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Old 04-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #11
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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.
That reminds me of when my sister and I would go target practicing in high school (we were both on the marksmanship club). We were out in about 6 inches of snow one time, freezing. So we decided to build a camp fire to keep warm while we were shooting.

We didn't have a match, but I had a box of 12ga. shells in the car. So I cut the cases off just above the brass, dumped the powder in our unlit fire, and touched it off with the cigarette lighter from my car. It worked great, until we (not having any use for them) through the 25 pieces of primed brass in the fire.

OOPS! We took cover behind the car while they popped and launched out of the fire in any random direction they chose. I doubt they had enough force behind them to do any serious harm, but they were loud enough when they were bouncing off my car, to scare the heck out of us.
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I think it is a little easier than all that. Just take the duds, put them in a tin can, and pour oil over them. In a few days the oil will seep past the bullet and contaminate the gunpowder. After that, they are inert.
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I usually swallow them whole and wash them down with Listerine.
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I usually swallow them whole and wash them down with Listerine.
Yeah well, I usually crap lightning, and $hit thunder, but...oh wait that was Rocky not me...

Never mind.
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Not very eco friendly, but I throw them in a lake. 4570SS
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Throwing them in a river takes care of it.

Compared to the junk that sometimes is seen beached after the river in nearby farmland goes down, a few rounds are nothing, except to the 'Eco-Faschists' on the West Coast.
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i hit them again, if that fails grab bullet with teath bend down and it pops right out. spit bullet and toss case.
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well, sometimes you don't hit the powder, so i wait a while then turn the bullet and try again, if not, my range has a box for duds but if im in the woods i just chuck em.
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