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Disposing of Berdan brass with primer

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by seagravedriver, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. seagravedriver

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    I have some 9mm Makarov, how I ended up with it, I don't know. I have been removing the components, but it still leaves me with primed brass. How do I get rid of this junk? Soak in oil, WD 40? I am open for suggestions.
     
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    Throw it in the trash?
     

  3. CitizenOfDreams

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    Give it to someone who uses 9x18 Makarov? :dunno:
     
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    drop it at the indoor range that won't allow you to pick up your brass
     
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  5. thePirho

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    fire it as none cycling blanks at the range? Could you do that in a normal 9mm? and just rack the slide for each shell, would be minorly fun at least
     
  6. seagravedriver

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    That was my first plan. But, seeing overreacting nowadays, I was a bit concerned. My luck it would take some dudes eye out when he runs the hydraulics in the garbage truck, or they may see it and freak. I suppose I could make it corrode and go away in a can in a year or so.
     
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    Never been to one. If I bring my own ammo and shoot it the brass belongs to me not them. Period!
     
  8. gwalchmai

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    Why not just reload the cases? I assume you're reloading 9x18 or why would you be keeping the bullets?
     
  9. Doby45

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    Drop it in your recycle bucket. Scrap places do in fact buy brass.
     
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    Why are you removing the 'components'? You do know that the 9mm Makarov is a 0.363 bullet vs. a typical 9mm 0.355 bullet, right? Just wanting to make sure that you aren't thinking of reloading those bullets for one of your non-9mm Mak guns.

    If everything was intact, I am sure you might find someone close by that could use it. Maybe you could buy a PA63 or CZ82 in order to get rid of it?
     
  12. Glock2008

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    Recycle it as Brass. It doesn't matter if the primers are live. recycling plants run spent brass casings though a machine that makes sure there not live by smashing them.
     
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    Your instincts are telling you to do the right thing. Don't throw them in trash, or recycle them as they are. Primers are considered explosives and hazardous. Saok them in WD-40, kerosene, or a similar solvent to render them safe. Then recyle them, knowing that no one is going to get hurt. Personally, I crush my bad brass at the end to render them useless.

    I would hate to be around and see what happens if a batch of primed brass is thrown into a smelting pot.
     
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    Local pond, creek, river.
     
  15. gwalchmai

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    WD-40 and similar solvents only kill primers while they're wet. They'll pop when they dry out. Many junk dealers won't accept any brass cases at all because of this. If you want to render them "safe", shoot 'em. Even with the bullets pulled the firing pin will pop the primer.
     
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    put em in a 50 cal ammo can then cook em off in a fire I seriously doubt anything could escape the ammo can and fly
     
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    They never make it that far. My parents own a scrap yard, we buy brass casings as range brass. They are kept seperate from plain old yellow brass. Upon reaching a foundry they are ran through a machine that smashes and detonates primers before they are ever even loaded into a smelter.
     
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    drop them in a bucket of water, or advertise them on here for the cost of shipping
     
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    throw em on the campfire and watch your buddies scramble... better than thunder bombs :whistling:
     
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    Post up and see if there is a local reloading group or someone who would use them. Sometimes ranges have a dud bucket or the local LEO might have a way to dispose of surplus ammo?