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I've started saving my brass

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by poodleshooter1, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. poodleshooter1


    May 3, 2005
    While I have plenty of ammo, I have recently started saving my spent brass just in case. I figure I can either reload if ammo prices skyrocket anymore, or I can sell the brass to reloaders.
  2. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

    Aug 8, 2004
    Um... ok...:dunno:

  3. GeorgiaGlockMan

    GeorgiaGlockMan Aggie in Exile.

    Nov 18, 2003
    Bad-Lands Ranch
    Not a bad plan.

    I pick it up too at my local rifle range (because I have to - club rules). I got lots of brass from that.

    At my farm, I like to think of brass as tree fertilizer and may kick it out of a pile to make sure it is spread around good (but i do try to shoot mostly berdan primed stuff there).
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2011
  4. Akita

    Akita gone

    Jul 22, 2002
    I saved my brass for years and just filled up 3L soft drink containers and then threw them under the house. Then one day I started reloading. THEN one day I remembered those jugs. It was like xmas and hitting the lottery combined!

    Good decision. Even if you never start reloading your kids or a good friend will be happy with your decision someday.
  5. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

    May 1, 2008
    I started that years ago. Today I've got a brass storage problem and I shoot matches every week and reload fairly often.:supergrin:
  6. poodleshooter1


    May 3, 2005
    Yeah, and as often as I shoot, it would be fine to get one of those cheapo reloading setups. Save myself some money and be more self sufficient as well.
  7. Maine1


    Jul 20, 2007
    nobody has plenty of ammo. Nobody has enough ammo.

    Ammo is not currently produced in quantities large enough to be considered "enough".

    If we spent out entire national debt producing just ONE caliber of STILL ain't enough.
    If we had to plow 45 rounds out of the roads like snow...wait for STILL is not enough. saving brass is a great idea, regardless of caliber.
  8. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo Ancient Member Millennium Member

    Nov 7, 1999
    Free Republic of Tejas
    If you are not reloading, then you're not serious about 'preparing'. I can foresee a time when factory ammo may be heavily taxed, regulated, or just unavailable. As a bonus, even a beginner can make ammo equal or superior to the factory stuff, and save money besides.

    Even if it cost the same, you can tailor your ammo to your specific needs and make as much as you need. I'm still shooting .38 Sp. target loads that I made back in the mid 80's, and they shoot just as good as freshly purchased ammo.

    At the very worst, save your brass for barter. It has value!