So I went to the range today to test out a batch of 7.62x54r that I reloaded. Worked beautifully. There was one other person up there, so naturally we started friendly conversation. He shot my guns, I shot his (which he insisted on me doing a 10 round mag for accuracy, and one as a mag dump), and generally had a good afternoon. Most of the ammo I brought was either cheap plinking ammo or handloaded, and he brought a few boxes of 223. At the end of this, he handed me ALL OF HIS BRASS. I confirmed that was what he meant, and he told me that it was better off in my hands to be reloaded than melted down for scrap. I don't reload for 223 yet, but I plan on getting a rifle in that caliber at some point. Then we took a look around the range and decided to clean up a bit. This was my haul. 1st photo is of the 9mm and 45auto I picked up, the second is of the 223 I was given (in the bag), 6 380 shells, and a single 40S&W. Not a bad day!