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Old 11-21-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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I took my son deer hunting over the weekend and he took a shot at a nice buck well he didnt hit it at 50 yards which is very surprising , I noticed that it didnt have the pop it normally does as I was about 40 yards from him thru the woods , he called me to tell me that the gun jammed and it wouldnt open to eject the spent round and he didnt wasnt to mess with it since it had 2 other shells in it , He is 13 so I understand this . However I did take the 2 out of the gun but the slide was still stuck with a spent round in the barrel , I had to field strip the thing and take the barrel off to get it out of the barrel , when I did get the casing out the brass was cracked all the way down the side and it looks like maybe it blew a small hold in the side , the round had corrosion on it where it cracked , We bought these slugs last season and they sat in a cabinet in my heated garage . maybe the box got wet while hunting last season or something but when I did get the gun home and inspect it and started to clean it I noticed a bunch of unburnt powder flakes down the barrel and I mean a bunch not just 2-5 pieces more like 40-50 ,
Did we just have bad ammo ? Im not going to use the rest of it I bought 5 more boxs of new stuff . now if it is bad how should I dispose of it ?
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Are they high brass? Also are they the saboted buck hammers? Pics would be helpful to. As to if they are bad i have a suggestion if you reload.

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Are they high brass? Also are they the saboted buck hammers? Pics would be helpful to. As to if they are bad i have a suggestion if you reload.
no, these are just store bought remington sluggers 2 3/4" slugs . I have been shooting these out of this gun for 27 years
Sorry I dont relaod yet
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My buddy had some shells once and when we patterned one to see why he wasn't killing anything the #4s wouldn't penetrate the cardboard. It is possible. So is a case of "Buck Fever".

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no, these are just store bought remington sluggers 2 3/4" slugs . I have been shooting these out of this gun for 27 years
Sorry I dont relaod yet
Ok thats part of it then bc there was a recall on the sluggers supposably. My suggestion was to pull the slugs and use the powder for something else. Also some of the sluggers are high brass now
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It is perfectly legal(and safe) to throw the ammo in the trash. Just use your new ones.

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It is perfectly legal(and safe) to throw the ammo in the trash. Just use your new ones.

That depends on your state. Soak the shells in motor oil for a month to soak in and ruin the powerder/primer then throw them away. Better safe than sorry.
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Contact Remington. Check inside the flap of the box for a lot number. It could be defective ammo.

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That depends on your state. Soak the shells in motor oil for a month to soak in and ruin the powerder/primer then throw them away. Better safe than sorry.
Actually, I've heard it takes a minimum of 37 days and 3.5 hrs to render them inert with motor oil....



OP - sounds like you experienced some moisture penetration. Inspect the remaining old ammo. Discard any corroded rounds, plink the rest.

WD40 will penetrate and contaminate primers in just a few days.
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I cut defective shells just above the brass. dump the powder and ignite it. Trash the rest.

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