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Selling scrap brass cases

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by chainsaw, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Who here does it?What's it worth?Do you have to separate chrome cases?do they take 22lr cases?
     
  2. doug

    doug Tacoma Member

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    In the Puget Sound area prices are anywhere from the low $2 per pound on up to $2.60 , some of the smaller guys like to take the brass in at around $1.60 which is too low but better than hauling it many miles to eek out the highest price. I never have to seperate "nickel" or chrome cases. I think they frown on .22 shells but sometimes I sneak some in , most time they go in the trash. Call around to your metal recyclers. My experience is the ones near the Port pay the best. In WA, they can only issue you a check for something like $35 on the spot. The balance you have to wait for up to two weeks.

    How much do you have? I may be interested in buying a large bulk of it if it is once fired, calibers I can use, priced right and not rejects. If you want to talk about that feel free to PM me.

    Doug
    RELOADING BRASS CASINGS
     
  3. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    I only have about 20 lbs now,mostly .40 pistol brass.I do have a coffee can full of primed,once reloaded 30-06 brass.HXP military stuff.I could count it if I had to.What's something like that go for?
     
  4. doug

    doug Tacoma Member

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    I can't really speak for the 30-06 brass but the 40 is probably better off sold to a forum member. 20 lbs is about 2,000 pcs. It's worth more as reloadable brass then scrap. Good luck with a sale.
     
  5. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    There is a post on another board in the Seattle area where a guy is trying to sell 30-06 primed at 15 cents a piece. His post has been up for a little while now, so I guess it's either too much or not that much call for it.

    I agree with Doug, you are better off selling the 40 as re loadable brass. You should be able to get anywhere between $50 and $100 for it, if it's 2,000 pieces. I know, kind of a wide range, but all depends on what is available out there at the moment and what shape the brass is in. Clean, tumbled brass is more, just picked up at an indoor range would bring in less, and picked up outside in the dirt and showing it would be a lot less.
     
  6. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    I'v tried a few times to sell the .40.Seems no one wants it unless it is dirt cheap and free shipping,so it went into the 5 gallon bucket along with all the rest.lots of 380 and 9mm,a hundred 30-30 cases and a few 300 and 300 h and h mags.
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    What are "scrap cases"? Are they cases that you have reloaded so many times they are un reloadable now? Of not then this thread is a joke
     
  8. chainsaw

    chainsaw East side of Or. Active Member

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    Why is it a joke?Brass that i'v tried to sell that no one wants goes to the scrap bucket.I aint giving it away.
     
  9. doug

    doug Tacoma Member

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    That was helpful. NOT.

    I've seen hundreds of pounds of 9, 40 and .223 cases recycled because supply outweighed demand.
     
  10. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    we just bought 1000 once fired .40 on here for $30.00 thats equal to 9.75 lbs or $3.07 per pound.

    So even selling the brass dirt cheap you make more money then scrapping. And at $30.00 a thousand I would think it would sell pretty fast.