GUN Good ways to mark brass?

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  1. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    Sharpie? Need to mark some for tomorrow.
     
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    sharpie works. So does dykem
     
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    sharpie
     
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    Would it matter where you mark it? On the side or on the base?
     
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    you want to mark the headstamp. When I mark brass I drop them in 100 or 50 round ammo boxes so the headstamps all face up. Then I run a shaprie across the headstamps. Sharpie works but it's harder to see. If you really want to bling your cases so they jump out at you when on the ground use some bright red dykem. Lightly paint the headstamps primer and all. I like the brush dykem more than the spray dykem (too messy)

    For those that don't know what dykem is it's like a super thin paint that is used to mark metal for cutting or something. At least this is what I was told. I use it for brass.

    Headstamp is the back of the case with the writing and primer (ex winchester 9mm luger.)

    I would not bother marking the cases unless you had a good reason. For example if your shooting 38 super comp at a match and those bastards are 12 cents each and you need to get as many of them back as you can. You might mark new brass so when you pick them up you know it's once fired and fired out of your gun (say you got a match chamber so you know the brass is not expanded).
     
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    shiizz0n OT Supporter

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    I wonder if my dad's old reloading equipment is still good. He hasn't reloaded since the late 80's. Now all that stuff is probably collecting dust.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I'm cheap and shooting .45 tomorrow and want to make sure I get my brass back.
     
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    That's exactly the method I use for marking my brass, but it's NOT so I can find my own brass to reload.

    Often times when I have to "unload and show clear" I could drop my ammo, and I don't want to pick up someone elses ammo in doing so and potentially finding one with a double charge.

    Rule #1 don't shoot other peoples reloads

    When I find unfired rounds on the ground at the range, I make sure to chuck it as far up the berm as possible. I don't want anyone else getting into it either.
     
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    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    You have good friends who give you brass.
     
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    the equipment is probably fine. but get rid of the power and primers.
     

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