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

44 Mag brass value ?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by FWest, Oct 13, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. FWest

    FWest Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Maine
    I just aquired 110 shells but don't shoot it. The brass is in used condition and tumbled. Looks to be once fired, no split cases or dents. Is it fair to trade 1 piece for 2 pieces 45 ACP ?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,426
    Location:
    East Texas
    I'd say so. maybe even 1:3 or 4. 45 acp brass is all over every range I have ever been to. I've found maybe 3 44 mag cases ever. but different strokes for different folks. somebody else may have had the opposite experience.
     
  3. Jumping Frog

    Jumping Frog Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Messages:
    321
    Location:
    Texas
    Is it all the same headstamp? If so, what it the brand?

    BTW, new brass prices for .45 ACP and .44 Rem Mag are almost the same. For example, Starline sells both for $84.55 per 500. Wideners prices for Remington brass are about the same for both calibers. MidwayUSA charges $144.99 for 500 Winchester .45 ACP versus $124.99 for 500 Winchester .44 Mag.

    I wouldn't personally trade (2) .45 ACP for (1) .44 Mag, and I load both calibers.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  4. Greg Mercurio

    Greg Mercurio Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2009
    Messages:
    221
    Location:
    Northwest Montana
    If you're looking to tade for 45ACP I'll be happy to. Send me an email and we can discuss.
     
  5. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,426
    Location:
    East Texas
    speaking of starline, my buddy called starline directly and they gave him a much better price on 500 cases than midway. I don't know the exact numbers, but he said the savings was significant.
     
  6. mdemetz

    mdemetz Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    278
    Location:
    Elkhart, IN
    A couple that sets up at the local gun shows must do this as they sell Starline 44M brass for $18/100 .
     
  7. FWest

    FWest Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2010
    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    Maine
    Thanks for the information. The brass is mixed, WW Super, Fedral, R.P 44 Rem Mag.
     
  8. RVenick

    RVenick Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    269
    Location:
    North Florida
    I agree with post #2. If you are buying new brass that is a different story but, I have yet to find any 44mag brass at the gun club and have found 1000's of 45acp there. I load both and would put much higher value on the 44mag.
     
  9. marlas1too

    marlas1too Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    i buy 44 mag casing from a range near here and i usually pay around 4-5 dollars a box of 50 to be reloaded and i try to get as much as they have each time i go there -not counting 357,30-06,30-30 and 38 special haven't seen any 44 special yet will get some of them too and as for 12 gage shells the local gun club that has skeet and trap they just give away 55 gal.barrels of once fired shells i have enough to reload at least 10,000 rds. there (so far) i load the 12 gage with BB,s and i cast all my other bullets too
     
  10. buck460XVR

    buck460XVR Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    6,071

    .....you do not have to call Starline, you can just go to their website and order it. You just can't order it by the hundred. Most calibers are 500 minimum except for the big bores and they are 250 minimum. Shipping and handling is free, so this is where you save the most. Most times when I ordered from them and the brass was back-ordered, it came much earlier than the expected dates they gave. Here's the link.......http://www.starlinebrass.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=a67d2b73b8995e754d321219f2f22e2d
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page