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Old 03-31-2018, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Other than shooting them...what is the best way to dispose of bullets? I can't imagine that throwing boxes of un-fired ammo into the garbage is a good idea.

I was given a few boxes of 270WIN ammo that a friend thought were factory loaded. He got them from his deceased father's estate and doesn't shoot a 270. Upon further inspection, I have a feeling they are reloads but I have absolutely no data on them so I really do not want to shoot them.

What do you think? Get a bullet puller and salvage the cases? I have no way of knowing how many times these cases have been fired and I'm not desperate for brass in any way.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think you can just drop them off at a fire station.
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Bullet puller is the route I'd take.
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Old 03-31-2018, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Most police departments will dispose of old ammunition. A few boxes to them is no big deal.
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If you don’t care about the components, remove the bullet with a pair of pliers, sprinkle the powder on your lawn, soak the cases in water for a few days to kill the primers, then throw it all in the garbage.........or recycle the brass if you’re into that.——SS
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If you don’t care about the components, remove the bullet with a pair of pliers, sprinkle the powder on your lawn, soak the cases in water for a few days to kill the primers, then throw it all in the garbage.........or recycle the brass if you’re into that.——SS
Soaking the primer in water or most anything will not kill it. Primer might not go off right away but give it a few days to dry out and it'll go bang. There has been a few tests posted on one internet forum or the other where guys have soaked primers in all sorts of stuff for a number of days and after drying out they mostly went off, sometimes they weren't at full power but they went bang. Last one I read about was a guys house got flooded submerging a bunch of primers in water for a week or so, last I read he dried them out and was using them for plinking ammo.
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I would pull the bullets, burn or put powder on lawn, pop the primers and toss in trash. I don't shoot 270 so I would put the brass on KSL to see if anyone wanted it for a couple bucks along with the bullets. If nothing else I would put the brass in my trade collection and the bullets in the to be smelted lead bucket.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Legally, I think under the household exemption you can just throw them away.

However, others have mentioned better ways to dispose of them.
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:43 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think you can just drop them off at a fire station.
This is the best method I guess. By the way, guys, I have recently bought a new rifle, but I don't know where can I get some ammo for it. Where are you buying your ammunition ? Do you know any stores that provide discounts? I don't wanna lose so much money on ammo, so I have found a pretty nice store called bulkmunitions.com. These guys are having really good prices and free shipping. This is the best store that I was able to find. What about you? Where are you buying ammo ? How much are you paying for it ?

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Old 06-24-2020, 06:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm a re-loader so, I cringe at the idea of throwing brass away. If it were me, I'd pull the bullets, pop the primers and sell the brass.
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