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Old July 11, 2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Preferences buying once fired brass

Preferences buying once fired brass
I've asked the same question elsewhere and wonder how similar the answers will be.

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What are your preferences when buying once fired brass?
I know there is the old commercial vs military, but to get past that ....

If military then: (specify pistol or rifle)

No processing

Clean

deprimed and de-crimped

add neck sizing

add full length sizing

add trim to standard length

anything else?

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Old July 11, 2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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Same as on the other forum......... cheap and dirty
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Old July 11, 2013, 12:52 PM   #3
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This forum may be too similar to the other. I may need to ask on more of a pistol forum. It would be very interesting if the trend holds.
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Old July 11, 2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Not sure what cheap is, but I've purchased from 2 differnt sourses. Both were decent price wise for cleaned brass. I did try to save some money a buy once fired range brass that wasnt cleaned, now the stuff I pick up at my range didnt look anywhere close to this nasty stuff, it looked like it may have been pick up and stored outside in a drum for a couple years. So lesson learned, now I dont have any fancy sonic washer/tumbler all I do is clean in a plastic tub. So mostly all I'm lookign for is useable decent brass, and I am only loaden for pistols, 9mm, 40 S&W and, .45 ACP. So nothing all that difficult .
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Old July 11, 2013, 02:19 PM   #5
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I'll buy use brass as long as it has not been stored outside, been run over by a train or buried for the last 20 years.

My main issue is that is is not corroded or dented badly.
Outside of that I could care less if it de-primed, sized or anything else.
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Old July 11, 2013, 02:48 PM   #6
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Doesn't matter much what has been done to the brass as long as it hasn't been dug up or something. I'm going to size, clean and do all the stuff myself anyway.
RE: the previous post...that Texas attiitude is found at least 75 miles to the east of you also..
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Old July 11, 2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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Most of us - or at least everyone I know....doesn't pay for handgun brass....

We sweep it up at our local indoor ranges....( free ) ....and we sort, clean, use ( or give it away to someone we know or meet that needs some cases )...

I shoot about 20,000 rounds a year thru a variety of handguns...and I haven't bought handgun brass ( not even .357 Mag or .44 mag ) ....in well over 30 yrs...
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If I were to buy brass ....like .44 Mag ....where I don't pick up a lot of .....then I'd buy it from a commercial source that I could trust....the "once fired" cases I see for sale at the gunshows...might look ok / but it may have been fired somewhere once....but it sure isn't "once fired".....
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Old July 11, 2013, 06:30 PM   #8
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Trolling for business?
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Old July 11, 2013, 07:03 PM   #9
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I like it "unprocessed" so I can see potiental problems.
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Old July 11, 2013, 10:33 PM   #10
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223 / 5.56 - dirty un-processed mix heads stamps, mix commercial and military I buy the cheapest I can find. Total amount of brass 7,000 (The only used brass I ever bought)

Pistol Brass - I have never had to buy any used brass ever. I built my holdings from range brass and new ammunition I have fired. Includes 380, 9mm, 38, 357, 40, 45 & 44mag. Each caliber is over 1,000 with the 9 & 40 at around 5,000 and the 45 over 20,000 from the days that we all qualified every year and I was the only reloader.

25-06 - All used brass same head stamp from new ammo I have shot. Total 500

30-06 - All used brass mixed head stamps from new ammo I have shot. Total 600

45-70 - All used brass same head stamp from new ammo I have shot. Total - 800

35 Rem - All used brass same head stamp from ammo I have shot -Total 300

A ton of mix brass from 38 super to you name it, all used range brass in the thousands.
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