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Once Fired Brass Pricing

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by VI-Shooter, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. VI-Shooter


    May 4, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    What is a good price PER PIECE for once fired brass in the following calibers:

    .40 S&W
    .45 ACP
  2. buying:

    9mm 3 cents
    40 3-4 cents
    45 acp 4-5 cents
    223 4-5 cents

    these prices are all for unprocessed brass

  3. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    I've never bought or sold used brass. I'm just a little leary about how many times the "once fired" have actually been through the cycle. Not like there's an odometer on them and I ain't gonna' check every single case for dings, cracks and big primer holes.
    If you're buying, I'd recommned just ponying up a little more bucks and get new brass or loaded ammo and re-load that brass.

    If you're selling, shoot the crap out of it and sell the stuff after you have problems with head / case seperation.:supergrin:

    Just kidding on the selling deal....honesty is the best policy.
  4. Kentguy


    Nov 22, 2010
    Kent, OH

    I hear what you are saying, but I pick up brass off the ground at my local shooting range all the time and to be real honest, I don't have any idea just exactly how many times that brass has been shot.

    I usually have a three time reloading rule I try as hard as I can to stick with. After that I either don't retrieve them or they hit the scrap bucket.

    But as for buying used brass - I've done that before and all of it have worked fine. Just make sure that your inspection process is up to snuff when you clean them. After all we all are our own quality control department.
  5. attrapereves


    Sep 11, 2011
    This is about right. However, most brass that I see for sale has been tumbled, but not deprimed.

    I often pick up range brass, and I trade away the calibers I don't own for something I do.