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anyone sell brass at gunshows

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kennedy, Feb 15, 2008.

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  1. kennedy

    kennedy Member

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    I have about 300 pieces of various cal of brass I thought I would take to the next big gun show and try and sell, anyone have any luck doing this?
     
  2. wworker

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    I've never seen anyone do it before.

    You might be better off trying to sell it in a forum like this one where there is a focus on reloading.

    Many reloaders use their own brass, found at the range or the once used brass they have after shooting new ammo.
     
  3. Mr White

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    I see lots of vendors selling brass at gun shows, but have never seen guys walking around selling brass like they sell guns.

    What calibers and makes of brass do you have to sell?
     
  4. mscott

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    It depends on what you have, but 300 pieces is not really worth messing with if it is standard pistol calibers.
     
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    Some of the vendors will buy brass.
     
  6. Paul "Fitz" Jones

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    I used to take brass in trade when I attended western stats gun shows selling C-H, tools, Star reloaders, Lubers, Complete line of Saeco tools, lead pots and 4 cavity molds with beautiful walnut handles, and my line of Fitz pistol grips and ammo boxes. Consequently I have thousands of once fired brass of all sizes tumble cleaned sorted by my scouts and boxed I sold to my reloading cuatomers. Now that Ebay will not allow it I will be selling it anywhere I can when I can get around to it as it is a lifetime collection WOW my wife says when are you going to get rid of all those GI cans of it!!
     
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    Around here they'll sometimes offer a penny a round if it's something they are short on (i've asked a couple vendors). I have some magnum brass I don't reload, but for a penny a round it isn't worth hauling to a show. So I usually give it away to someone who can use it or sell it at a show along with the other stuff they have.

    It looks like I'm back up to about a gallon pail of mixed mag brass - 300 Win Mag, 7mm Mag, some short mag, etc.
     
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    300 rounds of mixed brass honestly is not much brass.

    If you had 5-gallon buckets of brass that would be something.

    Not trying to be rude. Just that to make the average guy happy he wants to get a lot. IF it is some scarce stuff like 300 winmag or some other good rifle brass, might be worth having, but if it is just basic pistol brass it's not worth shipping. Basic pistol is worth one or two cents each. Big revolver brass is double that.
     
  9. Lon371

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    I am expecting to start reloading by spring. I am starting with .357 and .44. What can I expect to pay for brass? Went to a big gun show in Louisville this weekend. They were wanting nearly the price of loaded ammo. Am I missing somthing?
     
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    Thanks Shooter, will check em out.
     
  13. kennedy

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    I took my brass to the big louisville gun show and got $11 credit towards a pound of win 231 powder from the big reloader dealer, I felt I got a good deal.
     
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    I'd like to take some of that 7mm mag off of you hands if you're wanting to get rid of it.
     
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    I sell new brass at gunshows in my area, I also load custom ammo on my cl-06 FFL. I take fired brass in trade and I buy it outright. Take it to a show and trade it for something you can use.
     
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    Also, brass is bringing a dollar a pound at the salvage yards.
     
  17. Lon371

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    I am new to reloading. How many cases approx is there in 1 pound
     
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