View Full Version : cartridges with bad brass

12-17-2006, 5:38 PM
I recently picked up some 8mm mauser surplus and a couple of the cartridges have cracks in the brass, right where the round is seated in the neck. I'm assuming I should probably just toss em, How dangerous would it be to fire these?

12-17-2006, 5:46 PM
Very. Pull them down. Blow the primers. Recycle the brass. Sprinkle the powder in your garden.

12-17-2006, 8:43 PM
I disagree with sprinkling the powder in your garden, it's much more fun to put it in a little pile and burn it. Imagine that you sprinkled this stuff in your garden and your unsuspecting smoking friend maybe tosses a lit smoke down where you dumped this stuff, it'd scare the heck outa them had you sprinkled enough about..