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09-23-2011, 18:21
I've seen these collectors below. They seem to work well. But I think they cost too much. $30 would be more like it. Has anyone seen anything less expensive that works?

Brass Wizard

Nut Wizard

I guess I'm too much of a Scrooge to shell out $50 for one. I use a rake and kitty litter scooper in sand. But I moved and my current range is gravel. Doesn't work too well. here

Dan in (used to be) ABQ

09-23-2011, 18:40
Mesh tarp from harbor freight

09-23-2011, 18:45
A zip lock bag. Bend over and pick it up. Can't get much cheaper than that.

09-23-2011, 19:46
I use a Gopher pick-up tool and a bucket. Cheap, slow and easy on the back.


09-23-2011, 20:03
little nut picker upper look at the hardware or a tractor supply or any farm store.

09-23-2011, 20:05
Just get a Brass Magnet.

09-23-2011, 21:31
A five gallon bucket. Bend over and pick it up. Can't get much cheaper than that.

Fixed it for you Ron. :rofl:

09-23-2011, 21:46
Those thing don't work well in gravel. I wasn't sure if you were saying that or not in your first post.

09-23-2011, 22:01
A five gallon bucket. Bend over and pick it up. Can't get much cheaper than that.

Unless you count the Dr.'s bill for the slipped disk...

09-23-2011, 22:03
My FIL bought us one and it does work. A little pricey - yes, but it sure beats bending over for all that brass when you shoot 200, 300 or 400 rounds at a time. Another good solution I always figured would work is young grandkids. Mine is only 8 months old but when he gets a little bigger I've got his work cut out for him.

09-23-2011, 22:03

09-23-2011, 23:51
Just buy revolvers.

09-24-2011, 01:52

09-24-2011, 04:04
The nut wizard is cheap. The bag a nut is over $300.

If you have a gas powered leaf blower/vac, you could build something similar to my brass vac but if you don't already have materials it will still cost you more than the nut wizard.

09-24-2011, 06:05

Hahaha...that's not right, man! :) :supergrin:

09-24-2011, 07:39

09-24-2011, 08:00
A zip lock bag. Bend over and pick it up. Can't get much cheaper than that.

Zip locks cost $. Use the plastic bags your groceries come home in. They have handles too, which makes it much easier to carry more than one so you can pick up and sort by caliber simultaneously.

09-24-2011, 08:36

09-24-2011, 08:55
A blonde works cheap and draws the attention away from those you want to steal their brass from.

09-24-2011, 15:36

09-24-2011, 16:20
Jack would say your butler. You're paying him anyway.

09-24-2011, 16:26

I don't have grand children yet, but I put my 4 kids to work when they come to the range.

09-24-2011, 21:03
Take up bowling, you don't have to bend down, they throw the damn thing back to you and ya hardly ever lose one.

Have the butler polish it for you and sprinkle Gold Bond powder in your shoes.


09-25-2011, 13:17
Without grandkids, take another kid shooting. Introduce them to the sport & they'll be happy to pick up the brass.
You've now added another shooter to our game & got your brass picked up.


uncle albert

09-27-2011, 18:49
I had the Brass Wizard and it worked poor on most surfaces,other than concrete, and terrible on gravel.
I sold it and went to Northern and bought a Mechanical picker upper with little rubber cups on the ends for $10 and went to walmart and bought a stand up dust pan with handle for $4.
It works much better. It even does well in gravel.

Pro 2A
10-05-2011, 22:05
A pooper scooper with rake should work great!
The type with the flat end can work if you use the corner of it to flick the brass into the tray.