I have used the stuff from range pick up. I will go out of my way to pick it up if I find some on the ground, or in the bucket. (.223 Rem.) I have picked up the .308 Match brass for a friend. He likes the heck out of it. Says it holds up well for a lot firings while retaining tight primer pockets. I agree with that for .223. I have some of the .45-70 Gov't. that I picked up. while it is shorter than standard brass to keep the OAL of the LeverEvolution round short enough to feed in a lever gun. It shoots just fine. I do have to change the setting on my dies. Though that takes roughly about an extra minute for the expanding, and seating die set up.
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.