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Old 05-30-2013, 9:24 PM
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Default The Angels Share. Lost brass when shooting handguns.

Went to the range today and for the first time fired a handgun with the intent of retrieving the brass and reloading. I lost about 8% of the brass, which is way higher than my loss for rifle rounds as I am either bolt action or use a net - see below - which works well on my AR and AK,



I'm assuming that this rate of loss is par for the course?
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Sounds about right... last saturday i went shooting and used my jeep to catch my brass lol now i have brass everywhere! Lol
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I always come out with more brass than I went in with, always.
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It is funny because some of the ranges here in the valley won't let you pick up your brass. Once it hits the floor it stays. Now if you had a net I dont think they could say anything.
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I would tell them to kiss my butt it is my brass and I will pick it up .and if they don't like it I will go some place else to spend my money
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It is funny because some of the ranges here in the valley won't let you pick up your brass. Once it hits the floor it stays. Now if you had a net I dont think they could say anything.
Thats a terrible policy...
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Most everywhere I shoot allows you to collect your own brass, I usually go home with a little less than I shoot....
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I usually go home with more, never less
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That's why I bought a revolver, just dump the brass into a box.
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I usually go home with more, never less
Happened to me today too. Folks either side of me shooting 45acp who didn't reload. Heck, one even helped me pick it up. Nice when that happens.
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I go home with more as well. And usually in all sorts of different calibers. I reload the 45 acp and trade off the rest when I get enough of it....
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I don't reload yet, but my brass still comes home with me. As well as others that donate to me when I'm picking it up.
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I always come out with more brass than I went in with, always.

Same here. Usually...
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I shoot at Angelus and haven't had a problem I usually sweep the area with their broom before shooting and pick up anything I see when done.
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I always go home with more unless I don't want to. The range master normally picks up the brass from the floor from those who don't collect theirs (outdoor range) and throw them in my brass bag for me every time.

Today he asked if I wanted the S&W 500 cases (he has like about 30 of them in his pocket) and I told them 'no' as I have enough of my own.
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Some range master are extremely fussy about you being only able to pick up your own brass and no-one else's. Varies by range I have found.
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I shoot in the mornings when I'm the only one there. I lose about 20% each trip because a lot of it bounces off my feet or the dividers past the firing line.
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