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Old 12-15-2011, 11:51 PM   #11
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Someone mentioned taking a 2" pipe with caps on both ends, one end had a hole drilled large enough for the biggest round. Through it in the bonfire from time to time.

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I let them sit in a bucket of water for a couple days, might be overkill but oh well.

I also police my brass for two reasons. I plan on at some time getting into reloading so i keep all my brass to reuse later, got thousands of once fired 5.56, 9mm, .45 ACP, .380 ACP, 22-250 REM, 7.62 (x39 and 54mm) brass to get me started.

Another reason is an empty 7.62x54 mm case hit by a garden tractor blade will knock the driver side window out of a dodge dakota with ease.

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Another reason is an empty 7.62x54 mm case hit by a garden tractor blade will knock the driver side window out of a dodge dakota with ease.
Spoken like a man who's learned the hard way. Sorry to hear it.
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I use to leave all the .22 and 7.62 steel empties sitting out like a war zone for all to see that it was not the house to be effed with

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Spoken like a man who's learned the hard way. Sorry to hear it.
Yep, i always police my brass but one got away. I mustve mowed 20 times since i shot my m44 before it happened, i thought i hit a rock till i found the case in the truck seat with all the glass
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The components can be salvaged and most reused. Pull the bullet and reload it. Polish the case and reload it. The primer is toast. The powder can be sprinkled on the lawn, it is high in nitrogen.

For rimfires, buggered up centerfire brass or berdan primed cases, toss the case in a bucket, when you have a full 5 gallon bucket, take it to the recycler and get $2+ a pound
I do the same as robo.... Sometimes If its a neat looking cartridge or one I dont have in my collection Ill keep it... Ive had duds that sat for years and have never went off
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Someone mentioned taking a 2" pipe with caps on both ends, one end had a hole drilled large enough for the biggest round. Through it in the bonfire from time to time.
Though the individual cartridges pose little risk when burned, containing them in a confined space could be very bad. I would not recommend such a practice.
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Though the individual cartridges pose little risk when burned, containing them in a confined space could be very bad. I would not recommend such a practice.
Hole in the end would prevent pressure build up... But I've never tried it.
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The last time i spent 4 yrs on a BSA range and their recommendation was to soak non firing rimfire in penetrating oil to kill them. I always wondered at what point they were safe .
Grabbing the bullet on a RIMFIRE with a multitool and simply pushing the case to the side with your thumb seems to work the best. Your thumb is soft enough nothing will go bang. The brass you can recycle , the lead too. The powder will probably have green flecks in it -this is the primer and has probably been jared loose by jostling and so if you were to keep hitting the back of the case forever it still wouldn't go. Throw the powder on your lawn for fertilizer.
Centerfire is a whole nother world and the only save way to disassemble a round is with a bullet puller.

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I have one of the hammer style bullet pullers. I pull the bullet and dump the empty case in water overnight.

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