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Where has all the 9mm surplus brass gone?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bernie, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. bernie

    bernie Member

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    I recently picked up a 9mm after not having one in the safe for several years. The last time I had one, you could pick up surplus 9mm brasss anywhere and cheap! Where has it all gone? I will buy new if I have to, but there is just something cool about shooting the cheap surplus stuff.
     
  2. BruceB

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    There's no shortage.

    Just go to eBay.com and search for "9mm reloading brass" and you'll find thousands of rounds available. It seems to be selling in the region of $20-$30 per thousand, which is pretty inexpensive shooting.

    Check out the "Buy It Now" items, to eliminate the uncertainty of bidding and waiting. Keep watching for newly-listed "Buy It Now" lots, meaning, check FREQUENTLY, and be ready to jump on anything that looks reasonable. Watch out for rip-off shipping charges, and check the seller's feedback rating. If the feedback is good, buy without worry.
     
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    At our range you can pick up all the 9mm and .40S&W brass you want off the ground as long as you don't let the scroungers for recycling beat you too it, they provide a good service of cleaning up all the rimfire empties.

    --wally.
     
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    I've got about 40lbs of it in my garage. Have a quick hunt around the internet.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    I have NEVER purchased 9MM brass and I supply myself and my brother who shoots occaisionally. People at the range are so generous. They leave it laying around all the time. :D

    That said. It is available cheap many places. $30 per 1000 right now at Brassman Brass. I have seen it cheaper than that.
     
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    You can get all the 40SW and (mm you want for about $25/1000. Many people who shoot it do not reload and just leave it at the range. I could have 1000 or more cases a month of each from the range I belong to if I wanted it.
     
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    Try brassmanbrass.com
     
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    I'm not understanding any of this.

    There has been a demil brass order since Slick Willie was president.

    Same for surplus ammo, empty ammo cans, and components like bullets & primers.

    Anyone else remember when the DCM / CMP sold surplus GI ammo & components for peanuts?

    Well, they haven't for some years now, and it isn't just because there isn't any! It is because it is being distroyed.

    As for empty 9mm & .40 S&W brass? Unless the cops stop shooting it, there will always be surplus brass from civilian law enforcement ranges.

    rc
     
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