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CameronS

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Do people buy this?
« on: November 16, 2009, 04:47:00 pm »
For whatever reason, I've been collecting my 9mm brass from my last few range trips. Is there a market for that stuff? I know you have to get a hold of casings somehow to reload, but I figured most people just reused their own.  :hmm

So, can I sell casings, or would I be better off just throwing them out? (I have no plans to reload them myself)

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    Re: Do people buy this?
    « Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 04:55:14 pm »
    You can probably sell it for more than you can get for it at the recycling center.  But either way, don't throw it out.  even if you give it away.  Someone will use it.

    I have five 5-gallon buckets of brass, a good portion of it for calibers I don't even shoot.


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    Re: Do people buy this?
    « Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 05:09:39 pm »
    I scrounge virtually everything I can get my hands on.  I probably had over 5,000 rounds of 9mm brass before I even had a gun to use them in.  The only factory ammo I've shot is what came with the gun when it was originally given to me. 

    If it's damaged too much when I sort it, it goes in the brass scrap bucket to be sold.  Otherwise, sorted for eventual trading, selling, giving away or, of course, reloading for myself. 

    When I first started reloading again, I bought 1,000 .45 ACP and 1,500 .40 S&W cases off of e*bay to add to the few hundred empties from factory ammo I had purchased.  I've lost a few when I shoot, but I now have considerably more than those original amounts.  And having lots of extras, I don't sweat it if I can't find every single empty when I shoot.
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    Re: Do people buy this?
    « Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 05:58:15 pm »
    You should most definitely keep the brass, and you will probably be able to sell it if you want to do that.  I've range pick-up collected, bought, and traded for quite a bit of once-fired brass over the years.  I just bought 500 fired brass 308 cases from a guy selling them out of his truck at my club's last IDPA match, and he and other people sell all kinds of pickup brass that they collect and clean up.

    Here's an idea for what once-fired pistol brass goes for if you buy it from a retailer:
    http://www.blue-star-inc.com/catalog/ofpbrass.htm

    If you want to sell it, try going to IDPA/IPSC/High Power matches in your area and just ask somewhat less than the prices on the linked page.

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    Re: Do people buy this?
    « Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 07:23:57 pm »
     What everyone else said. Er... typed. Ah whatever, you get what I mean.  ;D
    I keep all of my brass, didn't when I first started out though. One of these years when I finally get my workspace and bench setup, I'll have thousands of cases to use! A few years ago, some people would look at me funny when I saved my brass. As of a year ago, almost EVERYONE saves their empties. As a result, the "Brass" emblazoned oil drums have been home to tumbleweeds.

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