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Posted: 8/28/2004 8:02:29 PM EST
I pickup all the brass that I shoot and if I get some strays that other people left, then thats ok too. There are three reasons that I do it and one of them might make y'all think I'm paranoid.

The first reason is that I have that dream that someday there will come a time that I can start reloading and shooting all that I want to.

The second reason is it's the right thing to do. Clean up after yourself.

The third reason is that I don't want a fired brass laying around with my fingerprints on it just incase there is a BG with half a brain out there or a victim with half a brain either.

Now I'm stuck with almost two gallon bags of fired brass, mostly .223 and 9mm, that I've decided need to go. They wont ever be reloads by my hand. What to do? Throw them away? I don't have any friends that reload and it seems like a waste.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:04:08 PM EST
eBay the brass.

I save 38, 357, and 7mm-08. Everything else is left where it lands.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:04:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/28/2004 8:04:49 PM EST by skid2964]
sell it on eBay .......


I save all boxer primed brass ... regardless of caliber
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:05:38 PM EST
Ebay? I thought they didn't allow gunstuff anymore. I'll look into it. Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:06:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Ebay? I thought they didn't allow gunstuff anymore. I'll look into it. Thanks!



They have only restricted what they call "assault weapon" related items ...

you can still list other items ...scopes, brass, etc etc ....
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:08:45 PM EST
I save all my brass till it can't be reloaded anymore. I crush the shoulders with a hammer when I feel it's reached the end of its service life. I don't want anyone else getting a hold of brass I feel isn't good anymore.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:10:01 PM EST
Yes.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:11:05 PM EST
Save it, you just never know.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:11:43 PM EST
I may start to save my AR brass, but my Robarms M96 puts a huge dent in the side of the cases, I don't think it's good to reuse those in that condition, but I'm no reloader.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:13:42 PM EST
I reload and don't even save my brass. I can get 1k .45 brass cleaned for $35 shipped. I hate doing the chicken-head.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:14:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By skid2964:

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Ebay? I thought they didn't allow gunstuff anymore. I'll look into it. Thanks!



They have only restricted what they call "assault weapon" related items ...

you can still list other items ...scopes, brass, etc etc ....



Be damned careful with used brass, Kiddo. It can still be dangerous.

The best thing to do with this stuff is turn it ito the proper disposal specialists.

Piccolo Enterprises will take this dangerous shooting residue off your hands for no charge on an occasional basis.

Email or IM me for the proper proceedure.


Be Safe!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:14:44 PM EST
My .22 has a range of 5 miles.

Even if the plane came down under mysterious circumstances, I'm not sure they'll search a 5-mile radius... .
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:22:51 PM EST
.308 match, yes.

Everything else, no.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:34:51 PM EST
Nope. If I did, the 76 year old scavengers at my range would have to keel over & die.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:44:37 PM EST
Turn all your 9mm and .45 ACP brass over to your friendly BlammO recycling center. It will go to good use!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 8:49:33 PM EST
I save all of mine then I sell it for scrap
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:00:40 PM EST
Lets all save it and dump it on Sarah Bradys doorstep...
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:07:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:11:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By AUT_BELLUM:
I may start to save my AR brass, but my Robarms M96 puts a huge dent in the side of the cases, I don't think it's good to reuse those in that condition, but I'm no reloader.


You can reload it no problemo, I reload fired cases from HK91-type guns that a little ding on the side from hitting the ejection port.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:43:53 PM EST
The thing about someone else's brass is, you never really know how many times it's been used. Whatever you do, don't throw it away. Brass is one of the more valuable reclyceable materials, (not that it's worth alot though), so at the very least, throw it in someone's recycle bin. It's not going to do anyone any good at the bottom of a landfill.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:45:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I save all of mine then I sell it for scrap




Same here.


WOOO!!! SCRAP!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:58:24 PM EST
I send mine to the recycle center after I get a couple of 5 gal buckets, I dont make much but If I pay for 100 rds of ammo, then it was worth the space and time to do what was right in the first place by picking up my mess.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 2:48:23 AM EST
i bet the IM's are rolling in. i save some of my brass. i either give it away or sell it online.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:00:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:03:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
Now I'm stuck with almost two gallon bags of fired brass, mostly .223 and 9mm, that I've decided need to go. They wont ever be reloads by my hand. What to do? Throw them away? I don't have any friends that reload and it seems like a waste.


Thats just a drop in the bucket!
Why anyone throws away perfectly good brass is beyond me. I try to scoop up any of the expeded brass I can from range qual ; I dont get much of it reloaded because I simply can't afford to get it ALL reloaded, but I try to get a few thousand cases a year reloaded; saves a bit on the cost.The rest of the casings accumulate in sheds and in the garage til I can get around to them.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:29:39 AM EST
I pick up as much of my brass as I can. Shooting outdoors, you never can find all of it. Leaving it lying around seems rude and wastefull.

I don't pick up any brass from other shooters. I sell the stuff to a gunshop owner each fall, and I get a good price because it is obvious that it is all once fired stuff that he does not have to sort through.

Whatever is not reloadable goes in a seperate pile. Haven't done anything with that at this point.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:34:44 AM EST
My local PD gives me all thier brass after qualifying. I got more .223, 9mm, and .40 than I know what to do with, but rest assured the well will never run dry.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:39:12 AM EST
I have permission to shoot in a private sand pit and the only thing they ask in return is that I keep the place scrupulously clean. I have bags and bags of brass that I have to sort through at some point. Some is once-fired good quality that I'm giving to a friend and the rest will likely go to be recycled.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:47:23 AM EST
Always save my centerfire brass (if I can find it). Even the corrosive berdan primed milsurp stuff. Empty .22lr brass on the other hand.........
If I find some 'odd' brass that others have left I might take a piece or two for the collection. Don't have any burning desire to own a pistol in .357Sig or .400 Cor-Bon but finding a few loose empties at the raange was neat.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:53:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 3:56:54 AM EST
I save all my 223 brass. I only reload pistol but save the 223 anyway. Have thousands of rounds stuffed in large ziplocks. Maybe one of these days will try reloading for the AR.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:01:08 AM EST
I have been saving brass for about 15 years, but only started reloading about 10 years ago.

I have a -BUNCH- of brass.

BTW, I will buy fired 26.5mm aluminum flaregun cases for $0.25 each. These are the Czech type flares.


Balming
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:24:31 AM EST
nope
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:27:07 AM EST
I save what I reload the rest is left to the range buzzards that pick up any brass they see.

Ever had someone try to steal your brass while you are standing right next to them shooting?
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:45:27 AM EST
I have seen only 1 person take my brass while shooting. I shot my MN 91/30 and tend to bolt hard the empty brass anything that flys more then 5 feet around me this guy trys taking... now i don't mind people ASKING me for the brass after i am done but taking it while i am shooting ins't very nice.

Brass 7.62x54R are godsend for any Dragnov varriant owners so when i am done shooting i usely look for them and ask them if they reload. If so i give them all of my empty rounds. Either that or go into the community bin.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 4:58:25 AM EST
Use it to make wall art.

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:22:13 AM EST
Nope.

I love to see the glee on the Range buzzard's eyes when you give them permission to keep it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:22:35 AM EST
I try to recover my brass. especially the .45's
As an aside... I'd like to know what %-age of you American shooters reload/handload your ammo.
My guess is that because of volume perhaps ammo in the US is cheap enough that reloading, for many just isn't worth the bother....
Pretty much every shooter I know reloads. I for one couldn't afford to shoot as much as I do if I didn't roll my own ammo (On a Dillon for pistol and a Hornady for rifle)
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 5:27:29 AM EST

Originally Posted By R-32:
I send mine to the recycle center after I get a couple of 5 gal buckets, I don't make much but If I pay for 100 rds of ammo, then it was worth the space and time to do what was right in the first place by picking up my mess.



I like that answer.
(is this the proper way to get my post count up?)
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:20:38 AM EST

Originally Posted By skid2964:
sell it on eBay .......


I save all boxer primed brass ... regardless of caliber



Me too!
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:25:05 AM EST
I keep it.

I reload almost all calibers that I shoot.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:42:36 AM EST
I useually grab what I can. Mainly pistol brass though. All my rifle brass in brand new, then I reload after firing.

If anyone has any .357 mag brass they want to uload, I sure could use it.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 8:43:21 AM EST
I pick up all my brass except .22lr and steel cased 7.62. I reload everything I shoot except for those two.
Link Posted: 8/29/2004 9:17:38 AM EST
I only save my .45 auto once fired brass, because it would be a waste to leave it on the ground when it can be re-used someday, it's too good to throw away.

Link Posted: 8/29/2004 7:28:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By akethan:
I
Ever had someone try to steal your brass while you are standing right next to them shooting?




Yeah. Once I cheerfully told the brass rat in a not too threatening way: "I've heard about bringing a knife to a gunfight, but you're even dumber than that! Imagine! Stealing from a guy with a loaded gun in his hand!"

You should have heard him hem and haw.

Another older guy was a PITA anout it. He'd snag them in flight, hot as hell. I told him that if he stole my boxer prier ammo that I'd call the IRS and tell them he was clearing 45-50K/year in undeclared income.

THAT WORKED!!!!! It scared the hell out of him.

Remember that one.
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