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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by glockman19, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

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    I have been saving my once fired brass for about a year now and have accumulated:

    750 .45 - Assorted Headstamp
    1,400 .308 - 900 Winchester, 100 Federal, 200 Remington, 200 Assorted.
    2,250 .223 - 740 Remington UMC, 660 American Eagle, 500 Swiss ordinance, 350, assorted headstamp
    200 .30-06 - 100 Remington, 100 Wolf/Privi

    Not counted yet: .9mm/.357/.38/.44mag

    Now the question is do I:
    1) sell to local recycler for $1.30-$1.40 I have approx. 200 lbs. of brass.
    or
    2) Offer it to reloaders?
    or
    3) Keep it for the day I start reloading as I live in CA and am looking at legislation, AB2062, that would limit my ability to purchase ammo?

    Then the question is What is a fair price for once fired, not cleaned, not deprimed brass?
     
  2. snuffy

    snuffy Member

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    Simple

    Start reloading!:D You are way ahead of most others that have to buy brass to get started. Your cost is already at rock bottom before you even buy a press or components.

    As far as selling to other reloaders, whatever the market will bear! It would be a shame to waste all that nice brass by selling it for scrap. While it puts $ in your pocket, it NEEDS to be reloaded.;)
     
  3. Snapping Twig

    Snapping Twig Member

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    +1 Snuffy!

    Reload!
     
  4. scrat

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    yep at this point i would save all the brass i could and start getting into reloading. in time it will be your best investment
     
  5. lee n. field

    lee n. field Member

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    Two or Three in your list, with a preference to Three.

    One (sell to metal recycler) is just wasting it.
     
  6. Asherdan

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    Commercial reloading businesses will also pay you for that brass. Don't even have to deprime. Just talking with a brass rat at the club the other day who does exactly that with the brass he doesn't reload for.

    With that said, I'm in SoCal and I'm reloading. Since the lead ban and micro stamping got through I can pretty much guarantee there will be more ammo related controls on deck.

    [dirty words]
     
  7. GP100man

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    dispose of it !!

    the scrap yard wont have it with primers in it spent or not!!!!
    i`ll send my addy so i can DISPOSE of it properly after it splits or stretches too much!!LOL:D:D
    no really if you EVEN THINK you mite reload just keep it dry & it`ll be there when your ready!!!!:):)
    the cost is only going up !!!!!

    GP100man
     
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