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Best deal on 45 acp bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Burrito, Jan 20, 2008.

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  1. Burrito

    Burrito Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to reloading. Just got setup from Christmas gifts. So far I've loaded 150 rounds of 230fmj with 6.0 grains of Unique. I've fired 50 and was happy with the load. I only have 50 unloaded bullets left, and need to order some more. What's the best value out there on bullets for 45 acp. At this point, I'm not loading for comptetion shooting matches, or for self defense. Just plinking at the range. I want to keep my spending limit at around $100. It seems http://www.tjconevera.com/wb45mc230-45-auto.html is a good deal. Thanks in advance for your help. This forum is awesome.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    That is a very good price on Winchester bullets.

    But be sure and carefully check shipping costs.
    A thousand .45 ACP bullets is 35+ pounds shipping weight.

    Some of the best bullet deals around rape you on shipping charges!

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    rcmodel
     
  3. Rustynuts

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    What's an "MC" bullet? Pic kind of look jacketed w/ open lead base. I'm trying to avoid exposed lead whenever possible! Mainly shoot indoor ranges.
     
  4. Otto

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    Shipping is free.....good price indeed.
     
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    The exposed portion of the bullet is not the problem at indoor ranges. You'll get more lead exposure walking through the dust cloud caused by the primers (some of which have lead in them) igniting the powder in each cartridge, when you walk down to change targets. That's why the NRA recommends putting vent fans just forward and above the shooting line on indoor ranges.

    Learned that little fact that their range management course.

    Also, you can be exposed if you mine the lead that accumulates at the impact area. Some ranges have auto mining capabilities where you never have to touch the stuff.
     
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    I just got 2000 Berry's from TJ Coneveras not long ago on a recommendation from another THR member. Good prices and good service.
     
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    I actually just got my order in last week from tjconevera.com, I ordered a thousand .45 as well as other calibers. I put my order in Sunday night, and I recieved my order Wednesday afternoon. As others have said shipping is already included in the price, or "free". I will continue to order from them, because I have yet to find better prices or better service.
     
  9. JDGray

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    That price includes shipping, at least the last bullets I bought from TJ did:) Those are the same Win bullets that come loaded in The White Box. Great price while they last, a flyer he mailed out said when the Winchester bullets are gone, he's done with them:(
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I was going to do business with Precision Delta Bullets. They have great prices as well. I think they require a 2000 bullet order. I might have misunderstood their website. Both sites look really good. Thanks.
     
  11. Burrito

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    Thanks for the input guys. I'm going to go ahead and put in an order with TJConevera. I just can't find a better price out there for 230 grain fmj.
     
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    It saves a LOT to shoot cast lead instead of FMJ. Something to consider.
     
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    I've purchased from TJ in the past and have been happy with his products/service.
     
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    Thanks for that good information! I just ordered 1K .45's, no shipping charge!
     
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    "It saves a LOT to shoot cast lead instead of FMJ. Something to consider."

    My .45 is an HK. I have to have the hard ball.
     
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    I use Montana Gold 200 gr. in my .45. Love 'em. Extremely accurate. If you can't use cast, Montana Gold is hard to beat.
     
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    Thanks, guys, for all of the links. I bought bullets on-line from Midway a few weeks ago when they had special prices on blemished bullets. I've since bought some more from them, but am pretty sure I have been paying too much, both in price and shipping. The links you have provided will be a great help.
     
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    MIdway rapes you on the shippng and handling charges apparently the postoffice around them has never heard of the flat rate box, 2200 .45 bullets 70lbs for $8.95, instead they use UPS and charge you $28 for shipping the same quantity.
     
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    Yep. They used to be reasonable, but they have lost some sales here lately as I have shopped around. Midway is no longer automatic for me.
     
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    Grafs has a flat shipping rate around 4 bucks, provided it doesn't weigh more than 150 lbs.

    Some of their prices aren't as good as Midway's, but they aren't that much higher.
     
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    Midway is insane, I was looking at a $100 supplies order and they added $40 for a hazardous material fee due to 2 bottles of powder!

    jw
     
  24. Rustynuts

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    Are they BIG bottles? I think there's a limit to how much can go in one shipment, hence the two $20 charges possibly?
     
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    I shoot lead in my Glock 21 with polygonal rifling with no trouble. You just have to clean it every now and then. If you use a hard-cast lead alloy leading is minimal at worst if you keep your velocities down.. my 230-grain running at 10% over book max just starts to leave a little lead by the chamber. Running at book max load there is none.
     
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