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brass wizard I hope it works good

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by glaizinman, Jul 4, 2016.

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  1. glaizinman

    glaizinman Member

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    I have been wanting to get a brass picker upper for awhile after yesterday at the range with all those 223/556 cases and various pistol brass I ordered a brass wizard. I read reviews and watched videos they said not so good on gravel. What do you guys think?
     
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    My buddy bought one. We shoot on a base of crusher run. It doesn't work that great. Larger gravel is worse.
     
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    Is it one of those wire basket roller thingies on a pole? I have one called a Brass Mower, and I love it! My club's ranges are mostly hard packed dirt, it works awesome on that. Sand, loose dirt, gravel, grass, uneven surfaces, and mud - not so much. But I value it highly and use it every trip. Can't beat it on hard, flat surfaces.

    But it will pick up rocks, gravel, and .22lr cases too. I don't mind sorting though, I just dump it all on an old table.
     
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    We have them at the action pistol club that I shoot at. It takes a bit of practice to get the technique down, but it can be pretty effective. The tool's original intent was to pick up walnuts

    Unless it is Pea Gravel, it isn't going to work very well. It works best on a flat surface like concrete or blacktop. It also works pretty well on sand and grass. Our surface is the coating they sprinkle on asphalt shingles and it works great in that.

    What we've found works just as well, if not better, is that tool they sell for reaching upper shelves

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    If you have a flat surface like concrete or black top it's pretty hard to beat a broom and dust pan.

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    I have a little shopvac from Home Depot called a Stinger, one you can carry around. Been wanting to get a AC/DC inverter to clip onto my truck battery as an AC source, and try using that Stinger as a Brass Vac. I think it should work real well. I've already got some long, lightweight extension cords and extension tubes for the hose. Just suck 'em up and empty the vac into a bucket.
     

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    I built the one in the link above so it would blow through all small debris and cases would fall out into the bucket and no need for electricity or cords or cleaning filters.
     
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    I bought a thing called a "Grabber". Made in Reno, NV. Not China. Thing comes in different lengths. I love it. Was going to get one of those wire basket rollers on a pole but could visualize too many places where it would simply fail. The "Grabber" is easy to use. 380 and up. In the grass, rocks, sand, concrete, next to something, out of normal reach. You name it and it works. Also great if you have limited arm movement for getting stuff on and off of high shelves.
     
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    I don't know how many copies of Holt's original design are out there but his are all made in the USA too.

    I'll never forget when I called and ordered 3 of them, he said that he couldn't accept credit/debit cards over the phone but he would mail them to me and I could just send a check to the return address after they arrived.

    http://www.holtsnutwizard.net
     
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