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    Greetings all. Question about recycling cartridge brass (For those of you who do)- Do you punch the primers prior to turning them in to the recycler? Or just leave spent primers in? Does it really matter? Thanx.

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    Mark
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    No, I personally haven't but it won't hurt
    Last edited by Art; 03-22-2011 at 03:10.

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    I load .38spl & 9mm on a Dillon so I leave the primers in, during cleaning, this ensures the flash hole is cleared by the depriming action.

    Oop's, thought the question was about reloading!
    Last edited by kiwidon; 03-22-2011 at 03:27.

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    In my area, very few recyclers will take cartridge brass. They think there is a danger somehow if a live round or primer is in the lot.
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    Ask the man. Some will and some won't.

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    Reloading is recycling.

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    Around here same as Red, some will take it and some will not.

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    EPMark: I recycle all my non-reloadable brass, aluminum, etc. shells to the local facility as I find them on the ground; don't decap them or nothing. I believe that the Marines on base just grind their spent brass/alum shells into "pellets" before they sell to metal recyclers. However, I can understand some recylers would be leary of handling spent ammo cases. Semper Fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED View Post
    In my area, very few recyclers will take cartridge brass. They think there is a danger somehow if a live round or primer is in the lot.
    The scrap yard in Decatur that I had been using refused to except my brass and told me that just one cartridge case shipped to Indonesia would put them in jail. Tried another branch in Huntsville and they must not have known

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    Just send it all to me and I will take care of it for you.

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