GUN What's the safest way....

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  1. cjj92yj

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    To dispose of around 1500 older-than-dirt shotshell primers? I imagine they are still in decent shape and most could probably be usable. But I can't seem to find anyone to take them. No one reloads shotshells nowadays.

    Also, I have about 2 mixed pounds of Red Dot, Green Dot, and Alcan AL5 powder for shotshell reloading I need to safely get rid of too. I'm sure I could find mischievous ways to get rid of it, but I really don't want to be held liable for any wrongdoings I may come up with! [​IMG]

    I guess I should also say I have a ton of mixed wads. Most are Remington RXP "Power Piston" wads. Some others I can't identify, and a bunch of felt wads as well.

    Anyone know someone local to SLC that wants this stuff? Or do you know a safe way to dispose of it so it doesn't cause issues at a later on date?

    If anyone wants the wads and is willing to pay shipping, you can have them. If anyone local to Salt Lake City wants the other, PM me.
     
  2. Soybomb

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    I bet a local gunshop would take them off your hands happily. Unless you're moving or something I'd just hold onto them, who knows you might want to use them in a few years.
     
  3. cjj92yj

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    LOL, I've already been holding onto them almost 20 years. I'd rather someone get some use out of it than let them sit and collect even more dust.
     
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    Oh well then I guess that might be long enough :big grin:
     
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    For the primers, you could put them in a bucket of water to deactivate them, if that's what you end up doing. Are they 209s? If so, Muzzleloader guys would take them off your hands, most new ones can use 209 shotshell primers.
     
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    Water won't really do anything...

    Best bet is to call the local PD or FD and ask them what to do to dispose of them.
     
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    throw them into a tire fire :dunno:
     
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    it could ruin some of them, but it's not entirely reliable.

    Calling the local FD/PD is the best option, imo.
     
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    Nonesense. Just hit the primers with a good amount of wd-40 or soak them in some motor oil (used motor oil is fine.) It'll be inert for sure. Then it can be disposed of.

    When I reload ammo I collect all the spent primers and recycle them along with any cases that don't make the grade to be reloaded. My recycle guy is happy to take the spent primers as the copper or whatever it is very pure. Don't remember what he said. All I know is I get $100 for a 5 gallon bucket of brass cases and primers.
     
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    what are laws on shipping the aforementioned products??

    i reload my low brass 12g ....

    i dont think you can ship gunpowder, but the primers and wads shouldnt be a problem ...

    hell ill pay for shipping if you are just going to trash them.
     
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    primers are regulated same as powder.
     
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    Like was said above oil or wd for the primers, personally I'd just burn off the powder, but not all at once and do it in dirt or kill grass/stain driveway.
     
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    werd.

    according to usps its classified as extremely insensitive with low blast risk - explosive ...

    still cant mail it though.
     
  15. cjj92yj

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    Here are a few pics of the wads if you want them. let me know an address and I'll get a quote on the shipping. Won't be too heavy, but the box will be decently sized for that many. I can't imagine it would cost more than a few bucks.

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    Smash them with a hammer :mamoru:
     
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    Bonus points if the fire is in your living room. :x:
     
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    your reading comprehension skills are poor. WD40 did indeed kill the primers when sprayed in the open cup. He experienced a 100% failure rate in that test.

    The oil didn't affect loaded ammo because the cup is in-accessible when properly loaded.



    The OP isn't trying to destroy loaded ammo... he's trying to destroy unloaded primiers.... so dropping them in oil will definitely work.
     
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