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Old 03-16-2017, 02:14 PM
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I have a good number of these, new. Came from friend along w/.357 which I will load, don't want the .38's. Was looking online, can't seem to find primed brass, can someone give me a fair asking price for them? I'll probably put them on Calguns, don't want to ship or mail them for the expense. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:30 PM
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The price of unprimed brass plus the price of the primer (at present about 3 to 4 cents each). Why not load the .38s and use them in your .357 revolver?
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Because I don't like to deal with the residue buildup from the short case. I have tons of .357 brass, so there's zero cost advantage in loading the .38's.
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IIRC Xtreme sells primed brass. Check their website for prices and then undercut them a penny or two per piece.

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If you know what primers are used and if they were properly seated, there may be a market for them on one of the auction sites. Personally, I wouldn't buy pre-primed brass from a home reloader...
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I was assuming they are factory primed new brass. If not, I wouldn't want them either. Unfortunately, being primed, they would be quite expensive to ship.
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Just a note, there are no extra charges for shipping primed brass. Hazmat is not required when the primers are already in the brass.
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Just curious, why wouldn't you guys want them if they were primed by an individual rather than a factory? I can understand that position on fully loaded ammo, but primed brass? How could that go wrong? Unless maybe they weren't full seated - which should be pretty obvious and/or easy to correct.
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Just curious, why wouldn't you guys want them if they were primed by an individual rather than a factory? I can understand that position on fully loaded ammo, but primed brass? How could that go wrong? Unless maybe they weren't full seated - which should be pretty obvious and/or easy to correct.
Why? Improperly seated primers. Being told what primers they are but it's incorrect. Bad primers. Improperly stored primers. That's a few reasons.
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Because I don't like to deal with the residue buildup from the short case. I have tons of .357 brass, so there's zero cost advantage in loading the .38's.
Good grief how hard is it to clean 6 cylinders if in fact there is any build up. ??

Load them shoot them clean gun. I could explain an easy way but it would be to hard to do,

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Buy a 38 special.
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...can someone give me a fair asking price...
American Reloading sells primed .38 Special brass for $99.99 per 1,000 with shipping included. I don't know if these are virgin cases or pull-downs, but either way it should give you a ballpark from which to start your negotiations.

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An aside. When I got my first 357 magnum I had mebbe 50 cases but I had mebbe 300-400, 38 Special cases (I frequented a police range and few shooters picked up their service revolver brass), so I used the 38 brass in my 357. Nope, no etching of the cylinder and 'cause I clean my guns after each use, no dreaded "carbon ring"...
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I shoot VERY little .357 Mag ammunition in my .357 revolvers, usually just .38 Special. Never had a problem with buildup in the chambers ahead of the .38 Special case, But I always clean my chambers with a wire brush and solvent after shooting.
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Just a note, there are no extra charges for shipping primed brass. Hazmat is not required when the primers are already in the brass.
Unprimed brass can be mailed but primed brass has to be sent by common carrier (UPS or Fedex). Although there's no Hazmat fee, shipping by UPS or Fedex is much more expensive than USPS.
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