Brass and match ettiquette
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03-18-2012, 07:56 AM #1
Brass and match ettiquette
What is your general take on picking brass up at a competitive shoot? Not necessarily others brass, just recovering what you shot +/-.
03-18-2012, 08:04 AM #2
What I am totally against is the recent trend of people picking up all brass to take it home. If you need my brass that bad, ask. If you are picking up brass while a shooter is completing his course of fire, give it to him/her or put it on the bench for them to recover.
One match I worked, there were many shooters that did not want their brass back. As the RO, I picked up a lot of brass between squads to keep it from under foot and for my reloading. One squad showed up and a couple members emptied my bucket. Very poor form in my opinion.
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03-18-2012, 08:21 AM #3
At the shoots I'm a part of all the brass goes on the table. I and many others mark their brass. We go through and pick ours out. Anyone who doesn't mark their brass then takes approximately what they shot and the rest is fair game....That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government... ...it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
03-18-2012, 10:08 AM #4JoseGuest
Pistol matches: I pick up what I shot +/- a few without regard for whose it is. I don't care if you take a few of mine or if I take a few of yours so long as I end up with about the same number of cases.
Rifle matches: I pick my own brass. I don't want yours and I want mine.
03-18-2012, 11:14 AM #5
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My apologies to the OP I don't want to get this going off track. But was curious as I've had similar issues with brass walking away. I don't mind a few bits here and there I'm not greedy but when some pick thru take all that looks good and leave the "scrap". How do you guys go about marking your brass? Was thinking maybe a plaint marker on tail end? Please feel free to PM or email as not to hijack thread, unless of course OP is wondering the same. TIA Jackson
03-18-2012, 11:30 AM #6
03-18-2012, 11:39 AM #7
I would like to collect my rifle brass, but there never seems to be enough time to do it safely during matches.
I was thinking about maybe trying a brass catcher but that might be awkward...Probably better to mark the brass and hang around until after the shooting is finished to try to recover what's left.
03-18-2012, 11:47 AM #8
I do it if it won't disrupt operation of the event. Some events I've been to (like indoor steel matches) the brass is sometimes collected by helpers and put into a sifter periodically, and you just go up and pick out whatever is yours.
I also have resigned myself to abandoning it in a lot of cases. For example, at an NES shoot, picking up brass is a lost cause, although if you stay until the end and help clean up you will probably have access to brass, but it won't (necessarily) be "yours. "
Course if you are shooting things like .38 Super, 10mm, etc, then everything changes.
03-18-2012, 02:39 PM #9
In CAS we have everyone take turns picking up brass after the shooter has finished. And it's returned to him or her at the unloading table. Other matches I'll pick up brass and return it to the shooter as long as I'm not getting in the way of things.NRA, GOAL, SASS, IDPA, AZA
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03-18-2012, 03:23 PM #10
With rifle matches you're generally given time to collect your brass after the line is made safe. Like many others I mark the case with sharpie to help differentiate it from everyone else's.
Pistol matches I just let it fall and divvy it up after the match. I'm not nearly as anal with my pistol brass as I am with rifle, so I don't really care if it gets mixed up.