How much is my brass worth? (9mm, 40 and 45acp)

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  1. dasanii19

    dasanii19 XDTalk 4K Member

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    Im a thinking about selling my once fired 9mm, 40 and 45acp brass locally. How much should I ask for it? I'm not sure how much I have, but if I have to count it I will. Im thinking I have about 1000 per each caliber give or take.

     
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    StrangerDanger XDTalk 500 Member

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    9mm 34$ per k
    40 40$ per k
    45acp 45 - 50 per k
     
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    1lowlife XDTalk 15K Member Founding Member

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    To count them get a scale and use the info below



    9mm, 59.46gr/ea, 117.7cases/#, 8.5#/1000

    38spl, 68.06gr/ea, 102.8cases/#, 9.7#/1000

    40s&w, 70.1gr/ea, 99.9cases/#, 10#/1000

    .357mag, 78.3gr/ea, 89.4cases/#, 11.2#/1000

    .45acp, 89.58gr/ea, 78.1cases/#, 12.8#/1000

    .223, 95.28gr/ea , 73.5cases/#, 13.6#/1000

    .44mag, 114.38gr/ea, 61.2cases/#, 16.3#/1000

    50bmg, 865.26gr/ea, 8.1cases/#, 123.5#/1000

    All weights are uncleaned fired cases with the primer remaining.

    Individual case weights were derived using an average of mixed brass weights (except 50bmg)

    So, if you picked up 8#?s of 45 brass: 8# X 78.1cases/# = 625 cases+/-

    If you use 1gal ziploc freezer bags to store your brass, each (full) bag contains:

    9mm, 15.6#, 1836cases
    40s&w, 12.2#, 1219cases
    45acp, 11.4#, 890cases
    223, 11#, 809cases

    or if you use the 5gal bucket method

    9MM = 8500-9000 pieces
    .40 S&W = 7000-7500 pieces
    .45 ACP = 3800-4000 pieces

    here is a few more


    CASES per POUND:

    .380: 145
    .357 Sig: 96
    .45 GAP: 86
    .32: 168
    10mm: 96
    FN 5.7: 124
    .25 acp: 260
    .30 Luger: 120
    .38 S&W: 120
    .38 Super: 104
    9mm MAK: 124
    .45 Colt: 60
    .30-M1: 100
    .308: 40
    .30-06: 35
    7.62x39: 54
    .50 AE: 48
    .30-30: 52
     
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    Cannibul XDTalk 5K Member Founding Member

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    That post should be a sticky!
     
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    Foskey XDTalk 1K Member

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    Wow excellent post!
     
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    sourpatch45 XDTalk 5K Member

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    usually about $0.03-0.05 each
     
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    fltbed XDTalk 100 Member

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    Wow lowlife! I agree with Cannibul, that post should be a sticky!

    Around here, 9 and 40 brass is selling for $30-$35 a K and 45 acp is $60-$70!

    Jeff
     
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    eXtremeDuty XDTalk 100 Member

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    Good to know I'm saving mine for a reason, I have no intention to start reloading anytime soon but it's worth holding to sell.
     
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    tahoepimp XDTalk 100 Member

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    even though this isnt related to the above mentioned hand gun calibers any idea how much for .338 magnum casings ive already started saving the other calibers :)
     
  10. mikengracie

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    It depends on how tight it is and if it has been used before. Oh you said BRASS not A**. Just had to do it.
     
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    Shoot me a PM i'll probably buy the .45acp

     

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