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Is 50BMG brass worth anything?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Floppy_D, Jan 9, 2009.

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  1. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    I've got a couple cans of 50BMG brass laying around, all once fired, I think through an M2, but I'm not sure. Anyone know if it's worth reloading, or what reloaders pay for the stuff?
     
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    Hell yeah it's worth something! Ever seen the price of .50bmg ammo? It can certainly be reloaded, and if you don't want/need it it's absolutely worth offering it up for sale. I personally don't know it's value or have a need for it, but don't throw it away! SOMEBODY wants it! Probably one of the most valuable of all brass cases out there, IMO.
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    They also make excellent coat/hat racks.
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    And surf weightswhen filled with lead and 8ga wire.
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    FloppyD, It depends on the military weapon it was fired in... the throat erosion on some MG's is too much for my dies to re-size without being a PITA. But, that being said, of course don't throw it away. I have other calibers of brass I will trade to you for the .50 stuff. P/M me if you are interested. Thanks, MG
     
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    Does the Pope wear a pointy hat?

    (Bonus points for anyone who knows where that quote comes from) :)
     
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    with the price of .50 cal empties it is almost worth my time and energy to walk the ranges with a metal detector and pick up the empties they miss, if only i had a tumbler large enought i would go in business:D
     
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    "So there was this spherical object a-restin' in the middle of the highway...and it wasn't a part of the car..."

    You might have got it from someplace else but methinks not...a good movie with GREAT movie lines...

    Q: "What kind of jammies was the boy wearing?"

    A: "I don't know...they was...jammies! They had Yodas and s*** on 'em!"
     
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    Alrighty. Listed in the Reloading Components Trading Post. Thanks again, all!
     
  12. Afy

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    Rouckhound got it from a book called Shibumi by Trevanian. Reccomended read.

    What movie are your quotes from?
     
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    Afy:

    Wow, never heard of that book but I'll check it out. The quotes are from Raising Arizona, which is a really funny Coen Brothers movie (thought it was dull the first time I saw it, was laughing so hard I could hardly breathe the second time...go figure).

    Now I have to go check out Shibumi so I don't feel like some kind of troglodyte... :)
     
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