What should I do with once fired brass?

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What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby scottc528 » Thu 06 Feb 2014 2:04 pm

I have a few hundred once fired brass in .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 9 MM, .38 special, & .357. They have not been cleaned or de-primed and mostly not sorted. Is there somewhere to sell or trade brass for cash or factory ammo? I have not ventured into reloading yet. I may try it in the future when I have more time. All of this brass is from ammo fired at an indoor range by myself and my sons. Anyone have any experience in trading or selling brass, advice appreciated.
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby XSlevinn » Thu 06 Feb 2014 4:10 pm

I know there are some websites that will take your brass in for credit on their site.. I can't remember which site it was at the moment.. Maybe freedom munitions? I'm sure there are people on here or UGE that would buy your brass too. It's not hard to find a loving home for your brass.
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby D-FIN » Thu 06 Feb 2014 5:46 pm

Send it to me! At least the 9mm anyhow. I de-prime and clean .380 and .40 but I only reload 9mm right now. I don't do enough to be worth buying it right now though I just pick it up like you did. Like XS said I'm sure somebody would give you a few bucks for it. Where abouts are you located?
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby muddy » Thu 06 Feb 2014 9:05 pm

Put it on Utah Gun Exchange or other gun related forum classified section, someone will buy it. Word of advice though, do not deprime the brass as most reloaders like to see factory primers so they know its once fired. Might take a while to sell as most guys like to buy 500 to 1000 pieces to make shipping worth while but you might find someone local that needs a few 100 pieces.
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby FrankenHollow » Thu 06 Feb 2014 10:25 pm

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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby D-FIN » Fri 07 Feb 2014 12:14 am

How can you tell a factory primer from a reloaded one?
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby glock fan » Fri 07 Feb 2014 1:45 am

D-FIN wrote:How can you tell a factory primer from a reloaded one?


Color of the primer and evidence of the sealant used by the factory is what I usually look for.
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby muddy » Fri 07 Feb 2014 6:17 am

glock fan wrote:
D-FIN wrote:How can you tell a factory primer from a reloaded one?


Color of the primer and evidence of the sealant used by the factory is what I usually look for.


Yes by primer color but these days it’s getting harder to tell as factories are using many different primers. You can also look inside the cases and get some indication by the amount of carbon in the case. Most once fired cases will have very little carbon build up depending on the powder used. This too is getting harder to use with guys using stainless media and wet tumbling brass. I and a lot of reloaders like to buy brass that’s primed and dirty so we have as many indicators of once fired as possible.

Some guys think that if they clean, deprime and even size there brass its worth more well to me I feel it’s worth less since I don't truly know if its once fired or not and since it’s been full length sized I have to shoot it again before I can just start bumping the shoulder back to what I need and not over working the brass. There are a few reloaders who do like to buy brass that’s been processed as it saves them time and work but the majority of use like to do this work so we know what we have.
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby Sam Fidler » Fri 07 Feb 2014 8:21 am

I would be interested in that brass. I could either reload it for you for a very low cost or just buy it from you.

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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby nhraquick32 » Tue 01 Jul 2014 3:38 pm

I would buy it too if sam dont..... Pm me if you still have and want to sell it
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby Hawk87 » Mon 11 Aug 2014 3:51 am

How much does 9mm once fired brass normally go for? If someone just happened to have some sitting around....
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby Beretta96 » Mon 11 Aug 2014 7:33 am

Hawk87 wrote:How much does 9mm once fired brass normally go for? If someone just happened to have some sitting around....
Here in Las Vegas it normally sells for 3 to 4 cents a piece.
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby FrankenHollow » Mon 11 Aug 2014 8:47 am

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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby D-FIN » Mon 11 Aug 2014 12:10 pm

Hawk87 wrote:How much does 9mm once fired brass normally go for? If someone just happened to have some sitting around....


It's worthless..... I'll come take it all off your hands and you the disposal fees. :crown:
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Re: What should I do with once fired brass?

Postby Hawk87 » Mon 11 Aug 2014 12:13 pm

FrankenHollow wrote:
Hawk87 wrote:How much does 9mm once fired brass normally go for? If someone just happened to have some sitting around....

One to seven cents apiece, depending upon brand, condition, and quantity.


Would I need to separate it based on brand? Ugh.
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