Disposal of "misfired" rounds

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  1. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    It's a PRIMER, not an ATOM BOMB.

    It's got about the same potential as

    a cap, from a cap gun. Relax.

    Use gloves, and eye protection, if it'll make you feel better.
  2. cpttango30

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    You could get a collet bullet puller and do it that way as well that would be a little more safe than prying on it with pliers in your hand.
  3. aa1911

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    just put your eyepro on and use the kinetic puller to retrieve the bullet and throw it in the decapper of choice and knock the primer out. If you're really worried about it going off, wear gloves and do it away from anything flammable; worst case it does go off, it ain't gonna hurt you. But I've never had one go off and I've banged on live ones (both hit and untouched) and nary a one has ever gone off. (watch, next one I do will explode on me... JINX!)

    I would toss the powder, don't even try to guess what it is.

    If the primer pocket is crimped, it will take some extra oomph to get the primer out but like said, just take it easy and tap it out.
  4. targetacqmgt

    targetacqmgt New Member

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    Thanks fellas. I used to throw my missfired or jammed 40mm over the side into the river. Can't do that now know better- I can not imagine how many Viet kid fishers have dredged ammo with a net that has gone off once they got it up and in the boat. JLA very good die data!!
  5. soundguy

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    ditto what's been said.. except... on ammo that don't go off when i pull the trigger.. I leave the bbl pointed down range for a good minute.. then I setup to give it another hit on the firing pin only rarely have i had a real dud round i have once in a blue moon had a round that needed 2 strikes.

    on the duds.. kinetic puller and reclaim what i can...
  6. BlackEagle

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    +1 on leaving it in the gun for a moment. On vary rare occasions you get a "hang fire"...delayed fire. If it is a delayed fire, check for barrel obstructions (bullet stuck in the barrel) before shooting any more.
  7. bluesea112

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    If the primer is the only bad part, I use a kinetic bullet puller and replace the primer.
    If the case is corroded, I just toss it in the burn pit out back and enjoy the fireworks when I burn trash. It's not the safest route, but it would be boring if it was safe. Besides, the pit is deep, so the only place for the case to fly is straight up.
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  8. soundguy

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    i save all my trash brass. it's worth money at the scrapper.. plus I have cut up a case and used the brass to patch an old tractor radiator before... :)
  9. JLA

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    Thats a good ass idea! BRass is easy to tin and would make fantasic radiator patches for the ol timers at the tractor pulls.
  10. soundguy

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    i restore antique tractors, and a common rad fix is to cup a piece of copper pipe, pound flat and solder on.. or solder a penny on.. but the rifle bras is nice too. have used it as a sleeve to patch a hard line too..
  11. JLA

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    Repair couplings. genious. Thanks SG.
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    Wear some good wrap around safety glasses even if you already wear glasses.
  13. soundguy

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    i like ones with side cover.. especially yellow or amber
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    isnt that what corneas are for??
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