Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AJC1, Jun 3, 2021.
Nothing is too good for my Henry.
I too have never purchased new brass. When I first started reloading 9mm I bought 500 from a forum member and then when I started loading 45acp once again I purchased 500 from the same member. I now work at an outdoor range and I get all the brass I could ask for and because I am working it I can tell the once fired from the stuff that comes out of plastic baggies. Also all those that reload are pretty good at collecting their brass plus more.
I just brought home a 5gal bucket of 223 brass that was all shot over 3 days last week; Weds, Thur, Fri.. Also have another 5gal bucket that was going to be shipped to a member friend in Texas until he found out what shipping was going to be. Anyone in the SE Wis. area that needs some free 223 brass?
I have never found very much speer cases. I'm guessing the cops shoot that a lot. Is that true and if so how is it.
I buy new brass, usually Lapua, for my varmint rifles and for my rifles with custom barrels. Usually in lots of 500. I use range brass for most of my handguns and factory rifles. For calibers like 38 Super or 41 Magnum where you seldom find fired brass I usually buy new brass. Usually from Starline and usually in lots of 1000.
8mm Rem Mag (necked it down to 7mm)
45/70 (I load these too hott$)
.460 mag (most fun with one hand shooting)
.458 Socom ($.85 each)
.50 BW (cheaper than .458)
5.7x28 (impossible to fund)
7.7 Japanese (Expensive)
In true ~brass-junky~ fashion, upon arrival, unpackaging, I just stared at them,,, with a big stupid smile on my face!
I have a few bags laying around from when I first started pulling the handle on the rock chucker 30 yrs ago......I laugh when I look at the price tags....$10.99 for 50 300 Winchester cases.....the good days
I forgot about the 500 pcs. of 357 mag. Starline I bought a couple years ago. Good brass. When I make the move to go with 6.5 Grendel, Starline will get another order from me.
The only brass I’ve bought was 500 new LC brass I bought 2 years ago that I have yet to get into. 5.56 brass is easy and plentiful to get at the outdoor ranges and matches. 9mm gets lost in the grass but my indoor range will let me get all I need.
No crimped primers.
I have been through by 10,0000 three times and am part way through the 4th time.
But after I branched out to 45 Colt, and others, the ammo got a lot more expensive. So I started buying brass from Starline in lots of 500 - 4,000. Several of my revolvers have never seen a factory round: 41 Spl/Mag, 44 Spl/Mag, 45 Colt, and 480 Ruger.
I have not seen spent brass from a machine gun, is it beat up any more than from a semi auto/ bolt gun...?
And that's gonna be it for 2020 & 2021!
I almost never buy new.
Oddly enough these are my primary shooters. So I have to buy brass.
223, 38spl, 357 are far too common to buy.
Separate names with a comma.