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    Does anyone know where the best place to take brass in Lancaster?
    Last edited by weaver; June 20th, 2019 at 06:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Scraping brass

    Quote Originally Posted by weaver View Post
    Does anyone know where the best place to take brass in Lancaster?
    Scraping brass is to scrape (scratch, leave marks) the brass.

    Scrapping brass is to turn it into scrap, i.e. toss it on the junk pile, sell it for its metal value, etc.

    Unless your brass is scraped or mangled into unusability, it *may* be worth more to sell to reloaders than for scrap metal.

    All that said, I'm not from the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver View Post
    Does anyone know where the best place to take brass in Lancaster?
    What caliber and how many? Like Sgt K said, you may be able to sell it on here for more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver View Post
    Does anyone know where the best place to take brass in Lancaster?
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    Ok fixed my spelling error so now itís right. And I never thought to ask google where the best place was!!! I was just curious if and where others took their used brass, I know where the local scrap yards are. I have mostly 5.56 and a little bit of nickel plated 9mm and some 45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weaver View Post
    Ok fixed my spelling error so now it’s right. And I never thought to ask google where the best place was!!! I was just curious if and where others took their used brass, I know where the local scrap yards are. I have mostly 5.56 and a little bit of nickel plated 9mm and some 45.
    I'm always amazed that certain people will intentionally post to say nothing. Essentially taking time out of their day to be useless.

    Anyway, I don't live in your area but last month locally I got $1.20/pound for my brass. I separate the .30-06 because they're easy to sell for $0.10/each but everything else goes in one box. Once a year I'll take the 65-75 pound box to the scrap yard and will sell the .30-06 online. Easy $150-$200 depending on how much .30-06 we shot.

    Like the Sgt.K said, you can probably do better selling it to reloaders by caliber (one of the local shops here will even buy it), but I personally don't bother.

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    I called the one yard down the road and they said clean $1.20 and dirty $.70. So it’s close to what you said. I’m not going to bother separating it simply because it just becomes a hassle that I don’t need or want.

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    I believe that clean means all other materials (plastic and metals) have been removed. I believe that would include primers but I am open to correction if I am wrong. One thing to beware of with scrap yards is the crooks. Some will cheat you on your tare wt and your scrap wt if you don't keep an eye on them. If you have a larger scrap yard where you're dealing with employees vs the family/owner I have found that there is less incentive to rip you off. The highest bidder might not net the most for your scrap in the end.
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    Why so mean?
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    I think if you take perfectly good brass to the scrap yard you are an asshole. Sell it to people who reload. You will get more money and help fellow shooters.
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