Hey Brass Thief, the Joke's on You

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      Senior Member SuckLead's Avatar
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      Hey Brass Thief, the Joke's on You

      I just got home from the range. Not a great experience this evening as I was surrounded by a few testie people who didn't think my K31 should be within 100 feet of their $3000 customized pieces of green crap and decided to let me know by giving me dirty looks and doing what they could to chase me away or get me thrown out (guy kept giving false complaints about my rifle, not me, and was eventually ejected from the range himself for it. He was needlessly pulling range officers away from watching the range).

      Anyway, at one point our section goes cold, so I put the rifle down and step away from my lane. I'm just hanging out and I notice the guy two lanes over come toward my lane. He walks right on in and starts picking up the brass I'd piled up by the side of the lane. He's dumping it in with his brass. So he finishes, closes the little box of brass, and shakes it up, then starts walking back to his lane. I know it wasn't a case of "this might be mine" because he had a single shot that was 1. ejecting away from my lane into open space, no walls and 2. he's one of those guys who catches his brass as it comes out.

      I'm just simply amazed, so I follow him back to his lane and tap him on the shoulder. He turns around, eyes like dinner plates as if he didn't know I was standing not five feet from my lane during all this, and I said, "Two things. First, it is really bad manners to walk up and take someone's brass without asking them. Second, that ammo isn't .308."

      "It isn't? I thought you were shooting a .308."

      "No, it isn't. Reason number two to ask before taking the brass of someone using an older than dirt rifle."

      "Well, my stuff isn't marked, so I can tell it apart."

      "Mine's not marked either. By the way, it'll seat a .308 projectile without a problem and the cases are similar. Good luck sorting all that out."

      Ya know, you get what you deserve if you steal someone else's brass. The kicker is that I don't reload, so if he'd asked me for it I would have given it to him and told him before he mixed them together that it wasn't .308. I always give people my brass if they ask for it, heck, I'm just going to throw it out anyway.

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      People suck....that's all there is to it.

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      We have it happen once in a great while. If I was you I would save up mybe 300 or 400rds in a baggie or shoe box as some day you may want to reload. It don't eat anything and it will be there if you need it.

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      I don't reload either so I would have no problem letting someone take them but common courtesy would be appropriate.

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      Karma.....it is real.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
      We have it happen once in a great while. If I was you I would save up mybe 300 or 400rds in a baggie or shoe box as some day you may want to reload. It don't eat anything and it will be there if you need it.
      To be honest, I've considered collecting it and selling it. I mean, I thought about it, and last night alone I had 300 pieces of brass in various calibers. It would be a little mad money, maybe buy me another 50 round box of ammo. LOL!

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