Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Taurus 617 CCW, Aug 27, 2022.
TOSS IT IN THE GARBAGE CAN!
Steel recycles too. It just isn't worth as much.
I take all the steel clips from rendering wheel weights, and any small steel, down to the recycle center when I turn in aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel. Even old computer chips are worth something.
It doesn't pay to take 40 pounds of steel down, but if it fits on the trailer (or in the bed of the pickup) when I am going there anyway, well it may help with fuel money.
They were actually copper coated steel cases.
I'll take a picture later and add it to this post.
The shotgun hulls go into the garbage.
The steel rifle and pistol cases go to the county trash transfer station where they have a steel recycle bin.
The brass cases I sort, wet tumble and either keep it or sell it to fund other stuff.
The trash brass case goes into my trash brass bucket to sell to the metal recycle yard.
Last time there he was paying $1.50 a pound for brass cases.
Aluminum cans he was paying 25 cents a pound.
I also save all of the spent primers, he pays the same price for them as for the brass cases.
Not hardly. These companies that make steel or aluminum shells have no obligation to make them out of brass. They DO have an obligation to make a profit for their shareholders.
They use less expensive materials to achieve this goal.
We, on the other hand, have the right to choose to do business with them or not. I vote with my dollars. I don't buy ammunition made of aluminum or steel, and when I do manage to pick some up from the ground, it doesn't stay in my possession for very long.
If I can't load it it don't need it.
I was surprised to find that SIG has an ammunition plant in Arkansas!
Behind the Scenes: SIG Sauer Ammo Plant
That is not right!
Stretching resources which will be difficult recycle.
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