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Old November 23rd, 2021, 01:48 PM #11
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Thanks for all the reply’s folks. Currently I have sorted by caliber but have not cleaned any. Some cases are shiny clean still in empty box, others not. At the moment I am up to 3 buckets of 308, 1 bucket of 30-06, 1 bucket of 270. Several buckets of 223/556 and mil stamp 30 cal. Various other calibers in smaller quantities. Trying to determine whether it is worth further sorting by head stamp and cleaning. Definitely not going to decap. It has taken several hours to get to this point.
Hitting on "the right person" theme again, some reloaders will pay a premium for cleaned brass. But others (myself as one example) would actually prefer brass that has not been cleaned. Not only because of a potentially better price, but also because some flaws in fired brass are actually easier and quicker to detect in cases prior to cleaning.

Clear as mud I know, but it all depends on who wants what. You won't please everyone, so part of your consideration should be about pleasing yourself with regard to time and effort.
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Usually not worth sorting by headstamp unless you are going to break them down into lots of 100. Then you’ll get a premium for some.
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Hitting on "the right person" theme again, some reloaders will pay a premium for cleaned brass. But others (myself as one example) would actually prefer brass that has not been cleaned. Not only because of a potentially better price, but also because some flaws in fired brass are actually easier and quicker to detect in cases prior to cleaning.

Clear as mud I know, but it all depends on who wants what. You won't please everyone, so part of your consideration should be about pleasing yourself with regard to time and effort.

I would second this, I prefer dirty untouched brass. I hate getting decapped brass that’s not sized as I wash then size and decap the wash again.


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Usually not worth sorting by headstamp unless you are going to break them down into lots of 100. Then you’ll get a premium for some.

That goes back to the “right person” as there’s probably some people who only use Hornady brass for example.


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Since no one has answered, if you really want, poke around the internet on range brass. You are likely taking in the range of 4-20 cents per case depending on what it is. Figure 4-6cpc for something common like 9, .40 and .45acp. Around 6-7cpc for .223/5.56. .308 and .30-06 maybe around 10-12cpc. .270, .243 and some other less common calibers probably up to 20cpc.

Same with less common pistol calibers like .44 mag. But it just depends on “the right person”. Unless willing to ship it, it makes your market fairly limited. That one or two guys who want the 44 magnum brass just might not need it that much. So they might only be willing to pay $20 for the 286 cases (or whatever).

Also depends on volume. Someone might be happy paying $40 for 200-300 .270 cases. But a bucket? They might never reload that much .270 in their life. Maybe they’d give you $100 for 1000 cases or $200 for an entire bucket of it.
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I think a local range charges $250 a 5gal bucket unsorted
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With that much, I would be interesting in a good bit of .30-06, mil .308, 5.56, 9mm, .45 ACP. And smaller amounts of .357 and .30 Carbine.

I would prefer as is also.
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With that much, I would be interesting in a good bit of .30-06, mil .308, 5.56, 9mm, .45 ACP. And smaller amounts of .357 and .30 Carbine.

I would prefer as is also.
Let me know how much of each you would like and I can sort them out for you. Haven’t gotten into pistol yet but there should be plenty.
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As I stated in post #2, it is all about what you have and quantities. I am TOTALLY interested in: 6.5 Grendel, 10mm, .44 Special and .357 Sig in quantities >200, provided you'll ship for an additional fee. It would require a killer deal for me to travel outside Baltimore County.
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As I stated in post #2, it is all about what you have and quantities. I am TOTALLY interested in: 6.5 Grendel, 10mm, .44 Special and .357 Sig in quantities >200, provided you'll ship for an additional fee. It would require a killer deal for me to travel outside Baltimore County.
Gotcha SG. At the moment there are several grendel but not 200 yet. Will let you know when finished sorting.
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