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Ammo in the dryer

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by William Jones, May 31, 2016.

  1. William Jones

    William Jones Longview Wa Member

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    Well, I managed to piss off the wife today. Remember to take your speed strip out of your pocket when you put your jeans in the laundry. Tried to assure her that it was totally safe, but she was not amused.
     
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Show her this pic and tell her not to worry.

    20120425105914_1962warehouse1.jpg
     
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  3. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    What's going on in that picture?
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Numrich Gun Parts had a building collapse after a storm and they cleaned up the vintage military ammo with scoop buckets after pushing it all into a pile with the Caterpillar.
     
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  5. 70cyclone

    70cyclone Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    yeah...not going to test that theory myself
     
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  6. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I washed a bunch of .22 I had in my pocket once, didn't try to shoot it though.
     
  7. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I did that with 8 rounds of .45 in the wash AND dryer! The wife just looked at me in that strange way that says were not even going there! Hay, its a new way to tumble your brass:cool:
     
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  8. No_Regerts

    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't shoot it. Propellant granules are designed with burn inhibitors to achieve a certain burn rate. If the ammo was jostled around enough, the granules can separate and cause unpredictable pressure spikes.
     
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  9. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Used to find ammo both live and blank in the washers and dryers in the barracks fairly often.
    Maybe those "lost socks" need ammo for their firearms? LOL
    Andy
     
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  10. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Every week ammo is found in the washer and dryer. It's put in a container on top of the washer. Even a few 12ga plastic shells that were in a side pocket in a pit of shorts made it all the way thru and were found in the dryer.

    Mostly .22 lr a few 30-06's. I've tested them all out of curiosity... All functioned 100%..
    I tried a couple of the old paper hull 12ga shells. Set them out in the sun to dry. I'm surprised they ignited, but the wadding only made it out about 5' and pellets had no energy.
     
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  11. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    didnt u know that those paper shells actually are CQB rounds that minimize collateral damage??:D
     
  12. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Seems like every time I come back from a training class I end up with round of .45 buried deep down in a side pocket. The come out really really clean though.
     
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  13. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Elma, WA Well-Known Member

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    If I did that I'd have to worry about more than my brass being tumbled.:confused:
     
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