spent rimfire brass

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by wpshooter, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. wpshooter

    wpshooter Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    Is there any use for spent/fired rimfire (22 or 22 magnum) brass/hulls ?

    I take it that this can not be reloaded but if I take this to a gun store or someone that does reloading, can they use it for some purpose ?

    I hate to just throw it away.

  2. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    scrap metal my gun club just collects it and scraps it when you get enuff


    PAINTBALL GUY 3 New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Brass is brass ya? So a place that buy's metal may take them. I'v actuly picked up almost every case I'v fired in the hopes that one day I'll have a barrel full or something. I'v got abput 1000 so far, a LONG way to go.;)
  4. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    it's not veryprofitably like most scrapmetal it will take a long time to get enuff to make a money on it

    PAINTBALL GUY 3 New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    Oh, for sure. But when some one asks "how meny .22's you shot in you life?" I can just show them.:D
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    There are probably 4 or 5 million of the little boogers laying on the ground at the range I belong to.
  7. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    the local scrap metal place here will not accept any type of cartridge brass. i once had a 5 gallon bucket of brass i had shot. it weighed something like 50 or 60 pounds. they would not take it for any price.

    i use my empty 22's for targets.
  8. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2003
    Hesperia, CA
    Any scrap metal place that will not take cartridge cases for the brass in them is stupid or has an ulterior and anti-gun agenda.

    I watched a TV educational show on metals where they were feeding a metal pot with scrap and there (right on liberal TV) were cartridge cases being dumped into the pot, big as life.

    Cartridge brass is high quality stuff and a scrap metal company that rejects it is stupid.

  9. Oldeyes

    Oldeyes Active Member

    Oct 13, 2006
    There is also a (rather pricey at $600+) high quality system for swaging .223 diameter centerfire bullets out of spent .22 LR casings with an installed pure lead core. Depending upon your personal view of the politically biased firearm owning future, such a basement bullet swaging system might at some point make sense.

    PAINTBALL GUY 3 New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
    ^^^^ So there is a use for them?
  11. Big ugly

    Big ugly New Member

    Feb 27, 2009
    Knoxville Tennessee
    Hey John about where you live in KY I know of several places that would take it. PM me and I can give you some locations.
  12. RonC1

    RonC1 New Member

    Dec 24, 2007
    Think RCBS. They got started by forming spent 22 rimfire cartridges as cladding for centerfire bullets, I believe during WWII when ammunition was scarce and reloading supplies were even scarcer.

    Rock Chuck Bullet Swage was the name of the company then.
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