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Posted: 12/15/2005 4:28:23 AM EDT
A coworker of mine gave me 20+ rounds of 5.56 ammo he had purchase many years ago when he had his AR. The ammo is tarnished to the point where the cases have black stains with a few of them starting to show some pitting (he left them in his garage in a paper bag). The headstamps say TW67.

Not wanting to test the big bang theory, what is the proper way to dispose of this ammo? Is it as simple as taking it down to the local gun shop or is there another means that I should follow? I realize that dropping it into the regular trash is not the correct way.

Sorry for the pre-school questions; I've never had to throw ammo away before.

Thanks!

M590man
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:29:28 AM EDT
Any type of oil in a buket with the ammo submerged for two weeks, then throw it away it will be inert.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:49:01 AM EDT
Drop it in the drug-infested ghetto area of your respective town.

40% chance they'll put it in a mis-chambered firearm and kaboom it.
59% chance they'll fire it into the air and miss, or at someone and miss.
1% chance they'll kill a fellow banger.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:58:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sagus:
Drop it in the drug-infested ghetto area of your respective town.

40% chance they'll put it in a mis-chambered firearm and kaboom it.
59% chance they'll fire it into the air and miss, or at someone and miss.
1% chance they'll kill a fellow banger.




LOL.........I like it!
Most of the time if I come across old "Inop" ammo.........I'll deep six it in the "Cal sag canal"
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:40:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Any type of oil in a buket with the ammo submerged for two weeks, then throw it away it will be inert.



I'm not sure that will work for sealed surplus ammo.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:42:32 AM EDT
Sprinkle it around the local elementary school's playground. Watch the fun.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:28:15 AM EDT
Call your local cop shop.

I was in the same boat. I had rifle and shotgun ammo the I questioned. When I call they said they would take it all.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:45:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 1:02:14 PM EDT by tommygun2000]
Pull the bullets with a pair of pliers, dump the powder on the lawn and toss the brass in the trash.

We are not dealing with nuclear waste here.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:47:16 AM EDT
Mail it to Sarah Brady.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:54:00 AM EDT
That's kind of funny, because I actually bought about 250 rounds of the Twin Cities stuff from 1970 in loose bags at a local gunshop not too long back. I guess some guy brought it all in and wanted to sell it. There were quite a few cases that were tarnished and had some green corrosion on them. None were pitted though. Anyway, I have went through about 200 of them so far and haven't had a problem. It's good and hot, and pretty accurate too. I would say if they are pitted to stay away from them, but if it's just a little tarnish and corrosion, go ahead and blast. YMMV
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 10:41:04 AM EDT
Shoot it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:32:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 6:32:56 PM EDT by Xenogy]

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:
Pull the bullets with a pair of pliers, dump the powder on the lawn and toss the brass in the trash.

We are not dealing with nuclear waste here.hr


+1
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:08:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Xenogy:

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:
Pull the bullets with a pair of pliers, dump the powder on the lawn and toss the brass in the trash.

We are not dealing with nuclear waste here.



+1


+1
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:26:25 PM EDT
I still have a store of Twin Cities 67 still clean and shoots GREAT... Damaged dented Mil-spec
get tossed in canal. Sealant will give way sooner or later....Powder will get wet.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:30:58 PM EDT
I'd probably shoot it. If not, bury it?

Or you could just put it in a paper bag in your garage and forget about it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:27:21 AM EDT

Pull the bullets with a pair of pliers, dump the powder on the lawn and toss the brass in the trash


+1 with one exception. Insted of tossing the brass (I) would probably use the empty casings, still primed, to shoot wooden dowell rods across the back yard. Just using the primer charge oughta toss a dowell pretty far.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 2:17:07 AM EDT
5 easy steps.

1) Dig out that old Star Wars lunch pail.
2) Put ammo in lunch pail.
3) Put Silica Gel pack in also.
4) Bury in backyard.
5) Wait for the Zombies to arrive, you'll be happy you have it then.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:07:04 AM EDT
Shoot It, From your description it sounds like the Federal 2nd's Ammo being sold now.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 6:35:32 AM EDT
Get some Kroil and let it soak for about 10 minutes, then throw it in the trash
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 12:16:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 12:16:56 PM EDT by P-245]
Pull the bullets with a pair of pliers, dump the powder on the lawn and toss the brass in the trash.
We are not dealing with nuclear waste here.

+1.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 4:57:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By P-245:
Pull the bullets with a pair of pliers
Ok, bullet puller hammer and salvage the bullets

dump the powder on the lawn
Ok, or burn it on the sidewalk

toss the brass in the trash
Pop the primer first in the chamber, then put the brass in the scrap bucket

We are not dealing with nuclear waste here.





Just send them to me and I'll salvage the bullets.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:07:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By norwood:

Originally Posted By 1IV:
Any type of oil in a buket with the ammo submerged for two weeks, then throw it away it will be inert.



I'm not sure that will work for sealed surplus ammo.



Yep...It will. Even sealed starts to leak after 2 weeks of submersion.

Tack
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:15:15 PM EDT
put it in the micro-wave and post the video here

J/k
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