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Old 01-03-2013, 10:14   #1
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Locating 45APC brass as if Dec 2012

Since the school shooting in Dec 2012, I have been hard pressed (pun intended) to locate once fired brass for reloading 45ACP. My usual sources (Precision Delta, Midway USA, and R_J_sales) are all dried up.

Does anyone have a good resource for Once fired 45ACP brass?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:37   #2
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:42   #3
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Try First Class Bullets and Brass here:

http://www.firstclassbulletsandbrass...aram=cid%3D%26
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:47   #4
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How much you looking for? I'd probably sell 100 cases already ran through my dies! Make me an offer!
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:53   #5
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Try Pats reloading: http://www.patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.aspx

Or Southern Belle Brass: https://shop.southernbellebrass.com/c-14-45-acp.aspx
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Yeah, all my regulars are out. It's a good thing I pick up so much every IDPA match. I am amazed how many still shoot factory 45acp, so lots of once fired on the ground. I just gave away 200 of the SP stuff that I cull out. I could Karma you a small FR box if you PM me. I can't gaurantee it being once fired, but the great thing about 45acp, it lasts almost forever. I have some cases that has been loaded in excess of 15x. I save them to load for lost brass matches.
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Old 01-03-2013, 14:29   #7
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Go to the range.
I intend to to that. But I need some .45ACP brass to get started with. I am blessed that my range does allow brass pickup. You'ed be supprised how many ranges (around here) do not allow brass pickup; or allow you to fire reloads. These guys want you to buy their crapy and over priced range ammo.
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I intend to to that. But I need some .45ACP brass to get started with. I am blessed that my range does allow brass pickup. You'ed be supprised how many ranges (around here) do not allow brass pickup; or allow you to fire reloads. These guys want you to buy their crapy and over priced range ammo.
Let me put it another way. Go to your range that allows you to pick up brass and do so.
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Let me put it another way. Go to your range that allows you to pick up brass and do so.
I am pretty sure I understood you the first time. Thanks!
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The range I go to, there's never any brass left on the ground! We're all scroungers...
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Old 01-03-2013, 17:42   #12
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Old 01-03-2013, 18:41   #13
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MidwayUSA has some new .45 ACP brass. I didn't see any Starline in stock and they want about $26/100 for what they have. But it's brass...

Buy a couple of hundred and use them. You will probably get at least 10 reloads so the cost isn't really significant.

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Old 01-03-2013, 19:32   #14
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I intend to to that. But I need some .45ACP brass to get started with. I am blessed that my range does allow brass pickup. You'ed be supprised how many ranges (around here) do not allow brass pickup; or allow you to fire reloads. These guys want you to buy their crapy and over priced range ammo.
Forget the 45 on your next trip to the range. Take a 22LR plinker, have some cheap fun and pick up all the 45 brass you can find. Then on the next trip, take the 45.
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Old 01-03-2013, 20:27   #15
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I go to the range with a couple hundred rounds of 45. I leave with 40 pounds of brass. I just dump it in the overly large back pack I take. :-)
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Forget the 45 on your next trip to the range. Take a 22LR plinker, have some cheap fun and pick up all the 45 brass you can find. Then on the next trip, take the 45.
But... But, I don't have a 22 cal plinker. Sure, I get where you are going. I am going to the range this weekend. I will see what I can find in the way of .45ACP. Funny, in my last range visit, out of the 300ish pieces I picked up, only 10 were 45ACP.

I am collecting .45ACP brass is for the (forgive me, I'm new) Hi Point .45ACP version of the 995TS carbine.

Now that I think about it. Whenever am at the range, I am the only person scooping up brass. Maybe I should be a little more aggressive in my brass recovery. But I don't want to collect brass outside of my lane.

You know; range etiquette.

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But... But, I don't have a 22 cal plinker. Sure, I get where you are going. I am going to the range this weekend. I will see what I can find in the way of .45ACP. Funny, in my last range visit, out of the 300ish pieces I picked up, only 10 were 45ACP.

I am collecting .45ACP brass is for the (forgive me, I'm new) Hi Point .45ACP version of the 995TS carbine.

Now that I think about it. Whenever am at the range, I am the only person scooping up brass. Maybe I should be a little more aggressive in my brass recovery. But I don't want to collect brass outside of my lane.

You know; range etiquette.
Don't be bashful. If you see someone shooting and you want the brass, ask them if they want theirs when the line goes safe. Tell them you reload. 9x out of 10 they'll say they don't want it.

Carry a couple of plastic grocery bags, double them up (they tend to rip) and start hoarding the golden stuff. Before long, you'll be able to petition for your CRB card.
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Don't be bashful. If you see someone shooting and you want the brass, ask them if they want theirs when the line goes safe. Tell them you reload. 9x out of 10 they'll say they don't want it.
Would you believe while I was shooting the other day at the outdoor range (where I thought it was understood, your brass is your brass unless you leave the range without picking it up) someone came up behind me and stole a bunch of my brass while I was still shooting? I'd been alternating between 10yd and 25yd practice. Target was stationary...I was moving up and down range to vary the distance. I had the bay to myself, so doing so is perfectly normal. When I was done, all my 25yd brass was gone. And it was .45acp brass! At least it was mixed and not my WCC Match brass. I may put up a sign next time I'm there:

If you pick up my brass, I like it separated by caliber in plastic bags.

All my ammo on the shooting table was in ziplock bags, so it's not like it wasn't obvious I'm a reloader.
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First Class Bullets and Brass has it in stock for $42/500. Haven't bought from them but I would if I needed brass.

http://www.firstclassbulletsandbrass.com

I had a major score the other day, guy shooting 45 right next to me sweped up all his brass and asked me if I wanted it! Heck yea, 100 pieces added to the collection!

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Don't be bashful. If you see someone shooting and you want the brass, ask them if they want theirs when the line goes safe. Tell them you reload. 9x out of 10 they'll say they don't want it.

Carry a couple of plastic grocery bags, double them up (they tend to rip) and start hoarding the golden stuff. Before long, you'll be able to petition for your CRB card.
Yeah, I need to add a small broom and pan to my range bag. Currently, I carry a small cardboard box and a flat piece of cardboard as a scoop. Yep, I need to get a lot more efficient with my brass recovery. 45ACP is hard to come by these days. There is 9mm brass all over the place. But heck, I'll collect it all and sort it out later. I'm not picky. I reload 9mm, 40S&W, and now 45ACP.
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Currently, I carry a small cardboard box and a flat piece of cardboard as a scoop. Yep, I need to get a lot more efficient with my brass recovery.
One of these will make you much more efficient.
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I wouldn't be concerned about finding "once fired brass", "range brass" is plenty good. Unless you're loading at max or something.

.45ACP is low pressure, you can reload it plenty of times without issues.

You can find some listed here on GT in the classifieds.
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Would you believe while I was shooting the other day at the outdoor range (where I thought it was understood, your brass is your brass unless you leave the range without picking it up) someone came up behind me and stole a bunch of my brass while I was still shooting?
That guy took 'not bashful' to a new high!
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Don't be bashful. If you see someone shooting and you want the brass, ask them if they want theirs when the line goes safe. Tell them you reload. 9x out of 10 they'll say they don't want it.

Carry a couple of plastic grocery bags, double them up (they tend to rip) and start hoarding the golden stuff. Before long, you'll be able to petition for your CRB card.
If a shooter is using brand new factory ammo in brand new boxes, they probably don't reload. Just ask! They'll be happy to let you pick up their brass.

Now, every once in a while you will come across a reloader who is reusing the factory boxes. You will often see a reloading sticker on the box. Don't bother asking, they're keeping their brass.

Another tell: If they stoop over and pick up the empties between every magazine, you won't be getting their brass.

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