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Old 01-14-2019, 12:08 AM
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Default Brass capture?

The way CA government is shaping up I'm more and more leaning toward reloading. It's either that or taking up black powder.. .. .

My CZ flings casings a good 6-8 feet so identifying "my" brass could be troublesome. Combined with 9mm casings dropped by other shooters what is the accepted range etiquette with regard to collecting your spent brass?

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Old 01-14-2019, 12:50 AM
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Depends on the range.

Indoors: don’t go forward of the booth. Don’t be at peoples feet. Some ranges might say you can’t but it’s your brass. And you don’t have to shoot their

Outdoor: same. Watch out for the recyclers. Gotta tell them to go away. They will crawl under tables while you are shooting.
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You can use a ruler & sharpie across the back of case over the primers to mark your brass. If I'm picking up more brass than my own, I'll check with those around me to see if they mind me picking up their brass.
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You can use a ruler & sharpie across the back of case over the primers to mark your brass. If I'm picking up more brass than my own, I'll check with those around me to see if they mind me picking up their brass.
^^^^^--> This.

I do most of my shooting at an unsupervised range that gets picked clean every day, but most of the picking, whether by me or someone else, gets done when no one else is around.
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There are also devices out there that will take a sharpie and draw a line around the outside of the brass.

As for other people's brass, ask first or if your neighbor is sweeping their station ask them if they can put into your container or bag.

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Mr. Shooterís Brass Marker: http://uniquetek.com/product/T1515-A


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Caldwell (I think) makes a collapsable brass catcher net that you can mount to a tripod and position to catch most of your brass. It keeps your brass clean, it keeps your brass yours, it keeps you from stooping over to sort through brass.
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I watched a guy use a baseball cap as a brass catcher (AR-10 or 15 - don't remember now.) He was shooting a bipod; he'd get behind the scope, get the rifle on target using his strong hand, then hold his cap up in his off-hand while squeezing off the shot. A little flip deposited the case onto the bench. Amusing, but I was also surprised at how effective it was. Cheap brass catcher.

Of course, if your CZ is a bolt gun, just hold your off-hand in front of the ejection port as the bolt is withdrawn (or use a cap. Whatever.)
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Just ask the guys near you if you can have their brass. Or if you dont want it, and are attempting to only get your brass, go for it without asking (so long as you're not in their personal space).

If I want my brass back, I usually sweep up my area more often. Otherwise someone will sometimes come behind you and push your brass forward because they think it's "helping."
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:21 AM
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I use the Caldwell brass catcher on my semis. With a bolt, I just put my hand over the ejection port like others have stated. I usually sweep all my brass into a pile close to me and put my brass ziplock bag over it so people know that Iím collecting it. When I notice that my neighbors arenít collecting their brass, I will ask them if itís okay for me to have them. If yes, I will clean up their shooting area when theyíre not shooting so they donít have to do it. Some will even collect the brass and give them to me.

One time I was at Metcalf and my neighbor on the right had a bunch of brass laying around everywhere so I asked if I can have them. He said yes so I would collect the brass when heís not shooting. It turns out he got in a motorcycle accident and his left hand was ****ed up. The poor bastard had nerve damage so he couldnít hold the broom to sweep. He was shooting with his right hand. I was watching him and he was having a hard time loading his mags. Took him forever to load a 10rd Glock 19 mag so I offered to load his mags for him. He was so grateful. It was a win win for both of us. Moral of the story is: if youíre getting free brass then try to work for them.

Metcalf has a rule that if the brass is in the rangeís bin then it belongs to the county. I usually try to pick up all the random brass that people leave behind before anyone sweep it up and put it away.
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