Collecting-up Spent Brass Casings

Discussion in 'Disabled Hunters & Shooters Forum' started by GConn, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

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    Got $1.99/lb again for yellow brass, but i can't complain about 20 free lbs.
  2. langenc

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    Summer 2011 brass here was about $1.95/pound.
  3. DixieLandMan

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    I use an old sheet or have dad or someone else look for where the shell lands. If unable to find them or by myself, I bring my metal detector out with me. That helps some.

    I found some old 9mm that I shot 19-20 years ago with the metal detector. They were a few inches down in my parents back yard.
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  4. Iron Eagle

    Iron Eagle Well-Known Member

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    My Draco ak pistol throws them all over. I had a scrap piece of wood, and tossed it where most of them landed. It is a public range, because when I shot it at the house, people called the cops. Some folks a mile away complained! Sucker is loud!
  5. ryan42

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    I find about 90 percent but i like the tarp idea,thats what ill do this weekend thanks for the tip.
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    I am lucky that my wife and I also have about 24 acres we live on. An older pond on the back of our property was at a perfect elevation to use as a back stop for a home pistol range. We put out gravel at the shooting spot and compacted it making it easy to collect the brass, especially when the grandkids visit nd we make a game out of picking up the shiny things..lol.
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  8. Little Rooster

    Little Rooster New Member

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    I use a Nut grabber also, I use a poly tarp also to stand or lay on.
  9. ryan42

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    didnt know they had such a thing i want to order one is there any stores local that have these ie local gun shops or do I need to order from website?
  10. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    ryan, if you're asking about the nut-grabber, they are made for picking up nuts that fall from the trees. They sell them in a couple of hardware stores, around here, since we got lots of pecan trees in this area.

    Or you could go here.
    http://www.nutwizard.com/
  11. yetiman

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    Has anyone ever used the "ammo wizzard"? A friend of mine said his dad bought one and it picks the grass clean. I think they were originally used for walnuts but have been designed for smaller brass hulls.


    http://www.ceddaa.com/Tools/Ammo-Brass-Wizard.html
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    Right around $2.
  13. Lapua Kid

    Lapua Kid New Member

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    Yes i'm lucky i can shoot on my property as well even hunt which i do . I shoot competetion grade rifles and pistols . I spend a great deal of time more than most weighing out brass ,trimming the neck diameter and length . I try to get my brass and every reloading componet the same as close as possible . I take great care of my brass not allowing it to just fling out .On some guns i have had the builder disable the extractor where it just dribbles out the brass to catch on a towel or leather mat . yes i know this is extreme but I enjoy tiny tiny groups .

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  14. JUNKKING

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    When at the club I try and get the farthest bench right and lay a tarp down too. pull the corners together and slide them into a box or bucket. I dont even reload yet possibility I never will. Sent JLA a bunch of brass and have tons more but havent been shooting in awhile due to my shoulder.
  15. jack404

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    When i was a kid and w just moved down from the bush to the west of Sydney the old range at pitt town had a semi tamed magpie who'd pick up a shell fly to the bucket , drop the shell in and then get old erny would give it a seed or bit of mince

    when erny became too ill they just put out the seed in a bowl next to the bucket and the bird helped himself but still collected all the shells casings , a two day break would see the bucket full , the bin full of shells too and the seed bowl empty and not a shell on the range

    birds been dead 30 years now , earny 35 the range at pitt town gone now 20 or more ,

    much prefer the old days eh ..

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