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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:40 pm

frankrede wrote:Launch it into a large trashcan tipped on its side,

of course it would be just like throwing it into the dumpster at a smaller scale, thats the kind of answer I'm looking for

I'm pretty aware of these concerns but I still don't care, its easy to protect yourself from something as brittle as paper thin glass, mercury vapor I'm a little skeptical on most mercury threats, the cold weather ought to reduce the threat a little for that tiny amount of mercury released, my reasoning may not be able to dismiss your claims but it still puts it out most of my worries. I still want to at least try it in my pneumatic, I'll tell you what happens after I get around to it
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:27 am

As stated, it contains mercury vapor and as such is classified as a HAZMAT item. We should never shoot anything that is dangerous to the environment. The glass is a minor issue.

"The amount of mercury in a standard lamp can vary dramatically, from 3 to 46 mg"
Around 5-7 of the tubes can contaminate a ~2 mile stretch of stream or river.

My point, if you want to get rid of the tubes, find someone locally who can recycle it properly.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr. Beaver » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:05 pm

from my knowledge i think ... i'm sure it's a bad idea but from what this says http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/ammo-ideas-t1724.html the florescent tubes aren't that rare ammunition anyway maybe i'm just being stupid and florescent light and tubes aren't the same thing....
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