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Best way to sell once used brass?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hobgob, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. hobgob

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    Ive got tons of 5.56, .30-06, .303 Brit, .45 ACP. and 9mm casing ive been saving over the years. Most of the 5.56 is Lake City. The .30-06 is all mid 50's surplus with a few newer federal casings. The .45 and 9mm are of varied manufacturers but all in good condition. I dont plan on reloading in the near future. Any advice on a good website or going prices or if there are legal restrictions. I wouldn't think there would be legal restrictions since they are no longer explosive, its just the "once used" brass. Any advice is much appreciated!
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Count it out by lots of 100, list it for sale here and ship it in those nifty little boxes from the post office.
     
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    Here x2!!!!!!
     
  6. hso

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    Bagged by the pound at the gun show.
     
  7. edwardware

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    Keep in mind the market is distended right now. . .

    That said, for the calibers you've listed, I would offer it by the Medium USPS Flat Rate Box full, do your research in Trading Post history here (THR) and AR15.com, and offer for sale here.
     
  8. Rembrandt

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    Cleaned, counted, and bagged brass always gets my attention. (and don't mix small primer-large primer 45 ACP together)
     
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    Do a little research on prices and advertise it for sale on here. Count them out and bag them. Maybe in lots of 100 for the 30-06 and 303's and lots of 500 for the rest of your calibers. Just off the top of my head you're looking at 2 to 4 cents ea for the 9mm and 223, 4 to 5 cents for the 45 and maybe 10 cents for the '06 and 303's. You may get more than that but it should sell quickly at those prices. Its up to you if you sit on it awhile or price it to move.

    The flat rate boxes from the post office are about the cheapest method to ship. I bag the brass up and load the boxes where it doesn't have room to move and I use lots of tape.
     
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    This is what I did for brass that was sorted. I offered it by the USPS Large flat rate box (about $15 at the time) and sold them on Gunbroker. Can't remember how much I got for them but it was more than scrap value. The unsorted brass (about 8 five gallon buckets full) was sold to a local scrap yard for about $1.60/pound if I remember right. Walked out of there with $400 cash in hand!
     
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    I reload, but at the range I scrape up any and all brass that others leaf behind. I end up with a number of calibers that I don’t use so I take those with when I go to a gun show and trade them of for commercial reloads and/or brass in the calibers that I do use.
     
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    Well you picked the right time.
    2 years ago only the place buying 9mm was the scrap yard.
    Now you can get around 4 cents for each piece of 9mm rando headstamp range trash.
     
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    list it on armslist. Selling here is nice, but shipping can kill profit.
     
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    3-4 cent per casing cleaned with primer still in has been what I have been paying locally by a guy picking it up at the range. I don't go to a range. So I just pick up my own. But I need more and I buy it from him.
     
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    Fill up a USPS flat-rate box and advertise the size flat rate box and the price you want (that includes shipping).

    Do not try and count it out, because some a-hole will call you out in your one of two short. Just say it's a medium (14″ x 12″ x 3 1⁄2″) USPS flat rate box full of .30-06 (or whatever), your for $$$.

    (If you use a 14″ x 12″ x 3 1⁄2″ medium flat rate box, put the cases in multiple grocery plastic bags and tape the box up real good, 'cause it will be heavy.)
     
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    There are weight charts to show you down to 1-2 cases on how much is in there! Not hard to do!
     
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    Or just count out 100 and weigh it yourself. Then bag it by weight and throw in an extra or two for good measure. I'm looking at my stash of brass right now because I think I'm in over my head.

    No brass is being left at my range anymore. It's a sign. ;)
     
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