Home Ammo Pro Tip: “Never, I mean never, wash a .260 Remington cartridge in... AmmoPersonal Defense Pro Tip: “Never, I mean never, wash a .260 Remington cartridge in the dishwasher” By Robert Farago - December 21, 2013 51 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email 2006lariat at ford-truck.com reports that he “found a way to make the wife very angry.” His advice: don’t go there. [h/t BL] Post Views: 14 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mark and Patricia McCloskey Went Shopping For New Guns Days After Plea Deal JUNETEENTH/FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND IN CHICAGO: 8 Murdered, 49 Wounded in America’s Largest Open-Air Range [VIDEO] It’s Important to Counter Media-Driven ‘Assault Weapon’ Misinformation Whenever We Can 51 COMMENTS Never wash any of your cartridges in the dishwasher!!! Reply Post-wash/rinse heat cycle? That’s one hot dishwasher. Reply Or did it just fall into the dishwasher’s integrated garbage disposal? Reply This is my guess. Bet that primer is unfired. Reply Later in the thread on that site, he explains that it went off when the heat cycle started, and just the primer went off, without igniting the powder. Reply “911. What’s your emergency?” “My dishwasher is trying to kill me!!! Hurry, send someone with a bazooka!! “ Reply ummm that is not a pro tip. thats not even an introductory tip. Reply To be fair, it IS obvious that you don’t DO that. But I didn’t know a dishwasher could heat up enough to cook off a round. I imagine the same advice applies to clothes dryers. Reply … but washing my 9 mm is still okay, right? Reply Only if it is not +p Reply Yeah, I don’t know much about this, and not sure I believe what I know. I guess maybe if the round fell directly on the heating element and then sat there, but since my heating element is elevated off the floor of the dishwasher, that seems like it’d be pretty hard to do. Reply My machines’ heating elements are about 3/4″ off the bottom of the tub, with a few supports. It would be pretty easy for a rifle cartridge to land such that it was propped up against a very hot surface. It might be statistically unlikely, but I could certainly see it happening. Reply Tupperware pistols are still dishwasher safe, correct? Reply Top rack only. Reply Exactly. Until the wife saw me doing that. Used to throw GG in the dishwasher after matches. Now it’s only when she’s gone to work. Good grief, she wanted to wash the inside of the dishwasher. She’s blonde. Reply That looks mechanically shredded not detonated. If it fired the case and bullet would separate with very little inertia. Might break a couple dishes but the case would not rupture like that. Reply I personally witnessed the aftermath of a 20mm aircraft cannon round that detonated out of battery. The case was shredded in a very similar manner. It’s a larger scale, but I would assume the same principles still apply. Additionally, it looks like the primer (albeit missing the anvil) is sitting at the top right of the image. I doubt mechanically shredding the round would have popped the primer out, especially since the case head looks undamaged. Reply Yeah I guess a necked down rifle cartridge with a tightly seated bullet might do that. Still leaves the question of how it happened inside a dishwasher. Reply The case CAN rupture like that if exposed to heat. Some idiots in my army unit placed a 7.62X51 round on an electric stove burner to “watch it melt.” One went to the ER with a piece of the case that went damn near through his wrist. Reply In fact, it does very much resemble an out-of-battery detonation. I’ve seen plenty. Reply I clean my ammo with steel wool and Hawkeye vodka. It’s cheaper than rubbing alcohol. Reply is “Hawkeye vodka” a M.A.S.H reference or an actual brand of vodka? Reply And it recycles….hic! Reply It’s a brand sold in Iowa. As cheap as it gets… Reply How in the Sam-hell…?! Reply 9mm are meant to be cleaned in a washing machine, or in a pinch, an ultrasonic cleaner. They always work for me afterward with a nice clean bang. Reply I think he probably meant that he found a NEW way to make the wife very angry. Reply Wonder if anybody’s ever micro waved a round of ammo? Reply Don’t give anyone any ideas… remember there’s a reason your iron has a warning label that says remove clothes before ironing. Reply Heeeeere’s your sign… Reply Bad idea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X4zm4dR1Bs That was just an egg. Reply Reminds me, I haven’t watched peep-jousting in good long time. Reply Check the demolition ranch YouTube channel….22 LR then .50 BMG Reply I did. His wife must be as patient as mine. Reply OMG, now I need to go buy a cheap microwave and an extension cord! I will buy a microwave just to try it… Reply What about for cleaning your empty brass? Reply Pro Tip: “Never, I mean never, wash a .260 Remington cartridge in a .30-30 Winchester dishwasher” Reply Why in the world would anyone who is not brain damaged think that running cartridges through the dishwasher is a good idea? Who the hell washes cartridges anyway? Geez Louise! Reply I’m thinking it got in there accidentally. The alternative is just too painful to contemplate. Reply Why do they put “caution hot” warnings on stoves? Same reason! Reply Only firearms are dishwasher safe, not their food. How many times must I repeat this? Reply ….sooooo….keep your rifles clean and your powder dry? Reply I think this post goes over-the-top with its blanket prohibition, just because the guy failed to use the cartridge baskets provided with the dishwasher. Reply This is how Murphy washes his dishes Reply I can just see it now, this will ignite another debate over which caliber is the most effective dishwasher round. Reply Worst Ive done is to burn up my favorite wooden sauce spoon. Still use it but its kinda smallish today. Reply Somewhere a new Facebook page is being registered for… MAID – Mayors Against Illegal Dishwashers Moms Demand Action for Dishwasher Safety in America S.T.A.R. – Straight Talk About Rinse Reply I have seen the results of cartridges going off in commercial dryers a couple of times. People just don’t check there pockets well enough. 😉 Reply I had a buddy who had to go to the ER after pounding 22 shells with a hammer. One went off. Who would have thought? Got brass shrapnel in his hand. Damn lucky. Reply I’ll put whatever _I_ want in _MY_ dishwasher, that _I_ paid for. Got it, lady? :-p Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.