picking up brass

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  1. AK103K

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    If youre doing reloads with the revolvers, its really just as bad an issue, as youre dumping them on the ground doing the reload.

    Ive usually always dumped them on the ground doing reloads or not, as thats how reloading them goes. Muzzle up and dump.

    At least they are more or less in groups where you dumped them, so find one, and you usually find them all.

    I usually switch to shooting revolvers more when there is snow on the ground, or at least powder or snow without a crust. Still a PITA with the crust, as the cases freeze to it. And you tend to break up the crust as you move around shooting and trying to recover the brass, depending on how thick it is.
     
  2. bsparker

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    I could be with you on this for the most part. Still like to practice my carry in 9mm a good amount, other than this one most auto loaders don’t get a lot of use. The rest of the time I’m with you for the 38/357, 45lc, .243, 30-30, 30-06 and a 303british.
     
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  3. Elkins45

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    I prefer woven painters drop cloths over plastic. Really hot brass will melt a hole in a cheap poly tarp or plastic sheet.

    The other option is a gun/wrist mounted brass catcher. I have one for my AR and it works nearly 100%.
     
  4. AK Hunter

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    The best way to pick up brass is to not let it hit the ground to start with I use a brass catcher on my rifles from https://www.tacticalbrassrecovery.com/ & most of my pistols I use a mesh pop up laundry basket to catch brass like this. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-White-Mesh-Pop-Up-Laundry-Basket/569672876

    If brass does hit the ground use your rubber shoe soul in a sweeping motion to roll the brass. When the mouth of the brass catches on the bottom of the shoe it will pop up & you can pick it up.
     
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  6. GarySTL

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    Brass Magnet

    I bought one of these many years ago. It does work. The edges are weighted so it does not lift in the wind. And as it's mesh any dirt or sand falls right through.

    I suspect it's the same netting used to cover dump truck loads.
     
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  7. mstreddy

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    For the steel cases, a magnet on a stick, as used to pick up nails in construction sites works very well.
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    I am giving some thought to the Shell Shock composite part steel cases that I could pick up with a magnet.
    They require trick dies to keep from pulling the heads off, but they are claimed very durable.
     
  9. bigmike45

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    I’ve used a cheap blue plastic tarp from WallyWorld for many years. Easy peasy to fold up and take home.
     
  10. halfmoonclip

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    I had rigged a piece of aluminum and leather, hanging from the carry handle of my AR, to bat down the brass near my feet. It was easier to find than if tossed further.
    We are our own worst enemies; if we find an old strip cut, we leave it full of shot up cans and other reactive targets, and brass. Organized ranges restrict such things, but there is little in life that is as much fun as dancing a can.
    Moon
     
  11. Archie

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    Not here yet. But if you could invent one, you'd be rich.
     
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  12. KY DAN

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    Well cut the grass yourself with a push mower, use tarps, idk after that
     
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