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#5416208 - 11/12/14 03:18 PM What brass to keep
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I have a lot of .243 and .308 brass laying around with the thoughts of some day reloading it. I have Rem green box, Win supreme nickel-plated, Hornady superformance, and will soon have some Nosler as well. Should I sell/junk any/all of this, or is it worth keeping?
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#5416257 - 11/12/14 03:40 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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It's all worth keeping. When you get into reloading, you will want to use a single brand of brass. For the stuff you end up not using, you can load plinking or fouling rounds to save wear and tear on your main brass.

That Nosler brass will be a keeper for sure. Then would be Hornady and Rem and Win Nickel, probably in that order.

If you chose to sell it depending on how much you have, you might get 10-20 cents/piece for it. The Nosler could go for a bit more

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#5416260 - 11/12/14 03:41 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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If you scrapped it, you would get $1.75-$2/pound from recycle place

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#5416349 - 11/12/14 04:16 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Thanks, jdk, I'll keep it all for now. 2015 Christmas list, RELOADING EQUIPMENT!

My thoughts on selling it were to just list it on the boards here, I figure somebody would want it if it was worth anything and that way it would go to a fellow shooter.
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#5416368 - 11/12/14 04:24 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: jdk1985]
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Originally Posted By: jdk1985
It's all worth keeping. When you get into reloading, you will want to use a single brand of brass. For the stuff you end up not using, you can load plinking or fouling rounds to save wear and tear on your main brass.

That Nosler brass will be a keeper for sure. Then would be Hornady and Rem and Win Nickel, probably in that order.

If you chose to sell it depending on how much you have, you might get 10-20 cents/piece for it. The Nosler could go for a bit more


This.
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#5421646 - 11/14/14 09:41 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I keep all brass, even the stuff I know I will never use again.
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#5421760 - 11/14/14 11:25 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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#5422024 - 11/15/14 08:43 AM Re: What brass to keep [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I keep all brass, even the stuff I know I will never use again.


This EXACTLY. And never say "never". Several times (even very recently) I was very glad I held on to a caliber I thought I'd never use.

Guess what? I'm using it again.
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#5422099 - 11/15/14 09:45 AM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I keep it all... once I get enough of any brass I don't need I go buy a gun for it. happy3

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#5423117 - 11/15/14 08:02 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
I keep it all... once I get enough of any brass I don't need I go buy a gun for it. happy3


'Tis the simplicity and universal harmony of hand loading.

Bravo, sir. cheers clap up
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#5423327 - 11/15/14 10:19 PM Re: What brass to keep [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
I keep it all... once I get enough of any brass I don't need I go buy a gun for it. happy3


I prefer simplicity of a few calibers, but bravo to your process!

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#5436557 - 11/22/14 12:27 AM Re: What brass to keep [Re: dogcatcher]
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
I keep all brass, even the stuff I know I will never use again.

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Edited by Mickey Moose (11/22/14 12:27 AM)
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#5436608 - 11/22/14 05:06 AM Re: What brass to keep [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Keep it all!

In the last year I sold 800 rounds of factory 9mm, 400 primed once fired brass, die set, Dillon boxes 150 +/- bullets because I was fed up with 9mm in a Blackhawk.....then I bought a P95 and had to start over when my plans changed.
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