Anyone recycle brass cases?

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  1. rds801

    rds801
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    I started picking up brass in calibers that I don't shoot and was wondering if it is worth taking it to a scrap place? Can anyone recommend a place to do business with? I live in Hillsboro.
     
  2. jluck

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    You'll make more money selling it here or armslist etc. For instance, 7mm Remington mag brass, once fired will fetch .25-.50 each, 338 Lapua can get 2.00 each.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

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    Yea, I'd try to not scrap it.. it just seems wrong when so many would welcome it at the going rate for that caliber.
     
  4. oremike

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    I pick it all up, and yes you can recycle it. I find I get a much higher return if I tumble it and use it for trading stock.
     
  5. Mikej

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    Sacrilegious!

    Some time ago a member had a bunch of brass he wanted to scrap, I offered him twice the going rate for brass as scrap. I don't know what he ended up doing with it.

    Mike
     
  6. gunfreak

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    I recycle my spent primers along with bad brass, took in a bucket w/25 lbs. and got $42. Any brass I don't use I trade for stuff I can.
     
  7. SHPD_Retired

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    What do you have. I might be willing to take it off your hands. I am in St. Helens
     
  8. rds801

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    Thanks for the replies. I will offer the good brass to others instead of scrapping.

    SHPD755....I will keep you in mind when I start separating brass. Is 755 your call sign?
     
  9. SHPD_Retired

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    Yes it is
     
  10. rds801

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    MAC79
     
  11. SHPD_Retired

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    Nice to meet you. I really did not want to see brass that people could use go to the scrappers.
     
  12. rds801

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    I will scrap that idea. :)
     
  13. SHPD_Retired

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    Very good.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

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    Best avatar ever.
     
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  15. SinisterSouthpaw

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    By the time I am through with a case I have wrung the last drop of brassy goodness from it. I do not leave it on the range; I recycle it through the club. Every little bit helps keep the dues from going up, or so they say.............
     
  16. Certaindeaf

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    That's very good of you and proper practice.. if one knows that the brass is gone/worn out, destruction via the scrapyard (and then hopefully they won't then sell it as reloadable brass) is the way to go.
    Cracked cases and loose pockets I'll generally smash with a hammer just to make sure.
     
  17. SHPD_Retired

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    Good idea about smashing it. I have some with loose primer pockets.
     
  18. marty8587

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    At PRPC We recycle 22 cal. and foreign non reloadable brass. All reloadable is traded or given to friends who reload.
     
  19. Certaindeaf

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    They always say to destroy (run over it or something) a compromised aluminum ladder.. it can always bring scrap price as is proper. They also say to never paint a wooden ladder.. so that bad things might not be hidden/obvious.
     

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