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Old 03-14-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Right now I throw my junk brass in a bucket and spent primers in an empty powder can. I'm gonna recycle the brass when I get enough. What can you do with the primers?

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:21 PM   #2
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Just put the spent primers in with the junk brass

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i save em. they can be re-used with some effort. there are ways to re-prime them in a oh **** situation. i just keep em in a couple of big gallon sized pickle jars. when i fill 4 or 5 jars ill stop saving them.

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The primers can be recycled? What about the silver ones like federal?

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I save mine till I get enough worth making the trip to the recycle center. They allow me to trade my junk brass weight wise for good brass that I'm allowed to hand pick!

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I don't even pick it up. Until recently, bullets were so cheap, I never considered reloading. What is the scrap value of brass?

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$1.70-$1.90 a pound, varies by location and day,

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I sort into zip lock bags. primers, 9mm, .45acp, .22LR, Spent Lead Bullets if you can find anything left of them, and random brass I found in calibers that weren't mine consisting of 1 .380 case and 1 .40 S&W case at the moment. And when I get a chance to shoot my new mosin I will have a bag for 7.62x54R brass.

I use to have much more but took it to be scrapped a year or so ago. Who knew? Now I am starting my collection again. I also found a guy on ebay willing to make me brass bars as I had 8 pounds of brass before. But he wanted a little to much to do it.

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Load the spent primers into the used brass and sell them to DHS.

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Junk brass, mostly cracked stuff - toss in a 5 gallon bucket. take to metal recycler. Volume for volume trades for wheel weights.

Primers? Put them in powder canisters. I might find a use for them some rainy day. Even the silver colored ones are brass. They are just nickle plated brass. Recyclable

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