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Cartridge recycles

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Mervin Gross, May 22, 2016.

  1. Mervin Gross

    Mervin Gross Beaverton New Member

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    Hi as I am new to Target Shooting, a question about the cartridges. I would think you can recycle them but if I can do I just put them in my recycle at home or send them some where else?
    Thank you
    MG
     
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  2. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    People who reload cartridges will value them more than your bin will. :)
    Seriously, just tell us what calibers you shoot and I won't be surprised if a member near Beaverton will offer to take them off your hands.

    At my range, I don't even pick up the calibers that I don't reload. The "brass hounds" will grab them.
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seriously, brass is of great importance to reloaders! Put it up on this site and you will make a friend!

    Welcome to the site! I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to ask questions!:)

    BTW, good avatar!
     
  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Yes you can recycle them. You can take them down to the local scrap yard which is the proper place to 'recycle' them.

    BUT..

    You will find that yellow brass such (or even the shotgun empties) are going to be worth more to people who reload (clean AND dirty). You can get on average $.035 per 9mm all the way up to $1+ for 50BMG. Not saying these are actual prices but you can see how a few can add up quickly. There are many like myself who will go to a range and shoot 100 rounds only to come home with 150 pieces of brass. Something about that color catches my eye and makes me stop and pick it up..... Please Lord don't let me pick up anymore .40 brass, I have enough already...

    A local metal recycler pays by the pound. Now figure out how many pieces it takes to make a pound, then you will see it's probably 3-4x+ more money to sell as reloadable on here...
     
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  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    LOL. That's me and 9mm!
     
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  6. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Now if I could just figure out an easy way to pick rim fire out of the dirt...:confused::confused::p
     
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  7. Mervin Gross

    Mervin Gross Beaverton New Member

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    Thank you for all the feed back. This is great. I was using 380 auto's, 32 S&W Long and 22 long ammo. I also picked up some larger cartridges from a rifle. There is a small price, target shooting with a new friend. Look forward in meeting fellow sportsman.
    MG
     
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  8. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    hard pack dirt = broom and wire cloth
    loose dirt = shovel and wire cloth
    mud = shovel wire cloth garden hose

    almost forgot
    grass = hands and knees one at a time.
     
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  9. Mervin Gross

    Mervin Gross Beaverton New Member

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    I did the new comer way, by hand. lol :)
     
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  10. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Check Harbor Freight for a Chinese brass magnet.
     
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  11. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you're shooting in the woods you can determine where your empties are landing and spread a tarp to catch most of them. If you shoot a different weapon and it spits the empties elsewhere, position yourself so they land on the tarp. Easy!
     
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  12. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I used to have one of those folding frame,fine mesh laundry hampers that worked great for shooting my rifles off of the bench. Now that they're all AR's, I use one of those "Strap-on" case catchers from Midway USA. It's OK and it was relatively cheap. :p

    Most of my "Woods" hunting is done with 7.62x39 steel cased FMJ HP.
     
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  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A tarp is a must when shooting machine guns.
     
  15. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Is that a P-231 Space Modulator in your avatar I see???

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  16. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    By the way, I don't think any of us mentioned this yet, but rimfire cartridges are not easily reused. Almost no one reloads them. So the .22 cases aren't going to find a home easily. That might be one for the recycler.
     
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  17. El Shaddai

    El Shaddai Oregon Member

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    Wondering the best place to recycle a couple hundred pounds of once fire brass? It's a mix, but mostly 9mm, .40 and .223...any help appreciated...thanks!
     
  18. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm pretty sure if you posted it in the classified section someone would take it off your hands :)
     
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  19. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    The three R's

    Reduce, Reuse, Reload! :D
     
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  20. El Shaddai

    El Shaddai Oregon Member

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    D'oh...Good point...tks!
     
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