Where do pulled bullets come from?


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longdayjake
August 12, 2009, 06:50 PM
Okay, anyone that reloads .223 or .308 in bulk has seen pulled military bullets for sale. There are dealers on gunbroker and all over the internet that sell these pulled bullets. Where do they get them from? I thought the military was not selling their #2 bullets anymore. Where are all these pulled bullets coming from?

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Kindrox
August 12, 2009, 07:15 PM
The same place you get pulled pork from.

No, I think see all the ammunition components for sale because Clinton made it illegal for the military to sell complete but surplus ammunition. But they could still break the ammo apart and sell the components.

longdayjake
August 12, 2009, 09:02 PM
okay so where does one go to get them from the government?

Lone_Gunman
August 12, 2009, 09:04 PM
If you go to the GIbrass.com website, and click on bullets, it will tell you that the contract to sell bullets has ended. I don't know if that is just them, or everyone.

Airpark
August 12, 2009, 09:28 PM
Longdayjake, try googling "Government Surplus Sales" and I am pretty sure you will find brass, lead, etc. I know for a fact you can find real estate, boats, trucks, computers, cars, buses, tractors, trailers, photo equipment, cameras, .....virtually anything the government uses or stocks eventually will come up for surplus sale.

http://www.drms.dla.mil/

http://propertydisposal.gsa.gov/lorton

http://propertydisposal.gsa.gov/

This should get you started and there will be links to others.


Good Luck,

Bill H

taliv
August 12, 2009, 10:46 PM
jake, where'd you see them in stock lately? i haven't seen any pulled bullets for sale in at least a year

mgkdrgn
August 13, 2009, 07:33 AM
jake, where'd you see them in stock lately? i haven't seen any pulled bullets for sale in at least a year

I rather doubt that the US Military has a lot of -surplus- ammo at the moment to be pulling bullets from.

Lone_Gunman
August 13, 2009, 07:58 AM
There is less action over there now than there was a few years ago, if anything there should be more surplus now than then.

TexasRifleman
August 13, 2009, 09:09 AM
There is less action over there now than there was a few years ago, if anything there should be more surplus now than then.



Stands to reason, but the DOD actually started buying 300-400 million rounds MORE of 5.56 last year than they have previously. They have contracted with General Dynamics to build a second small arms plant in Florida to take some of the load off of Lake City/ATK.

taliv
August 13, 2009, 09:55 AM
i went and checked the usual outlets and did find some quantity of pulled m855 projectiles in stock, but none of my fav m193. i wonder if the surplus market does come back, if it will be all m855

longdayjake
August 13, 2009, 10:47 AM
I just bought 3000 rounds of pulled m80 as well as 1000 rounds of pulled m118 LR. There has always been plenty of pulled .50 cal around. So it looks as though there is some surplus other than just m855. I have looked at all the government liquidation sites and all I can find is brass.

Archie
August 13, 2009, 04:06 PM
I bought 1,000 pull down match bullets for .30 caliber a couple years ago from GI Brass. They don't have them anymore.

I would bet this is at least partially explained by the replacement of the .30-06 and .308 Winchester (7.62x51mm NATO) rounds in the U. S. arsenal. The gov'mint just isn't making them like they used to. Yes, I know there are several 7.62x51 machineguns still in use, but they don't use match grade (bullet) ammo.

.45 ACP GI ball ammo used to be cheap surplus too. That ended sometime in the middle 1970s, for the younger folks.

I don't like it, if that's any comfort to anyone.

vetteracer92
August 13, 2009, 07:20 PM
I've been deployed to work customs, and has seen a crapload of ammo. There is quite alot of brass that gets dented and mangled. I would hate to be the poor guy to seperate good brass from bad.

rondog
August 13, 2009, 07:30 PM
I can't tell you where pulled bullets come from, but I could tell you where a few thousand pulled 150 gr. .308's are stashed.....except it's a secret.....:D

mljdeckard
August 13, 2009, 08:03 PM
The stork? :)

evan price
August 14, 2009, 04:32 AM
Talon used to be the big contractor to de-mil ammunition, but rumors I heard was that the place was so full of fraud and theft that it got shut down & the contract pulled. That's where I heard of lots of components coming from, Talon.
Now I think that the .gov ships all their de-mil stuff overseas to be destroyed rather than allowing sale of surplus components. Heard that from one of the big surplus-reloading-supply guys (Jeff Bartlett? can't remember) at a Knob Creek. Said there would slowly be no more surplus US-.gov components.

TEDDY
August 14, 2009, 02:35 PM
if you get the shotgun news there are several surplus ammo dealers.

Pats reloading
hi-tecammo.com=steve or dan

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