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snevel
01-20-2010, 21:13
There are smaller lots as well...

If you were ever interested in acquiring mass quantities of military surplus once fired brass check out:

http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/endecaSearch?words=brass&Ntt=brass&N=0&cmd=keyword&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ns=P_Open_Time|0&Ntk=P_Lot_Title&cm_mmc=CJ-_-Scrap-_-Square-_-Brass&AID=10710248&PID=3483637

There's .50, 7.62 and 5.56 rifle and loads of 9mm.

Simeon

dougader
01-20-2010, 22:12
very cool :cool:

srd
01-21-2010, 05:55
Now thats what you would call a group buy !

Bultx1215
01-21-2010, 09:15
Three of my buds and I looked into doing this once. Small lots like that would have been a winner for us. At the time we looked, the smallest lot was 14,000#.:wow: The logistics of moving it from Yuma AZ to here was too costly to make it worthwhile. Actually, the Yuma load was more like 24,000#.:wow:

GioaJack
01-21-2010, 09:19
That much brass would give you pause before reaching under that bush with the rattlesnake to retrieve that 50th piece... maybe.

Jack

Jon_R
01-21-2010, 09:24
We have a local guy that goes to lots of matches and when he is done runs a machine that picks up the brass people leaves. He sorts it by caliber and cleans it. Sells it back at $20 for ~1100 cases (9 and 40) and ~1000 .45 for $30. I just buy it from him vs. worrying about it during a match. I am sure I have bought the same case from him numerous times but it is worth it to me and obviously him.

Bultx1215
01-21-2010, 10:25
Not a bad price, either.:cool:

StoneDog
01-21-2010, 10:34
Not a bad price at all. Too bad none of it is for sale locally.

Can anyone buy this stuff?

polizei1
01-21-2010, 10:34
:D I bet quite a few of MY brass is in there...I shot quite a few rounds at Ft. Leonard Wood back in July-September 2009. 5.56, 9mm, 12ga, 7.62, and .50.

-Cody

jaybirdjtt
01-21-2010, 11:49
I've been paying about $30 per thou for 9mm and $80 for 45 ACP + shipping. 9mm runs about 125 each per lb. 223 about 73 each per lb with the fired primer. Just weighed a few. Seriously great deal for someone with the set up to process, repackage and resell this stuff! Commercial reloaders still need primers, powder and bullets and a market for the product. Perhaps the bull market in reloading components is abating. I have noticed much greater availability than even a few months ago. Personally, I see this "lull" as an opportunnity to buy more!

vafish
01-21-2010, 12:01
Not a bad price at all. Too bad none of it is for sale locally.

Can anyone buy this stuff?

You have to be a US Citizen and get a End User Certificate. You can't file for the EUC until after you win an auction with them.

StoneDog
01-21-2010, 13:51
There is some money to be made here... The offering at Elgin shows at least one pallet of .50 cal cans loaded with shells. Clean up the cans, sell them for $5 a pop at the local fun show and you've pretty much broken even. Wish I was close to Elgin and could move 7 tons of stuff.

shotgunred
01-21-2010, 13:57
Ft. Lewis is just down the road a ways. H mm Boxer you wat to go haves on a bunch of 5.56?
430 pounds each for $75.00 each.

NW-Warlord
01-21-2010, 14:12
2,800 pounds of 5.56mm for $150. I would never pick up my range brass ever again.

Bob2223
01-21-2010, 16:00
Just wondering how long it would take to tumble 2,800 pounds of 5.56mm in a Lyman 1200 ? :whistling:

Bob :supergrin:

DEADLYACCURATE
01-21-2010, 16:06
http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=2967991&convertTo=USD :faint: 59680lbs

blkpag1
01-21-2010, 16:30
:crying: An hour and a half away but I don't have enough room to deal with that much brass... except if the wife divorces me over having that much brass.... hmmmm:whistling:

WolfNotSheep
01-21-2010, 16:34
Damn...if you bought it cheap enough you could just sell the brass for the metal in it at quite a profit. You'd just have to work out the shipping, as I'm sure that would eat up your profit.

RustyFN
01-21-2010, 18:31
I think about all of the crimped primer pockets and one thought comes to mind, beer and lots of it. :rofl:

dougader
01-21-2010, 18:35
Ft. Lewis is just down the road a ways. H mm Boxer you wat to go haves on a bunch of 5.56?
430 pounds each for $75.00 each.

Hey, I'd go thirds on it if you guys are serious. I drive right past Ft Lewis on the way to my brother's place.

GioaJack
01-21-2010, 19:09
:crying: An hour and a half away but I don't have enough room to deal with that much brass... except if the wife divorces me over having that much brass.... hmmmm:whistling:


Cheap brass is really hard to find and lasts forever... women on the other hand... :whistling:

Jack

lethal tupperwa
01-21-2010, 19:20
Rusty we had the same thought.

dougader
01-21-2010, 19:25
Rusty we had the same thought.

Seriously, I'd have to get that Dillon swager for sure.

kcbrown
01-21-2010, 20:06
Seriously, I'd have to get that Dillon swager for sure.

The Dillon swager isn't fast enough! :supergrin:

I suspect what would really work well is a single stage or turret with a built-in priming system, like the Lee LCT or the Lee Classic Cast single-stage. You modify the priming pin so that it'll swage the pocket, and then you can decap and swage in one stroke of the press.

I could swear I've read in one of these forums (maybe here in GT, maybe elsewhere) about someone modifying their LCT's priming pin to work for this, but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Rooster Rugburn
01-21-2010, 20:34
The price is just an opening bid price, like on ebay, and it appears to be pretty standard. There is no telling what the final price will be when all the resellers start bidding. It would be interesting to set up an account and watch some of the auctions.

shotgunred
01-21-2010, 21:05
Hey, I'd go thirds on it if you guys are serious. I drive right past Ft Lewis on the way to my brother's place.

I am going to at least give it some serious consideration. As long as they will put it on my flatbed I could put the pallet in the barn and deal with as time permits.

Lets take it to PM's.