Range brass for sale by the pound?


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Simon B
January 5, 2012, 10:07 PM
Well I just moved to South Texas and found a decent out door range. while I was there last weekend I noticed how much brass was on the ground and got to thinking what the guy who owns the place does with it. some of it looked like it had been there a while. Today I stopped by and asked the guy who owns/runs the place what he does with the brass laying around and he said $4 a pound or $125 for a 5 gallon bucket full you chose either from the rifle side or pistol side. What do you all think? is this a good price? keep in mind this is not sorted or cleaned and you don't really know what you are going to get. i would appreciate some ideas and feed back. thanks

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thorn-
January 5, 2012, 10:19 PM
1 pound of 9mm is about 110 pieces of brass (9lbs = 1000 brass). I don't consider it a bargain to pay $4 for 100 pieces of empty 9mm brass. Especially if the pound of brass in question is unsorted, which means there's going to be things in there I don't even reload.

Here's a great thread with brass/weight listings.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320051

thorn

the_hustleman
January 5, 2012, 10:21 PM
I'm sure you can sell it to either other reloaders or a scrap metal place

*swyped from the evo so excuse any typos*

Hacker15E
January 5, 2012, 10:22 PM
Current brass scrap price is about $1/$2 per lb in Oklahoma.

By that standard, I'd say it's a very crappy deal.

kingmt
January 5, 2012, 11:44 PM
Way to high. That is the guy & the brass cost to much.

ReloaderFred
January 5, 2012, 11:48 PM
He's about double the going rate for scrap yellow brass at the current time. You can do better through regular dealers who will sell you sorted and cleaned brass of one caliber for less than that a pound.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Simon B
January 6, 2012, 04:30 AM
All good info. Thanks for the help. I will save my money and buy cal. specific from a dealer on line. Thanks to every one for the input.

accrhodes
January 6, 2012, 08:03 AM
Simon,

Be sure to check the deals on this forum. We have members who sell sorted brass at very reasonable prices.

dbarnhart
January 6, 2012, 01:33 PM
<thinking differently> I would probably ask him which scrap metal dealer he is selling it to so that I too can get $4/pound for my scrap brass </thinking differently>

(One important thing about scrap metals is that higher quantities being higher per-pound prices.)

evan price
January 6, 2012, 02:02 PM
Scrap fell recently, prices are between $1.40 and $1.60 a pound around here. I was getting closer to $2 a pound before Thanksgiving. For mixed crap full of rimfires and God knows what, no more than $2.50 a pound.

CMV
January 6, 2012, 05:52 PM
I have a local guy who sells cleaned, inspected, sorted, 1x brass $4/100 any caliber. Mixed headstamps, but no rejects.

Not sure if that's a great deal, but since he will meet me near work on my lunch break, even if it's not the best price the convenience is worth it.

Miata Mike
January 6, 2012, 11:26 PM
I have a local guy who sells cleaned, inspected, sorted, 1x brass $4/100 any caliber. Mixed headstamps, but no rejects.

I would love a bunch of .44 magnum and .357 magnum at that price. ;)

4895
January 8, 2012, 01:59 PM
Local indoor range in Tucson sells 9mm tumbled range brass for $20/500.

That guy is not where I would buy. Better luck with brassmanbrass.com or other suppliers.

CMV
January 8, 2012, 08:29 PM
You wouldn't buy from a local for $4/100 but would from brassman for twice as much or more?

Clark
January 8, 2012, 09:29 PM
I once got 7 gallons of 223 brass for $62.
I don't need any more 223 brass.

But if you see some 7mmRemMag brass by the pound, I might be interested.

armarsh
January 9, 2012, 10:25 AM
He may have said $4 a pound, but it you buy a full bucket, it is $1.60 a pound. About-full buckets are 80 lbs.

If I had your opportunity I would score several rifle buckets. Keep what you want - sell the rest.

4895
January 9, 2012, 10:59 PM
Never said I was good at math.:rolleyes:

ReloaderFred
January 10, 2012, 12:41 AM
I took 76 pounds of cartridge brass to the recycler in Eugene, OR, today and received $2.05 a pound. The price in this area seems to be holding pretty steady.

Hope this helps.

Fred

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