What not to do with 223 ammo

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  1. Rommelvon

    Rommelvon New Member

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    LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. — A teenager who put bullets in a vise and struck them with a hammer to empty the brass shell casings was wounded in the abdomen by approximately the 100th bullet he hit, according to Warren County deputies.

    Damion M. Mosher, 18, had been discharging .223-caliber rounds, placing them in a steel vise, putting a screwdriver on the primer, and striking the screwdriver with the hammer, deputies said.

    Deputies were called to his home in Lake Luzerne shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when one bullet went about a half-inch into his abdomen. He was treated at Glens Falls Hospital and was released. No charges were filed.

    Mosher told authorities he was trying to empty the rounds to collect the brass casings for scrap.

    Sheriff Larry Cleveland said about 100 other rounds that Mosher hit had "fizzled," but one was somehow sent with more force. It was unclear if the bullet ricocheted or hit him directly.

    An employee of Capitol Scrap Co. in Albany said Monday the business pays $1.70 a pound for scrap brass shell casings.

    Cleveland said Mosher's shells amounted to just a few pounds.

    Lake Luzerne, at the southeastern edge of the Adirondacks, is 45 miles north of Albany.
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    Another Darwin Award winner :eek:
  3. Marlin T

    Marlin T Active Member

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    What a dumb as LOL

    I bet he was wearing earplugs though, geez. Moron is what comes to mind.
  4. Yup, 22. Sounds like the gene pool in that family could use a little chlorine. :D :cool:
  5. charagrin

    charagrin Former Guest

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    He could have sold em for more as ammunition than as scrap. And yes, He is dumb.-Char
  6. Indian Creek 1

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    Now we must outlaw screwdrivers,Just look at how dangerous they are.:eek: :D :D :D
  7. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    along with hammers
  8. 300 H&H

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    don't forget the steel vise!
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