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    Default Scrap brass prices today????

    What are you guys getting for Scrap cartridge brass today...?

    I know prices fell a whole bunch from last Summer, but have they picked up a bit lately?

    I am sitting on about 300lbs of empty cases and I wonder if I should just let them sit for better prices down the road.

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    With so many people out of work, the scrap collections are 'way high. And with the manufacturing sector "out of work' (even in China it's down), the demand is low. High supply plus low demand = well, you know. So I'd sit on the brass if you can. I turned some in the other day at a scrap yard in Long Beach, CA (the nearest place to China market for scrap) and, while I can't for the life of me remember the price, I was shocked by it; almost took it back. 'Way lower than I was getting in upstate NY two years ago before I moved to CA.

    Demand for ammo may drive it back up some soon, but much of the world's ammo isn't brass cased any more.....

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    Last summer I was selling my berdan brass for $1.97/#. Then the bottom fell out of the economy and when I took brass in to the recycler in December the price was down to $.15/# :eek: At that price it doesn't pay to even pick up your brass. I'm now sitting on my 5 gallon pails of brass waiting for ...???:
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    I think the price is more like 60cents/pound right now.

    Sounds cheap, but a 5 gal bucket of brass would get you enough cash to Buy General Motors. That don't sound too bad, huh?

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    Yeah, but then you'd own General Motors.

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    We already own GM

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    Yeah, at least until O sells the rest of it to China.
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    I just got back from the scrapyard. I sold 331 Lbs at $0.75 per. I walked out with $248.25 in my pocket.

    They also told me they used to give full "yellow brass" price which currently is $1.17 per.

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    If you have any swiss 7.5 brass, I'm sure I'd take a little off your hands. :D
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    Anyone ever come across a recycler not willing to take empty brass cartridge cases or bitching about the primers? Anyone ever try to recycle blazer aluminum cases or steel cased ammo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonclip View Post
    Anyone ever come across a recycler not willing to take empty brass cartridge cases or bitching about the primers? Anyone ever try to recycle blazer aluminum cases or steel cased ammo?
    Many or Most of the Houston area Scrap dealers will not take Cartridge cases. They are afraid of live rounds and many sales (all brass to China) has to have the cartridge cases shreaded to pieces before shipment.... Too much of a hassle for most scrap dealers.

    Blazer should go in the aluminum trade OK......steel cases are not worth picking up as you would get about 4cents/pound at best.

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    I pick up my brass just because... That's what I was taught and don't like to leave piles at the range. I shoot lots of commie steel case and it goes in a box in the garage until I have enough to dump in the scrap metal dumpster at work.
    Just me, but I'd rather recycle it for free than throw it away

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    Local scrap yard here in town quoted me $1.10 per pound for cartridge brass. about a year ago they gave me $1.84 per pound.

    I used to pick up a lot of brass at the ranges I go to, but everyone seems to pick up after themselves lately and there are some who just scavenge. Rare to even see .22lr brass on the ground anymore....

    D.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil Dog View Post
    Local scrap yard here in town quoted me $1.10 per pound for cartridge brass. about a year ago they gave me $1.84 per pound.

    I used to pick up a lot of brass at the ranges I go to, but everyone seems to pick up after themselves lately and there are some who just scavenge. Rare to even see .22lr brass on the ground anymore....

    D.D.
    I would be happy to get a buck a pound...now to find a Houston Scrap Yard to take my brass!!!

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    Last time I was there, the 55 gal. drum they put the scrap brass in was almost full with beautiful, once fired brass 9mm, .40 and .45 from the local police academy range, not to mention some very nice US GI .30-06 brass... I flirted with the idea of buying it for resale to reloaders...

    D.D.

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