October 15, 2015

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Why our once fired brass?

Search the Internet and you will find once-fired brass that is cheaper than ours, and you will find brass that is of the same quality. You will not find once-fired brass of our quality that is cheaper. Be careful whom you buy from. We have been processing brass for years. We also hold a FFL 01 and 06 licenses.

We leave every customer satisfied. If for any reason you are unhappy with the brass you purchased please contact us and we will resolve the issue immediately.

Thank you for considering us for your once-fired fully processed reloading brass. We hope you enjoy the brass.


Call us at 910-769-0759 anytime to talk with us about any questions you have about our brass.
October 10, 2015

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Frequently Asked Questions


All orders are shipped the same or next day via USPS Priority Mail depending on order size. Personal checks and money orders must be allowed time to clear before shipping occurs.


We accept any credit card, paypal, money order, or check.

If you would like to pay with paypal, money order, or check you need to call and place the order.

Processed Brass

All our rifle brass is once-fired military brass, and all of our pistol brass is once-fired indoor range brass.

Satisfaction Guarantee

We take a lot of pride in our brass and offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not happy with your order for any reason don’t hesitate to give us a call.

How we Process Rifle Brass

Our processed rifle brass goes through an extensive process, while bringing it to SAAMI specifications.
All processed rifle brass goes through the same quality process. During our inspection process any casings with visible defects or issues are discarded. We will not sell anything we would not want to load ourselves.


Step 1: Initial-clean

Our brass enters our wash bay where we wash the brass in our commercial vibratory bowls.
It enters the first bowl where it is washed using porcelain media to clean the inside and outside of the casings. From there, the brass is transferred into the second bowl with heated corncob at 180 degrees allowing the casings to dry and polish almost instantly! A screen deck is used to separate the corn cob from the brass casings. 

Step 2: Inspection

Our pickers inspect each casing for cracks, dents, scratches or anything that would make it unsuitable to process or reload. This process is extremely important and is one of the reasons our brass is unmatched.

Step 3: Processing (De-priming, Swaging, resizing & trimming)

1. Cases are lubricated using our own natural case lube.
2. Dies are adjusted properly to size and trim each casing to full SAAMI specs.
3. Cartridges are processed using our production machines. Cases are first de-primed and swaged to remove primer crimps, then resized and trimmed using a commercial trimmer that leaves a clean cut. Trim lengths are 1.750 ± .003 for 5.56 military brass, 2.005 ± .003 for .308/7.62x51 and 1.358″ for 300 AAC Blackout which is converted from once fired 5.56 NATO Once Fired Brass.
4. During processing, brass specifications are spot-checked every 20 casings. For military brass, we use a primer pocket gauge, a .223 interior neck gauge, and a Sheridan Slotted Case Gauge to ensure the casings are properly sized.

Step 4: Final Wash

After the casings have passed initial wash, inspection, and processing stations, they are brought back to our wash bay and sent back through our vibratory bowls one final time to remove the case lube and to put that final polish on each one to make them look better than NEW!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to providing you the best brass in the business.

.223 commercial vs 5.56 once-fired military brass

Our brass is sourced from military installations and we currently specialize in .223/5.56 once-fired brass casings.  We offer different quantities and process levels.

If you're new to .223/5.56 reloading, here is some useful information.  Please keep in mind that specifications may vary by gun manufacturer, so please do your research before reloading ammo.

The main difference between commercial .223 brass and military 5.56x45 brass is in the thickness of the brass wall and throat leade of the casing needed for higher pressure loads.

The .223 Remington has a shorter leade than 5.56 NATO brass so guns not designed for 5.56 will not be able to shoot 5.56. Of course, .223 REM ammo can be fired in 5.56 rifles, you will experience a small pressure loss, but will not be dangerous to fire.

We recommend checking specifications of your rifle to make sure you're reloading and firing under the correct specifications and to avoid damage to your rifle.

Please keep in mind that military brass will have crimped primers,  unless the brass is reamed or swaged to remove the crimp . Occasionally, you may encounter crimped primers in commercial .223 rounds, but the likelihood is much less. You must swage or ream each casing before seating a new primer. Swaging flattens the crimped primer pocket and reaming removes the crimp by drilling.

We encourage you to educate yourself before attempting to reload. Reloading can be dangerous, especially if you're uneducated, and can lead to injury or damage to equipment.

Please contact us with any additional questions.  

How we clean dirty .223 / 5.56 military once-fired lake city brass


Here we show you how we clean once-fired 5.56 brass casings using commercial vibratory bowls. 

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March 11, 2015

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