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Old February 6, 2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Finding live rounds

What do you do with the live rounds that you always seem to find laying
around your shooting range. Do you throw them out, or maybe put them in the burn barrel or even shoot them off or shoot at them??

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Old February 6, 2013, 10:33 PM   #2
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My range has a "dud can", so I just toss them in there.
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Old February 6, 2013, 10:35 PM   #3
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There are no ranges in my neck of the woods, but I have stopped by a few places used by others to check for brass. Every once in a while I will find a live round in a caliber I reload.

I will pull the bullet and dump the powder. The other components become a reload.
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Old February 6, 2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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i usually save em for a buddy of mine to pull and reload ... I never try to fire any center fire rounds that possibly could be hand loads from someone who doesnt know what they are doing. odds are probably a million to one but I wouldnt take the risk on possible damaging a firearm.
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Old February 6, 2013, 11:22 PM   #5
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I'm a cartridge collector.........I dump them in my trade bin!
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Old February 6, 2013, 11:24 PM   #6
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The few ranges I go to, there's a dud can. I just throw them in there.
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Old February 6, 2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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I never try to fire any center fire rounds that possibly could be hand loads from someone who doesnt know what they are doing. odds are probably a million to one but I wouldnt take the risk on possible damaging a firearm.
+1. One of my firearms safety rules- and one that I've taught to new shooters and my kids- is to NEVER use ammo of unknown origin.
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Old February 7, 2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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I remember as a kid one of the neighbors who would get in to his fathers reloading stuff and make up rounds that would probably blow a gun apart it it was ever shot. He thought it was funny to leave these loaded cartridges at the shooting range. (I do not know if anyone ever shot them or blew up their gun.)

I refuse to shoot reloads that someone else has made.

I do not know if the round I found at the range is a reload, a factory round, or one of the type that idiot used to leave at the range.

I pull the round apart and reuse what I can or toss them in the recycle bin afterwards.
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Old February 7, 2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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My range has a "dud can", so I just toss them in there.
Ditto.
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Old February 8, 2013, 03:43 PM   #10
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My range has a "dud can", so I just toss them in there.
It was stressed at our last Gun Club meeting that Dud's and other possibly live ammo, To Not put it in the Range Brass can!!!!
Our range certainly cann't be the only one with this problem.
In an old article by Mr. Ayoob, he wrote, that if no other method of disposal is avalible to bury the cartridges deep, he did say in a plastic wrap for some reason. Here
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