Got Brass?

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  1. SkydivnShooter

    SkydivnShooter New Member

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    Need Brass?

    The North Carolina State Surplus Department has eight pallets, yep EIGHT pallets of once spent .40 and 12 gauge brass up for bid.

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    Here is the link:
    http://www.ncstatesurplus.com/ssp/public/ssphomepage/ssp.htm

    I honestly considered bidding for it but EIGHT pallets? That's a little more than will fit in my garage and the supply would probably outlast me. If it were full rounds, a group buy/bid could have been in order.


    Bottom line, someone had a heck of a time shooting up eight pallets of .40 and 12 gauge tax dollars. 8)
     
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    Scrap dealer here paying $1.70 a lb.
    So figure that at least.
     
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    if it was .45, i could think of a quite a few people on here who would probably split it up with you...
     
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    Good Gracious!

    You guys will never guess what this lot went for.

    8 PALLETS OF SPENT BRASS AMO CASINGS (3 PALLETS ARE SHOTGUN AND 5 ARE 40 CAL)

    The bid was awarded yesterday to the lucky winner for the sum of $7651.11

    Wow, I wonder if he knew they were spent? :lol:
     
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    scrap value alone is probably worth more than that
     
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    You think? Maybe so. It was a boat load of brass. When I was thinking about bidding on it with a partner, we thought we saw some .223 boxes mixed in also but the estimate we calculated was about half of $7600.

    Then again, it wouldn't be the first time we undervalued something at bid.

    Man, I still wish it was live ammo. We coulda hosted the first CSF 12 gauge and .40 multi-gun, shoot 'til the barrel melts down, match 8)
     
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    At the $1.70 scrap brass rate around here, it would have to be 4,500 Lbs to cover the bid.
     
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    yeah id say way more than that weight, considering that the US government surplus auctions will have 3 or 4 bins that will go into the 3-5000lb range... 8 pallets would go way over that mark im sure...
     
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  9. USMCSKI

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    I would buy it all if it was 223 and 45acp!!!
     
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