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Where do pulled bullets come from?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by longdayjake, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. Kindrox

    Kindrox Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    okay so where does one go to get them from the government?
  4. Lone_Gunman

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Airpark

    Airpark Member

    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.




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

    Good Luck,

    Bill H
  6. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    jake, where'd you see them in stock lately? i haven't seen any pulled bullets for sale in at least a year
  7. mgkdrgn

    mgkdrgn Well-Known Member

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

    Lone_Gunman Well-Known Member

    There is less action over there now than there was a few years ago, if anything there should be more surplus now than then.
  9. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    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.
  10. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    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
  11. longdayjake

    longdayjake Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2009
  12. Archie

    Archie Well-Known Member

    Another Reason They're Gone...

    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.
  13. vetteracer92

    vetteracer92 New Member

    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.
  14. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    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
  15. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    The stork? :)
  16. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    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.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2009
  17. TEDDY

    TEDDY Well-Known Member


    if you get the shotgun news there are several surplus ammo dealers.

    Pats reloading
    hi-tecammo.com=steve or dan

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