GUN I really need a way to sort brass...[PICS]

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  1. AustinL911

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    This is where I'm at now. Two nights worth of recreational sorting while watching 'Troy' on AMC:

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    This bin was full when I started. A rough guess is 100lb when it was full:

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    After two nights of this, I think I'm gonna get started on designing a way to sort this mechanically. This shit sucks. And to think, after this, I plan on sorting it even further down into different headstamps. :squint: Ugh...

    I don't figure a mechanical sorter would be that hard to design, but just in case, do you guys know of any such machine or plans to build such a machine? I'm all for saving time and stealing someone else's idea if it benefits me. :mamoru:
     
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    How about something like big coffee cans or buckets with different sized slots in the bottom each. One would have slots small so only .22 would fall out, then move the remainder into the next bucket with slots large enough for the next largest brass to fall through, etc.. etc.. The slots would need to be just slim enough to let the smaller brass through.. You could just shake a bucket til all the .22s fell out, then dump the rest in the next bucket etc.. until you went through all the sizes.
     
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    What do you do with the rimfire casings?
     
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    That's something I hadn't thought of.

    My current thinking was an adjustable grate of some sort at the bottom of a 6" deep pan (think panning for gold). Something that I could set the width of the slats to whatever caliber I was trying to filter. Have this whole pan rigged up with some sort of vibrating apparatus, and a bin below it to catch the filtered brass.

    It wouldn't filter it down to each and every individual caliber, but it'd atleast get it close. i.e. .40/10mm, .38/.357, .380/9mm, .45, etc.

    That's my current line of thinking anyways. :hs:
     
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    Once I get enough of a stockpile, I'll probably just scrap them. Don't see much use for them otherwise.
     
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    or you could just keep sorting yourself, and then sort each time you bring brass home.
     
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    way too much work for my lazy ass.
     
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    Just take a dustpan and a broom with you when you go to the range. Sweep up around your station when you change calibers. It takes less than a minute, and saves you a shitload of time sorting through brass. That's what I've always done.
     
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    if I'm shooting alot of different calibers I sometimes collect my brass in the middle of shooting. All my shit is sorted before i leave the range then just dump the baggies into the appropriate ammo cans when i get home.
     
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    When I got this big bright idea in my head to start reloading, I started to collect brass at the local range. At each booth, they have a 5 gallon bucket full of misc. brass. For the first few weeks, I'd just dump it all into my range bag when I left. So, I've got a lot of different sizes. I plan on keeping most of them for when I do start to reload that caliber.

    That pan that was posted is almost exactly what I'm looking for and was thinking of building a motorized version. Thanks man.
     
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    Doesnt even look like it needs to be motorized, looks liek a few shakes and you are done.

    At our range if you volunteer to do range duty you get first dibs on the abandonded brass for yoru lanes. Theres usually 20 lanes shooting at once and you sort of watch over 4-5 lanes at a time, most people just abandon their brass. Easy to get 25 of brass pounds in an hour.
     
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    you can use rimfire casings to create bullet jackets
     
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    eh? 'splain. Sounds complicated.
     
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