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bombadillo
07-24-2012, 6:16 AM
I have my brass fairly sorted, and I've got a few thousand rounds of .223, a lot of 9mm, .45acp, .44mag, .38sp, .357mag, .308, and one or two more but those are the one's I'd sell. Should I try and sell them on here, or try and get 2.50 per lb from them?

troysland
07-24-2012, 6:20 AM
That's what I've paid for 9mm. $3 a lb seems to be average for brass.

Paper Boy
07-24-2012, 6:22 AM
I will give you 3 a pound for the 45 ;).

bombadillo
07-24-2012, 6:33 AM
There is just a brass trade-in program. I may save the straight cased stuff to reload myself when it comes time, but the 9, 45, and .223 I'm getting rid of for sure.

Paper Boy
07-24-2012, 6:42 AM
Well if you are willing to ship I will make an offer depending on how many pounds of 45 there are... 12.8 to 13 LB is roughly 1000 cases from what I have read.

bombadillo
07-24-2012, 8:06 AM
I've got 60lbs or so of brass in a box. Minus 1.5lbs for box an a bucket, it comes out to about 60lbs or so. Its a mix of probably 30% .223, and next maybe 30% .45acp, and the rest is 9mm, .38/.357, and .44mag. I've got about 60 casings for .308. I can get 2.50 per pound from a reloading company if I ship it to them, and they apply it toward credit on ammo.

bombadillo
07-24-2012, 9:44 AM
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l122/bombadillo08/IMAG0805.jpg


Believe it or not, about 65lbs including the box. I'm taking off 5lbs for box and little bucket and thats being conservative.

Lifeon2whls
07-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Where do you trade in the brass? The guy I buy ammo from said he'd take any unsorted brass at 1.50/pound...sounds low compared to what you guys are getting. I probably have close to 100 lbs, mostly 5.56 stuff.

bombadillo
07-24-2012, 12:01 PM
freedommunitions.com. They give 2.50 per lb for unprocessed brass.

Bobby Hated
07-24-2012, 12:43 PM
put it up for sale on calguns.

better to put it back into circulation with shooters than to let it get melted down.

bombadillo
07-24-2012, 2:08 PM
No, it would be going to a reloading factory.

Lifeon2whls
07-24-2012, 2:17 PM
put it up for sale on calguns.

better to put it back into circulation with shooters than to let it get melted down.

Even if the brass isn't in shape to be reloaded? This all came from a M249 and from what I can see those MG's are not easy on their brass...

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d195/wopspice/Brass.jpg

OldShooter32
07-24-2012, 9:12 PM
.223 = 13#/1,000
9mm = 9#/k
.40 = 10#/k
Get a good kitchen scale that will zero and weigh it out. tumbled and shiny will bring more, but sorted, clean brass is valuable on any market.

bombadillo
07-24-2012, 9:28 PM
Where I'm selling it to, they don't care if its clean, pretty, or already popped the primer out. They just want decent brass that isn't dented. They give me the same, pretty or not so I'll leave it like it is.

Sugacookie
07-25-2012, 9:05 PM
I will take some of your 308 brass off your hands, thats if you feel like parting with some of it.

bombadillo
07-25-2012, 9:23 PM
All but my .308 is gone. Thats the only one I'm saving. I have about 70 casings of .30-06 if you're interested in that.

Sugacookie
07-25-2012, 9:26 PM
No 30-06. Thanks tho!