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Old 03-21-2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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How do you safely dispose of a dud .22lr?

I haven't looked yet to see if my 'disassembly hammer' will eve hold a 22. If it does, is it safe to use on a rim fire cartridge?

If so, is it safe to throw the primed casing in the trash, or should it be burned out or something first?

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Old 03-21-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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I just throw them into the woods. I stupidly bought a Remington value pack 500 and some rounds just loosely tossed into the box. Dang nabbit, if at least 1 of 5 rounds were duds. Outta habit, I would hold down range for a minute or so and then eject the round. Pick it up an toss away as far as I could throw. Then again, I live in the middle of nowhere in the hills.

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How do you safely dispose of a dud .22lr?

I haven't looked yet to see if my 'disassembly hammer' will eve hold a 22. If it does, is it safe to use on a rim fire cartridge?

If so, is it safe to throw the primed casing in the trash, or should it be burned out or something first?

NO--don't use a hammer style puller on rimfire.

If you really feel the need to make it fairly inert, grab the bullet with a
pair of pliers, twist and pull the bullet out, dump the powder, and give
the case a squirt of WD-40 or whatever.
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dump the powder
Which, BTW, makes really good fertilizer.

The inertia puller, as mentioned, was never meant for rimfires, and MAY cause them to fire. Which may or may not harm you, but makes it real difficult to explain how THAT happened in YOUR shorts.
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I just put them back in the gun and shoot them 9 times out of 10 it will fire.

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I just put them back in the gun and shoot them 9 times out of 10 it will fire.
I do this too, but I use a different gun to do it with. My regular .22 plinker is my Rem 597, but I've got a pair of Rossi Gallery Gun pumps that I can more readily put the round into the chamber with my fat hands, and I can "index" the round a bit easier to hit a different part of the rim with the firing pin.

One of these days I've really got to pick up one of those little Bearcats or a Single Six with the lr and wmr cyclinders to keep for just such occasions.
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I just put them back in the gun and shoot them 9 times out of 10 it will fire.
I've always re-fired them too. Which is why I've never had this problem in the 25yrs I've been shooting. But I tried 3 times with this one, and I would have tried some more, but the casing was looking pretty deformed at this point, so I was starting to get worried about case failure.

I will try the pliers and WD-40 method. I remember having disassembled 22s as a kid this way.

I didn't want to toss it in the trash, because it would be my luck that the 1 in a million event would happen and the garbage man would get injured when he crushed the trash. I don't want to add any fuel to the anti-gunners argument.

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FYI...This was part of some ammo I inherited from my Dad. It was probably as old as I am (31 years old).

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pul the bullet a leatherman will do it. then dump the powder and be done with it.

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Back when I was a child, I would wrap them up in news paper light it and drop it in the burn can. But we all know that is NOT the way to dispose of them now.
I would pull the lead with a pair of pliers, dump the powder, soak the case in water for a day or so then pich it in the recycle bin.

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