Does anyone have the same problem I have with hording brass? In the past couple of weeks I have loaded over five thousand rounds, and I have hardly made touched my stockpile. Just to give an idea, I have two and half 5 gallon buckets of 9mm brass, one and half buckets of .45 and two five gallon buckets of .40 S&W. I have done some extremely rough calculations and figure I have over 30 thousand pieces of brass between the handgun calibers. When it comes to my 30-06 I must admit that I only have about 500.
With that much brass, you would think I wouldn't mind tossing a piece that is salvageable. While loading my my .40, I caught myself this evening spending several minutes clearing out some crude in a piece of brass (polish and corn cob residue from the new polishing media). After I had it cleaned out, I immediately dropped it. I got down on my hands and knees and spent the next several minutes trying to dig it out from behind my bench.
I feel like I am seriously hording it. My wife wants me to get rid of most of it, as she doesn't think I am ever going to use it all.
Most of the brass is stuff that either I have shot, or someone I was shooting with has shot. I will go around collecting mine and theirs. If the reload I don't touch theirs, but by golly I refuse to let it go to the collection buckets if I can reload it myself. Do I need counseling and are there others out there as bad as me?