Does it have to be PRIMED??? You would need hazmat to ship that... I would think... although loaded ammo can go ORM-D...
How much brass ya looking for?
Whats the going rate for once fired, tumbled and cleaned ( but not deprimed) brass??
I might be able to help ya out with some.
Any particular brand/headstamp you want or are looking for?
Like loaded ammo primed brass does not require hazmat fees, that is part of the reason I am going for primed brass instead of getting brass and then separate primers and fixing them up myself. Gunbroker is hit and miss on good deals for primed brass. I know tactical ammunition .com used to sell 1000 primed .223 for 113 bucks shipped which is a steal but they don't have it anymore. I'm looking to get 5k rounds though not all at once. I live in the middle of nowhere so primers are not easy to come by unless shipped in I feel that primed brass would be the best route for me for now. I'm not really picky on headstamp.
I doubt I could touch any of those prices currently on gunbroker... It would take me hours to run a thousand rounds through my single stage press to deprime, and then another hour to prime them all...
one guy on there now has 1000 rounds for 135... Thats really pretty decent I would think!!! considering if you BUY primers they are about 30 bucks a thousand, and that would give you the brass at about a dime each and zero cost for labor. but you still gotta neck size that particular lot as its from pulled bullets.
Dang!!! I can remember when I first started shooting .223 you could get remanufacturered military ammo for .10 a round. A few years back while at the range I started seeing hundreds of once fired Winchester brass all .223 so I started a collection. Over two months I bagged I probably picked up 2000+ peices of brass. I'm still shooting from that batch.
you could also try www.powdervalleyinc.com they are out of winfield ks they are cheaper then just about any other store i have found on your reloading supplies and also just ask around hell i bought 1000 rounds of new pmc for 200 bucks just last week and my uncle bought 700 rounds at a yard sale for 50 bucks in dodge city and it had 300 rounds of tracers
"bulk" primers (& powder) VS "individual containers". Loaded into a brass case (IE primed brass or loaded ammo) is considered individual while inserted into a packet of 100 primers is bulk.
IOW it has to do with the "packaging"
Yea, I know but, if the truck caught fire and you were trying to put it out, would you rather be dealing with a few thousand primers, or a few thousand loaded rounds? I suppose the point being that primers would be more likely to detonate under impact than loaded ammo or primed rounds.
Loose primers can create an explosive dust, and it doesn't take much if any impact to set that off.
BTW loaded ammo is not dangerous in a fire AND is handled just like all other ORM-D items (spray cans, perfume and a whole host of other common items).