|quarter MOA visionary|
It really doesn't matter how you store it.
It only matters when you are getting ready to process it.
Most do (including me) separate when it comes in (or back from the range)just to make it easy to process.
556 vs 223 is not really a concern as they are all the same for the most part except perhaps dealing with a primer pocket.
Ok. Thanks for the feedback/hint, folks!
I think, for the amount I have, probably the plastic kitty litter buckets we have, along with Ziploc® freezer bags, will probably do the trick. As for loaded ammo: As I noted in the other thread: Got several dozen plastic ammo boxes in three different colours.
I think I'll probably try to keep the rifle stuff sorted by headstamp. The pistol brass: Probably only by plated/non-plated, I think.
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
Only my precision & hunting rifle stuff gets sorted by brand & number of times loaded. Everything else is just cleaned & put up in those large clear nut containers from like Costco.
IF YOU AREN'T HANDLOADING, YOU AREN'T SHOOTING ENOUGH!
NRA Instruc: Basic Pistol & Met Reloading
Caliber and headstamp for all brass.
Nothing is fired without colored markings in the extractor groove..
Identifies loads and what I've picked up if it ain't mine.
I love brass!!!
Fixing a Mississippi Saxophone with 30-06 brass.
There's a little bit of rebel in every American.
|Alea iacta est|
Holy crap. If I had to color the extractor groove in every piece of brass I reloaded it'd be a full-time job.
The only brass I color is brass that I use to shoot matches.
Any other brass is just shot on a range during practice, and the private clubs I'm a member of, people scrub their brass pretty good. I'm not worried about picking up something that wasn't fired from one of my weapons in that situation. Especially pistol brass, I'll pick up whatever is laying around.
Every time you make a typo, the errorists win.
I have several five gallon buckets of brass I picked up from the range when I was in the service....
sorted it all one day on my day off and kept the 5.56 and 40 (the others cals got trashed and sold to the recycler)
then I began a long, long, long trip of counting out 500 cases of each and deprimed & cleaned them (wet tumbling)
put them into ziplock 1 gallon bags and sealed them and placed them into a 5 gal bucket.....
I'm down to one bucket of 40 cal left- I use it for USPSA...(I'm not really good, but I have fun)
Got two buckets of 556 left in the garage but the rest is already loaded in the house stacked over the safe in 30cal cans...so I've got about 5000 loaded rounds of 556 - loaded to 3020fps w/55grFMJ (equals M193)
I mostly shoot bigger stuff where the brass can be nearly $3 each, like 338 Ultra and 375 Ruger. That brass is put right back in the MTM ammo box after the shot.
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