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Brass Processing

Want to take the "work" out of your brass processing?

Send us your brass to be professionally processed!

 Save on work, time and the need for costly equipment! 

Follow our step-by-step process to get your brass on its way to us:

  • Sort out the brass that you would like to have processed by caliber. You are not required to count your brass before sending it. (Any brass that arrives with mixed calibers or loaded ammunition will incur a $0.45/lb sorting fee) 
 
  • We accept brass to be processed whether it is clean or dirty. Sending already cleaned brass saves time and increases turn around speed! There is no difference in price for sending clean brass.
 
  • We recommend using USPS flat rate boxes to ship your brass. Sender is responsible for shipping costs to and from Blue Ridge Brass LLC. Return shipping label cost will be added to final processing price and indicated on invoice.
  • ***2022 UPDATE: New year, New Updates! Due to increased demand for processing services and USPS rate increases, we are no longer providing PDF or emailed labels to send us your brass. The price difference in what our shipping partner charges us and what you pay at the postal counter are minimal. We have also updated pricing per caliber, pricing on sorting and card processing fees to be more aligned with current industry pricing. Thank you for your understanding!***
 
  • Use a liner when sending your brass to prevent loss of product or damage to contents.  Great options are heavy-duty trash bags or thicker mil plastic. Properly taping the entire box is a necessity as USPS is not easy on heavy packages. Writing “fragile” on your box is more likely to get it damaged then just leaving it blank. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages due to postal service error.
 
  • Click to download, print and complete the Brass Processing Form required to be included with your brass so we can process and return it to you as quickly as possible. Refusing to acknowledge parts of the processing form such as not putting your email or shipping address causes backlogs and increased wait times for invoices. Please include a copy of the completed form in each box (if sending multiple packages). Boxes may arrive separately (sometimes weeks apart) due to USPS backlogs. Filling out the date on your processing form helps us keep your batches together and ship back to you in the fewest boxes, saving you $ on shipping costs.
 
  • Ship all brass to 7466 Lee Hwy Troutville, VA 24175. Please email austin@blueridgebrass.com prior to sending brass so we know to expect your package and can verify that we are still processing your desired caliber. Due to the time-consuming nature of certain calibers and the volume of orders we are not currently processing .308 WIN, 30-06, .38 SPL, .380 ACP and .357 MAG. We hope to bring these calibers back in the future. We are continuously running .223/5.56 and 9mm. These are set up on dedicated machines. Calibers like .45 ACP, .300 BLK and .40 S&W are run when we have enough customer demand or when we are running those calibers for ourselves to list on the website. This is why it is critical for you to email us PRIOR to sending your brass to get the most up to date turn-around times.
  •  If you are local or just passing through and wish to drop off your brass in person, please email us @austin@blueridgebrass.com or call 540-525-3104. Brass drop-off customers by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please do not just show up unannounced. Our shop is located on our property and is NOT a retail location.

Payment methods: 

Emailed invoice (pay online via a secure link using a credit/debit card) All emailed invoices incur a 4% processing fee of the total invoice cost (including shipping and sorting fees)

Venmo or Google Wallet (at this time we do not accept PayPal, Cash App or Zelle)

Check or Money Order made out to Blue Ridge Brass, LLC: You may choose to include a check or money order for the estimated total (if you know approx. how many pieces you sent) + return shipping with your brass to save time. We will cash the check once your brass is complete and email you with the total piece count. At that time, we will also let you know if there is a remaining balance owed before shipping. If you wish to pay by check after your brass is processed, we will email you once your brass is completed with a total. Checks/ money orders can be mailed to 7466 Lee Hwy. Troutville, VA 24175. Once the check has cleared our account, we will begin cleaning your brass for shipment. You will be emailed tracking information once your brass ships. 

-Cash: Cash payments are preferred for in person drop off/pick up customers. If you are an in-person customer and need to use another form of payment, please let us know prior to picking up your brass. We need time to let a check clear our account or process a credit/debit card. All processing services must be paid in full before brass is returned to a customer.

 -Trade Credit: Did you know you can send us brass you don’t need as credit towards your processing services? We pay per pound based on the condition and quantity of what you send. Please CLEARLY indicate in the box and on your processing form what is for credit. We suggest bagging separately and labeling the bags or boxes as clearly as possible. You can write the calibers you want processed on the brass processing form where it says “calibers” near the top. At the bottom or on the back of the form, you can write that you are sending additional brass for trade.

Current processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks PER CALIBER. (THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND IS AN ESTIMATE) If you send 2, 3, 4+ calibers, we will complete what we are currently running and email you to see if you would like us to ship back what is done or hang onto all the brass until every caliber is completed.

We do our best to update everyone on the status of their brass but cannot spend valuable hours fielding calls and emails when we should be processing. We are aware that our voicemail box is full.

We will not be sending out individual updates for brass processing orders. You will receive an email from us once your brass has been processed and counted with instructions for payment. From there it could be up to another 2 weeks to get your brass cleaned, polished and packaged to ship back to you. You will receive an email with tracking information when your brass ships.

Please understand the challenges of this industry right now and trust that we are working diligently to send your brass back ready for you to load! Certain calibers are running continuously on dedicated machines (.223/5.56 and 9mm) while all others are processed in batches based on demand and machine availability. Email austin@blueridgebrass.com for questions related to lead times and caliber availability. 

Brass processing price is based per piece. Unusable brass will be discarded unless otherwise requested. You will only be charged for the number of pieces processed and returned to you + additional fees (sorting fee per lb for mixed brass, broken decapping pins due to berdan primed or loaded ammunition, etc- if applicable) +  return shipping fees.

**Volume discounts available to FFL customers with drum quantity only. Contact us for current wholesale pricing and to arrange freight**

No finished product will be shipped by Blue Ridge Brass, LLC until invoices are paid in full.

ALL INVOICES MUST BE PAID WITHIN 30 DAYS OF ORIGINAL INVOICE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATE

.223 /5.56 Brass Processing

Processing 223 REM / 5.56 NATO is $0.055 per round ($55 per 1,000)

-Dry tumbled (if needed)

-Roll-sized

-De-primed

-Full length sized 

-Trimmed to 1.750 (+ or – 0.004in) for the most consistent length

-Swaged to remove military crimps 

-Wet tumbled to remove burrs and clean primer pockets

-Checked in a Lyman case/head space gauge for quality control

-Polished in corn cob media for tarnish protection and shine

Pistol Brass Processing

This includes any .380 ACP / .38 SPL / .357 MAG / 9mm / .40 S&W

Processing any pistol brass is $0.035 cents per piece (that’s $35 per 1,000)

-Roll-sized

-De-primed

-Full length sized

-Swaged to ensure smooth fitting and retention of all primers 

-Wet tumbled to remove burrs and clean primer pockets

-Checked in a Wilson case/head space gauge for quality control

-Polished in corn cob media for tarnish protection and shin

Mixed Primer .45 ACP Brass Processing

Processing any .45 ACP brass that requires sorting by primer size is $0.045 cents per piece (that’s $45 per 1,000)

** Please indicate on your processing form if you would like any small primer brass processed or returned to you. If not indicated, small primer brass will not be returned with your order **

-Roll-sized

-De-primed

-Full length sized

-Swaged to ensure smooth fitting and retention of all primers 

-Wet tumbled to remove burrs and clean primer pockets

-Checked in a Wilson case/head space gauge for quality control

-Polished in corn cob media for tarnish protection and shi

Converting 223/5.56 to 300blk

We will convert what is sent but we recommend Lake City and Winchester head stamps for best results. We will sort brass by headstamp for an additional fee if desired.

Converting any .223 REM or 5.56 NATO brass to 300 AAC Blackout is $0.08 per piece (thats $80/1000 pieces)

-Dry tumbled (if needed)

-Roll-sized

-De-primed

-Full length sized 

-Trimmed to 1.3580 (+ or – 0.004in)

-Swaged to remove primer crimps

-Wet tumbled to remove burrs and clean primer pockets 

-Checked in a Wilson case/head space gauge for quality control

-Polished in corn cob media for shine and tarnish protection

 

Please look at our head stamp chart to determine whether your brass will be suitable for conversion or not.

 

.308 WIN/7.62x51 NATO Brass Processing

Processing .308 WIN/7.62×51 NATO brass is $0.10 per piece ($100 per 1,000)

**Brass Fired through a Fluted chamber will be scrapped**

-Dry tumbled (if needed)

-Roll-sized

-De-primed

-Full length sized

-Trimmed to 2.005 (+/- 0.0005) for the most consistent length

-Swaged to remove military crimps

-Wet tumbled to remove burrs and clean primer pockets

-Checked in a Lyman case/head space gauge for quality control

-Polished in corn cob media for tarnish protection and shine

Our Brass Processing of 223/5.56 brass can be trimmed to 1.750" +/- 0.004 deviation.