Reasonably Priced Bullets for .45 ACP?


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ezypikns
July 22, 2004, 12:20 AM
Any suggestions? These would be for target shooting only.

Thanks

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Black Snowman
July 22, 2004, 10:13 AM
http://www.southernbellebrass.com/match.htm
http://www.precisionbullets.com/
http://www.rainierballistics.com/
http://www.gibrass.com/projectiles.html

I've had very good luck with the Star bullets from SBB in my .40s.
The Rainier's are available from multiple sources. I get them locally as it the savings in shipping usually offsets the taxes. They don't hold up to magnum velocities but work great in lower speed rounds like .45 and .40.

ACP230
July 22, 2004, 10:19 AM
Buy a copy of Shotgun News.
Several surplus dealers who advertise in it.
Some have 230 grain FMJs at decent prices.
Golden West Brass Indusrties sells new .45 bullets for a few bucks more.
I think other bullet styles and weights can be found in SN too.

MoNsTeR
July 22, 2004, 10:30 AM
Go to www.cabelas.com and search for "berry's"

cordex
July 22, 2004, 10:37 AM
I used to use Berry's and Rainier because of their price, but I found I could get real FMJ for cheaper from Star.

JoeHatley
July 22, 2004, 10:40 AM
www.powervalleyinc.com for cast, and www.midwayusa.com for Rainier plated.

Good Luck...

Joe

ChristopherG
July 22, 2004, 11:38 AM
Zero. (http://www.rozedist.com/cgi-bin/miva?Merchant2/merchant.mv+Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ROZE&Category_Code=SLB-45)

5 varieties of accurate swaged lead .45 bullets, each for under 50 bucks a thousand, shipped to your door. Can't beat it with a stick.

Paul "Fitz" Jones
July 22, 2004, 05:27 PM
I enjoyed casting my own bullets so much I became the distributor for Saeco and designed my competition molds to cast with tire weights that are mainly free nowadays as they are of concern to the EPA folks.

You can't get cheaper than casting with the tire weights and whatever casting tools (other than Lee) you buy will last your lifetime and you can train your kids to use them.

Jack T.
July 22, 2004, 05:35 PM
http://www.sureshotbullets.com

Vern Humphrey
July 22, 2004, 10:44 PM
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You can't get cheaper than casting with the tire weights and whatever casting tools (other than Lee) you buy will last your lifetime and you can train your kids to use them.
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I make friends with all the local service stations and tire stores, and have a huge accumulation of wheel weights.

I do use Lee casting equipment. My Lee Production Pot is at least 12 years old and going strong. My 6-cavity Lee moulds in .45 ACP and .38 Special make it easy to cast a thousand or more bullets at a sitting.

I like the tumble lube design, and once I started using it, I began tumble lubing all my cast bullets.

ezypikns
July 22, 2004, 11:35 PM
Many thanks. If I want good solid advice from knowledgeable folks, this is where I go.

Clark
July 23, 2004, 12:34 AM
I like 230 gr Montana Gold.
I got a 4" 20 shot group at 100 meters, the one time I tried with my 45acp rifle.

I have tried alot of other 45 bullets, but none are as accurate.

And they are cheap too, and have free shipping, huzza huzza,
http://www.montanagoldbullet.com/

MoNsTeR
July 23, 2004, 08:03 PM
I used to use Berry's and Rainier because of their price, but I found I could get real FMJ for cheaper from Star.
Where?

cordex
July 24, 2004, 06:39 AM
Where?
Star is local, so dealers around here carry it for pretty cheap. I used buy them from A to Z Reloading, but they're only half in business anymore, so I talked a former teacher of mine into picking me up a few thousand when he picks up the order for his gun club.

larryw
July 24, 2004, 01:11 PM
Take a look at West Coast Bullets (http://www.westcoastbullet.com/#products). Reasonable prices for low quanties, but they really shine if you're able to get together with some shooting buddies and gualify for the "Group Buying Plan": order 200#, mix and match in any quantities.

I like WCB because they're consistant, the plating is thicker than others and the core is harder. I've settled on WCB after loading lots of Berry and then Ranier. For me, they just work better.

Sunray
July 25, 2004, 01:46 AM
Any jacketed bullet will be more expensive than cast. Go to a gun show and buy cast bullets. If you buy from a non-local supplier, remember to add shipping to the cost.
Here's another supplier. http://www.nationalbullet.com/

LAH
August 4, 2004, 06:59 AM
We have H&G 68's, 200 gr. SWC for 20.00 per 500 plus shipping. Send us your zip code for a quote. We sell lots of these and have very, very little "bad" feedback.

Vern Humphrey
August 4, 2004, 10:06 AM
Just out of curiosity, if we're not breaking any rules -- do you have 230-grain roundnose? How about 255-grain flat points for the .45 Colt?

My zip is 72560.

ChristopherG
August 4, 2004, 10:16 AM
Vern,

creeker.net has the answers to your questions about dry creek bullets.

LAH
August 4, 2004, 10:43 AM
The crew here at thehighroad.com are nice enough to let us place a web address in our profile and also a link at the bottom of our post so any business need come to us via email.

I posted the H&G 68 bullets to a direct question and don't feel correct in going any farther on the board.

We carry not only the bullets listed at our bullet page but also most of the cheap, machine cast bullets others do.

It's not our wish to break any rules here. While we don't post here a lot we do enjoy reading the post and the good fellowship, so being band from the site isn't desirious. God Bless to all and especially the crew who make all this possible.

Paul "Fitz" Jones
August 4, 2004, 11:28 AM
Among my Star Reloaders Group List members, Dry Creek Bullet Works or Creeker bullets have a good reputation.

Fitz

Valkman
August 4, 2004, 04:27 PM
I was using Berry's, but switched to Precision and then to Bear Creek bullets. Berry's are more expensive than the other two and Bear Creek is the cheapest. Precision and Bear Creek make coated bullets and they work very well.

http://www.precisionbullets.com/
Bear Crek Bullets (http://pathfindersports.com/default.asp?SID=xWW5C6UA8GGGKX3ZP6YRHE&S=E3&Document=Bear+Creek&NID=19588)

calvinike
August 4, 2004, 10:49 PM
Dry Creek is fabulous. I read about them in an article by John Taffin, in American Handgunner, about 1-1/2 years ago. I have since been buying them for my .44 loads (Mag & Spcl.) John raved about them, I ordered some, and have been hooked since.

Give your business to a small guy with an unbeatable product.

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