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Old 08-01-2011, 09:48   #1
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What is the value of once shot starline brass?

I just recently bought my first handgun, a Glock 20SF. I plan on getting into reloading in the future, but even though I have no reloading equipment right now, Im saving my brass anyway for when I am able to reload it. However, on the off chance I win the lottery and I end up not getting into reloading, is there any value to once fired starline brass? If so, how much for say 500 or 1000 pieces of brass? Id probably be willing to just give them away if somebody was willing to pay for postage id be willing to pack them up and send them to you. One more thing, if anybody out there has any old reloading equipment for 10mm that they'd be willing to sell, or donate (even better), please let me know! Thanks for any replies!
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I'd gladly pay postage! Don't know value.

BTW: my last Starline order was 13 cents each!

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I'd gladly pay postage! Don't know value.

BTW: my last Starline order was 13 cents each!
Sounds good man, once I get enough to make it worth messing with, say 500 or something close to that, and it's clear Im not going to be able to get into reloading myself for a while, Ill PM you!
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I use to say used is about worth half of new, but the people who are selling used brass are charging way too much these days. With brass being shot and seeing bulging these days I quit buying used 10mm brass ubless they are below half of StarLine's price for new 1K @ $147 shipped!

Using the Flat rate boxes works well for mailing at reasonable cost. Free boxes at the Post Office or mailed to your door...if it fits it ships!
Small is about $5
Medium is about $11

I'm game for some brass also...
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Sounds good man, once I get enough to make it worth messing with, say 500 or something close to that, and it's clear Im not going to be able to get into reloading myself for a while, Ill PM you!
PM sent.
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I use to say used is about worth half of new, but the people who are selling used brass are charging way too much these days. With brass being shot and seeing bulging these days I quit buying used 10mm brass ubless they are below half of StarLine's price for new 1K @ $147 shipped!

Using the Flat rate boxes works well for mailing at reasonable cost. Free boxes at the Post Office or mailed to your door...if it fits it ships!
Small is about $5
Medium is about $11

I'm game for some brass also...
Ill be in touch...I get on here at least once a day so Im usually within reach. Ill keep saving my brass and let you guys know when I get to a decent amount. Right now Ive only got fifty pieces, but more ammo is on the way!
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Find someone near you that reloads 10mm and share for reloads.
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Depends on how it's been shot and how many times it's been fired once. Some people abuse the brass (overloading) and consider it once-fired since it's only been fired once each time it's fired. Some brass is useless after only one firing.
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Depends on how it's been shot and how many times it's been fired once. Some people abuse the brass (overloading) and consider it once-fired since it's only been fired once each time it's fired. Some brass is useless after only one firing.
Haha, Im not playing games. Id love to be able to find someone near me that reloaded but doubt that will happen, hardly anyone around here has even heard of 10mm, much less reloads it.
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Depends on how it's been shot and how many times it's been fired once. Some people abuse the brass (overloading) and consider it once-fired since it's only been fired once each time it's fired. Some brass is useless after only one firing.
Since the OP doesn't reload and it's Starline brass I assumed he was firing factory loads so in his case it would really be "once fired".
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scrimp and save, and spend $27 on a lee hand press, $30 or so on dies, and about $60 more on components. Save that brass, and all other brass you come by.
DO learn to reload- commit to it, and you will enjoy that 10mm much more.


OR... i'll try a jedi mind trick.
once fired 10mm brass is a HAZARDOUS MATERIAL of unique capability, one that ONLY I can properly diospose of, for a small fee, or course. DO NOT believe the others, only I am right..

..the BS is strong with this one..
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NEVER buy used brass from 21Carrier. He is rough on his brass. It hides everywhere so that it won't be reloaded again. Whereas mine lands in a nice 2' circle, his buries itself in the rocks.
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scrimp and save, and spend $27 on a lee hand press, $30 or so on dies, and about $60 more on components. Save that brass, and all other brass you come by.
DO learn to reload- commit to it, and you will enjoy that 10mm much more.


OR... i'll try a jedi mind trick.
once fired 10mm brass is a HAZARDOUS MATERIAL of unique capability, one that ONLY I can properly diospose of, for a small fee, or course. DO NOT believe the others, only I am right..

..the BS is strong with this one..
Thats some funny stuff man, I actually laughed out loud on that one!
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NEVER buy used brass from 21Carrier. He is rough on his brass. It hides everywhere so that it won't be reloaded again. Whereas mine lands in a nice 2' circle, his buries itself in the rocks.
lol
I seriously doubt he'd actually sell any of his brass, I know him to be an avid reloader. You two are shooting buddies arent you?
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NEVER buy used brass from 21Carrier. He is rough on his brass. It hides everywhere so that it won't be reloaded again. Whereas mine lands in a nice 2' circle, his buries itself in the rocks.
This would probably be true for Kegs brass as well!
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Even if you do become independently wealthy via the lottery reloading is a great hobby that feeds your other hobby, shooting. It's a great way to pass the time and loading for the Mighty 10 there are almost endless ways to load rounds.
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I seriously doubt he'd actually sell any of his brass, I know him to be an avid reloader. You two are shooting buddies arent you?
Yeah, we go shoot the 10s every week or so. He's not kidding, either. His always seem to land in a semi-nice pile. Mine, on the other hand, get flung into low-earth orbit. The few that don't reach escape velocity try to hide in the rocks. I think it has to do with the fact that he WAS shooting a G20, which tends to not fling them as far. Now that he's shooting his new G29, I think he's gonna lose a few. Well, that and I seem to be endeavoring to die by catastrophic case failure.

I second Maine1's idea of getting a cheap Lee hand press. Look it up on YouTube. There are several videos for it. You could spend $100 and have everything you'll need. You won't be cranking out 100 rounds per hour, but you could make quality ammo while watching TV. It would be cheaper than anything else, too. Even the really cheap hand-press route is great with 10mm. Really, the first time you make your own ammo, and realize what amazing diversity and value can be had, you will trade food for bullets/primers/powder. Reloading for the 10mm is the shooter's equivalent of crystal meth or crack.

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Yeah, we go shoot the 10s every week or so. He's not kidding, either. His always seem to land in a semi-nice pile. Mine, on the other hand, get flung into low-earth orbit. The few that don't reach escape velocity try to hide in the rocks. I think it has to do with the fact that he WAS shooting a G20, which tends to not fling them as far. Now that he's shooting his new G29, I think he's gonna lose a few. Well, that and I seem to be endeavoring to die by catastrophic case failure.

I second Maine1's idea of getting a cheap Lee hand press. Look it up on YouTube. There are several videos for it. You could spend $100 and have everything you'll need. You won't be cranking out 100 rounds per hour, but you could make quality ammo while watching TV. It would be cheaper than anything else, too. Even the really cheap hand-press route is great with 10mm. Really, the first time you make your own ammo, and realize what amazing diversity and value can be had, you will trade food for bullets/primers/powder. Reloading for the 10mm is the shooter's equivalent of crystal meth or crack.
ya i was just looking at a lee hand loading kit for $60....plus dies for about the same. Im assuming I use the 40 S&W dies?
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Haha, Im not playing games. Id love to be able to find someone near me that reloaded but doubt that will happen, hardly anyone around here has even heard of 10mm, much less reloads it.
True, but, a lot of people who reload, reload the 40 S&W round! If you find someone who does, get yourself a pack of large primers, a can of Longshot powder, and a box of 180-200 grain XTP's and load them yourself, with supervision of course. Just an idea.
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I would also be happy to pay postage on any and all brass you'd like to send me.
Sounds good man! Ill keep everybody in mind that has said something. As long as this thread is allowed to stay active Ill be able to come back and see who spoke up for some brass. Just gotta wait till Ive fired enough to make it worthwhile....However, I did happen to find the perfect setup for me since I live in an apartment, on the Lee website I came across their Handloading kit that does not have to be mounted to anything and is great for apartment dwellers! The handloader is $60, plus dies for around $50, tumbler, bullet puller, scale, caliper and bullet components and Im set to go for around $150 (not counting bullet components)! Im pretty excited now that I've found the handloading kit. Oops, I forgot reloading books! Any recommendations on books, besides the lee book? Also what would be a good powder for a beginner, Im not a dumbass thats going to blow himself up, Id just go with 800x but Ive been told it can be tough to measure out. Primers? I fully intend to research all of this for myself, but Im a firm believer that experience is far and away better than anything I can learn in a book, so getting advice from the pros like you guys is invaluable to me!
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Sounds good man! Ill keep everybody in mind that has said something. As long as this thread is allowed to stay active Ill be able to come back and see who spoke up for some brass. Just gotta wait till Ive fired enough to make it worthwhile....However, I did happen to find the perfect setup for me since I live in an apartment, on the Lee website I came across their Handloading kit that does not have to be mounted to anything and is great for apartment dwellers! The handloader is $60, plus dies for around $50, tumbler, bullet puller, scale, caliper and bullet components and Im set to go for around $150 (not counting bullet components)! Im pretty excited now that I've found the handloading kit. Oops, I forgot reloading books! Any recommendations on books, besides the lee book? Also what would be a good powder for a beginner, Im not a dumbass thats going to blow himself up, Id just go with 800x but Ive been told it can be tough to measure out. Primers? I fully intend to research all of this for myself, but Im a firm believer that experience is far and away better than anything I can learn in a book, so getting advice from the pros like you guys is invaluable to me!

I've only been reloading for a month or two and most everything can be learned from these guys. A safe starting powder would be something like Blue Dot. I started with it and found some nice warm target loads. Power Pistol is another good one. CCI 300 primers go in everything I make. 21Carrier and I both pilage the same sporting goods store in town for their 180gr JHP/TC Magnus bullets and they carry a few weights of XTPs. I use the Lyman manual which leans conservative. The Hornady manual seems to be closer to true maximums. FYI....I just got my first bottle of 800-x, but I only plan on using that for workups while hand measuring. Blue Dot and Power Pistol meter well through my progressive press.
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scrimp and save, and spend $27 on a lee hand press, $30 or so on dies, and about $60 more on components. Save that brass, and all other brass you come by.
DO learn to reload- commit to it, and you will enjoy that 10mm much more.


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Sounds good man! Ill keep everybody in mind that has said something. As long as this thread is allowed to stay active Ill be able to come back and see who spoke up for some brass. Just gotta wait till Ive fired enough to make it worthwhile....However, I did happen to find the perfect setup for me since I live in an apartment, on the Lee website I came across their Handloading kit that does not have to be mounted to anything and is great for apartment dwellers! The handloader is $60, plus dies for around $50, tumbler, bullet puller, scale, caliper and bullet components and Im set to go for around $150 (not counting bullet components)! Im pretty excited now that I've found the handloading kit. Oops, I forgot reloading books! Any recommendations on books, besides the lee book? Also what would be a good powder for a beginner, Im not a dumbass thats going to blow himself up, Id just go with 800x but Ive been told it can be tough to measure out. Primers? I fully intend to research all of this for myself, but Im a firm believer that experience is far and away better than anything I can learn in a book, so getting advice from the pros like you guys is invaluable to me!
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I would recommend Blue Dot, AA#9, or maybe AA#7. Personally, I'd say Blue Dot. The three of those powders are pretty bulky, so it would be hard to double charge a case with them. If you did double-charge one, it would be overflowing. AA#9 is good, too. You can make good power/velocity with it. Blue Dot makes good power/velocity, too, and is lots of fun to shoot. It has a whole lot of boom and flash, so it's fun at the range.

Other good powders (but they will require more care, initially) are Power Pistol, 800-X, Longshot. Power Pistol and Longshot are dense enough with low enough charges that you could double-charge a case in some loads without noticing it, so be careful using them if new. 800-X is absolutely worthless in a powder measure, but you may not even be using one.

So, after it's all said and done, 800-X may actually be the best choice for you. Depending on what you buy, you will HAVE TO get a scale. If you don't get a powder hopper/measure, then you'll be hand-weighing charges anyway, so you might as well be using 800-X. Plus, it is the velocity king, and I, personally, think it has pretty mild characteristics at the limit. If you get a powder measure, I would buy something else, though.

Like GTRhino24 said, I use CCI 300 primers exclusively. WLPs are a little hotter, and good, too, but I'd stay away from real magnum primers (like CCI 350s).
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