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Anyone recycle brass cases?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by rds801, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. rds801

    rds801 Portland Member

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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

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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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

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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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

    oremike Creswell, Oregon Well-Known Member

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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

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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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

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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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

    rds801 Portland Member

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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

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is
     
  10. rds801

    rds801 Portland Member

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    MAC79
     
  11. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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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

    rds801 Portland Member

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    I will scrap that idea. :)
     
  13. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    Very good.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Best avatar ever.
     
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  15. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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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

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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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

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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

    marty8587 NE Portland Active Member

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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

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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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.