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Dumpster Diving
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Gil Martin
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:33 am    Post subject: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

Our local public rifle range has been very busy as folks sight in their rifles for the upcoming deer season. There are 12 shooting benches and all of them were usually occupied. I spent a lot of time dumpster diving in the trash barrels for brass. and walked behind the shooting line to pick up more brass off the ground. The result has been amazing and I have a lifetime supply of brass. If anyone is looking for something, send a PM and I will see what is in my stash. Glad to help you out if I can.

I did find a loaded Remington factory round in the trash with the primer inserted upside down. Never saw that before. It was in the original box with other new fired brass and had not been reloaded. I took it home and pulled the bullet and deprimed the case. All the best...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

One of my favorite hobbies. I am a "Brass Rat"...Good job Gil...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

we will have to change your name to chook!!!!!
walking around bent over picking things off the ground....
good on ya bud Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

Been there, done that Gil...it's a lot of fun sometimes, but mainly it just builds on my stocks of brass.

It's actually surprising what you can find too...weird and wonderful case head markings being just one thing.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

That's my problem...Too many OTHER "Brass Rats"...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

I hate it when the other brass rats beat me to the divin' hole.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

Just this afternoon I spent about 2 hours in the range collecting old 22 cases that were littering the grassy area in front of the shooting booth.
The two of us, my mate Johnny and I managed to get some 65 kg (about 140lbs) of 22 shells mixed with sand and some rocks, gravels bits of steel and whatnots.
We did not manage to make even a dent in the amount of spent cases in the ground..

Anyhow, took the 65kg of brass to the scrap yard and was offered, for the two hours of work in 30°c heat, plus petrol in the car for the delivery, a princely sum of $22.00 Mad
because the amount of mixed metal in the lot.
Damn.. it is like working for $5 an hour.. less than what I would get if I work in a take away chain Confused
Bleh..
We cant be bothered to try another scrap yard, so we just left with 2x $10 notes and 2x $1 coins..

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:13 am    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

You were ripped off Gelan...they buggers took you for a ride mate. Mongrels.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:37 am    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

Gil, you are always finding the best deals! It doesn't get any better than free.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Dumpster Diving Reply with quote

Flippin' 'eck Gelan; I get the equivalent of Aus$3.50 a kilo for spent brass of all sizes.

Vince is right.
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