What Do You Do with Your Brass?

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    What Do You Do with Your Brass?

    Empty casings, spent shells. I don't reload nor do I know anybody near here that does. I pick up the larger casings when I shoot in my pastyure (280 rem) but I usually dont pick up the 9mm or .22 shells. I've got a decent collection, not sure if there is a repository for used ammo casings.

    All of the oil change places will take your used oil, what about spent shells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    Empty casings, spent shells. I don't reload nor do I know anybody near here that does. I pick up the larger casings when I shoot in my pastyure (280 rem) but I usually dont pick up the 9mm or .22 shells. I've got a decent collection, not sure if there is a repository for used ammo casings.

    All of the oil change places will take your used oil, what about spent shells?
    I don't pick up my brass either, since I don't reload. I usually just sweep it in the pile at the range, since I'm lazy. There are people that will pick up their spent brass and sell it though, so that may be an option for you. Otherwise, I'm sure that are plenty of people here that would gladly pay shipping to take it off your hands.

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    Spent casings

    If you don't reload and don't want to go through the hassle of selling or giving them away I take spent casings to the scrap yard and turn them in for the going rate of brass. (last time i think it was 45 cents a pound. But the prices do fluctuate and I have no clue what it is running now) I always pick up my casings and generally a lot more when I shoot public area's because leaving shell casings is the same as littering in my opinion. I know the OP stated he was on his private land and understand that, not lecturing just stating my routine.

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    I collect my 9mm and .40S&W brass....as I might reload in the future. .22 brass isn't worth getting caught in your shoe...
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    If you've got .223, 45acp or 357 I'd be glad to take them off your hands!
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    I've kept most of mine from the range. Anybody want 40 Brass??
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    Thanks for the idea of saving then selling for scrap. When I was real active shooting I use to put it into the bucket they had at the range. Not sure what they did with it. When I start shooting next month I will save the brass.

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    If you are near Fayetteville, and want my spent brass, I'll give it to ya!
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    I take all the spent brass I can collect to the recycling center.
    If at a range it goes in the spent brass barrel.

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    Interested in 40 brass

    Quote Originally Posted by Dal1Celt View Post
    I've kept most of mine from the range. Anybody want 40 Brass??

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    You can take it to a recycling center, but the prices have gone way down per pound for scrap anything. I save every bit of my spent cases, and I sell them by the hundreds. I've sold some here on this forum, other forums, and to my local gun shop. I sell pretty cheap for once fired brass as I don't have to clean and de-prime them. I reload for my bolt action rifles, and of course I do reuse those cases.

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    Right now I'm paying my range for all the brass I can get,as long as I got lead brass primers and powder they can't restrict my ammo making abilitys,try holding me down to 50 rounds a month
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    i pick it up and reload it. i will pick up all i see when i go to the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frankmako View Post
    i pick it up and reload it. i will pick up all i see when i go to the range.
    All you will see where I shoot is the crime scene where the little case corpses layed before I removed themAt one range I go to you can see the brass buzzards start lining up as my brass pile grows and then hear them groan when I pick all but the 22LR up
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    Anyone that wants to get rid of .45 acp brass, please let me know.
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