on another note, can anyone verify that the US military is now destroying their once fired .223 brass instead of selling it to public business for redistribution and reloading purposes?
But I recall that they don’t destroy the metal. They sell the scrap to the Chinese.
Back around 2009 the government set that policy but, supposedly, the directive was rescinded shortly after.
I bought a bunch of Lake City 5.56 last summer, so it would be a new policy. Since I am not in need for brass, I only casually see what is available on websites. Lately, that has been just about nothing. I buy from smaller outfits that actually sell in bulk vs. Midway, CheaperThanCrap and their likes.
A friend is looking into bidding on 16,000# of 5.56 brass, so I don’t think they’re currently destroying it.