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Spent Primers

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by rich79, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. rich79

    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    I take it you guys throw them away?
    Here's some ideas while we're on lockdown.

    1) small pistol/rifle will fire out of a crappy 177 air rifle.
    2) load them into shotgun cartridges.
    3) melt them down & make sculptures out of them.
    4) Take them down to the beach when all this is over & bury a few in little hole's all over the place, keeps the metal detectorists busy.
     
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  2. The burpster

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    4 is hilarious......:thumb:
     
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    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    Like the idea of number 4. :laff::laff:
     
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    Definitely number 4. I'll also bury my old Berdan .303 cases on the beach to make it interesting for them, maybe even a couple of dummy rounds!
     
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  6. gasman

    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    You know I was thinking about this yesterday, if they was washed, do you think you could use them as Media in my tumbler?
     
  7. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    This topic has come up before on other forums Mark, and the general consensus appears to be that because of the lead residues that remain in spent primers they are best just disposed of carefully.
     
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    rich79 Lovin the smell of cordite in the morning

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    They're made out of very thin brass so probably won't do alot either as well as pump lead & nasties into the room!
     
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    I keep all my spent primers in jars so if the FEO comes at renewal and asks why I don’t buy much ammo he can count the primers if he likes.
     
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    That's cruel re the metal detectorists, funny but cruel!
    I remember doing a bit of detecting in the cotswolds several years ago and it being ruined by literally hundreds of deformed 303 rounds and empty cases. Could not figure it out till a guy who runs a museum there told be the bombers returning used to jettison the jam ups and spent cases just before landing. They weren't supposed to, but they did.
     
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    Mine just shrugs his shoulders and rolls his eyes and says something like “oh yeah that’s right you’re one of those”.......:laff:
     
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    If only they were all like that!
     
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    I had one cop count my ammo on a renewal; I told him that if I'd known he was going to do that I'd have emptied them all into one plastic bag. (.22 limit is 12,000 rounds);) Luckily for him they were all in the 500 round packs.
     
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    Thanks mate I’ll give that a miss lol
     
  15. gasman

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    Yeah think you’re right mate don’t fancy that :rolleyes:
     
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    My mates dad found a 50cal round LIVE too in the middle of a field in my old village, their was a airfield in WW2 for US bombers, must have cleared the guns coming in too land
     
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    To make number 4 more interesting bury them with some dog poo to make it really fun for the metal detectorists
     
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    You have an evil mind my friend!:)
     
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    back in the 70s my father used to shoot around the Bedforshire and Cambridgeshire WW2 airfields before they were all flattened, I used to have a rummage around in the old shelters and bunkers, I regularly picked up live 50 cals, a couple of clips of 30/06, 303 and one .45ACP.
    Best-worst find was we were shooting at Staughton or Kimbolton ( probably the latter it was over 40 years ago) and had the hide in a low ditch on the edge of the airfield.
    Kicking my feet in the mud ...as you do in cold weather... I turfed up a mills grenade.

    My dad was 'hmmm don't think you should kick that anymore....now bloody stand still and stop fidgeting about'
    As I remember he wasn't overly concerned, not happy with being off the pigeon flight line, he packed up the hide, moved the decoys and set up 50 yards down the hedge.
    Called the bomb squad on the Monday ( had another days pigeon shooting first), they came the next day and found two more.
    Blew them up..they were live.
     
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    You don't find German stuff over here because their brass was caught in bags & taken back, they were quite hard up for raw materials apparently.
     

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