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Economical gizmo to pick up brass?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by abq87120, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. abq87120

    abq87120

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    I've seen these collectors below. They seem to work well. But I think they cost too much. $30 would be more like it. Has anyone seen anything less expensive that works?

    Brass Wizard
    http://shellsorter.com/page15/page15.html

    Nut Wizard
    http://www.thenutwizard.com/ammovideo.html

    I guess I'm too much of a Scrooge to shell out $50 for one. I use a rake and kitty litter scooper in sand. But I moved and my current range is gravel. Doesn't work too well. here

    Dan in (used to be) ABQ
     
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    Mesh tarp from harbor freight
     

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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    A zip lock bag. Bend over and pick it up. Can't get much cheaper than that.
     
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    I use a Gopher pick-up tool and a bucket. Cheap, slow and easy on the back.

    GopherTool.jpg
     
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    little nut picker upper look at the hardware or a tractor supply or any farm store.
     
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    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Just get a Brass Magnet.
     
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    Fixed it for you Ron. :rofl:
     
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    Those thing don't work well in gravel. I wasn't sure if you were saying that or not in your first post.
     
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    Jeff82 NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Unless you count the Dr.'s bill for the slipped disk...
     
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    My FIL bought us one and it does work. A little pricey - yes, but it sure beats bending over for all that brass when you shoot 200, 300 or 400 rounds at a time. Another good solution I always figured would work is young grandkids. Mine is only 8 months old but when he gets a little bigger I've got his work cut out for him.
     
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    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    The nut wizard is cheap. The bag a nut is over $300.

    If you have a gas powered leaf blower/vac, you could build something similar to my brass vac but if you don't already have materials it will still cost you more than the nut wizard.

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    Hahaha...that's not right, man! :) :supergrin:
     
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    Zip locks cost $. Use the plastic bags your groceries come home in. They have handles too, which makes it much easier to carry more than one so you can pick up and sort by caliber simultaneously.
     
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    A blonde works cheap and draws the attention away from those you want to steal their brass from.