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What is the going price for once fired 308Win Brass?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rule3, May 8, 2013.

  1. Rule3

    Rule3 Well-Known Member

    What is the going price for once fired 308 Win brass?. A normal price not crazy gouger prices.

    Federal Premium Gold Medal if that matters?
    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  2. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    How much do you have?
  3. Rule3

    Rule3 Well-Known Member

    I am thinking of buying it, so I need a ball park amount.
  4. 45lcshooter

    45lcshooter Well-Known Member

    Usually around 20-25.00 per 100 before shipping. Depending on how much prep is done, such as ready to prime and load would be closer to 30-40.00 per hundred.

    .308 brass hasn't skyrocketed like 223 and 9, 40, and 45acp has.

    I'm referring to .308 brass in general, not head stamp specific.
  5. aka108

    aka108 Well-Known Member

    8 to 10 cents would be all I'd be willing to go. Fortunately where I shoot there is generally enough brass on the deck to keep many reloaders happy.
  6. frankenstein406

    frankenstein406 Well-Known Member

    $12-25 is what I've been seeing. But I treat all used brass as range brass so wouldn't pay to much.
  7. Mobuck

    Mobuck member

    I agree with $20-25/100 if the brass is clean and not dented or squished. There's plenty of the milsurp stuff that's been shot through a 240 at really cheap prices but the good quality stuff is simply worth more.
  8. Rule3

    Rule3 Well-Known Member

    This is once fired from a Remington bolt action, all still in the original boxes. By one or two shooters. All the same head stamp etc. Never hit the ground. Not typical range pickup.
  9. silicosys4

    silicosys4 Well-Known Member

    I was paying $80/500 for Lake City once fired about 6 months ago. Now the cheapest I've found is $115/500.
  10. Beentown

    Beentown Well-Known Member

    Yep. I miss the days of $80/500 of 308win and 65/1000 of 5.56
  11. baz

    baz Well-Known Member

    About right. I paid $114/500 for once fired, decapped and cleaned, milsurp with various headstamps, from tjconvera recently.

    Which works out to $40 to $50 per 500. When's the last time anybody saw it that low?

    Question: should once-fired commercial .308 brass sell at a premium or discount relative to once-fired milsurp .308 (i.e., 7.62x51)?
  12. cowtownup

    cowtownup Well-Known Member

    I need some 308 brass... Where are you guys buying from?
  13. arizona98tj

    arizona98tj Well-Known Member

    August of 2012, 7.62x51 once fired military (LC), 1000 count, deprimed, sized, primer pocket swaged. I paid $125 shipped. About 80% of it was the same head stamp. Got it off the internet.
  14. baz

    baz Well-Known Member

    Once Fired 308 Military Processed Brass 500 Count Product Description: "This is for 500 rounds of Once Fired 308 Military Processed Brass Mixed headstamps. This brass has been processed using Scharch machines. They check the round for cracks and it removes the primer, and reams the primer pocket. Brass is not resized."

    OFB762NATO Nato 7.62x51mm (.308 Win) Once Fired Brass . Says Wideners: "This lot of once-fired 308 brass is some of the best we've seen. It is ALL Lake City once fired. It is not tumbled cleaned, but it is super clean range pick ups. No corrosive or tarnish. It is headstamped LC 12 or LC13."
  15. caster

    caster Member

    Pass on the GMM Fed brass.

    Match it isn't. The term Match implies it is lovingly and meticulously prepared to the level of Lapua or Norma brass uniformity and quality.

    In my experience Fed brass is exceedingly soft compared to Remington or other good brass.

    Do what you want, but don't get all jacked up about the word match and one or two shooters...bolt gun... blah... blah.... blah...

    It's soft brass and you will see the pockets loosen in just one or (if you are lucky) two firings.

    Damned sure don't pay a premium for it
  16. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

  17. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    Like a stock trader, I use my computer for reloading:)

    New factory primed FC 308 brass delivered price $0.50 each disappeared in 35 minutes 5 days ago.

    Once fired win 308 brass delivered price $0.20 each disappeared in 13 minutes 33 days ago.
  18. Elkins45

    Elkins45 Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...so for about the same price you have the choice of getting unprocessed brass with only two different headstamps, or an unknown mix that has had the primer crimp removed.

    I think I would go with Widener's on this: you only have to process them once, but the benefit of sorting it into two big batches of same headstamp lasts for the life of the brass.
  19. sbleve

    sbleve Member

    Once fired 7.62x51 GL-government liquidators, the contractor to auction milspec surplus. Currently once fired brass, mostly 5.56 and 7.62 but pistol also, is in process of bidding on line. One lot of 292 #/LC 01-04 in one drum is currently at $3.2/# at the auction site in Pennsylvania. This lot is clean-weight meaning the container and or pallet are not included in the bid weight, where most lots do no separate the tare/product The final 6 hours of bidding - May 14 @ 5pm becomes quite active for the popular 5.56 and 7.62. Cost for handling shipping and processing would be added to the final bid - then the retailer would purchase and add additional costs. End price?

    Since Dec 2012 there have been thousands if not hundred of thousands of pounds of 7.62 auctioned. 5.56 is the hottest item a loose tracking of this has about 400,000 plus pounds auctioned total in the past 5 months. The non-popped/heated all goes for $3-7/#, while the popped goes for less than the current max yellow scrap price.

    Who is purchasing these lots? One lot went for $100,000 plus. Not a co-op of avid shooters-reloaders. Have not seen the retail availability of 5.56 and 7.62 once fired DemilQ on the market of the recent past 5 months auctions total pounds. Perhaps the Jobber/wholesaler requires longer handling prep etc. Significant outlay-investment at the wholesale level to hold for a better market price may be, but spent brass is not gold. There are, perhaps unqualified and only in part, cloudy answers to the Who.
  20. Beentown

    Beentown Well-Known Member

    Where do you think places like Ultramax, Freedom Munitions, Atlanta Arms, and Precision Delta get there brass? That is who buys $100,000 worth of brass.

    Think about Ultramax 223REM. It is going for $.75 a round in a lot of areas. Even with the high prices on brass they are still making money in this price environment.

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