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Posted: 11/27/2014 11:17:39 PM EDT
I just got into reloading and have some range brass that I've accumulated. I only shoot and intend to reload in .223, .308, .45 and 9 mm and this is all I have dies for.

Some of the range brass that I've gotten that I'll never use is .40, .357 sig, .38/.357, .303, 30-06, and 7mm 08. I don't have a lot of the larger calibers and since I won't be reloading those, I don't intend to buy dies for them. Is it worth my time to toss them in the tumbler to clean for resale or is it better to just toss them to the scrap bucket?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:29:47 PM EDT

I used to trade it for calibers I could use.  Don't know if it's related or not, but I haven't been able to find any meaningful amounts of left brass at the range since Sandy Hook.

Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:29:56 PM EDT
I use plastic jars to store brass I pick up that I don't reload. When I get enough to make it worth my while I sell it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:30:49 PM EDT
I clean and trade brass I don't reload with my friends for brass I do reload.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:30:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:31:44 PM EDT
I just sell it to people that would use it. Made about $80 on my last batch of brass from the past few months of shooting.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:41:33 PM EDT
i buy and sell brass on the ee. keep what you need and either trade or sell on the ee.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:42:58 PM EDT
ill dispose of that .40 for you.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:46:29 PM EDT
uh...clean it up & vacuum bag it &  hoard it...moar is better
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:49:53 PM EDT
I traxe the stuff I don't use for stuff I do use.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:52:14 PM EDT
I don't throw away any brass unless it's unusable, even if it's not a caliber I have.  Stash for trade or sale.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:52:38 PM EDT
Freedom runs a brass program for their ammo.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:57:59 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
Freedom runs a brass program for their ammo.
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You'll be wayyy better off selling them to another person. Freedom pays $2.50/lb and you pay your own shipping.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:59:20 PM EDT
I always keep and sell, never have scrapped any (unless it was too far past gone to save).
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:02:36 AM EDT
.40 S&W never sells on the EE for some reason, so I gave mine away for boxes of ammo from an LGS friendly to me.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 9:25:59 AM EDT
I think every reloaded has an odd brass collection. I have a 5 gallon bucket for scrap and another one of odd calibers .40 has low demand.

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Link Posted: 11/28/2014 9:29:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 9:38:26 AM EDT
Keep the brass.  You never know when you will change caliber.  Never thought I'd shoot 9mm.  Just went back to 9mm for my carry.  Never thought I shoot .40... I was wrong.  Or if you get range pick up you don't shoot maybe you could trade for a caliber you do.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 10:01:16 AM EDT
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I'll offer a counter-point.

I only pick up my brass. I know it has only been fired once. I don't reload, but once fired brass is more desirable to reloaders that random range brass that has been reloaded who knows how many times already.

When I list once fired brass on the EE, it doesn't last long.

I suppose I could pick up everything I see, and sell unknown brass as scrap.
It has value as scrap metal. I just don't bother. Edit; I sold a bunch of 7.62x51 that was not reloadable. I think I got around $45.00 for two five gallon buckets full.

Some reloaders do not worry about how many times a casing has been loaded. No visible cracks or defects and it's good to go. That's how my BIL found some really inexpensive reloads for his revolver. Some schmuck at a gunshow selling shit to suckers. Problem was, every case split upon firing and eventually the revolver jammed.

So, since I brought that up, how many reloaders worry about the condition of the brass they are reloading, and when is too old too old?
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 10:09:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By OIF_Vet08-09:


I use plastic jars to store brass I pick up that I don't reload. When I get enough to make it worth my while I sell it.
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This. I save coffee containers

 
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 10:29:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
I clean and trade brass I don't reload with my friends for brass I do reload.
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Link Posted: 11/28/2014 11:34:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2014 11:35:52 AM EDT by thebeekeeper1]
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