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Old June 1, 2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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38 spl & 45acp brass price?

Hi everyone,

I have a good friend who has has some brass (800 mixed head stamps 38spl & 400 mixed 45acp with a about 40 30-30's) that a friend from his church asked him to try to get an offer on. I was looking around at some prices and was hoping to get a collective idea what I should offer. I do reload both 45 & 38 so it will go to a good home and will be used but I dont want to offer to low and insult the gentleman. It all apears to be once fired ammo and is in good condition. What would yall offer for this brass, I have an idea in mind but wanted to check with yall. Thanks everyone.
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Old June 1, 2013, 09:05 PM   #2
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38 spl & 45acp brass price?

They are worth what someone is willing to pay for them. I'm not being a jerk just being honest. Used brass really has no "fair market value".
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Old June 1, 2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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5 to 6 cents a pc on the handgun brass and 6 to 8 on the rifle brass. Craig's list is your friend, but in the quantities you have its not really worth the post beyond selling it FTF, shipping will add to the price. Brass by the pound is somewhere south of $2 per pound for scrap.
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Old June 1, 2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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I just paid someone $5 a pound for 223 brass.
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Old June 1, 2013, 10:55 PM   #5
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Good for you Hartblood!

Weighing out .223 cases nets about 72, 73, maybe 74 cases per pound, which means you paid about 7 cents per case.

You got a fair price that the OP could expect to get for rifle cases as noted.
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Old June 1, 2013, 11:05 PM   #6
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Smee78 is asking what would be fair for him to offer for this brass. I think y'all are closing in on it, but maybe someone has other input?
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Old June 2, 2013, 06:55 AM   #7
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Starline sells NEW 38spl brass for $ 73.00 /500 and NEW 45acp brass for $ 89.50 /500. That is when the brass is not backordered. For once fired mixed headstamp, you will have to sell it for less.
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Old June 2, 2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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I just wanted to offer a fair price and not insult the gentleman, thanks for your imput.
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Old June 2, 2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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I personally would offer a nickel a piece. that is what I am willing to pay, also what I sell some of my excess for. I believe that to be a fair price for pistol brass. as for rifle brass I'd pay as much as eight to ten cents each, depending on caliber. I dont think those prices would be an insult.
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Old June 2, 2013, 08:49 AM   #10
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I feel range pickups should be scrap price to double per pound. Once fired a little more of course, but if I don't know you I won't believe you. Then there is always that person that is in need and would pay a little more.
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