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Old Primer Value

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by nipper, Feb 23, 2008.

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  1. nipper

    nipper TS Member

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    Is it worth while to save primers to take to the salvage yard,instead of throwing into garbage can.

    Bill
     
  2. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    I was just mulling this over yesterday. 500 primers yielded me about 1 lb 2oz. Even if they paid 30c/lb for the scrap value (i think that'd be generous, but its just a guess), it'd take me all year to make 8 bucks, and i'd waste that taking it to the scrap yard, i think i'll keep throwing them in the trash.
     
  3. The Rock

    The Rock Active Member

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    I'll send you 20,000+ (5gal bucket FULL) if it will help and you pay postage.

    Rock

    Jim
     
  4. foghorn220

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    I sold mine in the past for for $50.00 per 5,000 sold 45,000 that way I could had kept the money but decided to return it because didn't want to get shot in the ASS when ever I wasn't looking.

    Ok I had to box them up in the 100 packs then in the 1,000 packs then in the 5,000 cases with the hot glue still intact it was a lot of trouble but woth the wait for the sale.




    True story.

    Foghorn
     
  5. ricks1

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    most scrap yards wont take them afraid they may have live ones shot shell is mostly steel anyway the trash pick up would not take old shells had to dump in a dumpster rick
     
  6. skidrowe7

    skidrowe7 Member

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    Primers are great fertilizers. Just dig a hole next to your bush or tree and put a handful in. The iron released as they deteriorate the plants love and you're doing a biodegrade thing in the process.
     
  7. Bisi

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    I hauled off a bunch of metal and pop cans to the scrap yard, so I took along a 5 gallon bucket of old primers. I brought the primers back home with me, they didn't want em, couldn't give em away.

    When I was a kid we would shoot em in sling shots. Luckly we were bad shots, when it came to shooting at each other using primers as ammo. They would whistle when they would go by your head. A kid could really put an eye out with one of those.

    Skidrowe7, is that for real? They make fertilize?
     
  8. skidrowe7

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    Yes, they decompose and the plants love the iron. I've been doing this now for about 5yrs and anything that had chlorisis (yellowing) is now a bright green. Go figure.
     
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