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Old 01-08-2012, 10:17   #1
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Two Questions?

First, when you go shooting how much of your brass do you recover? Assuming you reload of course.

And second, does it bother you if you don't find it all?

For me, I find about half of what I shoot, and no it doesn't bother me that lose about 50 percent of my brass. I'll just buy more.

How about you?

Edit to say I shoot mostly outside in the timber around my place. There is grass about 6" tall almost everywhere.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:23   #2
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When shooting my 10mm 45gap 357sig I try and find all of my brass, usually end up with about 80% . It doesnt really bother me, but I don't like losing it.
When shooting my 357 38 44, 100% and yes losing this would really bother me.
When shooting 9mm 40sw 45acp I usually come home with more, if I loose some this time I will make up for it next time. It does not bother me to lose any of these.
And for some reason when shooting 22lr that brass seems to land in my range bag, theis really bothers me.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:28   #3
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I usually shoot at BLM land. I try to find the majority of my brass. Usually I find nearly all of it. It doesn't bother me too much if I can't find all of it, but I don't go to places with no brass pick up policies, so obviously it bothers me a bit.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:27   #4
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No matter where I shoot I seem to lose at least a couple of pieces and yes it bothers me. Brass is the expensive part of reloading.
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Old 01-08-2012, 13:29   #5
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Originally Posted by DWARREN123 View Post
No matter where I shoot I seem to lose at least a couple of pieces and yes it bothers me. Brass is the expensive part of reloading.
The worst place to shoot is public ranges that don't allow pick up or even if they do, often it's not possible to find it all. Not to mention I don't want to pick up "used brass" that I don't know the history of.

Generally I can't afford to make large bulk brass purchases, so with shipping, 100 lots of brass costs me about .25 cents each and I don't like leaving a bunch of quarters lying on the ground.

Getting 1/2 dozen or so reloads out of my semi-auto brass is vital to keeping my overall costs down.
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Old 01-08-2012, 14:09   #6
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I have been picking up all my brass when I shoot. I lay out a sheet for now, got a great idea for making a nice brass catcher.

I spent 2011 researching and reading all I can on reloading. My son reloads and he gave me a Dillion press but I need to buy more supplies to get started. I plan On getting totally set up this year.

Even if i wasn't going to reload i leave nothing behind. Can't stand people that leave any kind of trash anywhere, just plain ignorant.
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Old 01-08-2012, 14:18   #7
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I usually place a tarp down with the edges rolled inward, this makes a barrier to keep them from rolling off. Using those pinch clamps help to weigh the tarp down and maintain the rolled edges. I hate to lose brass but it does happen!
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Old 01-08-2012, 14:27   #8
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