BTW this is not the first time the govt has decided to chop up brass cases rather than sell them for reloading. A good job was done changing their minds this time, they used the economic reason since reloaders are paying more for the brass than Chinese scrap yards but the best and most ironic was that it was more green to reuse the cases. LMAO it's great when you can turn it around on the bstrds.
I finally received this e-mail from the DLA (Defense Logistics Agency) to my in quiry of the mutilatioon of brass 50 cal and under. It is official, the destruction order has been redinded/ I receieved this e-mail @ 10:42 this AM.
The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), a field activity of
the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is the Department of Defense (DOD)
activity responsible for the disposition of excess and surplus DOD Property.
The primary focus of the DRMS mission is to protect national security by
ensuring property is properly identified for reutilization and disposition
and not released for public sale when to do so would jeopardize national
During the past two years, DRMS revised its processes to further ensure only
appropriate items were made available for public sale. To strengthen
current controls and to mitigate future security risk, the DOD issued policy
that prohibits the sale of military unique items controlled by the
Department of State through its Munitions List.
Small arms cartridge cases are identified as a sensitive Munitions List item
and were held pending review of the policy relating to the category of items
in which cartridge cases were included. Upon review, the Defense Logistics
Agency has determined the cartridge cases could be appropriately placed in a
category of government property allowing for their release for sale.
The DRMS sales contractor (Government Liquidation) has been notified of this
decision and has begun the process of reoffering the cases that have been
held pending completion of the policy review. As was previously required,
buyers who purchase cartridge cases from the government must be approved to
do so under Trade Security Controls.
Give Cheyenne Brass a try. It's been over 5 years that I had purchased .223 brass from them but at that time it was a fair price and good service. I bought once fired commercial brass. I believe their website is cheyennebrass.com Hope this helps, Darrell