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My brother gave me 400 rounds of Wolf in the steel cased 7.62x39 variety. The casing has some light surface rust.

Should I use it as is?

Don't use it?

Clean it? (how?)


I was going to clean them with the wire wheel and use it. Will I harm my SKS? or myself or any bystanders?
 

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You can just put it in a case tumbler. My friend had a bunch of that crap. It wouldn't feed. He tumbled it and it worked fine.
 

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I`d clean it with some fine steel wool. Live rounds floping around in any kind of case tumbler is a VERY bad idea. :shaking:
 

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Don't use oil or wd40 though. It can ruin the primers or powder
 

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I`d clean it with some fine steel wool. Live rounds floping around in any kind of case tumbler is a VERY bad idea. :shaking:
I thought about this- but for 400 this will be time consuming. Can I use the wire wheel on the benchtop grinder?
 

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I thought about this- but for 400 this will be time consuming. Can I use the wire wheel on the benchtop grinder?
I would rather spend the $40 on a cheap case tumbler
 

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Hell, given that it's probablygoing through an AK, I'd shoot some of it first, and only worry about it if it fails to feed. ;)

Then... I'm with Gil. I'd rather spend $40 on a tumbler than hand-polish 400 rounds.
 

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I know a guy who tumbled some reloaded 223...he blew up his upper...


I say tumble that 7.62...I did it to some indian crap...
 

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I once heard some guy state that he tumbled all his "match" ammo because of the fact gunpowder settles during transport. :shaking:

So hey, if it works for $$$$ match shooters, then go for it.


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I thought about this- but for 400 this will be time consuming. Can I use the wire wheel on the benchtop grinder?
I think I would draw the line at something that moves at 3500 rpm:flipoff2:

Flinging loaded ammo about the room could get exciting. Lots of pointy things in my shop. With my luck a flying cartrige would fly tail first into the horn of my anvil:nuke:
 

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I think I would draw the line at something that moves at 3500 rpm:flipoff2:

Flinging loaded ammo about the room could get exciting. Lots of pointy things in my shop. With my luck a flying cartrige would fly tail first into the horn of my anvil:nuke:


I did think about that as I cleaned about 60 of them this morning via wire wheel. I was careful to not let them get caught on a wire:).

In doing the cleaning I found two of them where the case was rusted so bad there was a hole in it- I did not fire those two!!

How do ya'all dispose of bad ammo? Take apart and burn the gun powder?? Throw in the trash? Throw them down range next time you are there?
 

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How do ya'all dispose of bad ammo? Take apart and burn the gun powder?? Throw in the trash? Throw them down range next time you are there?
Most of the ranges I frequent have a tub thing (looks like a clearing barrel) were someone can dispose of any hangfires.
 

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I did think about that as I cleaned about 60 of them this morning via wire wheel. I was careful to not let them get caught on a wire:).

If you managed to keep all your fingers in the process-You Win!:flipoff2:
 

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If there's a hole in the case pour some oil on it or better yet soak it in WD-40. The WD-40 will render the primer useless. Dispose of in the trash or any other place you want.
 

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Kenetic puller. Set up and WACK! Never tried it on steel case though.
 
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