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Old 08-02-2012, 02:16 AM   #11
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I don't reload but I do collect spent brass at the range to eventually give to someone who reloads or to recycle the brass. I always ask those around me if I can pick up their brass when I noticed they aren't going to. I pick it up but only when I won't be in anyone's way.
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There is seldom people there when I go. I sweep up all the brass in my area. I only take what I've shot.
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Mainly I just pick up my brass as well as under empty tables. If people are there I always ask to see if they are going to pick up their stuff and if not they are usually like "go ahead and get everything." If you are shooting benchrested I would suggest something like the attached image. I have seen similar versions of this but it will catch all of your brass and make it easy for you to keep all of your brass and not have to rummage around on the floor looking for it hoping not to pick up other peoples brass. Just turn it on its side and maybe place something with a little weight inside so it will not just blow away or fall off the table.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:52 AM   #14
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My homemade brass catcher for my AR is a Crown Royal bag. Works pretty good and will hold about 100 rounds before I have to empty.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #15
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When i am shooting Mini 14 from a bench i lay a hand towel over my scope my brass stays in neat little pile on my bench.
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I pick mine all up I tell em before so they know.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #17
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I was out on a public range doing some draw 3 shot holster drills and no sooner than I holstered was there this family ( mom dad 2 sons daughter) pocketing my brass.
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Well if you wanted it I would say thanks for getting my brass all picked up. Now hand it over.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #19
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I pick up so much pistol brass I do not even want to bring home anymore. I go to this indoor range in Merced California where the owners don't seem to care what you pick up. On a Saturday I have filled range bag with 15-20 pounds of brass. I consider it a fair trade because I recommend this range to everybody. The one thing I will not do is pick up brass around people while they are shooting because If I was in their shoes I would not want anybody distracting me while I'm shooting. I always wait till everybody pretty much leaves the range to start picking up brass.

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I'll pick up my brass and any around it.
When I used to shoot at an indoor range, I used the push broom to draw all brass back over the firing line. Using safe methods I have never had a word said to me.

I will not take the time to do any sorting at the range.
I find that I can use most of the calibers found at most ranges.
Again, I have never had a range tell me to stop.
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