Let’s talk about brass. I have been doing some research on NEW brass. It appears that you can buy big name new brass (Hornady, Federal, etc) in .45 ACP for between .30 & .37 each in a quantity of 100. Cheaper Than Dirt: Federal brass 100 ct $29.99 Sinclair (a subsidiary of Bownells) and Midway: Hornady brass 100 ct $37.49 Then I came across this! Top Brass has new brass with a “Top Brass” headstamp (their brand). Their price for .45 ACP is $81.99 for 500 ct! That’s just .16 per case! This is a significant difference but is it good brass? I don’t know. Does anybody have any opinion of this brass or any opinions/suggestions on brass in general? New vs. once fired? Is there a significant savings in buying once fired? Where do you buy? For the one who will inevitably ask “Why don’t you just pick up your brass?” My answer: I will. I haven’t saved brass in a long time but will start now that I have decided to start reloading again, however, I know when I get my reloading equipment I’m not going to want to wait for my spent brass to accumulate. I’m going to want to start reloading right away, like a kid who doesn’t want to wait for batteries for his new Christmas present.