Hornady Brass

abentley324

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Fairly new to posting on the hide. But I want to know what you all do with your once fired brass? I don’t reload but I have about 300-400+ pieces of Hornady brass quickly building. Do you sell or recycle?
 

ditter

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It's not really premium brass, so its probably hard to sell. My range has a five gallon bucket of spent brass, with alot of it being Hornady. It's all free to whoever wants it. I have about 2,000 pieces of Hornady brass collecting dust in my garage. I should probably just donate it to someone on the forum.
 

pilotjoe

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So school me here. What makes Hornady brass less than "premium"? I'm just going to get started loading some rifle rounds and have some Hornady brass, I I'm interested in knowing the score.
 

AFancyPenguin

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It's not really premium brass, so its probably hard to sell. My range has a five gallon bucket of spent brass, with alot of it being Hornady. It's all free to whoever wants it. I have about 2,000 pieces of Hornady brass collecting dust in my garage. I should probably just donate it to someone on the forum.
What caliber?
 

ditter

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I think it is fine for reloading and its certainly not worthless. I started reloading with Hornady brass kept from factory rounds. I have some that I still use for fouler shots. But there are other premium brands out there that people will pay a higher price for (Lapua, Norma, Peterson). OP asked about selling it and I just think there probably is not a huge market for brass you can pick up off the ground.
 
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seansmd

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I some that brass very easy, I usually listed it at around 0.30c shipped cus. Better if you have local forums that will mitigate costs, also recommend minimum size order like 200 to get the best shipping break.
 

diggler1833

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Hornady brass is perfectly capable of being reloaded into super accurate ammunition. I might not choose it if I were competing in benchrest, but it certainly isn't going to be the weak link in keeping a 1/2MOA custom rig from shooting that way.
 

918v

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Hornady brass is OK, but Alpha brass is king. You can stuff as much powder in it as you want and run 140’s at 2900 FPS with 4350 and people will admire you for it.
 

hlee

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If you don't reload, and if selling proves fruitless, look for a recycling center. Brass sells for a bit over a dollar per lb- at least it did the last time I had enough to mess with.
 

Sutherlandsd

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damn I wish I could just find thousands of rounds of Hornady 6.5cm laying around. I love hornady 6.5cm for most applications especially in semi's that can be rough on brass or toss it into the weeds.

I'll gladly pay the shipping on any big bulk Hornady 6.5 that is laying around inbuckets..
 

Matt_KJ

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Hornady brass is perfectly fine. I run it in my 308 with two or three reloads with SD’s of 7...

178 BTHP with 42.4 gr of IMR 4064 at 2715 FPS out of a 26” Criterion.

Sell it in the PX for .25 to .30 cents each. As others have said keep it to 200+ to reduce shipping.

Edit: I do agree that there’s MUCH better options however, you get what you get. IMHO, $1 each for brass is a little much.
 
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chadrp

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I too would pay shipping if some one wants to send me once fired Hornady 6.5cn brass. Id like to have several thousand rounds worth.
 
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