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Posted: 1/30/2011 5:58:53 AM EDT
a buddy from work hooked be up with a ammo can full of .223 bullet heads. he said his grandfather or great grand father made a machine that made bullets for the government and when they were setting it up they had to run it. they were told to destroy everything they made but everyone took them home. i figured it out by weight that there should be about 10,000 heads. i pulled a few hundred out that were just the jacket. are these any good to anyone? are they worth anything or just trach them? its just the copper jacket with no lead in it. anyway i dumped them all on a accurate scale and i think it was 82lbs. i cant remember the number but i do remember it came out to like 10300 or something. i figured 8 bullets to one oz. on the scale. but they are all kind of faded can i tumble them to shine the copper?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:04:19 AM EDT
Copper scrap is about $4.35 a pound due to skyrocketing prices. Looks like you have over $350 of scrap there.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:05:07 AM EDT
With out lead in them I would say they are good for scrap copper.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:08:19 AM EDT
no no no. i have about 10,000 good bullets and few hundred like that.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:17:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quikshot:
no no no. i have about 10,000 good bullets and few hundred like that.


need pics
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:22:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quikshot:
no no no. i have about 10,000 good bullets and few hundred like that.


Are they Boat tail?

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:26:44 AM EDT
he said he would give me another one to take him and his kids out shooting i paid 200 for this one. the little box is the ones that are just the jacket with no lead
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:28:01 AM EDT
i think so.... there like the other ones ive bought that said they were but not all of them are.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:29:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 6:32:08 AM EDT by ReefRaider]
If they are not BT bullets and seeing as they are not of known origin. Someone would also have to handle them all one by one to make sure they were FULL of lead. I would say they could bring about $35.00 per 1000. Maybe just a little more if you can find the right buyer. Thats about 1/2 of what I can get the best 55 grn FMJBT bullets for. Yes you can tumble them to shine em up. Or put them in that Lemmishine stuff.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:34:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quikshot:
he said he would give me another one to take him and his kids out shooting i paid 200 for this one. the little box is the ones that are just the jacket with no lead
http://i667.photobucket.com/albums/vv31/bent21606/0130111020a.jpg


Yep you got a good deal then Wish I could still buy those for that much.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:37:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 6:38:31 AM EDT by ReefRaider]
You might want to check and make sure the Cannalure is in the right place. They almost look like they could be 62 grn. Will a magnet pick one up?
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:39:51 AM EDT
lol 35 per thousand? im new but dam. last 1k bought was the cheapest i could find and it was 80$ i went threw them and got most of the emptys out i plan on keeping this one for my self and if i get another selling them by the 100 or 1000
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 6:50:21 AM EDT
no i checked not AP.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:09:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:18:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AeroE:
You bought bullets.

Bulkheads are structural members in boats, airplanes, and buildings.



did i say i bought bulk heads or bullet heads? i am used to talking to my friends and if i say bullets they think i mean loaded rounds.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:45:35 AM EDT
Someone with a lead furnace might be able to pour their own lead into those empty jackets.

Not sure if it would work or not, but it might be worth a try.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 7:52:28 AM EDT
that would be a lot more trouble then it is worth
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:11:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quikshot:
Originally Posted By AeroE:
You bought bullets.

Bulkheads are structural members in boats, airplanes, and buildings.



did i say i bought bulk heads or bullet heads? i am used to talking to my friends and if i say bullets they think i mean loaded rounds.


Try calling them projectiles then that should really throw them for a loop.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:30:33 AM EDT
lol yea projectiles.... ill have to train my self to say that then they will get the point lol
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 8:32:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 8:33:41 AM EDT by SteelonSteel]
Originally Posted By AeroE:
You bought bullets.

Bulkheads are structural members in boats, airplanes, and buildings.



Ha! beat me to it! That was my first thought. I despise the juvenile slang some folks insist on using; heads, caps, winnie, remmie, etc.

No offense OP, but it's nails on a chalkboard talking like that.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:08:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quikshot:
lol 35 per thousand? im new but dam. last 1k bought was the cheapest i could find and it was 80$ i went threw them and got most of the emptys out i plan on keeping this one for my self and if i get another selling them by the 100 or 1000


I'm spoiled I buy in bulk and I do mean BULK

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 9:50:04 AM EDT
You might check out the Swaging forum over on castboolits.gunloads.com for feedback on the jackets - some of those guys might jump on the chance.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 10:49:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Quikshot:
did i say i bought bulk heads or bullet heads?


The title of your post is
BIG score on military bulk heads


I feel it is best practice to use technical terms when discussing technical subjects on a technical forum. No disrespect intended, but there is no need to dumb yourself down, even when talking with friends.

It is appropriate to use the term projectile to refer to bullets, and loaded rounds, loaded cartridges, or ammunition to refer to loaded ammunition.

I pretty much turn off my ability to appreciate discussion and conversation when people use terms such as "bullet heads."

jonblack
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 11:19:50 AM EDT
The crazy part is you need 36 pounds of H335 , two cases of primers and brass .
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 12:43:35 PM EDT
Pretty neat!.

You may want to weigh them out. Get a digital scale and sort them the best you can.
That is unless you are just gonna use them for blasting ammo.

Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:01:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:07:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2011 1:10:57 PM EDT by InfiniteGrim]
OP.

Are these 55gr or 62gr projectiles?

Can you get a close up picture of one of them?

I agree that you can sell them for $40-50 per 1000. I say this because there is a reason they were told to destroy them. If they were setting up the machines and some came out with no lead this means the were calibrating the machines and getting them setup properly, so those projectiles can be full of defects. They were told to destroy them because the projectiles couldn't be trusted to be 100%.

If you sell them for $40 per thousand you are still doubling your money.

Also if they are 55gr M193 projectiles I can go to hi-tech and get guaranteed quality ones for $50 per 1,000 so if you dont sell lower there is no reason to buy them from you.
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 1:13:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2011 5:11:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Easy_E:
The crazy part is you need 36 pounds of H335 , two cases of primers and brass .


That is crazy? Damn. Maybe I better mark that question differently next time I fill out a 4473.
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