I was just looking through the December "Letters" section and enjoyed reading about young William Kotila taking apart the 30mm aircraft round and his dad later soaking it in water, then burying it in a woodlot. I'm no expert in explosives, but if the area had been later unearthed for some reason, would soaking the parts in water have done the trick or would there still have been the chance of an explosion? Also, in the article about the Savage 10BA .308, maybe I'm missing something, but what is the purpose of carrying two AA batteries in the buttstock?
Dallas Shannon III
Water, time and the elements should have broken down the explosives. Had they just...