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what you do with non-reloadable brass?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by coosbaycreep, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    Can you sell bad brass to a scrapyard or something? If so, do the primers have to be removed first? What about rimfire cases, can you do anything with those?

    I always pick up all my cases when I'm done shooting, and am starting to get a small stockpile of brass that either can't be reloaded, or is in a caliber I will never reload. All my shotgun shells, .22, and steel cases just end up in the trash, but if I can get some money by selling some of this stuff to a junkyard, that'd be a little more money in my pocket for more ammo/components.
  2. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I throw it in a 25 gallon barrel and when it get full take it in to a scrap yard. I also make sure there are no loaded rounds in it. Primers I dont worry about. Last time about 200 hundred dollars. Prices are based on going scrap prices at the time.
  3. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Man I need to start saving the .22 and .17 brass and do that with it. I've been tossing it.


  4. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    I save it all. I'm stockpiling my 12ga for reloading, but the combloc steel and rimfire gets bagged and tossed on a shelf in the garage. Eventually I'll have enough to actually pay for the gas to get it to the scrap yard.
  5. JUSTIficatioN

    JUSTIficatioN Seattle, Wa Member

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    try workin em' in to a project, me and a buddy drilled a bunch of .45's and 22's into a bar we made for his house and it turned out lookin pretty darn cool, they make pretty good incense holders too.
  6. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    It takes a lot of brass to make much money. less than a buck a pound I think.

    So unless you are a scavenger and like to work at making a few bucks it ain't worth the effort. Now to save brass for reloading certainly is worth it and I do it often.
  7. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    I toss mine on my front steps and driveway with a little red paint and some crime scene tape.....seldom get uninvited visitors that way:laugh:

    Honestly A good question, I put mine in the recycle bin.
  8. 45_70Sharps

    45_70Sharps Raymond Member

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    38 brass makes great blunt tips on wood arrows for stump shooting! Way better than a target tip that will plow into a stump or under the duff.
    I should save the rest. Don't even know where I could recycle around here but I do get out to the big towns from time to time.