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displaying your bullets on a shelf

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shotgunsrfun, Jan 22, 2010.

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  1. shotgunsrfun

    shotgunsrfun member

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    Has anyone done this? display there calibers on a shelf/mount/ledge/etc.

    It will not make the bullet go off because it is standing up straight?
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  2. rattletrap1970

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    Ummm. No.
    Putting loaded ammo in a tumbler for 3 days won't make it go off, so, it will be fine on a shelf. If you are displaying a collection though you may want to spray them with clear laquer because they will tarnish and grow dull over time.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Bullets can't go off.
    Bullets are just inanimate lead or lead/copper projectiles.

    A Loaded Round of ammo can go off, but they won't, if setting on a shelf.

    The only two things that can cause them to go off is heat from a fire, or something striking the primer with enough force to set it off.

    rc
     
  4. mcdonl

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    I wouldn't do it. The harmonic vibrations in a house, transfer to the shelf... if one of those rounds are sitting on a finish nail, well... you can just imagine what could happen.
     
  5. thorazine

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    Only concern I would have is coordinating the cartridges with the drapes and furniture scheme.
     
  6. HGUNHNTR

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    +1 Clips vs. Magazines-----Rounds of Ammunition vs. Bullets, correct terminolgy will make discussions more useful.
     
  7. kanook

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    Please do tell what will or could happen.

    I am under the belief that nothing will happen
     
  8. N003k

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    Kanook, given the 'finishing nail' bit, I'm guessing he was being sarcastic.

    Basically yea, the worst you need to worry about is coordinating the furniture, and making sure they don't get tarnished.
     
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    My goodness, you must be worried sick every night about if you're worried about resonance frequency and all that.

    Unless you go banging on the primers with a hammer and nail or you decide to torch your house I don't see any problems in displaying rounds.
     
  10. 2000Yards

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    People tend to miss the sarcasm when you omit the emoticon...

    Take your pick: ;) :rolleyes: :neener: :scrutiny:
     
  11. The Bushmaster

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    There's still that "coordinating with the furniture and drapes" problem...
     
  12. mcdonl

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    Ok. I will take this one :neener:
     
  13. Zach S

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    I have very few calibers. In order, from pansy to manly;
    Pistols: .22lr, .38special, 9mm, .45 ACP.

    Rifles: .22lr, 9mm, .223, .45ACP.

    One could argue about .223 being in the wrong spot. It is a more powerful round than .45 auto, however, my .223 rifle is an AR15 that weighs half of what my tommygun does.

    My point is, I really dont have a lot to display.

    ETA: HA! If I'm ever in a position where I need an excuse to buy a gun, I'll have to remember this thread...

    "But honey, I have to by the CZ52. The 7.62x25 slot is still empty in my ammo display. I cant buy a box of ammo for one round, the other 49 rounds will go to waste!"
     
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  14. shotgunsrfun

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    Thanks for info.
     
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    A shallow shadowbox type display case with a glass/plexiglass cover would be best. Otherwise, they'll be getting dusty all the time, and falling over/off the shelf, and your patience will be tested frequently. People have been doing this for years, I think you used to be able to buy pre-made cartridge boards back in the days. Sure seen a lot of 'em here and there.
     
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    ********** The following is 80% rant (pet peeve) and 20% info. ***********

    Hmmmmmmm... How about using the correct nomenclature.... especially in you post title?

    Bullets are just shaped hunks of various metals.
    Now, AMMO (which is what I assume you are talking about) can only go off under very specific circumstances. One way is the strike the primer with a reasonably pointed item. The other is to toss them into a fire.

    Barring either of those two things happening, your shelf display is very safe.

    P.S. Sorry for the smart-mouthed reply but I really wish everyone would take a second or two/to/too to/too/two proof-read/reed their/there/they're posts.
    No one - including me - writes perfectly but some posts are just atrocious.
     
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  17. rcmodel

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    Many will argure that it makes no differance.

    Go to the reloading forum and it will make a whole lot of differance if you are talking about bullets or rounds I betcha.

    "What's the OAL of a .308 bullet supposed to be?"
    "Oh about .750" inch I guess. What bullet brand & weight?"
    "Seems awful short. Mines over 2" long."


    rc
     
  18. 9MMare

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    Hmm, they'd clash with my decor, which has alot of brushed nickel.

    Do they make 9mm bullets cased in brushed nickel? If so, maybe I'll switch............
     
  19. TonyDedo

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    Careful, leave those pointy bullets sitting out in the open, you might poke your eye out.
     
  20. 9MMare

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    For a slightly different perspective, the writing style of email and the Internet is different than other types of writing. It's intended to be fast and convenient. As long as your meaning gets across and people do not have to struggle to read it (like all caps, no paragraphs, odd formatting, etc).....I dont see the point in adding extra burden on the writer. Personally, if I dont feel like taking an extra second to proof, I dont. And if I do, it's to make sure I'm being clear, not proper.

    Esp on recreational forums. I know how to properly use 'to' and 'there,' etc. but am often in a hurry, lazy, or focused on content rather than minor points, and still may use the wrong one.

    And I usually use ' ' quotes instead of " " because I just dont feel like using the Shift key. So sue me! Just kidding but my meaning would still be clear.

    I'm a professional writer & editor, and it doesnt bother me....YMMV. It's not always an indication of ignorance. When it ventures into the territory of 'atrocious,' well I can see your point.

    (See how I left the period off the abbreviated 'especially?" It was intentional...just didnt bother.) :evil:
     
  21. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    +1 on the lacquer idea. I dipped my display ones in a satin finish polyurethane.
     
  22. THE DARK KNIGHT

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    That's why I love using a Mac. The operating system highlights green/red any misspelling or grammar errors that I make and has the right click to correct button :-D wherever you type, whether it's web browser, forms, anywhere.
     
  23. R. Deckard

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    I would never do that

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    Deckard ;)
     
  24. 9MMare

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwww.
     
  25. wishin

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    9MMare

    Does the period belong before or after the last parenthesis mark?:neener:
     
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