How much Brass is too much

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    Problem is that all that brass is useless without lead, powder, and primers.
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    A couple 5 gallon buckets of everything you shoot isn't too much!

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    If this thread was on sigforum, I'd be saying great karma! right now :D I don't think you can have too much brass. I'm working on my collection right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Problem is that all that brass is useless without lead, powder, and primers.

    true. i have the lead just need to make more bullets and 8lb of powder will last me a while and hopefully I'll be picking up another 8lb jug. or maybe 2 depending on my finances. Primers are the only hard thing for me to keep in stock right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Problem is that all that brass is useless without lead, powder, and primers.


    Yep buy it cheap and stack it deep, this dearth of supplies have surely taught us that lesson. I have a bit of all the above, except for large pistol primers which I only have a couple of thousand. I really feel sorry for those folks who do not reload and have no way to get bullets, well maybe they can get bullets , but will pay through the nose. Years ago I was told by an old guy that if gun control would ever be tried the real issue would be primers. This primer shortage has really shown me that he was right , even if the reasons are unclear, except for hoarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    Brass is always fun to collect. I've got about 40,000 pieces of .223 brass right now. Little over 500 pounds. Then I've got a couple hundred pounds each of 9mm, 40, and 45 brass too. But only 38 pieces of .308 brass.:(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    Problem is that all that brass is useless without lead, powder, and primers.
    Party-Pooper!!!!
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    The gems (jems) vs junk spectrum has many steps. While I do believe anything you can't take the time to sort is one step closer to junk, there are many differences between, and sorting is just one. Available storage space also ranks high on my list.

    Sort it and store it. If you have the room to store, and it is good brass, you can never have to much (only not enough).

    I know someone who has so much brass they store it in their attic (one rubber maid storage bin in the attic sorted in bags and one next to the work bench). He does it for many reasons, but stated one reason is you never know what could increase the cost of ammo.

    Because of this, I have yet to ever toss a 30.06 or .38 brass. .22 brass and .357 Sig I've let go of (as I'm not confident of my skills in reloading the .357 Sig).
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    I look for any I can find, even pistol calibers that I no longer shoot, but have dies and supplies for.

    Sort it, clean it and store it.

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    i would keep it. if you actually got so much that you didn't have room to store it and there was no way in the world you could every use it... THEN MAAAAYBE sell it.... maybe
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    The wife says I have FAR more than I could ever use. Same with primers and powder.

    Right now I am loading with primers I bought in the 1960's. Havent touched any bought since then.

    Gonna be one HELL of a yard sale when I die !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    If you don't have to feed it, keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I started sorting a bunch of range brass last night,I probably sorted about 200 pounds of various calibers,and I didn't hardly dent the pile,I figure it's gonna take me at least a week maybe two to sort and clean this stuff so I can make room in my garage for my bike
    No such thing. I recently got about 500 pounds of brass and still think I'm short I ended up with about 2000 once fired 7mm mag brass same headstamp. I have a friend who has a 7mm so I gave it to him, I then later discovered I just handed him bout $300. Wont due that again next time I'm buying the rifle.
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    Where do you guys get so much brass? Just buy it online? Friends?

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    I got mine buying it at the indoor range before they closed,my buddy and I would give the range guy 40.00 to sweep up the brass,and we would get about a 10 gallon bucket full weekly,we did that for about 6 months,when you price brass online or at gunshows,we made out big time.I usually sort enough to load what I'm shooting for the week usually about 200 to 300 rounds of 9mm 40 and 45 acp,and I haven't even dented the pile
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