what do you do with junk brass and spent primers?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Kdub, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Kdub

    Kdub New Member

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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?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Active Member

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    Just put the spent primers in with the junk brass
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  4. Kdub

    Kdub New Member

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

    kingrider New Member

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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!
     
  6. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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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?
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    $1.70-$1.90 a pound, varies by location and day,
     
  8. Jericho1911u22

    Jericho1911u22 New Member

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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.
     
  9. armsmaster270

    armsmaster270 New Member

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    Load the spent primers into the used brass and sell them to DHS.:D
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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