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Last night I went to the indoor range expecting a quiet hour or so. They started a league up last night and there must have been 25 people trying to get on 7 shooting lanes. I usually am able to pick up all my brass or at least most of it each session. Time was short last night and the floor was strewn with 9mm's, 40's, .38's and 45's. I had to leave 100 rounds of my newly reloaded 40's on the floor. I know...I know...I'm tighter than a bull's butt in fly time, but I hate to walk off and leave it. Does this happen to you guys?
 

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i know at my range you can take your own of what you shot if you didn't shoot it or somebody said you can have theirs brass, its the shooting range brass they just sell it to a reloader and sell the ammo. and only cost is 3.00 for a 2 hours .so i think that very fair.to keep prices low so i leave my brass sometimes.ande ammo is reasonable.
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

Will they let you scoop up all of it?
Well the truth is, I really don't know what their policy is. Usually it's real slow on Wednesday nights, and I'm one of 2 or 3 shooters. I always try to get the station on the end by the wall as it helps keep the empties closer to me. I usually shoot a 10 shot string, pick up my brass and then shoot again. I knew there was something I liked about revolvers better. I can just dump them in my hand and put 'em back in the box!
 

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The range I go to has these big old floor sweeping brooms and I sweep 5 or 6 lanes sometimes down into a big pile and take what I want. So far nobody has said anything. Of corse that means they don't have to get off their tail and do it. I go with 200 and bring home 240 or so. Last new brass I bought was when I frist started to reload. I got a couple thousand rounds of brass in .45cal now.
 

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I've had it too where there's so much mixed brass that I just leave it. Some of the stuff I see looks like it's been reloaded umpteen times, and I prefer to keep only my own brass.
 

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Good point Tweek-important to inspect every round and every time-I used to get brass given to me and found lots of splits and nicks in the mouth from jamming the handle down when the shell wasn't in place-I loaded mildly and got ten or more reloads on my brass but some only went once...makes you wonder what they were loading...
 

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They have some stores out here they call Bi-Mart that put out a coupon book every month and every month they have ammo on sale. This month they have 9mm for 6.95 and the hp for 9.95 Also .38 .380 .45apc at a good price. We can't afford to shoot .45 colt and our rifles unless we reload. There is a guy we see once in a while whos out there picking up our auto brass which we leave laying in the weeds and brush. Last friday I picked up about 20 .45 colt cases I found, looked good so we kept them. Yes Rman, revolver brass is much easier to police.
 

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when i rarely go to a range i try to shoot my revolvers or get an end lane so i can collect my brass.

if all else fails ill just shoot my .45 and leave the brass since most of it has been reloaded 5+ times.
 

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The people at the indoor range I go to don't mind if you pick up your own brass.Since I got a revolver, It's been a lot easier lately.;) I try to shoot a semi-auto only when the place isn't too busy.
 
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