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Bad Ammunition

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by sailordawg, May 24, 2012.

  1. sailordawg

    sailordawg Fairview, OR New Member

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    I purchased some .223 ammo at a gun show about a year ago. I had a couple of misfires (1 in 12). I purchased a large amount (500 rounds) and I have about 200 left. The problem is I went shooting last weekend and the misfires turned into (1 in 6). I ended up having to unjam my rifle and download once or twice per magazine. I have pretty much declared the ammunition bad. The problem is how do I dispose of it? Does anyone know of a place I can turn the ammunition in at? I just want it disposed of before I have something bigger than a misfire. Thanks.

    Justin
    (sailordawg)
     
  2. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    I have been told if you call your local Police Department, local range, or leave them in diesel fuel.
     
  3. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    I'll take it.
     
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  4. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    Is it brass cased / reloadable? if it is someone might want to disassemble the ammo and reuse the cases and projectiles. If it is steel cased i don't know what to tell ya. Maybe check with your local gun shop?
     
  5. sailordawg

    sailordawg Fairview, OR New Member

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    Yes it is brass cased I just personally do not know anyone in the area that reloads. I will check with Keiths they are just up the road.
     
  6. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    No need to scrap it, etc....

    Put up a post on here and give it away to someone that will take the rounds apart and reuse the components.
     
  7. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Give it to some of those morons that like to build huge campfires, drink gallons of beer or tequila (sometimes both at the same time), play their radios real loud, all while out camping (or pretending they're hunting). It's a given that one of those fools will end up throwing a few of those "duds" in the fire. Maybe it will "thin the herd" somewhat:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  8. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    That sort of ammo problem demonstrates the very real need for a 5.56 revolver :D
     
  9. optiontrigger

    optiontrigger Snohomish County, WA Member

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    Just out of curiosity, was this the only ammo you shot when the problems occured? Otherwise, it could be a hang-up with your AR - lube, springs, etc. If your AR is also used for SD, with only a few hundred rounds left, it could be a good opportunity to practice problem and clearance drills.
     
  10. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I've had similar experiences with the bulk-reloaded ammo from the gun show. Varying powder weights and types being the problem. Friend bought some .40 and the charges over a 30 round sample that I pulled down went from 7gr to 9gr. Cases and bullets were the same, but the powder variance was just wonky.

    As stated before go ahead and either sell it on here as components or donate it as the same.
     
  11. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Or a good "Lever Gun".
     
  12. sailordawg

    sailordawg Fairview, OR New Member

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    Thanks, one of the other members is going to take it.