Free Brass!

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by carver, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    My brother belongs to a Gun Range in Lake Charles, LA. Yesterday while out at the range he found lots of brass just laying around, and started picking it up. One of the range employees saw him, and come over. He asked my brother if he needed some brass. When the employee was told Yea, he led the way over to a large storage building, and told my brother he could have all the brass he wanted! Boxes, and boxes of brass! All kinds! Sorted, and cleaned! I put in my order for all that he wanted to haul up here! I got so excited I told him I would come get it myself!:eek::D I don't guess I'll be buying any more hand gun brass!
  2. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    Sweet, somehow I see your bumper dragging on the way home. :D

  3. Brisk44

    Brisk44 New Member

    Mar 6, 2011
    Very nice deal.
  4. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
  5. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    share and share alike ;)
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Man, ain't that a great deal!!
  7. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Myles get me a list!
  8. American Leader

    American Leader Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2011
  9. armoredman

    armoredman Active Member

    Yikes, what a deal! Mt Dept won't give away one empty case, it's all hauled to the dump under guard.:(
    That's great - extra 9mm or 7.62x39mm brass I'd be happy to pay shipping for a few? If not, I understand.
  10. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Good for you :D. Wish I could into a sweet deal such as that.
  11. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    Good for you, Carver!!

    Years ago I read that you should never use range-picked up brass for reloading. Well - I do. That is the single caution I didn't observe. I carefully inspect each and every case, and discard any questionable ones.

    Still hard for me to picture somebody spending $30- $40 for a box of ammo in a store, then firing it and leaving the brass lay on the ground. Almost every case I've found over the years (THOUSANDS) have been once fired. I do give the reloaded brass that I pick up extra inspectons, but it is sure worth it.

    I wouldn't do this unless I was very confident in my ability to inspect cases and detect case flaws. I still have all my limbs attached, so I must be doing something right.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2011
  12. warhorse1

    warhorse1 Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Good haul! I belong to two gun clubs, I pick up enough brass to feed my habit. Actually I've got buckets full waiting to be cleaned and sorted. Not near as sweet as your deal, cleaned and sorted------------heck of a deal!!!!
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