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I've spent probably many many hundreds of hours looking for dumps & lots of times finding nothing. Some will say a waste of time but I like to get out in the wilderness with nature & enjoy the view & scenery even if I don't find anything. LEON.
You gotta pay to play...

Though it is a bummer when you don't find a dump site, or something potentially promising, any day out in nature is a good one!

Kinda like fishing..
 

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Sounds like you had a dry spell like all of us had, just get back on that horse and giddy up.
I am much more selective now.

That, and the fact my pack has at least 1 gun, 100+ rounds AND I'm in a location where you can kinda shoot wherever, sometimes it takes serious restraint to not blow off steam... and some days, I just don't have that restraint.
(I should have today! Nickel JHPs ain't cheap)
 

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I realized today, I am the same people that I dislike so much...

After finding all the pieces of aqua Ball jars, I lined up dozens of bottles on a fallen log, and wasted nearly 5 entire mags (spendy).

I am those same shell littering, bottle destroying assholes...
Start another expensive hobby (ammunition reloading), buy quality brass and pick up your empties; perhaps you will not feel as guilty then.

I do feel a little guilty for glass bottles I shot up sixty+ years ago; but not for the ones I shattered fifty years ago. The difference? I lined up the 1973 targets on the edge of a deep trench I had dug specifically for the purpose of disposal. Bottles and cans alike were all items of other people's litter that I'd cleaned up around a hunting camp 500 miles away from home. I improved the appearance and safety (to feet and tires) of the area considerably by burying the shards about three-feet-deep; and I was not going to haul all that stuff home for disposal when it would have just ended up in a landfill anyway.

Guess I am saying that I would not feel too guilty in your situation if all I was doing was reducing the size of already-broken pieces.
 

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Start another expensive hobby (ammunition reloading), buy quality brass and pick up your empties; perhaps you will not feel as guilty then.

I do feel a little guilty for glass bottles I shot up sixty+ years ago; but not for the ones I shattered fifty years ago. The difference? I lined up the 1973 targets on the edge of a deep trench I had dug specifically for the purpose of disposal. Bottles and cans alike were all items of other people's litter that I'd cleaned up around a hunting camp 500 miles away from home. I improved the appearance and safety (to feet and tires) of the area considerably by burying the shards about three-feet-deep; and I was not going to haul all that stuff home for disposal when it would have just ended up in a landfill anyway.

Guess I am saying that I would not feel too guilty in your situation if all I was doing was reducing the size of already-broken pieces.
I've considered reloading, buy it is initially expensive and time consuming.
I understand that you don't even save money, you just shoot more.

And none of my targets were already broken lol
 

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I've come to some possible conclusions about this site:
1- It has already been heavily and thoroughly picked through.
2- The people dumping stuff BROKE EVERYTHING!
3- There was some unknown, nearby factory/facility that dealt exclusively in broken shards of cool bottles, beer bottles and ketchup bottles.

Ughhhh
 

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I've come to some possible conclusions about this site:
1- It has already been heavily and thoroughly picked through.
2- The people dumping stuff BROKE EVERYTHING!
3- There was some unknown, nearby factory/facility that dealt exclusively in broken shards of cool bottles, beer bottles and ketchup bottles.

Ughhhh
I've been digging in the same area for 3 years, I hit one spot that had thousands of bottles busted up. My guess is,who ever was running the dump was drinking all day and just started busting them up.
 

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This one isn't a "dump" dump, but according to maps and old aerials, a roadside "dump"...

Therefore, GENERATIONS before me have probably been picking through it .


Back to the drawing board..


I got other stuff to do and plan though..
 

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What did you suppose bottle "digging" was all about?
I can't believe you actually destroyed the ones you didn't like !?!
And left the area covered with broken glass ?!?
Maybe you chose the wrong hobby.
You could always go to Ukraine and blast away there... they'll give you the ammo (not" spendy" at all).
 

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What did you suppose bottle "digging" was all about?
I can't believe you actually destroyed the ones you didn't like !?!
And left the area covered with broken glass ?!?
Maybe you chose the wrong hobby.
You could always go to Ukraine and blast away there... they'll give you the ammo (not" spendy" at all).
A bunch of plain Jane bottles and food jars..
And merely added to huge amounts of broken glass in the heavily wooded area.

Ukraine...

Russia maybe
 

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Hey NTT,
As a starter I'd try carrying a lot less ammo and only shooting if you have to. Too difficult to cold turkey? Maybe shoot every other time out for awhile.
That's me, might be hard at first for anyone. Good luck with it.
 

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