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    When we hunt, we always pick up our spent shotgun shells and wads. These then get thrown in the garbage. Wouldnít it be nice if we could take them to a depot to be recycled?

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    I would imagine it isnt worth the effort to seperate the metal and plastic

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    Guys pay .05 -.08 cents per hull for reloading.

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    At the gun club I used to go to, skeet and trap shells were left on the table for anyone to take and use to reload.
    I used a MEC900G for many years.

    If you google "recycling shot gun shells " you'll see many ideas, even making a Christmas wreath out of them.

    https://recyclenation.com/2010/10/re...hotgun-shells/
    Last edited by Sharon; October 30th, 2017 at 08:57 PM.

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    Many recycle places won't take brass and I would suspect shotshells because of the primers. Even though the primers are spent it just goes to show the paranoia by people not in the know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon View Post
    At the gun club I used to go to, skeet and trap shells were left on the table for anyone to take and use to reload.
    I used a MEC900G for many years.

    If you google "recycling shot gun shells " you'll see many ideas, even making a Christmas wreath out of them.


    I really wish 20 gauge shells came in other colours.
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    When we were kids my uncle came up with a scheme to recycle the brass from the shotgun casings at the Oshawa Gun Club. We just had to gather them up and transport them about a mile down the Courtice Road to his house where he would help us dry and burn them. We were about 8-10 years old and didn't realize that this was a summer make work project for us until numerous fires when we realized that even the high brass imperials were only brass plated , leaving a rusty pile of steel hulls beside his garage. Meanwhile we had carried many pounds of wet soggy cardboard hulls home from the Skeet Club while keeping us out of trouble......

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    He should have sent down to the rifle range, lots of brass!!

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    Back then the rifle range was the gravel pit and a pickup tailgate.....(early 1950's)

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