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danielb1106danielb1106 New MemberTexasPosts: 2 New Member
I know I probably shouldn't do this, but sometimes I get the hots for a different weapon. When I do, I sometimes trade a weapon in my collection I think the least of at the time. (Many times later I get to missing that gun). However, I end up with the ammo, shells, and all the reloading stuff. So, far I haven't found anyone that wants the old stuff. What do yall do? (Sell on ebay?)

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,292 Senior Member
    It depends...If I never plan on loading a a particular cartridge again OR the rifle is chambered for an obscure cartridge, the dies, ammo, brass I have on hand go with the firearm - that way the stuff becomes the new owners problem.

    Otherwise, I like having a lot of diversity in the die sets I keep on hand...never can tell when I might need to load up some .32-40s....
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member OregonPosts: 1,526 Senior Member
    I know I probably shouldn't do this, but sometimes I get the hots for a different weapon. When I do, I sometimes trade a weapon in my collection I think the least of at the time. (Many times later I get to missing that gun). However, I end up with the ammo, shells, and all the reloading stuff. So, far I haven't found anyone that wants the old stuff. What do yall do? (Sell on ebay?)

    Some poeple never learn....

    welcome!

    some boards have a buy/sell section. you can try to sell them on ebay, but imo, there are alot of crooks on there and you have to be really careful. most of the ligit and larger buisiness are fine, but the individuals can be crooks. if you have any local gun shows, some people will buy the brass from you. afa loose powder i wont touch it. loose bullets imo, arent worth it unless youre talking 100+ rounds. you may find someone willing to use them for fodder, but i like to reload in 100, 500 & 1k or mulitlple of them since my brass, bullets and primers come that way. i always hate having 99 or 102 rounds to deal with....

    also, the next time you sell/trade one of those guns, why not give them the ammo stuff? i personally wont buy used dies, they arent that expensive where i cant afford a new set. dies like guns, people can tinker or abuse them so id rather start new. some people dont have a problem buying used and most probably do just fine, i just dont do it.
    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Sovereign SCPosts: 5,463 Senior Member
    I keep them. When I have enough, I can "justify" a new purchase to my wife...... I got bullets for guns I have never owned.....
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member A true 'Southerner'. NZPosts: 8,403 Senior Member
    The very few times I have sold guns and had 'stuff' left over, I have given it to my LGS ( the owner is a friend of mine) and told him to pass it on to any young guys who are just starting in the sport.
    Did that with 4 boxes of 20g field loads when I sold a 20g 1100 privately to a guy who wanted it for clay birds. Gave the ammo to the LGS and told him to give it to the next new shooter that bought ( or who's dad bought him) a 20g. Couple of months later he handed me a thank you card from a 13 yr old girl who had come in with her dad just before duck season to upgrade from a 410 to a 20g.

    Ran across a dad and daughter the following year while out checking licences/game bags etc and noticed she was using a 20g. Got to talking to them and she told me about the free ammo she got with the gun. She was down to her last packet!!

    ( Wouldnt do it with reloads for obvious reasons, but would with reloading gear/factory ammo if I couldnt be bothered selling it)
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    "Ran across a dad and daughter the following year while out checking licences/game bags etc and noticed she was using a 20g. Got to talking to them and she told me about the free ammo she got with the gun. She was down to her last packet!!"

    Helping new shooters is wonderful.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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