Interest in brass

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  1. nspctr1

    nspctr1 New Member

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    Just curious as to the interest on buying once fired brass. I'm looking at picking up bulk loads of 223, 9 mm, 38, 357 and maybe 40 cal. If I do decide to pick this up I will probably just throw 100 rounds in a bag and sell but before I buy this I want to get a good idea on the interest so I don't have 4000 pounds of spent brass laying around. From looking around on the net most brass averages about 5 bux per 100. Is this about right?

    Thanks for your help and responses in advance.

    Kevin
     


  2. Jimlakeside

    Jimlakeside New Member

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    You can Google reloading supplies, brass, etc. and get an idea how much other people are selling brass for. Also Gunbroker usually has brass as does evilbay. There is usually a good demand for it. Different calibers go for different prices, 9mm goes for about $30.00/ 1000 sometimes less.

    You should have no trouble selling all of the brass you want if it is priced competitively.
     
  3. djspump2003

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    This is what Powder Valley, Inc. is selling some of their mixed once-fired brass for:
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]9MM Mixed Head Stamp per 1000 - UNPROCESSED[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]$33.00[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]38 SPL Head Stamp per 1000 UNPROCESSED[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]$56.00[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]
    [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]40 SW per 1000 - UNPROCESSED[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Arial,Helvetica][SIZE=-1]$45.00[/SIZE][/FONT]

    The UNPROCESSED just means they haven't deprimed or cleaned it.

    I would certainly buy some 223 brass from you if it wasn't crimped and it was reasonably priced. Four thousand pounds sounds like a lot of brass.
     
  4. nspctr1

    nspctr1 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses. I am more curious as to the interest of brass on this board. It is once fired, primer in, similar to what powder valley offers. There is a variety of brass available such as 223, 40 cal, 9mm, 357 and 38. Not sure if I will try to buy all calibers but mainly interested in the 223 and if the others are available when I am ready to purchase it I will probably pick those up as well. I do not need all of the brass which is why I'm checking the possibility of reselling it so as mentioned earlier, I'm not stuck with a ton or two.

    Thanks again

    Kevin
     
  5. nspctr1

    nspctr1 New Member

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    AND, what is the going price for once fired 223 per 100 rounds. The websites posted are all over the place from 7 bux per 100 to 18 bux per hundred.
     
  6. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    How do you confirm that certain brass has only been fired once? Honest question...always been curious about that.
     
  7. Texas1911

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    It's from a range that does not allow reloads would be my guess.

    The end user will GO / NO-GO the brass anyways.
     
  8. nspctr1

    nspctr1 New Member

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    It's military brass from the range. They are calling it once fired so I'm really just repeating it.
     
  9. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Let me state clearly that I am not intentionally being argumentative. ;)

    I know that plenty of shooters box up their reloads in OEM boxes to get past the range restrictions, so there are no guarantees there.

    With regard to Go/No-Go, at that point, you have already purchased the brass, so if you discover the brass doesn't meet your expectations (or the seller's word), then you are hosed. Right?

    I don't know much about reloading at all, I'm just trying to learn. And being a "safety nazi" makes my mind wonder about such things.

    Thanks!
     
  10. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Just repeating something doesn't lend much in the way of a good sales pitch, but I guess if it is military brass, that's about as good of a confirmation as you can get.

    If your prices are competitive with those listed by djspump and in good condition, I'd be interested in buying a couple hundred rounds each of .223, 9mm, .357, and .38.
     

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