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What to do with scrap brass?

Thread in 'Reloading' started by rose jackets67, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. rose jackets67

    rose jackets67 Frontiersman Supporter

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    I have about 30lbs of scrap brass casings and spent primers. Normally I’d drop something like this into the scrap copper-brass bin at a buddy’s shop, but this load has quite a few unfired primers in it from takedowns and salvaged bad cases with unknown origin primers. Any suggestions on how to safely get rid of this?

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  2. fastfish66

    fastfish66 The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Give it to goodwill.
     
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    jaf1 The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

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    Actually have seen a 50 rd box of spent 22 cases at a Goodwill once.
     
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    Speaking from experience. Not much you can do with it. Scrapyards won't take it.

    When I was reloading a lot of shotgun shells, I would take the spent primers, put them back in the shot bags and use those bags for range bags for rifles. Sort of a redneck recycling program.

    Still ended up with a couple 5 gallon buckets of spent primers.

    I'd ask the range, they have the same problem and must have some way of getting rid of it.
     
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    I have taken scrap brass to the scrap yard with no issues. I soaked all brass with live primers with wd40 to kill the primer.
     
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    Dump it out on the floor of your local range?


    Joking...
     
  7. rose jackets67

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    Best idea yet...
     
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    I’ve got about 50 pounds of mostly fired military 308 blanks that I sorted out if the last milsurp auction I picked up, been wondering about this question!
     
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