Stupid question

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Atavar, Oct 22, 2021.

  1. Twocanary

    Twocanary Member

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    I feel like I got lectured. I've worked in an indoor range and understand good hygiene. My scrap brass is contained. My rockchuckers spit primers on the floor. I don't leave them there. I could go on. I didn't tell anyone what to do. Just said what I do and why in one sentence.
     
  2. LiveLife

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    If you feel as though you got lectured, my apologies.

    My reply was to point out that not all reloaders throw out spent primers (Especially now with material/component shortages with need for recycling) and lead dust concern on spent primer would be similar to lead dust on spent brass so similar precaution be applied in their handling, processing and cleaning with washing of hands and use of gloves (if desired), all of which are just good safe reloading practices (And you should know that since you worked in an indoor range and understand good hygiene).

    That's all.
     
  3. Skeptic13

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    Save and recycle. Every little bit helps.
     
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    Mine go in the brass scrap bucket.
    The goldish color is brass.
    The other is nickel plated brass.
     
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  5. Bronx kid

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    On my Dillon 550 I have tube with a funnel on one end under the primer shoot and the other end attached to a plastic jug. When full I bring it to the recycler.
     
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  6. vongh

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    Has anyone ever wondered if they should save their spent primers. For the possibility of making a batch of priming compound. And reusing them?
     
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  7. ArchAngelCD

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    In the scrap bucket. Money is money and every little bit helps especially when added to scrapped cases.
     
  8. Mark_Mark

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    maybe earlier this year, but primers are coming back and at a ok prices.
     
  9. LiveLife

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    I bet we never see $14/1000 ever again ... :D

    And I am even wondering if $20/1000 is wishful thinking.
     
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  10. Mark_Mark

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    Nothing suprises me anymore, we might see those prices. I’m just buying a box of what I need
     
  11. FROGO207

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    Personally I will wait for $40 or less to buy for now.
    I have tried to reman primers and it can be done. Still, they were corrosive and I have several primer material kits if it comes to that but for now......... I wait.
     
  12. Carl N. Brown

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    Brass I don't need for reloading, I sell to the recycler. Years ago I asked them if I needed to de-prime the brass. They said no, when the cases are melted the primers separate from the brass.
     
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  13. LiveLife

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    More like brass primer cups and anvils will melt with the brass cases. ;)
     
  14. MauriceSam

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    Where I live, I made a deal with the scrap yard to bring in at least 200 lbs at a time and they would pay 10-15 cents a pound more than the going rate for scrap brass. They don't particularly like nickel plated. That was before the shortage. Don't waste time with very small quantities. Note that the box from a case of motor oil holds about 45-50 lbs. Used to make pretty good money scrapping 9mm and .223. disposing of spent primers mixed with the brass was never a problem.
     
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