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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-23-2018, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Disposing of old bullets?

I have some bullets that have sat in an outside unheated garage for 9 years...so temp fluctuations and humidity. Quite simply I don't want them. I'm not sure what grain they are and I've only been shooting 150 gr. These could be 150 165 or 180...I don't want to mix bullets. Do people deconstruct or what do people do?
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You could try plinking with them.

I have "pulled down" or disassembled many old rounds. A few months ago I pulled down about 200 military .30 cal. with corrosive primers. I saved the brass and bullets.

If you don't reload or don't want them someone will want them for their components.
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Pull them apart don't trash them .

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-26-2018, 08:06 AM
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What caliber are they?
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now wait....you said "bullets". Is this loaded ammo or just bullets? If they just bullets, they are fine, they won't break down in any way.

If it's loaded ammo, put'em up on the for sale forum for free and someone local will snap them up for sure.
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You can always just weigh them on your loading scales to see what grain they are.
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If you don't know what loads they are or cant remember where they came from i certainly would not give them to anyone to shoot or disassemble , the last thing you need is to have someone coming back at you because they got injured with rounds they got from you.
Just a suggestion depending on where you live contact your local law enforcement training academy , they sometimes take old ammunition and it is then given to the Explosive disposal unit to be made safe . When i was on the job we often had people mostly widows who would come to the police academy firearms training unit and ask us to dispose of ammo that their husband had before his passing . In my opinion its the best way to do it if they will take it from you , i most certainly would not give it or sell it to anyone.
If its just bullets they are fine and can be weighed to determine what grain bullets they are and I'm sure that someone that reloads will take them off your hands . If it is loaded ammunition i would try what i mentioned above.
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They are fine to shoot. Take them to the range and have fun with them.
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I agree with 35 whelen , shoot them at the range ,
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Go shoot em. 9 years isn't that long. I bet you won't have any problem.
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