Value of Brass?

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  1. Pyromike

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    What is the value of used brass? I have been collecting my brass for awhile (9mm, .45, .380) and have it in jugs in my garage. A friend who reloads said he'd trade me ammo for the brass.

    What is the equal trade value for lets say a 50 round box of 9mm range ammo? The brass I have still has the primers and hasn't been tumbled. I just pick it up after shooting and throw it in the jug.

    Thanks in advance. I'm going to check in a couple of forums to see what everyone's opinions are.

     
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    The 9mm is worthless...if you send it to me I guess I can go through the trouble of disposing of it for ya.....
     
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    And given the large amount of lead residue left on the .45 brass, it could be considered hazardous waste material. I have a close friend who is Hazmat certified. We could probably take it off your hands for a small fee.:evil:
     
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    If you check on Gunbroker you'll find many people selling once-fired brass of various calibers. You might get an idea what it's worth from that.

    I just went to gunbroker to check out of curiousity, and the page is down. But if you go to this site:

    Once Fired Brass - ReloadersAuction.com, reloading, shooting, online auction

    You can see toward the bottom of the page what people are *getting* (not asking) for once-fired brass. In one instance, there's a bid of $16 for 500 cases of once-fired .45 ACP brass. The brass is polished but doesn't appear to be de-primed.

    In another auction, there's a bid of $60 for 1000 .45ACP, all the same headstamp, polished but not deprimed or belled.

    I didn't look for much more, but that may give you a start on thinking what it may be worth. In the end, it's worth what your friend will "pay" for it.
     
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    I have sold once fired .45ACP brass, dirty and still primed for $0.045/case.

    Most reloaders I have met like to clean and deprime them selves.
     
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    They are worth every penny that you can get for them. You can ask $.06 each for separated brass, but if you get $.03 you'll be lucky.
    I would hesitate to shoot somebody else's handloads, if he makes a mistake and double loads one and it makes a kaboom that destroys your gun and or worse, what recourse do you take? Handloads are very personal to me, like a toothbrush; I won't share mine with you and will not use yours.
     
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    I'm a retired Firefighter w/ Hazmat training. I'll just put on my hazmat suit when I pick up the brass after shooting. Works great but the washdown station is a *****! :D

    Thanks for the offer!

    Looks like I'll just see what he has to offer. I don't reload and would be willing to trade for a box or 2 of ammo. Maybe I'll just spend some time shooting his AR!! (I'll wait for the offer first). The next choice would be to have him teach me how to reload. Great - another hobby! My wife can't wait!
     
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    I appreciate the advice. He's a close friend, current Firefighter & Police Reserve. Guess if you can't trust the LEO's, who can you? Don't worry, I won't use his toothbrush!

    I have another friend who trades his brass in somewhere for manufactured loads (not reloads). I'll check with him on deals!
     
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    I bought 1k of polished .45acp brass for $45 shipped a couple days ago.

     

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