How To Dispose of Ammo ?

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    How To Dispose of Ammo ?

    Long story short: I have about 150 rds. of 9mm re-loads that I'm not using due to jamming, etc., and would like to know how to dispose of them... or should I just tuck them away and forget I even have them! Suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I don't intend to use them ever again! Thanks, folks.
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    Most ranges or gun clubs have a bucket for live ammo disposal. Some gun shops may take them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Most ranges or gun clubs have a bucket for live ammo disposal. Some gun shops may take them.
    + 1 If you don't belong to a gun club or have access to a range, check to see if you have any friends who do. You might also call local ranges and ask if they dispose of defective ammo. Someone may want to use the brass for reloads.
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    I would ask around the range or any of your shooting buddies to see if someone else wants them. Just because your gun doesn't like them doesn't mean they won't work in another gun. Weak loads that cause my Browning Hi Power to jam fire just fine through my wife's Glock.

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    Unless I thought it was dangerous I would still shoot it and just deal with the problems. I guess you don't have a single shot 9mm...?
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    I guess you do not reload? Pull apart reuse, if you know anyone who does they would take them off your hands

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    agree on shoot em anyway...

    good practice for malfunction drills!!!

    if it was 1000 rnds that may get tiresome, but 150??

    I'd throw the 150 loose into a sack with 150 others and shoot em all in one range session... it'll give you enexpected failure events, and be great practice....
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    Agree. I got really good at malfunction handling after shooting 3 boxes of crap ammo my SCCY, friends Sigs and Glocks hated. Only gun that shot them well was an XD.

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    agree on shoot em anyway...

    good practice for malfunction drills!!!

    if it was 1000 rnds that may get tiresome, but 150??

    I'd throw the 150 loose into a sack with 150 others and shoot em all in one range session... it'll give you enexpected failure events, and be great practice....
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    Of course if they are crap ammo, they could be overcharged too and blow up your gun. Now we have a dilemma.
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    ^ that's what I'd be worried about.

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    Pull the bullets and reuse the components...
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    Ill take it.....
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    I understand jamming, but what is the etc? Are they factory rounds? What brand? Can you check the COAL to see if they're in spec?

    Quote Originally Posted by Philly Boy View Post
    Long story short: I have about 150 rds. of 9mm re-loads that I'm not using due to jamming, etc., and would like to know how to dispose of them... or should I just tuck them away and forget I even have them! Suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I don't intend to use them ever again! Thanks, folks.

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    If you have a friend with a 9mm, let them try it out. Just because it doesn't function with your gun doesn't mean it won't function in theirs.
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    bullet puller?

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