Beat the high cost of cast bullets


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ChuckS1
January 10, 2008, 07:43 PM
I stumbled across this at another board, but thought I'd pass it along. No connection, just wanted to pass on a great deal to those who shoot cast bullets.

By far Robert's the least expensive I've found lately and his bullets are great. Fast (like same day as ordered) flat rate shipping via USPS and you can't beat the price.

http://http://www.marlinowners.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=23847&sid=4556f9b188b7e369c2f80c27047edf75

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Steve Koski
January 10, 2008, 07:57 PM
no workey

Walkalong
January 10, 2008, 08:02 PM
no workey
Me either

BP44
January 10, 2008, 08:18 PM
Also no worky........ but I am very interested so post up;)

dcon
January 10, 2008, 08:34 PM
http://www.marlinowners.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=23847

Galil5.56
January 10, 2008, 08:50 PM
Thanks Chuck,

No website for him or email, but if the prices he quoted are correct (esp for the 45 slugs), he will be absolutely overwhelmed. It almost seems as though he misprinted, and meant to say per 500, i.e. ".45 200gr SWC .452" 1000rd $38.00". That my friends nowadays is cheap!

Floppy_D
January 10, 2008, 09:03 PM
Wow, those prices are killer. Have you ordered from them? I will be very soon. :D

Javelin
January 10, 2008, 09:04 PM
Finally some good news on prices.

Thanks.

:)

SASS#23149
January 10, 2008, 10:48 PM
I"d be surpised if thos prices are still good,or will be for long.But if so,GREAT.!
I say that because of the way lead prices have skyrockted lately.

I"ll sure try some.Thanks for the info!!

scrat
January 11, 2008, 01:14 AM
those are some very very good prices

Spartacus451
January 11, 2008, 10:52 AM
Wow, that is reaching into too good to be true territory.

eastwa
January 11, 2008, 11:02 AM
I ordered 2000 9mm/125gr ($68.95 del) in Dec. When I was getting ready to mail the check, I included a note and a $1 bill, asking for A sample of (4) of his 45 caliber offerings. The package arrived quickly, very well packed (ie no loose lead spread from LA to WA), no hold time on the personal check, and 100 ea of the samples I was looking at. I even got a Christmas card from him. Have yet to load any, but they mic'd and weighed out fine.
I will try the 45/200 swc next.

hawkeye1
January 11, 2008, 11:03 AM
Hate to say it, but...wow. Those are great prices. Has anyone ordered any to see if those prices are still good? I have lots of friends who don't cast their own, and I will definitely pass this on.

ArchAngelCD
January 12, 2008, 03:24 AM
Too bad you can't order online but I know how expensive a secure server is and that would only add to the price of the bullets.

Has anyone shot the .38 158gr SWC bullets yet?
I wish he has DEWC bullets for the .38 Special.

subierex
January 13, 2008, 11:13 AM
How are you folks ordering? Just sending snail-mail with order description and check without first calling? I need to get on the ball.

Dorryn
January 13, 2008, 01:48 PM
no price changes yet. -As of Saturday Jan 12, 2008.

Bump! Would love to hear reports on how these are working for people. Anyone order any .40 or .38? Great prices indeed, although as a bit younger buck than most folks, I do appreciate the convenience of not having to use the checkbook... which is somewhere unknown... hidden by my wife.

eastwa
January 13, 2008, 09:35 PM
"How are you folks ordering? Just sending snail-mail with order description and check without first calling? I need to get on the ball."


Robert Green....
stonewallbulletco@yahoo.com

Conservadude
January 14, 2008, 06:56 PM
"Too bad you can't order online but I know how expensive a secure server is and that would only add to the price of the bullets."

Not so. For my boat plans web site, I pay $5/month for hosting the web site and use Google Checkout buttons for free (for awhile longer ...then very cheap after that.) With 3rd-party card processing, there's no need for expensive merchant accounts anymore. From the business perspective it's good since you don't have any information that could be abused (no CC info), and from the customer perspective your critical information is held by a large blue-chip corporation ...not a small business owner somewhere. Works for me.

Brian

ArchAngelCD
January 14, 2008, 07:04 PM
Brain,
Thanks for the information. Now if someone would pass it along to a few of the online bullet vendors it would make all of our lives a little easier!! LOL

Markbo
January 14, 2008, 10:02 PM
I like the looks of some of the heavier bullets and like the fact he makes them in multiple sizes (which I HOPE are accurate!) but nobody has addressed an issue just as important - brinell hardness. What is the hardness of all these slugs and can he customize that, i.e. if I want 12-14BH or 20-22BH?

Can anyone answer that before I go dumping money into bullets I can't use?

Roccobro
January 15, 2008, 12:39 AM
Call and ask him. He lists his boolits in the Marlin Owners ad as "Average bullet hardness BHN-15"

Reading his other posts, he is a computer noob and is having a MO member help him set up just his MO account. I doubt he will want to venture into online ordering ATM.

Justin

Markbo
January 15, 2008, 04:44 PM
Thanks Justin... I just smooth read right over that part! I buhleeve I am going to get me some test packs... at 15BNH that is just about right for softer or target loads and should actually expand a 'little' on game. :D

putteral
January 15, 2008, 05:30 PM
Just sent a check 2 days ago for 1500 200gr semi wadcutters in .45. His price was still the same as the post on the forum. Seems like a good guy when I spoke to him. I will let you know how long it took to get the bullets.

Encoreman
January 15, 2008, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the info, will pass it along to my shooting buds.

MilsurpShooter
January 16, 2008, 01:30 PM
Darn, nothing in the .457 305 grain range :(

Markbo
January 17, 2008, 12:25 PM
Call him and ask if he can make some! If he can make some .458" 300 & 400gr bullets that are hardcast (for 2400fps) I'd buy some of those too!

Down South
January 17, 2008, 09:39 PM
I just ordered 1000-.40's and 1000-9MM's from him. I've talked to him a couple times. He says that business is picking up since his name has been spread around several of the forums and that the current pricing is still good.

Roccobro
January 18, 2008, 04:17 PM
Call him and ask if he can make some! If he can make some .458" 300 & 400gr bullets that are hardcast (for 2400fps) I'd buy some of those too!

Ditto. I will be placing an order with him within the next month. If nobody has asked by then, I guess I will. :D

Justin

Justin

jhansman
January 19, 2008, 01:14 AM
I just loaded up some of Robert's .452" 200gr. SWC for my 1911 and will report back here with results.

putteral
January 19, 2008, 04:35 PM
Just received my 200gr SWC today from Roberts. Did yours seem overly waxy. Just loaded up 25 with 5 grs. of unique. Will also let you know how they did.

dafitch
January 20, 2008, 09:35 AM
Interested in the reloading results too. I've got some 230 gr .45 RN on the way from Robert, and if the SWC prove favorable, I'll be ordering some of those too.

Looking forward to the update, jahnasman and putteral.

Javelin
January 20, 2008, 09:40 AM
I am just going to throw it out there as some idiot will use this and possibly have a KB with a Glock so in keeping with my belief with preventative medicine;

Don't use this in a Glock.

:)

JohnMcD348
January 20, 2008, 03:39 PM
Not so. For my boat plans web site, I pay $5/month for hosting the web site and use Google Checkout buttons for free (for awhile longer ...then very cheap after that.) With 3rd-party card processing, there's no need for expensive merchant accounts anymore. From the business perspective it's good since you don't have any information that could be abused (no CC info), and from the customer perspective your critical information is held by a large blue-chip corporation ...not a small business owner somewhere. Works for me.

Brian


I actually had a conversation with a caster yesterday at the gun show and he was telling me that he didn't take Credit due to the rate the card handlers were charging back to him and it was cutting deeply into the small margin of profit that he got. Especially with the ever increasing price of lead. I picked up 2000 hard cast prelubed .45(230gr) and .380(95gr) for $32 each. He says he charges $10.00 flat rate to hip up to 4 of the 4x4 boxes that hold the 500ct. bullets and it was juat a little more for the larger 4x6 box that some bullets come in.
With the margins that some of these guys are soing bussiness with, it would seem more to me like a money making hobby than a heavy income earning venture. I'll be sending the other guy a check for a couple thousand rounds of something anyway, just to help keep him motivated and in bussiness.

The guy I dealt with was BullsEye Bullets. I made a posting today in the Rate Transaction Section earlier.

ranger351w
January 21, 2008, 10:41 AM
So do you get a lot of barrel fowling with a cast bullet at 15 hardness?
Thank you:confused:

Markbo
January 21, 2008, 03:46 PM
Not if you keep velocities down. That is why I am interested in both ranges. HARD Cast bullets can lead if shot at Cowboy action/target velocities in the less than 1100fps range. The softer bullets can lead if pushed beyond that.

Luckily even the stoutest "Colt" loads are around 950 or so fps, so it's not like you have to shoot softball loads... if you get a 15 bnh 255gr bullet up to 950 it is ... substantial. Enough to take game for sure.

putteral
January 22, 2008, 04:19 PM
Just got back from the range. Had no problems with the 200SWC. Worked great and no leading, Will probably buy the 230 RN within the next couple of days.

Markbo
January 25, 2008, 09:06 PM
What were you shooting them in and at what velocity?

putteral
January 26, 2008, 02:25 PM
24/7 pro 45 with 4.4 grs of Bullseye and 5 grs of Unique. Bullseye was more accruate for me. Velocities are under max

Markbo
January 27, 2008, 02:39 PM
Bullseye and Unique... does it matter which one goes in first? :p

putteral
January 27, 2008, 03:37 PM
No, I just used those 2 first. I am also going to try Some titegroup and red dot which I also have. Just ordered 1000 230 Rn from Robert Green. Seems like he is getting low on some stock. He recomends calling or emailing to make sure he has stock on what you need. Can't beat his prices anywhere.
I have looked at just about every website selling cast.

ArchAngelCD
January 28, 2008, 12:13 AM
putteral,
I don't think you will like the results you get with Red Dot loading either the 200gr or 230gr bullet for the .45. I suggest you give W231 a try, I'm betting you will like it a lot. It's a very clean and accurate powder for loading many rounds including the .38 Special and the .45.

luckylogger6
January 28, 2008, 03:00 PM
Well it looks like I missed the boat on this one. Robert is not evening taking orders right now and out of everything in 9mm, .40, and 45. He even shipped out his own privet stash. A great guy, but as I thought cant keep up with the demand with his current prices. A great deal for those that got in on it.

Roccobro
January 28, 2008, 09:28 PM
Damn. And I was just about to place and order.

Good for him! :)

Justin

jwxspoon
January 29, 2008, 06:49 AM
I just emailed him about his stock of .45 200gr SWC .452" 1000rd $38.00. If he has em, they're MINE. MINE I tell you

jwxspoon
January 29, 2008, 07:19 AM
I just received an email back, he is sold out of pretty much everything until 3/1/08 at the earliest. :(

jw

echo5tango
March 1, 2008, 12:54 PM
anyone have the guy's e-mail address? that site has been down for the last couple/few days ...

putteral
March 1, 2008, 07:13 PM
stonewallbulletco@yahoo.com

echo5tango
March 1, 2008, 07:48 PM
thank you kindly!

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