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Old 04-10-2017, 07:46 PM
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What is the going rate for .44 Magnum range brass. It looks good to me. Mixed headstamps, but no junk. I just don't own a 44, and bought some. Load 5 calibers, just not that. I tried to search it on the internet. Prices are all over. Thanks for your thoughts & ideas in advance. Bob
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New from Starline is about 21˘ each. $104/500 delivered.

With that in mind, I wouldn't want to pay more than 6-7 cents each for range brass. Perhaps a bit more for once fired.

When I needed 44Mag brass, I used what little once fired from New factory ammo that I had purchased, and bought a batch of Starline to go with it.
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Unprocessed range brass without a clear past is probably worth 5˘ a piece plus shipping. .44 Magnum and 45 Colt brass is probably worth a little more but no more than 6˘ a piece. Of course this is only my opinion.
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I pick up a lot of range brass especially after a police shoot. It all goes into a 5 gallon bucket and when full I take it to a metal salvage yard and sell it. Usually I get $40-50 per bucket. For my personal reloading I buy new Starline brass or my once fired 'bought' ammo.
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I generally shy away from range brass, in a high (magnum) pressure cartridge.

I'm not rich, but like to have a bunch of brass, that I KNOW the history on.

Spread out over a lot of loadings, it isn't a lot more bucks.
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44 mag range brass is a rare find at my range; even more rare is 41 mag. I have come across a precious few now & then, and bought a couple hundred from the range-recovery program. Never had any problem with any of it though.

I'm still reloading some of the 45LC I bought used 30 years ago.
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I'm about the same. No more than .06 at max, unless can be certain it is only once fired, then .07. On misc head stamps and uncertain usage I won't make top end loads, only mid range and set aside for range use only. If needed for hunting or other predetermined use, such as a Silhouette match, I only load max in new or once fired brass.
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Range brass is usually once fired brass by people who don't reload. That's my experience and view on the subject. I highly prize it.
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I have so much range brass in so many calibers that I quit picking it up. But if I saw any .32 Long or .45 Colt, that I would pick up, as it is rare to find those on the ground.
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44 mag range brass is a rare find at my range; even more rare is 41 mag. I have come across a precious few now & then, and bought a couple hundred from the range-recovery program. Never had any problem with any of it though.

I'm still reloading some of the 45LC I bought used 30 years ago.
I load 45 longs and rarely find any at the range, only seen a few 10 mm's once and another rareby Sig .357 , one that I load
I have loaded some 45's about 10 times with no bad results, however yesterday I found 25 colts once fired going to retire 25 of the loaded cases
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I'm in Toledo Ohio and shoot .44 mag I live near Michigan line just off Secor Rd. Shoot me a PM Bananaman
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