In my area, it's $1.60/pound for less than 50 pounds, $1.65 per pound for over 50 pounds. I've seen other areas above $2 per pound.I'll play.
Data from the sticky above re: how many cases per pound and how many cases per 5 gal bucket:
Assuming the brass is 1/3 9mm, 1/3 40, and 1/3 45acp:
My calculations came up with 72# of 9mm, 70# of .40, and 48# of 45acp, which adds up to a total of 190# of mixed brass.
If the scrap value of brass is $1 per pound, gift value = approx. $190.
(not current on scrap value of brass, it could be more than I guesstimated).
My guess, right now judging by what I see on other forums..I'm giving 3, five gallon buckets of mixed, dirty, indoor range brass to a friend.
It is mostly 9mm .45 and .40S&W and 5% of other calibers.
Can anyone give me guesstimate of $ value?
A friend, he has always given me ammo in the hard times. He wants to give me ammo in return, and I want to assure him, I've been paid already.If you are giving it away why are you concerned obout the cost,,who cares,,or are you looking to be repaid later ?
Most of my friends, (less than a dozen in a lifetime), are crusty, sometimes thorny, often less than charming. They are people of integrity. Have wealth of knowledge, if not property. I couldn't buy the least of them with brass, cash, gold or guns. They make me rich beyond my childhood dreams.Onegoodshot, I am a real like able guy sort of cuddly and cute I was really like to be your friend?
This is probably the best post I have read this year.A friend, he has always given me ammo in the hard times. He wants to give me ammo in return, and I want to assure him, I've been paid already.
I've given him 5 or more of these buckets in the past.
My post, asking, primarily, curious. Sometimes asking is simply not knowing.
Many here have been reloading for decades, so I figured I'd ask. I asked my friend, he laughed, said he didn't know...he gets his brass from me, for free!:biglaugh: