baja (Mar 28, 2023), KustomsbyKent (Mar 27, 2023), nova_robotics (Mar 27, 2023), piper184 (Mar 28, 2023)
Can that brass be used for anything other than reloading? Just curious if it can be cast and forged or machined.
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I believe they can be melted down and re-cast but until they become unsuitable for reloading, they are much more valuable as they are. We used to just discard brass that wasn't re-loadable but since building a forge I am encouraging everyone I know to save those empties for me. But old habits are hard to break and the bucket is not very full.
No, the average shop doesn't need pounds of spent brass for this application but this is a genuine alternate use.
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This is another source of income for some shooting ranges. They frown on you picking up your own brass. The can sell the sorted brass and the stuff that is obviously used to many times or brass that can't be reloaded is sold as scrape metal. Same with steel cases.
I always use a brass catcher, even with steel cases, (specially with the price of steel now days, all the small stuff add up over time. Heck I even keep all my spent 22 cases, over time that is somewhere around 40lbs of brass now. Price out the price for 40 lbs of brass and you quickly know why it's worth the small amount of effort.
It's an expensive hobby so ever bit of offset helps to maintain the sport.
piper184 (Apr 3, 2023)
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