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Military Cartridge Brass Destruction 2010

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by tom-n8ies, Apr 20, 2010.

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  1. tom-n8ies

    tom-n8ies Member

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    An end-run is being done around the rescinding order through quiet and sweetheart side deals with installation commanders that is being aggressively promoted by ATK.

    Quotes from ATK program sales literature:

    "Currently handling brass scrap for ATK Lake City -- for sole purpose of recycling material and preventing any reloading of spent cases by the public with military grade brass."

    "Keeps Military Grade Brass from being re-loaded by unauthorized users."

    "To PREVENT anyone from using your scrap ammunition components for non-military purposes." (Emphasis in the original)

    "Assurability for the [military] installation, that no one can use this cartridge against law enforcement or our military personnel, by reloading the case."
     
  2. wireguy

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    The Montana Senators who handled the problem in the first place are reportedly satisfied that ATK has stopped their end run and is no longer buying once fired military brass. They are being closely watched.
     
  3. g7777777

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    what is ATK?
     
  4. locdoc

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    Alliant Tech Systems. They own, anong other entities, Alliant Powder, Federal Cartridge, Blount Industries(CCI, RCBS, Simmons Scopes,Weaver?) and a bunch of others.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  5. AdamsRibs

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    Seems to be a lot of Military Brass still for sale. Check the following
    website for examples, but be prepared to bring a BIG truck....
    It's kind of a long website address, you'll probably have to cut and
    paste it into your browser.

    http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/endecaSearch?Ntt=brass&Ntk=P_Lot_Title&Ntx=mode+matchall&N=0&Nty=1&Ns=Lot%20Number|0&words=brass&cmd=keyword

    Prices are reasonable, but you will need some way to get rid of the
    extra few thousand pounds after you dump out enough for your own use
    for the next 50 years or so....

    AdamsRibs
     
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