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pesticidal
12-23-2009, 07:14
We just opened up our new indoor range a couple months ago, and already have enough brass to start sorting out and selling. What's the current range of pricing for the different calibers?

The common ones we're getting right now are:


9mm
.38 special
.357 mag
.40
.44
.45 ACP

JesseCJC
12-23-2009, 07:21
You will get to a point where you just start selling brass for scrap instead of sorting. A buddy of mine works at an indoor range too and will usually sell off a 5gallon bucket of the brass (75lbs) for about 100-120 dollars to the local reloaders and just sell the rest for scrap. I am not sure about your area but IIRC they get ~1.50-1.75/lb and it saves them the hassle of sorting, cleaning, tumbling, bagging, selling.
9mm= 15-20/k
40= same (if you can even sell it as most are afraid of glock brass)
.38/.357mag= 30/k
.45acp=50/k

all are priced without shipping AND cleaned and tumbled.

GioaJack
12-23-2009, 08:42
Aren't clowns supposed to GIVE things away? A free bucket of brass would certainly bring a smile to my child like face. :fred:

Jack

RLDS45S
12-23-2009, 18:45
9MM ought to go for 3 cents in 500 or more count
40 ought to go for 5 cents in 500 or more count
38/357/45 ought to go for 8 cents in 500 or more count
10MM ought go for 10 cents per hundred
380 would be a premium price as people want it......8 cents per hundred.....

get a set fo Shell Sorters www.shellsorter.com and you can sort a lot of brass.

ilgunguygt
12-23-2009, 19:06
If you ever come across 45colt brass, I would like to buy some.

crew
12-23-2009, 20:27
I'm interested in groups of 10k and will pay bulk prices.

Thanks.

yort81
12-23-2009, 20:29
the range that I USED to go to sold 9mm @ $15 per bag of 500.....cleaned.

RLDS45S
12-23-2009, 21:38
Glad to see Fargo get an indoor range!

pesticidal
12-24-2009, 07:26
Glad to see Fargo get an indoor range!

www.rrrmc.com

Lousy web page, nice range. 15 lanes with electric returning targets and a separate 14 point pellet range for the kids. all put together by volunteers and donations.

pesticidal
12-24-2009, 07:27
9MM ought to go for 3 cents in 500 or more count
40 ought to go for 5 cents in 500 or more count
38/357/45 ought to go for 8 cents in 500 or more count
10MM ought go for 10 cents per hundred
380 would be a premium price as people want it......8 cents per hundred.....

get a set fo Shell Sorters www.shellsorter.com and you can sort a lot of brass.


I'm guessing you mean xx cents per piece in 100/500 lots sizes?

Got a set of the sorters. Man, they work great!

PBKing
12-24-2009, 07:38
Go Bisons!!!

rg1
12-24-2009, 08:01
Check out http://www.reloadersauction.com/index.php? and also http://gunbroker.com/. They are both auction sites. You could sell on these sites. Mailing brass is best in US Post Office Flat Rate Boxes. The above sites should give you a good idea what brass is going for.
Sorted once fired sells more that mixed brass. 44mag, 357 mag, and .380 are selling pretty high, too high but .38, 9mm, and .40 brass is everywhere and prices are lower.

pesticidal
12-24-2009, 08:27
Go Bisons!!!

Speaking of, we're helping NDSU re-form their rifle/pistol team, which has been inactive for about 8 years due to no place to shoot.

:supergrin:

El_Ron1
12-24-2009, 08:36
Cool, pesti. Y'alls hard work will pay off for years. :thumbsup:

shotgunred
12-24-2009, 12:57
I have payed as much as $30 a K for clean, sorted and inspected brass. I have payed as little a $20 for a five gallon jug of that is what we swept off the floor with no steel or aluminum or 22's mixed in.
One range I go to if you will sweep the floor you can have the brass you sweep up. they charge $9.00 to shoot but I have always ended up with enough brass to shoot for free.

RLDS45S
12-24-2009, 16:27
Pest,
WTG! Bismarck has theirs, Minot theirs, and now if GF would get one.....

Rich219
12-26-2009, 05:06
I'm interested in groups of 10k and will pay bulk prices.

Thanks.

What calibers are you looking for?

partsman
12-26-2009, 07:27
i would be interested in a couple hundred or maybe 1000 .44 mag an .357 mag...........

Houdini
12-26-2009, 18:35
at my club we sell it for scrape and give the money back to the club.

jaybirdjtt
12-29-2009, 17:07
Just paid $33 per thou and about $70 per thou for 9mm and 45 ACP @ Midway for once fired brass. My local range gets more than that. I'm getting my friends to save them and I'll buy the brass off them. Saves us both $$.

CTSixshot
12-31-2009, 11:29
If you end up with more brass than you can handle, you might find some enterprising soul that will come to you and haul away all of your unsorted brass. They can do all the dirty work, you just sweep it up. You won't get top dollar, but offer it reasonably-priced and you can tend to other duties around the range.

You really have to check around if you end up resorting to scrapyards since many don't even deal with used ammo brass. Even getting a fair price, it may not be worth the added labour and time hauling it to them.

sig2009
01-01-2010, 09:46
I just got $1.34 per pound for 51 lbs of 22 cases. Came to like $68. That is the price that yellow brass is going for in my area. A local range by me sells a 5 gal bucket mixed for $100.

pesticidal
01-01-2010, 10:08
Thanks for all the input. I spent a fair amount of time sorting the brass from the aluminum and steel cases, and put the different calibers in 5 gallon buckets. Based on the above figures, it isn't worth the time.


I'm leaning toward selling unsorted casings.

shotgunred
01-01-2010, 10:16
You are going to have to sort it to sell it as scrap.
So find someone locally that will buy it in bulk and will do the work.
Or buy shell sorters and a couple of magnets and hire a teenager.
http://www.shellsorter.com/
I am sure you could sell it all its just a matter if it is worth the time.
Heck the guys right here would probably buy most of it.

schild
01-01-2010, 10:26
One of the indoor ranges that I shoot at used to box mixed brass up in various sized cardboard boxes and sell it at a reasonable price.

pesticidal
01-01-2010, 10:28
You are going to have to sort it to sell it as scrap.
So find someone locally that will buy it in bulk and will do the work.
Or buy shell sorters and a couple of magnets and hire a teenager.
http://www.shellsorter.com/
I am sure you could sell it all its just a matter if it is worth the time.
Heck the guys right here would probably buy most of it.

We've got a full set of shellsorters, and a couple big magnets. Damn aluminum is a pain, though.

freakshow10mm
01-01-2010, 12:29
You can ship the brass to me, I'll reload it, and ship it back as ammo. Sell the ammo at your range.:)

Houdini
01-01-2010, 16:57
at our club we just sold the brass at the scap metal but we have to go threw the bass to make sure there is no live rounds for it, we just got a $1.oo per lbs we had 614 pound and we have 2 more barrels to go threw them,

sig2009
01-01-2010, 18:28
You are going to have to sort it to sell it as scrap.
So find someone locally that will buy it in bulk and will do the work.
Or buy shell sorters and a couple of magnets and hire a teenager.
http://www.shellsorter.com/
I am sure you could sell it all its just a matter if it is worth the time.
Heck the guys right here would probably buy most of it.

There is absolutely no reason why you have to sort it to sell as scrap other than taking out the aluminum and steel cases. Yellow brass is yellow brass to a scrap outfit. They don't care what the calibers are!

shotgunred
01-01-2010, 19:49
There is absolutely no reason why you have to sort it to sell as scrap other than taking out the aluminum and steel cases. Yellow brass is yellow brass to a scrap outfit. They don't care what the calibers are!

My scrap yard wouldn't touch it even for free if you had mixed steel, aluminum and brass.
they do not let their metals comingle.
So to sell it as scrap it still has to be sorted by metal type.

sig2009
01-02-2010, 09:26
My scrap yard wouldn't touch it even for free if you had mixed steel, aluminum and brass.
they do not let their metals comingle.
So to sell it as scrap it still has to be sorted by metal type.

GEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! Read my post again. I said after you TAKE OUT THE ALUMINUM AND STEEL CASES. It then goes into a bid assigned for YELLOW BRASS which is the metal type!!!!!!!!!! What don't you understand? The yard knows it is yellow brass and it goes into a bin they have for yellow brass.

Poppa Bear
01-02-2010, 09:47
If you are going to sort out the aluminum and steel, you might as well sort for caliber and sell it that way. Or, at least semi sorted. Bulk boxes of 9 and 380, 10 and 40, 38 and 357, and then 45.

They would have a lot more brass but we (FMPSA) police our own brass after every match. I'm the club sorter and already have several 5 gal pails of 9 and 40 in my basement.

shotgunred
01-02-2010, 16:27
GEEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!! Read my post again. I said after you TAKE OUT THE ALUMINUM AND STEEL CASES. It then goes into a bid assigned for YELLOW BRASS which is the metal type!!!!!!!!!! What don't you understand? The yard knows it is yellow brass and it goes into a bin they have for yellow brass.

By the time you have sorted out the steel and aluminum you have already done the hard and time consuming part. At that point you might as well quickly finish the job with a shell sorter and get paid more for it.

pesticidal
01-02-2010, 21:58
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:rofl:

RLDS45S
01-02-2010, 22:25
I bet it will be gobbled up locally your brass. Good brass sources are hard to find. If you sell it via mail sell it by the flat rate box full. Get the USPS flat rate boxes, and then have the USPS come pick it up. No muss to fuss.