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Once fired brass by the ton!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by snevel, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. snevel


    Aug 2, 2008

  2. srd


    Apr 4, 2009
    Now thats what you would call a group buy !
  3. Bultx1215


    May 23, 2008
    Bulverde Tx
    Three of my buds and I looked into doing this once. Small lots like that would have been a winner for us. At the time we looked, the smallest lot was 14,000#.:wow: The logistics of moving it from Yuma AZ to here was too costly to make it worthwhile. Actually, the Yuma load was more like 24,000#.:wow:
  4. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

    Apr 14, 2009
    Conifer, CO
    That much brass would give you pause before reaching under that bush with the rattlesnake to retrieve that 50th piece... maybe.

  5. Jon_R


    May 3, 2009
    Central Florida
    We have a local guy that goes to lots of matches and when he is done runs a machine that picks up the brass people leaves. He sorts it by caliber and cleans it. Sells it back at $20 for ~1100 cases (9 and 40) and ~1000 .45 for $30. I just buy it from him vs. worrying about it during a match. I am sure I have bought the same case from him numerous times but it is worth it to me and obviously him.
  6. StoneDog


    Jun 22, 2006
    Not a bad price at all. Too bad none of it is for sale locally.

    Can anyone buy this stuff?
  7. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Feb 3, 2009
    Cincinnati, OH
    :D I bet quite a few of MY brass is in there...I shot quite a few rounds at Ft. Leonard Wood back in July-September 2009. 5.56, 9mm, 12ga, 7.62, and .50.

  8. I've been paying about $30 per thou for 9mm and $80 for 45 ACP + shipping. 9mm runs about 125 each per lb. 223 about 73 each per lb with the fired primer. Just weighed a few. Seriously great deal for someone with the set up to process, repackage and resell this stuff! Commercial reloaders still need primers, powder and bullets and a market for the product. Perhaps the bull market in reloading components is abating. I have noticed much greater availability than even a few months ago. Personally, I see this "lull" as an opportunnity to buy more!
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  9. You have to be a US Citizen and get a End User Certificate. You can't file for the EUC until after you win an auction with them.
  10. StoneDog


    Jun 22, 2006
    There is some money to be made here... The offering at Elgin shows at least one pallet of .50 cal cans loaded with shells. Clean up the cans, sell them for $5 a pop at the local fun show and you've pretty much broken even. Wish I was close to Elgin and could move 7 tons of stuff.
  11. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

    Mar 1, 2008
    Washington (the state)
    Ft. Lewis is just down the road a ways. H mm Boxer you wat to go haves on a bunch of 5.56?
    430 pounds each for $75.00 each.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2010
  12. 2,800 pounds of 5.56mm for $150. I would never pick up my range brass ever again.
  13. Bob2223

    Bob2223 Jack's buddy!

    Mar 26, 2009
    Spencer Indiana
    Just wondering how long it would take to tumble 2,800 pounds of 5.56mm in a Lyman 1200 ? :whistling:

    Bob :supergrin:
  14. blkpag1


    Feb 1, 2008
    :crying: An hour and a half away but I don't have enough room to deal with that much brass... except if the wife divorces me over having that much brass.... hmmmm:whistling:
  15. WolfNotSheep

    WolfNotSheep Tackleberry

    Mar 1, 2008
    Central Virginia
    Damn...if you bought it cheap enough you could just sell the brass for the metal in it at quite a profit. You'd just have to work out the shipping, as I'm sure that would eat up your profit.
  16. RustyFN


    Sep 29, 2006
    West Virginia
    I think about all of the crimped primer pockets and one thought comes to mind, beer and lots of it. :rofl:
  17. dougader


    Apr 17, 2004
    Hey, I'd go thirds on it if you guys are serious. I drive right past Ft Lewis on the way to my brother's place.