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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:33 AM

I was thinking that instead of just tossing the .22 brass maybe save it up for a while and scrap it as brass is pretty high priced right now. Some places are paying about $1.50 a pound and I thought It might be a easy way to make some cash to save on ammo. I know that it would take a lot of cases to make more than a pound, but if anyone knows of anything difficult about recycling the scrap since it was ammo that would be helpful. Thanks

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:57 AM

Pete, Don't you think it would be more profitable, and easyer to collect aluminum cans?Tom

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:33 AM

Yeah it might be more profitable, but atleast he won't have any compettition for the .22 LR Brass. :rolleyes: :eck05: Lee

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

If you see a 15 year old in an old flannal with a shopping cart full of brass stop and say hi.My cousin actually did the cans for a long time and got a one way ticket to Hawaii for a surfing charity.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:55 AM

It would cost more for me to drive to the recycler than I would get for the brass collected. Maybe if it gets to $50 a pound I can make it pencil out.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:58 AM

or a really small pen? http://blog.makezine...l-pen-body.html

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:56 PM

Or if you shoot a 6mm you can turn them into jackets for your homemade 6mm bullets . Just curious . How many shells in 1# ? Andy




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