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Old December 7, 2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Will dropping a round in the dog bowl ruin it?

Silly of me I know, but will it?
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Old December 7, 2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Food bowl or water bowl? If food bowl, wipe it off and it’s good. If water bowl, I wouldn’t trust it for self defense, but I’d still try it at the range.
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Old December 7, 2013, 11:38 PM   #3
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It's fine. Shoot it.
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Old December 7, 2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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It shouldn't hurt the dog a bit, unless he eats it.

Just dry it off and shoot it first chance you get. At a range, not in self defense.
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Old December 7, 2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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Water bowl.
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Old December 8, 2013, 12:06 AM   #6
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I think the water bowl will be just fine, unless you dropped the round from high altitude in a vacuum.
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Old December 8, 2013, 12:06 AM   #7
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I have a little hydroponics system in my garage. There's a 55 gallon water barrel which pumps to two tupperware tubs and then drains.

That water barrel also happens to be a great backstop for clearing a gun and dry fire. So one day I take my gun out of the holster and point it at the barrel and rack the slide. The loaded round flies about 10 feet to my right and lands in a puddle of orange mineral filled water in one of the bins.

I have enough self defense ammo that I just replaced it. Don't trust that one.
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Old December 8, 2013, 04:21 AM   #8
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With short term exposure, it won't hurt anything.


Even with a few minutes of exposure, it's good.
A few years back, I dropped a few rounds of .30-06 Hornady Custom ammunition in my brother's beer, while he wasn't looking. He didn't notice, until the Accubond's plastic tip hit his lip. It shot just fine.


(I've tested ammunition for reliability after water submersion for up to 140 days in 8 inches of water. All types survived for more than 14 days, and several types survived more than 40 days. A quick dunking in 1-2 inches is nothing.)
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Old December 8, 2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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You did not say what kind of ammo.... so....

Assuming it is factory loaded new center-fire ammo I would have no worries. Storing it in water would be bad idea, the occasional bath no issues.

Unless-
- it was shotgun ammo and it stayed in there more than a second or two
- or most any type of .22lr rimfire


I would dispose of the either of those without shooting them.
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Old December 8, 2013, 11:45 AM   #10
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9mm Luger and just for 2 or 3 seconds.
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Old December 8, 2013, 05:37 PM   #11
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One of the advantages of the self contained ammunition we use, over the paper cartridges used in the civil war, is that it is very waterproof. You really have to try to introduce water into the interior.
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Old December 8, 2013, 06:19 PM   #12
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What kind of 9mm ammo? Most high quality duty rounds have sealed primers.
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Old December 8, 2013, 06:47 PM   #13
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Modern ammo is really quite excellent

Long term submersion is probably not a great idea, but wet ammo is not a concern in nearly any modern firearm.
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Old December 8, 2013, 07:25 PM   #14
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Hey, Mel Gibson shot Jet Li under water.

No problem.
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Old December 8, 2013, 07:27 PM   #15
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No biggie, just shoot it - have you never hunted or shot in the rain or snow before?
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Old December 9, 2013, 09:29 AM   #16
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Hey, Mel Gibson shot Jet Li under water.

No problem.
Scientific proof at its finest!
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Old December 9, 2013, 10:13 AM   #17
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Most centerfire ammunition functions perfectly well under water.
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Old December 9, 2013, 03:58 PM   #18
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Hope you got it before the dog ate it. Not sure how that would affect it.
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Old December 9, 2013, 04:46 PM   #19
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I have vacuum pumps, if I decide to test a case for leakage, sealing at the primer or neck of the case I can place loaded ammo in a jar full of water and place a vacuum on it. Bubbles escaping from around the primer and or neck of the case will indicate I do not have primers that did not seal and bullet that did not seal in the neck, and if I have a split neck the split neck will show bubbles.

I want all the bullet hold I can get, loose necks cause bubbles.

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Old December 9, 2013, 08:34 PM   #20
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Hope you got it before the dog ate it. Not sure how that would affect it.
You'd have to keep him pointed downrange until made safe.
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Old December 9, 2013, 10:53 PM   #21
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Too bad we don't have "Like" buttons in here! Not down range, but I pointed Blue the beagle at the vermin outside!
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Old December 10, 2013, 05:38 PM   #22
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Just wipe that bowl down and re fill it with fresh water, it sould still hold water.
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Old December 16, 2013, 01:57 PM   #23
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If the dog swallows it, just make sure you don't also drop a firing pin into the same bowl. That could cause an explosive situation for the dog! Personally I would just try to shoot it and if it didn't fire, dispose of it.
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Old January 8, 2014, 12:14 PM   #24
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Did you not know the round would EGECT when you racked the slide???? Confused
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Old January 8, 2014, 10:46 PM   #25
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While out hunting once I found a 12ga shotgun round laying in the water of a river. No idea how long it had been there.

Curiosity got the best of me and I shook the water off and loaded it in my gun and fired it at a stump. It went bang just like it should. I saw no other hunters that day so I'm assuming it had to have been in the water at least overnight.

Modern ammo is pretty tough when it comes to water immersion.
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