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Old 01-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #21
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My buddy is the range officer at the range that i frequent and the Gun shop gives the range masters money for each 5 gal bucket they can fill up or something or other so i just sweep up my brass and donate.

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I was recently at a range that had pull down cloth screens (see through) between the stations. You brass pretty much stayed in your area. I am going to put some kind of brass screen together to take to the range.
We have the metal screen that only protects brass from flying into the next station. If you are tall and standing, brass will go over the protective screen. I normally have to sit.

Lately, I might go to the indoor shooting range locally and pay, since the outdoor range is basically a mud pit!
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I have this problem big time at our indoor range. Two fold. Depending on the gun, a lot of brass can fly out of the booth behind you, and I have to watch out for scavengers or two types. The people in the next booth who, while sweeping up their own brass, will sort of accidentally stray over behind your booth and sweep up yours. But worse yet, the range owners sweep up unclaimed brass and resell it in their retail store. I've caught the range owners sweeping up my brass more than once. The answer is always "Oh, sorry, I didn't know you wanted to keep it".

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I would be pretty pissed off if someone came and took my brass, but I don't have that problem at the ranges where I shoot. Generally people always collect their own brass here, either to save it for reloading or just to clean up.

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Yeah. I don't reload myself. But it is my brass. I paid for its. And it's worth money. Once or twice a year I haul my spent brass to the recycling center and get enough money to buy a bunch of new ammo.

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I would politely tell the guy that as long as he was in front of the firing line the range cannot go hot. Get behind the firing line. I also make it perfectly clear that I keep my brass for reloading. If I am at a range that has no staff and there is brass all over I will scavenge it to beat Hell, but only during the cease fire, if it has obviously been left behind and not when there are other shooters who might want to keep their brass. Nothing wrong with cleaning up somebody else's mess and making a few bucks at the same time!

Was this guy even there to shoot at all? Maybe he is just a scavenger recycling brass. (like the guy collecting aluminum cans and bottles for the deposit). If that's the case he needs to be told about range safety. He might just be ignorant.

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I don't reload but keep my brass in the hopes of learning to reload or cash it in .I recently joined a private gun club.I've had no problems with poachers so far .On the other hand when i went to the public range there was always somebody hounding me for my brass and it get's on my nerves.I usually just pick up my own brass but in the rare circumstances I'am alone i'll pick up whats laying around .

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Was this guy even there to shoot at all? Maybe he is just a scavenger recycling brass. (like the guy collecting aluminum cans and bottles for the deposit). If that's the case he needs to be told about range safety. He might just be ignorant.
he didn't have a gun with him that i saw, which just pissed me off even more. i got the vibe that he was there enough that he should've known the rules & at least have the common courtesy to get the hell out of the way
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I'm just jealous! Here in NH, to the best of my knowledge, we have no ranges like this. Almost all of our public ranges are indoors, the outdoor ones are membership only, and you have to jump thru hoops to get in. Nothing town or state maintained for everyone's use. The best we can do is get permission from a landowner, and go there, which is what our group currently does.

You agree, Jpattersonnh?

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