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    How to dispose of old bullets ?

    I have quite a mess of bullets from years past that are turning up all over the place.
    Some in drawers some are squirreled away in boxes and old cans Some are sitting on the window pane out in the barn and in the workshops left there by the previous owner Ive even found some wrapped in tape for what ever reason.
    Found one in my bed yesterday.
    Some are good but most of them I wouldnt trust. They are hanging around usually because there was something wrong with them. I just dont know how to dispose of them... so they collect.

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    Some times local LE, will handle those kind of things.

    I know my neighbor found old dynamite primers in a box in a buiding on the farm, from her father who used them and 1/4 sticks of dynamite to remove stumps. When they opened up the wall to remodel, there was the dynamite too. He had stuffed it inside the wall next to an old chimney?? Stuff was at least 40 plus years old.
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    One man's trash is another man's treasure.

    I'd box em up and sell the lot for whatever it'd fetch at the next gun show.
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    Local gun store should take them, I found calibers I don't have guns for and brought them to the range the range officer took them
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    All these sound like great ideas ! I really wasnt able to come up with any myself. Im sure at one point in time if I wrapped some in tape it was probably my way of letting future me know that they arent safe to fire.

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    I read somewhere that you could soak them in a can of oil for a few days, then just bury them.

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    I had a handful of million-year-old rounds I found in drawer last spring. They'd been high and dry for several decades, so I took 'em to the range and emptied the casings - by chambering them and pulling the trigger. They all went bang, and it was really kind of interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbones View Post
    I have quite a mess of bullets from years past that are turning up all over the place.
    Some in drawers some are squirreled away in boxes and old cans Some are sitting on the window pane out in the barn and in the workshops left there by the previous owner Ive even found some wrapped in tape for what ever reason.
    Found one in my bed yesterday.
    Some are good but most of them I wouldnt trust. They are hanging around usually because there was something wrong with them. I just dont know how to dispose of them... so they collect.
    Are you talking about bullets or loaded ammunition? There is a lot of difference in the two.

    If just bullets, I'd either load them or throw them away.
    If loaded ammunition, I'd get a bullet puller and break them down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k4swb View Post
    Are you talking about bullets or loaded ammunition? There is a lot of difference in the two.

    If just bullets, I'd either load them or throw them away.
    If loaded ammunition, I'd get a bullet puller and break them down.
    Yeah. That's what I was thinking about. Does he mean projectiles, or fully loaded cartridges?
    And I also had a bullet(cartridge) puller in mind. And how does one come across bullets/cartridges? in one's bed!?

    I don't mean to hijack the thread; but that username, k4swb looks like an amateur radio call sign!
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    Quote Originally Posted by locknload View Post
    I don't mean to hijack the thread; but that username, k4swb looks like an amateur radio call sign!
    That it is.
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