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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Disposing of really, REALLY old ammo Reply with quote

As we continue to go through my Father in Law's items I found some very old boxes of shotgun shells.

Some are completely rotted out spilling shot all over the place, some look like they are close to falling apart and some look like they could still be shot.

How do I safely dispose of them?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same problem with some .45,.38, and 30-06 bullets my grandmother had. I hope someone gives some advice on this.  
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take them to a local gun shop. If the shotgun shells are paper, they might want them for collector pieces. If they are junk, they will know how to dispose of them and might do it for you.  
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fire barrell works good. :)  
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any danger in transporting them to a local gun shop?
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be fine. If you're really worried fill a 5 gallon bucket with water and transport them in there. I'd bet you can take them to a fire department too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take em to the local police station!
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking from a fire department standpoint I don't believe that would be the place to take them. I would try the police station or evem contact someone like the national guard or coast guard just to be on the safe side.
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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DON'T put them in a fire barrel! You will get hurt real quick. Powder charges in ammo will be good for more than 50 years. The ammo will detonate when exposed to flame, and it won't take long to go boom. I'll take them off your hands. If your local I can pick them up.They will be safe to transport
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all for the advice

The ammo is in Charlotte so I will bring it to a local gun shop. I completely forgot but the gun shop owner was a friend of my Father in Law and I need to do a little shopping for a carry weapon anyway. Kill two birds with one stone
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