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nevnut
04-14-2011, 22:30
I got my first hand gun in 2002, a Taurus PT92 9mm with cherrywood grips and gold trim. I bought a 1000 reloads from an old friend but only used about 150 rounds before I got rid of the Taurus, I switched to 45acp. The problem with the reloads is they were crappy and a had quite a few misfires so I quit using them and don't want to sell them to anyone. How do I get rid of them? Thought about just taking them out in the hills and just bury them, lot of desolate areas around here. Bad idea?

cowboy1964
04-14-2011, 22:34
I've read things like throwing them in a can full of oil to render them inactive. If it's just a couple usually ranges have an ammo can that you can throw live rounds in to. 850 might be a bit much though!

amt115
04-14-2011, 22:36
What kind of oil?

cowboy1964
04-14-2011, 22:38
Anything... motor oil is probably one would have the most of.

If one were really ambitious you could get a bullet puller and dissemble the rounds and reuse or resell the bullets and cases. Although I don't know if there is a way to safely deprime a case with a live primer in it. Doing 850 would be a huge pain in the ***** though.

beefcakeb0
04-14-2011, 22:43
bullet puller, it will take a while though with all of that ammo, but at least you will have 850 bullets, 850 cases, and a lot of powder. Oh and primers too but I guess you would want to change them out. Thats a decent amount of money there worth of materials. So I wouldn't just waste it like that. Invest in a puller or borrow one. At the very least you could resell the components.

Boxerglocker
04-14-2011, 22:44
Are they lead bullets or fmj?

nevnut
04-14-2011, 22:48
Are they lead bullets or fmj?

I think fmj, I'll check in the morning.

DWARREN123
04-14-2011, 23:21
Put them up as a give away and explain why. Many will take them and disassemble into components.

skt4271
04-14-2011, 23:30
Throw them in a fire pit.

transformers0704
04-14-2011, 23:35
it took me 1 year to save up for reload equipment. i wouldn't mind having those to my collection. i can de prime and buy powder to fill it up. :supergrin:

GlockSupremacy
04-14-2011, 23:45
Put me on the list of buyers if you want to sell them!

If you are local I would even pick them up....since I am such a nice guy and all. :)

Markasaurus
04-14-2011, 23:56
Throw them in a fire pit.

That works, i saw the Three Stooges do it once :rofl:

ScEd
04-15-2011, 04:19
Toss them in the woods for future Archeologist to find.

BMH
04-15-2011, 06:01
Drop by the police station and see if they'll dispose of them for you. I think this is a service that a lot of police provide.

WiskyT
04-15-2011, 06:11
Squeeze them with pliers or give them to a reloader.

DoctaGlockta
04-15-2011, 06:40
Give them a good home. Give them to a reloader. It would be a shame to destroy them. Many on here would take them off your hands and pay for the shipping including me.

ron59
04-15-2011, 07:52
Sure, it would be some work to "pull" them... but plenty of people have the spare time and 850 bullets/cases is alot.

You could pull the depriming pin on your resizer die and run the cases back through the resizer and keep the primers. Just add new powder and you're good to go.

No way would I "dispose" of them, just because of the problems you had.

Zombie Steve
04-15-2011, 08:55
Give them to a CRB.

Wouldn't be able to sleep at night if I knew there was 850 oil soaked bullets sitting in the trash somewhere...

shotgunred
04-15-2011, 09:33
See lots of people willing to take care of your problem for you.:supergrin:

Give them yo that local guy and turn your problem into a win win situation.

dudel
04-15-2011, 11:22
Sure, it would be some work to "pull" them... but plenty of people have the spare time and 850 bullets/cases is alot.

You could pull the depriming pin on your resizer die and run the cases back through the resizer and keep the primers. Just add new powder and you're good to go.

+1 850 cases, primers and projectiles are worth some money. Get a $14 puller and save the projectiles, and primed cases. Toss the powder as lawn fertilizer.

The misfires were probably due to the primers not being fully seated. Pull the decapping rod from the sizing die, resize and reseat the primers. Charge with a good powder (between 1/2# to 1# required at $20/#), reseat the projectiles, and someone has 850 ready to shoot rounds for $35 and some time invested. That's a little over $2.05/50 rounds.

What's not to like. There's gold those "duds".

PCJim
04-15-2011, 13:09
I agree that you should give them to someone who will use them STRICTLY as components.

(If you are not so willing, use kerosene instead of motor oil as a disabling soak. Kerosene has better penetrating abilities.)

GioaJack
04-15-2011, 13:43
Give them to your ex-wives, tell them to have fun then leave the area. Kinda kills several birds with one stone... so to speak.


Jack

gwalchmai
04-15-2011, 16:37
850 round? That'd take a while to pull. But 100 rounds is not so much to pull. Do 100 and rest for a week, then repeat.

I gave $30 for 800 rounds of .357 Mag reloads that a guy did. He sold 'em cheap because one of them blowed up his gun (new reloader). Sure, there's probably another bomb or two in there, but I don't care because I can pull a hundred or so every time I do a pulling session. Slow and steady wins the race, you know. ;)

dudel
04-15-2011, 16:57
Give them to your ex-wives, tell them to have fun then leave the area. Kinda kills several birds with one stone... so to speak.


Jack

You mean vultures. :supergrin:

NMG26
04-15-2011, 17:34
yup.....I'll take them.

Just started reloading and pulling 850 bullets sounds like fun to me.

nevnut? Nevada?

Just1More
04-15-2011, 17:38
Shoot them?

Kegs
04-15-2011, 17:39
bullet puller, it will take a while though with all of that ammo, but at least you will have 850 bullets, 850 cases, and a lot of powder. Oh and primers too but I guess you would want to change them out. Thats a decent amount of money there worth of materials. So I wouldn't just waste it like that. Invest in a puller or borrow one. At the very least you could resell the components.

This - or sell them to a reloader with an agreement to disassemble for components and to safely dispose of the powder.

WiskyT
04-15-2011, 19:10
Why pull them, they are already loaded with WTF powder?

NMG26
04-15-2011, 19:13
Shoot them?

Then there is that too.

Would be some good missfire training in an auto...........
Course shooting someone elses reloads in your auto?

nevnut
04-17-2011, 06:26
Thanks for all the input. Thought they would be worthless. Looks like I'm gonna post them on the local board and see if I can get 30-40 bucks for them.

PCJim
04-17-2011, 07:09
Thanks for all the input. Thought they would be worthless. Looks like I'm gonna post them on the local board and see if I can get 30-40 bucks for them.

Good luck with that. Be sure to list them as "for components only" to reduce your liability if someone incurs a mishap. As far as value, with the labor effort required in disassembly, you may still be a bit high. Why not consider trading the lot for a box of factory?

opdsgt
04-17-2011, 07:35
Misfires? As in you drop the hammer and nothing happens?

I'd shoot them up. Who cares if you have to run a malfunction drill every couple of magazines? Hell, that's good training if you ask me.

njl
04-17-2011, 08:46
How about unknown origin/components 12G shotgun reloads? I've got half a dozen or so 25 round boxes I was given. I'm thinking of cutting them apart to collect the shot and add to my supply of WTF. Then I'll have a bunch of destroyed hulls which someone could maybe recover the primers from.

nevnut
04-19-2011, 07:32
Misfires? As in you drop the hammer and nothing happens?

I'd shoot them up. Who cares if you have to run a malfunction drill every couple of magazines? Hell, that's good training if you ask me.

Both nothing happening and some seem like they don't have enough powder. Not a very loud band and strange flash. They also leave your gun a mess after about 20 rounds and needs a serious cleaning.

I might shoot them up but I got rid of my 9mm and I am strictly 45acp.

opdsgt
04-19-2011, 07:35
Both nothing happening and some seem like they don't have enough powder. Not a very loud band and strange flash. They also leave your gun a mess after about 20 rounds and needs a serious cleaning.

I might shoot them up but I got rid of my 9mm and I am strictly 45acp.That clears things up a bit. Yeah, I wouldn't want to risk a squib load and leaving a projectile in the barrel if I could avoid it.