box of 22 into the middle of the street, sat down, and proceeded to hit the rounds with a hammer.
    He only got hit a couple of times....
     
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    Find a Politicians lawn "Preferably Democrat" throw it there,then call the cops on-em LOL
     
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    if you pull them, the powder makes good fertilizer
     

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