Ammo that survived a fire?

InTheWeeds

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AS some of you know, I had an incident with my reloading equipment a few weeks ago. Some of my loaded ammo survived without detonating. I'm trying to figure out how to dispose of it. I would assume it doesnt take alot of heat to detonate a primer, so Im curious if the brass may still be in good enough shape to discharge once at the range? If not, how would I go about disposing of it?
 

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Re: Ammo that survived a fire?

Don't risk a second tragadey. If you can pull it do it and save the bullets for foulers. Toss the brass in a scrap bucket and torch the powder.

Terry
 

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Re: Ammo that survived a fire?

I agree with the others.I would pull the bullets,put the brass in the scrap can,junk the powder.Its not worth another accident.Any new news on the cause of your fire? Pete
 

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    Re: Ammo that survived a fire?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Ghogs Nightmare</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If ya didnt want to torch the powder (great for getting rid of ants btw) you can always put it in the garden an mix it around makes a decent fertilizer. </div></div>

    just don't smoke while pulling weeds
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    Greg Langelius *

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    Re: Ammo that survived a fire?

    Careful burning pulled powder. A friend's commercial range and gun store burned completely after some dummy fired a bang stick against the floor and residual powder went up.

    While I have doubts about both the safety and efficacy of shooting the ammo, I also note that most of what I'm reading is based on conjecture, however well meaning.

    My first impulse would be to disassemble and discard the combustibles, chambering/firing the primers in the disassembled cases; but there's still that nagging little curiosity tickling the backside of my pointy little mind.

    Greg