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RE: Shotgun shells

What ever happened to the practice of reloading? About 25 years ago when I
was a devoted skeet shooter we reloaded each shell 5 to 10 times. We were
always looking for extra empty shell casings which we picked up from those
who did not reload or from competitions. I think at competitions only new
shells are used, but the rest of the year reloads are the way to go. Unless
reloading is no longer done, you may have a situation where one club does a
lot of competition and ends up with tons of once used shell. Other clubs in
the area would love to have the empties. I seem to recall even purchasing
used shells. Please let me know if things have changed. 

Rudy Moehrbach
Staff Engineer
Waste Reduction Resource Center
Phone 800-476-8686
Web http://wrrc.p2pays.org
Check out DPPEA marketplace for waste material: www.ncwastetrader.org 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
[mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]On Behalf Of Chuck Boelkins
Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:14 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Shotgun shells

I've been asked by several gun clubs if used shotgun shells can be recycled
after separating the metal base from the casing that holds the shot.  Bases
are aluminum or brass, and cases are HDPE or paper.  These "empties"
accumulate in huge numbers at skeet ranges after practice and competition.
Any ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated.

Chuck Boelkins
Resource Recovery Specialist
Pollution Prevention Assistance Division
Georgia DNR www.p2ad.org 
7 MLK Jr. Dr., Suite 450, Atlanta GA 30334
404-651-5585 voice
Waste is a resource in the wrong place.
There is no waste in Nature.

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