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speedracer81
October 6, 2008, 11:29 AM
do any of you know of a device to separate brass by caliber? i buy bulk brass from a local gun range and picking the brass out by hand is getting very time consuming.

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ZeSpectre
October 6, 2008, 11:30 AM
Buy some various size screening?
I think that's the idea behind this gizmo
http://www.shellsorter.com/Whatisit/whatisit.html

But of course you still have to hand separate the "close" calibers.

jmorris
October 7, 2008, 12:28 AM
the above is the best way that I know of unless you have some equipment to work with. The link below is one I built.

http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o213/jmorrismetal/?action=view&current=sorterhopper.flv

Rich219
October 7, 2008, 12:30 AM
jmorris,

How did you do that, how hard was it, and what did it cost you?

sniper7369
October 7, 2008, 12:50 AM
jmorris, that machine is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! Nice fabrication work on that.

texfed
October 7, 2008, 01:01 AM
I did this once..found a super cheap way of doing it....no kidding....

paid the kid next door to do half a drum for$25!!!!!!!!!Same kid that mowed my grass!:)

dgdimick
October 7, 2008, 12:27 PM
Someone has put their Mech Eng degree to good use. :)

Very nice, guessing from the amount of bagged brass in the background, you keep the machine running a lot.

Thanks for sharing the video.

Denis

Taurus 617 CCW
October 7, 2008, 12:44 PM
One smart cookie! It's so obvious after you see how the thing works but impossible without seeing it in action. Great work!

ZeSpectre
October 7, 2008, 12:53 PM
I don't sort nearly enough brass to build a "sorter" like that...but goldurnit if I don't want to build one now just for the sake of doing so!

critter
October 7, 2008, 01:47 PM
Grandkids!

bmn2
October 8, 2008, 12:40 PM
The Shell Sorter is still faster than any other method and more accurate. The nested shells do come apart with some shaking. They do have a new plate for separating the 380 from 9mm.
Your grandkids or neighbor kid can get a lot more sorted if you put one of those in their hands, and they don't have as much exposure to lead.

link to their 380 plate:
http://shellsorter.com/page3/page3.html

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