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    dodgy bullet

    Guys a quick bit of help pls.

    How do you make a dodgy round safe?

    I have a .22/250 bullet with a crease in the casing so it wont chamber. I always thought shotgun cartridges were a pain to deal with but I'm clueless what to do with the bullet

    Should I just take it back to the gun room

    cheers

    SDD

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    either pull the head, or cut the case below the head.

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    ?

    and the primer? or is it ok to chuck whats left in the bin?

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    SDD

    Check out this link:

    http://conventionalpistol.blogspot.c...g-primers.html

    According to their research the suggestion to soak the primer in oil or water to deactivate it is only temporary. In the end you need to make it go bang!

    willie_gunn

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    Surely you can take the head off and then just throw it is a bonfire. It will go bang but nothing will hit anyone!
    Please correct me if I am wrong as this is what I have done before.

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    Andy - you can do that....but not very useful if you want to reload it again

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    If I pull the head out and get rid of the powder. Then cut the case behind the crease could I put the "head" in the rifle and fire the primer or is that really a very dumb idea?

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    Carefully pull the bullet & throw the case in a pond.
    Dont try and cut the case with the bullet & powder in it

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    Dodgy Bullet

    Hi SDD,

    Using a bullet puller remove the head, empty out the powder. Dispose of powder safely by soaking it in water. Squirt oil or WD40 into bullet case thus pacifying the primer and then remove primer using a resizing die. Dispose of primer. Take case back to shop/manufacturer and demand a refund.

    Willie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy L
    Surely you can take the head off and then just throw it is a bonfire. It will go bang but nothing will hit anyone!
    Please correct me if I am wrong as this is what I have done before.
    Andy, you had me in stitches with that one mate.

    wadas

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