Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > Used .22lr brass use

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
+ TRES VERBO DICTUM +
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vincine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Adirondack Mts.
Posts: 3,306
Liked 1679 Times on 871 Posts
Likes Given: 1322

Default Used .22lr brass use

Sometimes I need to shovel a path through the spent cases to get the backstop. Would there be any point in shipping the used .22lr cases & little plastic trays back to the factory? Could they toss the brass back into the smelter and the trays back into the packaging line? It seems like an awful lot of material & energy spent to fabricate an item for a onetime use.

Somebody already sent me a Corbin link to using them to make bullet jackets for centerfire calibers (Thanks). But making jackets one by one seems just as time consuming and labor intensive as building a miniature Statue of Liberty with them. (And besides, who needs two?).

__________________
"Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it's boring and I go back to being me."
"You might as well be yourself, people won’t like you anyway."

Last edited by Vincine; 08-07-2012 at 02:20 PM.
Vincine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,360
Liked 5455 Times on 2847 Posts
Likes Given: 350

Default

Most ranges sell non reloadable brass for scrap. Not much you can realistically do with them.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,498
Liked 8604 Times on 3730 Posts
Likes Given: 1322

Default

I'm using mine to build a reproduction of the Great Pyramid of Giza.





Full sized.



Seriously, scrap. About a buck fifty a pound for clean yellow brass.

__________________

<--- Your Moderators at our weekly Troll Hunt

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 01:19 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,451
Liked 1143 Times on 784 Posts
Likes Given: 1149

Default

I pick up all I can find, Brass is a $1.30 a lb. at my recyclers.............I take in a 5 gal. bucket full every so often, right at a $100.00 bucks give or take a few dollars.

__________________

When all else fails.

303tom is offline  
Mongo Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #5
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 10,005
Liked 2686 Times on 1405 Posts
Likes Given: 216

Default

I trade old, unservicable brass for wheel weight lead at the recycler. Volume for volume, about an even trade.

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jjfuller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: a place between here and there.
Posts: 4,417
Liked 1126 Times on 734 Posts
Likes Given: 648

Default

what they said. scrap it and get more money for ammo or guns

__________________
I have been a silent witness
to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hour comes
when I am torn into strips and used as bandages
for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I fly at half-mast to honor my soldiers,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms
of a grieving mother
at the graveside of her fallen son.
jjfuller1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
orangello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 19,170
Liked 5732 Times on 3358 Posts
Likes Given: 4877

Default

Miniature beer can art perhaps? Leeeeetle tiny biplane and such...

__________________

Dead Bears, the only good kind.

orangello is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
oldpapps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Middle America,Missouri
Posts: 173
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Or...
A company named 'Corbin' sells equipment to use .22 RF brass as jackets for swaged bullets.

I'm a tad on the too lazy side myself, but it looks like it could be fun.
' http://www.corbins.com/ '

I don't shoot very many .22 RFs, but it is a though. Or sell the brass.

__________________

Enjoy,

OSOK

oldpapps is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 03:25 AM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ktmboyz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Steep Falls,Maine
Posts: 1,210
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 37

Default

I read of a guy on a Reloading forum that stuffs heavy socks with them and uses them for a shooting bag/rest. Said they work really well. I havent bothered to pick up any and try it.

__________________
ktmboyz is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2012, 09:46 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: colorado springs,colorado
Posts: 16
Default bullets from .22 LR cases

New an old timer who fashioned 50 gr. bullets for his .22 rifles from spent . LR cases. Worked great if velocity was held to a moderate level. dgang

__________________

I shoot, therefore I am.

dgang is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
223 brass jjfuller1 Ammunition & Reloading 3 04-24-2012 10:08 PM
Used .22 brass...what to do with it? therhino .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 12 12-08-2010 05:27 PM
Anyone want 9mm brass? jps37033 Ammunition & Reloading 5 11-17-2009 03:47 AM
2000 45 acp brass, all brass below was sold frank_1947 Sponsor Display 1 10-08-2008 08:11 PM



Newest Threads