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How Do You Collect Brass?
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:59:56 pm »
What kind of bag/container do you guys used to collect brass at the range?

I have one really nice mesh-bottom bag that came with my Midway Competition Shooting Bag, but I can't find it available separately from the $50 bag. I also use a small mesh bag that once contained 50 golf balls, but it's starting to wear out.

I would like a reusable bag that has some mesh piece that dirt will fall out of before I get it to the sorting tray, or the bucket in the truck. Any recommendations?
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 04:14:10 pm »
    Just a thought off the wall but laundry bags might work, Sarah years ago had some that were a mesh material that I think was small enough to work for brass. Probably a Walmart item if they are still around etc but might be a cheap alternative to look at.

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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 04:14:45 pm »
    I usually pick it up and throw it in whatever bag or ammo can I have.
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 05:47:57 pm »
    Walmart sells small mesh laundry bags with a zippered top. They are about 18" talk by about 12" wide.

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    « Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 05:53:13 pm »
    i buy tennis balls for my dog by the dozen at wally world and they come in mesh drawstring bags so i just use those.
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #5 on: April 02, 2014, 05:55:14 pm »
    You might check for mesh wash bags in the laundry aisle at your local supermarket.
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #6 on: April 02, 2014, 06:39:49 pm »
    When I go to my shooting spot in the mountains I use a plastic cheese puff jar.  If you have an old Rotary Media Separator you could use that to get the dirt and other junk off the brass.
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #7 on: April 02, 2014, 09:29:57 pm »
    Hmmm....Cheeessyyy pooooofffsss....

    Media separator is a good idea. I hadn't thought about that. I have a laundry bag like that and I use it for carrying birds during dove season. Might have to get another one to try for brass.
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #8 on: April 02, 2014, 09:51:10 pm »
    I just put it in my pockets, then dump into a box or bucket.  The dirt comes out of the brass into my pockets.
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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #9 on: April 02, 2014, 11:28:30 pm »
    Have you seen these.  Originally meant to pick up fruit and nuts, but works really well for retrieving brass.

    http://www.nutwizard.com/prod01.htm

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    Re: How Do You Collect Brass?
    « Reply #10 on: April 02, 2014, 11:47:24 pm »
    Have you seen these.  Originally meant to pick up fruit and nuts, but works really well for retrieving brass.

    http://www.nutwizard.com/prod01.htm

    Yeah, I've seen it. Doesn't work that well imho. When I've used them or seen them used, one guy is always using it to pick brass while others shoot. It only holds like 3 pieces before cases start falling out if you don't empty it. AND you gotta carry a bucket around with you. Plus, it's $50.

    I think a grass rake would be more useful but it's hard to convince the RO that you're only picking up your own brass when you bring large tools and spend an hour raking the bay. Bags are much more discrete. I usually keep a box or bucket in the truck and partially empty my bags periodically so it doesn't look like I'm there to clean the range.
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