Is 50BMG brass worth anything?


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Floppy_D
January 9, 2009, 01:53 PM
I've got a couple cans of 50BMG brass laying around, all once fired, I think through an M2, but I'm not sure. Anyone know if it's worth reloading, or what reloaders pay for the stuff?

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rondog
January 9, 2009, 02:54 PM
Hell yeah it's worth something! Ever seen the price of .50bmg ammo? It can certainly be reloaded, and if you don't want/need it it's absolutely worth offering it up for sale. I personally don't know it's value or have a need for it, but don't throw it away! SOMEBODY wants it! Probably one of the most valuable of all brass cases out there, IMO.

rcmodel
January 9, 2009, 03:35 PM
http://www.rvow.com/Cases.htm

http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=278%7C282%7C302

rc

Floppy_D
January 9, 2009, 03:50 PM
Thanks guys!

~z
January 9, 2009, 05:44 PM
They also make excellent coat/hat racks.
~z

~z
January 9, 2009, 05:45 PM
And surf weightswhen filled with lead and 8ga wire.
~z

usmcpmi
January 9, 2009, 06:05 PM
FloppyD, It depends on the military weapon it was fired in... the throat erosion on some MG's is too much for my dies to re-size without being a PITA. But, that being said, of course don't throw it away. I have other calibers of brass I will trade to you for the .50 stuff. P/M me if you are interested. Thanks, MG

Afy
January 9, 2009, 06:44 PM
Does the Pope wear a pointy hat?

(Bonus points for anyone who knows where that quote comes from) :)

the_right_reverend
January 9, 2009, 07:44 PM
with the price of .50 cal empties it is almost worth my time and energy to walk the ranges with a metal detector and pick up the empties they miss, if only i had a tumbler large enought i would go in business:D

rockhound758
January 10, 2009, 01:38 AM
Afy:

"So there was this spherical object a-restin' in the middle of the highway...and it wasn't a part of the car..."

You might have got it from someplace else but methinks not...a good movie with GREAT movie lines...

Q: "What kind of jammies was the boy wearing?"

A: "I don't know...they was...jammies! They had Yodas and s*** on 'em!"

Floppy_D
January 10, 2009, 01:54 AM
Alrighty. Listed in the Reloading Components Trading Post. Thanks again, all!

Afy
January 10, 2009, 06:32 AM
Rouckhound got it from a book called Shibumi by Trevanian. Reccomended read.

What movie are your quotes from?

rockhound758
January 10, 2009, 09:05 PM
Afy:

Wow, never heard of that book but I'll check it out. The quotes are from Raising Arizona, which is a really funny Coen Brothers movie (thought it was dull the first time I saw it, was laughing so hard I could hardly breathe the second time...go figure).

Now I have to go check out Shibumi so I don't feel like some kind of troglodyte... :)

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