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Old 08-15-2012, 01:53 AM   #21
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If they are Brass casings sell them to a scrap company. Brass is worth $$$$$.
They would do the manufacturer no good.
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Why wouldn't the manufacturer just toss them into the smelter?
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Why wouldn't the manufacturer just toss them into the smelter?
The manufacturer actually uses brass sheeting or strips to punch out slugs of brass. They then run the slugs though a series of high-pressure dies that form the casing over 7-10 steps, each one more refined than the last.
All of the trimmings (remainders from punching slugs, slivers and rings from trimming cases, etc) actually get piled up and sold back to the manufacturer's brass supplier or another recycler.
Ammo manufacturers don't pour brass on-site, as the process of refining recycled metal is far more complicated than any ammo maker would want to get into. They just order materials. Plus, the heat required for smelting and recasting brass would certainly cause your ammo factory to explode in a day, considering the amount of powder and primers in the place!

You might take a gander at this article:
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2007/06/how-cartridge-brass-is-made/
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The manufacturer actually uses brass sheeting or strips to punch out slugs of brass. . . . . . . . .You might take a gander at this article:
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2007/06/how-cartridge-brass-is-made/
Thanks for that. I suspected they didn’t actually fabricate the cases themselves, but figured they would know who to send it to. I was pretty sure the brass didn't come out of the ground in sheets.

However, now that I know a 5 gal. ‘Bucket o’ Brass’ brings $100, or about another 1k rounds of .22lr LRN, I’m having second thought about giving it up.
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If ANY of you has .22LR brass you want to sell, please let me know. I will happily purchase them and pay for shipping

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If ANY of you has .22LR brass you want to sell, please let me know. I will happily purchase them and pay for shipping
You seriously want to buy used .22 lr brass?
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We buy .22LR brass by the pound. Our last purchase of .22lr brass was 800lbs. That lasted about a two weeks with our bullets

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Do you load 22lr? I didn't know anyone did that because its so cheap

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Do you load 22lr? I didn't know anyone did that because its so cheap
.22lr is non reloadable, im guessing he uses them to make jacketed bullets.
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Trying to picture a big fat orange cat covered in brass. Had to LOL at that one. Keep seeing The Golden Compass with Garfield instead of a polar bear.
do not even go there with the polar bear comparison!

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