Disposal of dud bullets

Disposal of dud bullets

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    Disposal of dud bullets

    How does one dispose of bullets that have been struck but have failed to fire? I can't bring myself to simply " toss " them in the trash! Your help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Most of them fire second time around, if they don't I remove the bullet from the casing then decide what to do with the parts.
    At least that way they are much less dangerous, anyway less dangerous looking. :)
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    I am sure there are more sophisticated ways, but pulling the bullet with a pair of pliers/leatherman works pretty well.
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    I have a 50 gallon drum I use to burn targets and other burnable trash. I just throw the duds in there and wait for the "pop".

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    Watched the shipboard Marines dump old ammo off the side while underway. 30.06 and .45 acp. Pallets of them!!! I begged for a few cases to just get the brass but no dice.

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    If they don't fire after a second attempt, check with the range personnel, most ranges have a way of disposing of faulty ammo.
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    If it won't pop with a second hit, pull the bullet, burn the powder, and spray the brass with W-D 40

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    You can use either one of these

    Collet Bullet Puller

    Pow&#39;r Pull Impact Bullet Puller

    I have use one like the last link for over 40 years.
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    The bullet puller that Beans suggested is my preferred route if I am not at a range that has a disposal box. The indoor range I shoot at has the latter.. but I am not sure how they dispose of them after the fact.

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    range will have a spot usually.

    I don't worry about the bullets. I had a primer get distorted. couldn't figure out how to dispose of that one. couldn't reload and had to put it somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStrongo View Post
    The bullet puller that Beans suggested is my preferred route if I am not at a range that has a disposal box. The indoor range I shoot at has the latter.. but I am not sure how they dispose of them after the fact.
    The scrap metal guy that salvages our brass and lead from our range just takes them to wherever he sells the metal. I'm guessing it all goes into a furnace at some recycler.

    As a side note, someone always recomends spraying the outside of a loaded round with WD40 or submerging ammo in water to deactivate it. I did a test and after 5 weeks of submerging ammo in a variety of chemicals, only a few rimfire rounds wouldn't fire. Range ammo, JHP, lead, etc, 95% still fired.
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    Spray after removing the bullet from the case. The oil can't effect the primer if it can't get to it.

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