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Old 01-20-2013, 3:57 PM
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Thumbs down Does your range have a rule about picking up your brass?

Today I went to my local range that I frequent atleast once a month an they have a new casino rule, if your personal property (brass) touches the ground you can't pick it up. To me it seems that they are wanting you to fill their resource for brass and may play it off as a safety thing. Does your range do this? And if they do what is their Reasoning behind it?

On a good note my first batch of reloads worked 100% and were consistent. Too bad I can't have my brass back
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:00 PM
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Yep
Local range says leave the brass alone
Then they pick it up and sell it by the pound, that's not guessing its exactly what the owner told me they do with it
Though he did day if I mark my brass I can pick it up
A blue sharpie across the primers and casing while the rounds are still in the box makes that easier
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:11 PM
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I dont reload (I should be getting into it) but thats just plain stupid!
If you brought it you should be able to take your own back.
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:14 PM
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Take a drop cloth, use a brass catcher...or start shooting a revolver.
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:17 PM
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Ya I see that is becoming a common trend with ranges. I’m sure the range fear people scooping up every piece of brass in sight, and its money out of their pocket.

My local range does allow me to pick my brass, and my brass only...

I do mark all my brass with a sharpie across the case head, both for my own organization/identification and also to prove it’s my brass should anyone question me.

I’ve honesty thought of just buying a couple revolvers. It would be nice to not have to constantly chase my brass.
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:43 PM
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Yup. Against the rules. I prefer shooting outdoor anyway though. I understand it as being a safety issue though. Besides, I'm sure they sell the brass to get extra revenue.
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Old 01-20-2013, 4:47 PM
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My range lets you pick up your own brass. I normally shoot during off peak times and get the corner booth. I also sweep away any brass I see in the area before shooting so that picking up my brass is easier at the end of the trip.
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My local range frowns on you picking up OTHER people's brass but have no problems with you picking up your own. I don't reload yet but I pick everything up along with stuff that is near mine because I have a reloader who buys the brass.
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I'm not sure, even as a private business, they have a right to your property. Theft is a crime, and it seems like that is what they're pulling. You don't get carte blanche as a private business to violate the law.

Easiest way is to name the douche range, drive away their business, and go somewhere else.
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must be "On Target"
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can pick up my brass @ firingline. I don't usually though.
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Old 01-20-2013, 5:55 PM
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Rainbow allows shooters to pick up their own brass.
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I'd take my own brass back until they banned me, **** that ****.
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Old 01-20-2013, 6:13 PM
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Yep
Local range says leave the brass alone
Then they pick it up and sell it by the pound, that's not guessing its exactly what the owner told me they do with it
Though he did day if I mark my brass I can pick it up
A blue sharpie across the primers and casing while the rounds are still in the box makes that easier
Thats some BS. You can't pick up your own brass? The members at the range I go to would say "up yours". It's your freaking brass. At least if you mark your brass you can pick it up but I see it as unnecessary.
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can pick up my brass @ firingline. I don't usually though.
Same here that is why I stop going to ontarget and just stick to firingline. I only go to ranges that allow me to pick up my brass.
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Old 01-20-2013, 6:30 PM
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and this is why i use only aluminum blazer for my 9mm at indoor ranges, and i use my brass stuff for outdoor ranges where i can lay out a mesh fabric to easily collect my brass again (and lets all the dirt fall through)
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Old 01-20-2013, 6:33 PM
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As long as they make it clear up front it's just part of the admission fee. That being said it's pretty lame to have a policy that restrictive. I don't think I've shot anywhere that wouldn't let you pick up your own brass, possibly requiring some form of marking and knowing that if stuff falls in front of the firing line it may be impractical to recover all of it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 6:37 PM
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LA Gun Club has that policy. I agree that it's complete BS...and I haven't been back in years because of it.
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Wow that's crazy I haven't shot at a range in years only Forest land. Last time I shot at a range they let you pick up your own brass and they never said anything when you picked up a little extra as long as you didn't go overboard.

I guess someone just might have to slip on all the brass that is laying around on the ground. Just a joke I hate stupid lawsuits.
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I'v never had a problem picking up my own brass. I've seen others chase their brass a couple lanes over without a mention. I suppose if it looked like someone was scrounging around and taking what they could find there would be an issue, but I've never seen it.
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Never seen it anywhere I shoot. I don't reload (yet) but I collect up what I can. One trip out the guy next to me was shooting a 1911 that was hucking his brass into my range bag. My kids "alerted"e I should move my bag but if the other guy didn't want it anyway I was ok with it, its not range brass if it never hits the range right?
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Isn't it funny how things change? A few years back, the range I frequented would be pissed if you didn't pick up your brass.

Beaumont range doesn't allow you to collect brass either (though you can use a brass catcher) and while they admit they sell the brass, they cite safety for the reason.
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I'd be finding a different range.
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can we name some ranges that prevent pickups?

you paid for your brass, you can take it. I would love to see them challenge that in court. And if they try to ban you without refunding your membership, for picking up your own property, they will be on thin ice legally
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I'm still trying to figure out the "safety reason" aspect of it.

The range I go to says to pick up only your own brass but they don't enforce it, well, not that I have seen anyway. Even then there is still a boat load of brass that people sweep into the lanes that they pick up daily and I'm sure, sells.
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Isn't it funny how things change? A few years back, the range I frequented would be pissed if you didn't pick up your brass.

Beaumont range doesn't allow you to collect brass either (though you can use a brass catcher) and while they admit they sell the brass, they cite safety for the reason.
Yup. Shot 50 brand new Winchester Rangers and 100 brand new Federals at the Beaumont range and had to leave the brass behind. I was sad to leave it behind. At the time I was only loading lead rounds and they couldn't be fired indoors so my only option was factory ammo. Haven't been back since. I do all my shooting outdoors now on private land 'cause I like my brass too much.
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must be "On Target"
Most likely would be my guess also.
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just stomp on your empty casings then since they wont let you have it
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The things we do to hold onto our precious brass… as long as it doesn’t touch the ground right?

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There was one time i was shooting groups with my .270, and I was being careful to collect by brass and place it on the table everytime i chambered a new round. Then, while i was zeroed in on my target, on of the rangemasters took all of my brass off my bench, that i was shooting at, and threw it in their can.
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There was one time i was shooting groups with my .270, and I was being careful to collect by brass and place it on the table everytime i chambered a new round. Then, while i was zeroed in on my target, on of the rangemasters took all of my brass off my bench, that i was shooting at, and threw it in their can.
I was literally at a loss for words
What happened next?
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It's one of those things that seems like a good idea (raise money), but may turn out not to be (lose customers).

Brass is expensive, especially now. Not gonna pay a range fee if they take three times that much or more in brass.
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I'd take my own brass back until they banned me, **** that ****.
I was still picking it up, just not as much

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I'd be finding a different range.
I'll deff be going other places, I just went here when I felt like practicing with pistols. No huge loss but crap circumstance for leaving
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can we name some ranges that prevent pickups?

you paid for your brass, you can take it. I would love to see them challenge that in court. And if they try to ban you without refunding your membership, for picking up your own property, they will be on thin ice legally
I would like to see a list of ranges run by thieves. DO ET.
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I'm not sure, even as a private business, they have a right to your property. Theft is a crime, and it seems like that is what they're pulling. You don't get carte blanche as a private business to violate the law.

Easiest way is to name the douche range, drive away their business, and go somewhere else.
Others have already named the place for me
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just stomp on your empty casings then since they wont let you have it
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There was one time i was shooting groups with my .270, and I was being careful to collect by brass and place it on the table everytime i chambered a new round. Then, while i was zeroed in on my target, on of the rangemasters took all of my brass off my bench, that i was shooting at, and threw it in their can.
I was literally at a loss for words
off the table in front of me, I would be pissed. To the point of getting up and leaving
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It's one of those things that seems like a good idea (raise money), but may turn out not to be (lose customers).

Brass is expensive, especially now. Not gonna pay a range fee if they take three times that much or more in brass.
right. They will save a few bucks but will lose a few customers.

The reason of this post is not to out any range, but it seems to be a decent kick in the nads due to ammo situation. I understand it's a way to get a couple bucks and to generate your own reload supply for your range, but to take someone's property and then have the nerve to sell my property to the public is not ethical business practice.

I will frequent this range again if,
-I get a heavily discounted entry fee
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-I get a cut of what they sell it for,even if it's just 5$.

If any range ends up seeing this, you are losing a dollar by saving a nickel.
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i just dont go to ranges in general. i prefer government land. gun ranges are too expensive and i like training myself to be accurate with rapid firing because when the time comes to defend myself, im not going be shooting one round every 3 seconds
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and why is anyone going to the range right now? with the way ammo is right now good luck resupplying after you shoot unless your a reloader (but after reading this thread it seems to me that being a reloader doesnt even help much either considering that these ranges dont even let you pick up your own brass lol!)
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The range I go to would be pissed if you didn't pick up your brass. In fact there's a sign that says "Pick up your brass (even .22)"
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All the ones I go to allow me to grab my brass but I am using a brass catcher for both pistol and rifle bench. Got a tripod on it so it's useful for both. They don't care (last time I went) if you picked it up the ground.
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i want one of these http://www.ctkprecision.com/brasscatcher.aspx
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