Brass Count

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by swpc629, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. swpc629

    swpc629 Well-Known Member

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    This is an opinion related question. How many pieces of brass does everyone keep on hand for each caliber you reload for?
     
  2. Rbreb13

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    More than I need but less than I want! :rolleyes:

    I've been shooting since the 60's and have never thrown away any brass until it was used up.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I try to keep about 100 for each magnum caliber at a time, and .308 I have a metric crap-ton.

    When I build my .280 AI, I will probably have about 250 brass, b/c I plan on shooting it a ton.
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I'll keep two to four hundred casings for most rifles depending on usage frequency. For my AR I've got 1,200 rounds loaded and stuff for at least a few hundred more loaded. I shoot ten different rifle calibers (plus two pistol calibers), so I've got just a round or two around.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I feel your pain....

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  6. swpc629

    swpc629 Well-Known Member

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    How did you get a picture of my reloading bench?
     
  7. digger11

    digger11 Well-Known Member

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    Usually about 150-200 for each hunting rifle.Alot more than that for each varmint rig.
    I have an addictive personality.I just love to pull the trigger.I have a metric crap-ton of rifles.There is a place in my heart for each and every one.GRIN
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know? How did you get my bench to your house without me knowing about it? :D
     
  9. JASTECH

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    I don't have enough 06 Spring or 338 Win.Mag. by a long shot (pun intended), so need more of both. I will not give numbers as their might be a troll from dc taking notes.
     
  10. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Heck, I've got 700 rounds loaded for my 270's too..:D And that doesn't seem to be enough.
     
  11. Mikecr

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    For each barrel I buy enough brass to outlast it, after culling for the best of it. Seems to come in around ~500pcs per, usually in Lapua.

    That leaves me enough to load ~100rds at any given time. And since I've yet to destroy good brass, I'm doing fine with initial expense here.
     
  12. rmorgan9718

    rmorgan9718 Well-Known Member

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    Between 200 to 500 per caliber, but in some calibers I have two different weapons, bolt and semi, so for the semi's I tend to stock milsurp, which seems to last longer and shoot just as well. A Howa 1500 bolt gun in -06 actually shoots better with milsurp than even lapua brass, and I've tried nodes up to way too high and about eleventy-six bullet/powder/primer/seating depth combinations. Who'd a thunk it?

    Rick
     
  13. A Train

    A Train Well-Known Member

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    200 per cal. for rifle about 2k brass for pistol.
     
  14. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

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    I like to keep at least 1k per rifle.

    As for pistol, the sky's the limit!