scrap brass prices ?

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  1. chop house

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    09/19 quotes from local buyers ranged from $0.60 to $1.30 a pound (50 mile radius). what have you guys found the spread to be, and more importantly which way have you seen prices trend this fall? thanks
     
  2. akajun

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    Last I sold was 1.30 lb
    Btw they also take my spent primers
     
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    Hardly paid for gas last time I took ~ 40 lbs in for recycling. That was in July, I got $19 check.

    My guess is that until recession fears subside price for brass cases will stay the same, maybe drop even further.
     
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    .80 -1.45 a pound depending on total weight. Best I've got in the last two years was 1.75. More brass equals higher price per pound. Best to shop around as there is a big disparity in what some places pay. Called a local yard today, .80 for small amounts, over 1000 lbs.1.25. Another scrap yard I deal with in Wilmington, Delaware is paying 1.45 for that weight.
     
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  5. PatMiles

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    $1.51/lb here in Albuquerque.
    I've been a brass whore for 30 years so when I discovered what the brass was worth I sold it all. Took several trips with my truck but I paid for my Shotmarker with the proceeds.:):)
     
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    You must have a small truck....;)
     
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  7. JMayo

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    The kids at the 22 comps ive been to get 40.oo+- for a 5 gal bucket full.
    Not worth the gas for small amounts
     
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    Tundra, 600 lbs. of brass, having to load it and unload it myself...several trips.
     
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  9. GSS

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    Did they give you brass price or copper price for the spent primers?

    I have a 3 gallon bucket nearly full of primer remnants from depriming 223 rounds.
    a good number mixed in are from the old nickel plated Winchester white box primers.

    I had thought of bringing the bucket next time I bring scrap but figured the silver ones in there would confuse them and wasn't sure if they would be considered copper or brass.

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    Primers are made of a copper or brass alloy cup with a brass anvil and are filled with an impact-sensitive lead styphnate igniter. The metal parts of the primer are usually nickel-plated to resist corrosion.
     
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  10. jsn

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    $1.15/# for yellow centerfire cartridge brass.
    $1.00/# for yellow rimfire cartridge brass.

    Never had an issue with amount affecting prices, but it's best to call around if there are several yards nearby.

    Reno, NV. Just called the other day
     
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    $1.10 a pound and took primers for same price.
     
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  12. Medic505

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    $1.19 a pound W/ primers in Amarillo this morning. I'm sitting on mine.
     
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  13. akajun

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    I dump them in the bucket with the brass so they are the brass shells price
     
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    Some recyclers will refuse that kind of mixing. Where I used to live they stopped taking spent casings at all after a few live primers got sent to a mill.
     
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    $1.60 lb 2 1/2 years ago, I wasn't happy.
    I'll just sit on mine for a while, good thread.
    Steve Bair
     
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    I live in N Eastern Ohio and none of the scrap dealers will take brass. I was told worried about live primer.
     
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    Iv'e been using the same scrap dealer for several years now, a visit every quarter or so. Two weeks ago I got $1.45 lb. Brought in four 5 gallon buckets of mixed brass. I split the proceeds with my wife, my half went into a winters supply of H&N .22 airgun pellets that were on sale, too.

    Dealer says market price is fluctuating lately due to tariffs if you can believe that.

    See the 7th line down for average prices paid for yellow cartridge brass.

    https://rockawayrecycling.com/scrap-metal-prices/

    not my area.
     
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    Local guys won't take it, says there's a law that they can't take ammo brass. When they did a pop corn can got me $90.00 but I don't remember what it weighed.
     
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