Having been a range officer at a public range I called them brass snarfs. Snarf = to grab something in greed, esp. without permission.
Our range collected the brass and did indeed recycle it along with the bullet lead. A 55 gallon drum packed full of brass weighed 550 +/- lbs, so at $1.75 per lb, they ran $962.50 per drum. We sold four drums of brass at a time = $3,850. Which is why the brass drums were kept locked in a shed. We also allowed a local commercial reloader to pick .45 ACP brass which he would return to us as reloads at a wholesale discount that we could sell at retail. Every possible revenue stream offset budget expenses.
I really dislike snarfs and scroungers.
Last edited by Wrangler John; 01-01-2013 at 5:01 AM..