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Old 01-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #11
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Not sure it's mine but I don't see any of my nieghbors as shooter's. And to have a similer round as the ones I use dropped right in front of my driveway? I think I have to own this one.

So no one else has pulled thier change out of thier pocket at the store only to have a 45 shell drop to the floor?

No bid deal in Texas I guess... but here in Califreekinfornia.
Definitely not a .45 shell but .17HMR after an afternoon getting foxes? Certainly It's hard work trying to pick out the change while trying desperately to hide the cartridge!

It's a big deal down here too.

A bit like when I was at the liquor store and my wallet had gotten slightly wet so I couldn't pull my Driver's Licence out of it when the cashier asked for ID.. I pulled out my Gun Licence instead and the bloke looked genuinely scared and later surprised when I payed for my drinks and left instead of holding up the joint!!
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Grabed this from Wikki for you.



A modern cartridge consists of the following:
1. the bullet itself, which serves as the projectile;
2. the case, which holds all parts together;
3. the propellant, for example gunpowder or cordite;
4. the rim, part of the casing used for loading;
5. the primer, which ignites the propellant.
Thank you. That helps a lot.
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I don't think that I have dropped any ammo and not picked it up. However, I have a small drawer of unfired ammo that I have found laying around. Most of it was found at the various ranges. But I have stopped the truck and picked up loaded cartridges from the street several times. The funny thing is I can usually tell what caliber it is before I come to a full stop. I think I reload too much.

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I work out of town a lot and always unload my guns and put them in the safe before I leave, somehow while unloading the Sig 226, two .40 cartridges ended up in my laptop case.
Needless to say I had some explaining to do when it went through the scanner at the airport!
I've been more careful since

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I work out of town a lot and always unload my guns and put them in the safe before I leave, somehow while unloading the Sig 226, two .40 cartridges ended up in my laptop case.
Needless to say I had some explaining to do when it went through the scanner at the airport!
I've been more careful since
Now that's the kind of stuff I was hoping to hear. Very funny man.
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Now that's the kind of stuff I was hoping to hear. Very funny man.
Wasn't funny at the time, I tought I was gonna get the full body cavity search
It's funny now, but has made me more aware of counting my ammo after unloading.
Let's see did I unload 12 rounds or only 10? Do ya feel lucky punk?
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Wasn't funny at the time, I tought I was gonna get the full body cavity search
It's funny now, but has made me more aware of counting my ammo after unloading.
Let's see did I unload 12 rounds or only 10? Do ya feel lucky punk?
For me it's the plus one. I keep the boys fully loaded at home and when I go to the range I put the full clip separate in the range bag. Here in Cali we have to transport locked and unloaded. Then when I pop the plus one out of the chamber it sometimes ends up in the pocket. As you can see from my post I gotta watch to not do that.
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I don't think that I have dropped any ammo and not picked it up. However, I have a small drawer of unfired ammo that I have found laying around. Most of it was found at the various ranges. But I have stopped the truck and picked up loaded cartridges from the street several times. The funny thing is I can usually tell what caliber it is before I come to a full stop. I think I reload too much.
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Can't say that I have, but when I was a teen I came back in from duck hunting and hung a shooting vest up. A couple days later my Mom was quite upset that the dryer was full of #6 shot. She'd washed it with a few cartridges in the pocket.

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Safety is key, I agree, but I would think that an empty casing should be pretty harmless. The one way to remedy the mess of casing s flopping around in pockets all over is to keep a hand full of sealable sandwich baggies in your range bag for the brass that you pick up. When you get home, sort it out, and throw it in your choice of container. That's always been a habit of mine right after I get done cleaning the rifles or pistols I shot that day. Helps keep me organized.

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