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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Pure2nd, May 23, 2020.

  1. Pure2nd

    Pure2nd Member

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    Having a home range and multiple family and friends shooting at said range I'm really wanting to do something other than throwing the brass in a trash can.

    I dont know anyone who reloads, so I'm looking for some suggestions.

    Each month I collect a sizable amount of 9, 45, 223 and 556, some 38, 357, 10, an occasional 380, 7.62x39 is regular, you get the picture.

    I'm not interested in reloading so what should I do with all this brass?
     
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  3. troy fairweather

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    Kinda a cool idea, but I would think you would get more from just selling the brass. Think there's about 110-115 9mm in a pound, they offer $1.25 and looks like it has to be cleaned.
     
  4. AJC1

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    There are some options
    1. Take it to a recycling center and get paid
    2. Make bags and sell them.
    3. Try a place like brass trader to off them or trade for something you can use.
     
  5. DocRock

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    Sell it. It gets used and you get paid. Win-win.
     
  6. ericuda

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    Flat rate boxes are free. When you get one full sell post and sell it.
     
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  7. ColtPythonElite

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    I take unwanted brass to the recycler.
     
  8. Pure2nd

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    Thanks for the input.

    With the time I spend to pick it up I might as well get something out of it.
     
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    Hell put it for sale on here.
    Then take the weird, berdan primed stuff to the scrap yard.
    The most efficient way to recycle 1x fired brass is make them back into live ammo.
     
  10. AJC1

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    Seems like a lot of people are smelting these days and all the trash cases go in their pot just as well.
     
  11. Skgreen

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    Recycle for sure!!!!
    Depends on how much time you have to dedicate to the brass.

    While I have not researched all the brass-credit programs, the one I have would only pay the going rate for scrap brass, which was the same rate I could get from a local recycler.

    A. Take it all to the recycler
    B. Sort and sell. Dedicate a 2 or 5 gallon bucket for each caliber. Do a range clean up and then throw into the appropriate bucket.
    Obtain some flat rate boxes. Use a metal scoop of some kind (dog food?) to transfer from bucket to box.

    If sorting and selling you'll want to do your homework to determine what others are selling it for. If you can match (or perhaps undercut by a tiny amount) AND let folks know it's all from factory new ammo collected from your personal range, I can't see why it wouldn't sell in short order.
     
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  12. FROGO207

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    Agree that you could probably sell it all on this site in the reloading for sale area.
    Just keep prices reasonable. USPS flat rate boxes are your friend. Just remember to tape the heavy ones well and use bags inside to keep from having spills.
     
  13. lightman

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    I like this suggestion. Browse through the older adds to see what its priced at and what sells.
     
  14. LeftyTSGC

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    Where do you buy your ammo? Besides the ones mentioned above, Freedom Munitions (Xtreme Bullets) used to take brass in exchange for credit where you can buy more ammo. There are actually a few that will take it for credit.
    Options:
    1.Send in for credit on Ammo (brass gets cleaned and reused)
    2. Sell on line (brass gets cleaned and reused)
    3.. Take to a recycler (brass gets melted into something other than bullet brass)

    Leftytsgc
     
  15. kmw1954

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    Every forum I belong to has a Swap & Sell sub-forum. Can go as far or as little as you want. Sell, trade or pay-it-forward just as it is or take the time to sort it out. Every forum has reloaders that would be happy to have it.
     
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  16. Pure2nd

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    Again, great input.

    The next month I'll collect and sort, probably not clean, see what volumes we have of what size.

    Then I'll try to send some out to you guys. I'm not looking for money, just hate seeing it not used.
     
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  18. AJC1

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    If your giving it away then shipping should be covered no question. I would be more than happy to cover costs if you send any my way.
     
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  19. Sypher....

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    I'm just getting started reloading, and would be happy to pay shipping too. 9, 38/357, and 45 is what I would be interested.
    Just look at the rucus you caused :)
     
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  20. AJC1

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    Hay getting all the good stuff. ;) I like 45
     
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