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    Posted: 27 March 2020 at 13:18
Doing my inventory I find I have:

1400 brass for M1 carbine
600  for 222R
400 for 260 rem
500 for 38
200 for 357
150 for 30 Herret
less than 200 for    30-30, 308, 7x57 , 257 R, 243, 416mag etc

And only 100 for 348
and  90 for 8x57jrs

What inventory do you keep.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wing master Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 March 2020 at 23:27
 I don't keep track but I try to keep around 300 for each of my rifles. 

I have quite a bit more for handguns. 

For my .243 prairie dog gun, I have about 500. 

I buy 5000 once fired cases for my .45ACP at a time. I loose a lot of those shooting matches and because you really aren't supposed to pick up brass at the indoor range. But I do anyway. It depends on where they land. 

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Well, can't give exact count right now like bear did but when I have brass stored I have it counted and a note in the container with info like: sized & then if passed thru check die, trimmed or not, if military primer crimp removed + total count. 

Approximate counts off hand from memory:
204 Ruger 600+
.223/5.56  +/- 1k (mixed of both)
45-70  300 +/-
.45 Colt  500+
.38Spl 200+
.357M 100+
30M1 200+
30-30/32Spl/.308W/100+ each
30-06 120
22-250 100+
30-40 Krag 80
A few other calibers less used, of smaller quantities 100 or less

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not sure how I got to 1400 empties for M1 carbine.  Got 300 loaded for SHTF
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have a case of 1k in readiness of factory loaded 30M1 , only listed m-t cases previous
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My goal is to have 200pcs of brass for each rifle I have. Here is a guess

221FB 300-400
222-400
223-400
220-400
243-800+
240Wby-400
257R-1000++
25-06-500
6.5X55-300
260-250+
270-1000
270Wby-500
7mm08-600
284-600
280-600
7RM-300
7WbyM-500
30-30-500
308-1000+
3006-1000
300WinM-300
300Wby-800
300H&H-300
32Sp-200
8mmRM-300
338WM-100
35R-200
35Wh-300
358-300
44-1000+
450M-250
357-1000+
38sp-800
This is a rough estimate. I got looking around the other day and thought I might have a problem. Like a hoarder?? I have stopped reading the ads in the online classifieds for brass...it is addictive. This isn't counting the brass I have and no rifle for, 300Sav, 375HH. I'm not even gonna guess how many bullets I have...


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Well, your house must be leaning to one side with that amount of brass, LOL.

You are well to have a good stock of brass for the 450 M; seems even Marlin is no longer selling rifles in it.   But you have some voids in your line up...you need that 22TCM.Wink
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Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

Well, your house must be leaning to one side with that amount of brass, LOL.

You are well to have a good stock of brass for the 450 M; seems even Marlin is no longer selling rifles in it.   But you have some voids in your line up...you need that 22TCM.Wink

Bear, the other day I was looking for something in my reloading room and thought to myself, what am I going to do with all this brass? Then I remember how things were 8-10yrs ago and thought...meh, it don't eat nothing. I would have to replace several barrels before my brass was gone. I can't explain it, but it is a bit of an addiction. I don't check the ads very often on the online marketplaces, like a recovering alcoholic staying out of a bar... 
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As a senior primarily rifle shooter, generally I don't reload more than a 100 rounds before empting them again.  so 100 cases for the 28 different shells I load would do.

But can't let free good once fired factory get thrown in the garbage.

I keep thinking I should tumber 50 or so of each different size, put them in a plastic bag and take them to a gun show (might sell enough to pay for the table and gas/drive).


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And you would probably meet a few new people. 

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I enjoy the shows, if I can't hunt or fish.  make it to about 6 a year; NOW all have  been cancelled.
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MapleHill? How much 375 casing you have? I'm loading right now and have a use for them!
...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!
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