1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Why buy once fired 357 mag

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bubbacrabb, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. bubbacrabb

    bubbacrabb Well-Known Member

    I usually get on the trading post and look for desent deals on there. I used to sell a lot of brass on there as well. Stuff I'd get free and had a ton of. I cant figure out why people buy once fired 357 mag brass on there. Its never at a resonable price in my opinion. Does 70 dollars for 500 sound like a good deal? You can get 1000 pieces of new starline brass for 120 and thats with free shipping I believe. I just wonder what puts once fired 357 mag brass so expensive these days.
  2. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    Well, revolver brass is always more expensive. It's rare to find it as pickups. And when you find it, it's usually either once-fired or tired and old discards.

    So I'm not surprised if true once-fired is as expensive as Starline brass. What's the difference, really? You might save one run through the tumbler, but it'll be just the same after that. Either way, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying factory ammo, and a batch will last some reloaders a lifetime.
  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    People are probably buying once fired .357 Magnum brass because most of the new stuff is backordered everywhere I look.
  4. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member


    357 magnum brass has gotten HARD TO GET these past couple years

    posted via mobile device.
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I keep finding it & trading my buddy for his 38 spl brass.
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    The price of OF .357 Mag has been insane for a couple of years or so. I ordered 500 from Starline, despite it being shown as out of stock, and received it within 5 or 6 weeks. That was a couple of years ago. It is still put back in my cabinet. It has come down a little lately, from some sources anyway. Hopefully it will get back to normal one day. I saw OF go for more than new on GB regularly. Crazy.
  7. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Once fired or new, I still get dozens of reloadings off it. I bought a bunch of Starline a while back, and it was only slightly less expensive than the once fired I run into from time to time.
  8. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    This was the case when I started out in '09. I actually bought 300 rounds of reloads of dubious origin and pulled them down for brass & bullets.

    I lucked into a deal on new Starline and use those for loading the Big Dogs. The used stuff gets cycled as light target loads so I don't have to deal with carbon rings.
  9. TC8500

    TC8500 Active Member

    Starline .357 Brass

    Sinclair International has .357 Starline brass in stock @ $14.99 per 100.

Share This Page