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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mike6161, Apr 24, 2008.

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  1. mike6161

    mike6161 Member

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    I just got in to reloading and need some help I load 357 and 38 and I’m looking for some cheap bullets for plinking. What do you use for your cheap loads how much do they cost who makes them.
    Thanks for the advice
     
  2. mkl

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    Don't know if they are the cheapest (careful, there's some real junk out there) but I like the laser cast:

    www.laser-cast.com

    Note postage is included. Right now they are 10% off on web orders.
     
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    montanagoldbullets.com postage included with montanagold

    has some great prices on bulk orders. I dont think you will find anything really cheap unless you buy your components in bulk. powdervalleyinc.com and wideners.com has some good deals on powder and primers and wideners has great deals on mil spec new bullets.

    t
     
  4. ReloaderFred

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    I cast my own, and all I have invested is my time. I paid for all my casting equipment many, many times over years ago.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    Mastercast Bullets are the best I've shoot in a very long time. Mike the owner is a great person to deal with too. His bullets are made very well and are extremely accurate. (He doesn't keep up with his web site so email him for current prices) I just bought 2,000 148gr DEWC .358" bullets from Mike for $112 including S&H&Insurance.

    Roger's Better Bullets are very good bullets too. I usually buy them at the local gun shows when I need small amounts of different bullets to try out and to make test loads. When you only need a few hundred bullets it's nice not to pay S&H. You won't go wrong with these bullets either.

    Before I found Mastercast Bullets I bought a lot of bullets from Bulletworks. They make a good product too but I like the prices better from Mastercast.

    "mkl" in an above post is correct, there are a lot of junk bullets out there. Laser Cast bullets are good accurate bullets but they cost twice as much as the links I provided. The 3 companies I listed all make a quality product too but at a much lower price.
     
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    precisely why i ccw!
     
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    I have 1,000 laser cast 230 RN I bought a while back. I really like them but I will definately try something different next order.
     
  8. ArchAngelCD

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    Quickdraw McGraw,
    I have 1,000 of each 230gr LRN for the .45 Auto and 158gr SWC for the .38 Special from Laser Cast. I'm happy with them too but I bought them when Cabela's had them on backorder for half the price they are now. If I could get the .45's for $52/1,000 I would buy them again but they are now $105/1,000. That is just too rich for my pocket!!

    I highly recommend buying from Mastercast Bullets. The owner Mike is a great guy to deal with and he makes a quality product and at half the price of the Laser Cast bullets.
     
  9. tac_driver

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    Lead bullets

    Tennessee Valley Bullets I picked up 2000 for 130.00 .358 12 brinell hardness truncated cone 125gr. for my .357 and .38 loads
     
  10. Quickdraw McGraw

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    ArchAngelCD I agree I got my Oregon Trail 230 gr RN in July of 2007 from MidwayUSA for $31.99 per 500 (they are now $71.99 for 500). I wish I would have gotten a lot more cause they shoot real outa my P345. For 65.05 for a 1,000 I may just try the Mastercast bullets cause I'm surely not gonna buy the Laser-Cast unless they are on sale (like 50% off). I can get 500 Rainiers for $68.99 at Midway why would I spend that the OT?
     
  11. GP100man

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    +1 for reloader fred !!
    always lookin down for a stray wheel weight.LOL

    GP100man
     
  12. fireflyfather

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    I get mine from tire shops.
     
  13. GP100man

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    tire shops

    all the tire shops in my area "recycle" there weights back to the weight dealer:mad::mad: waste of good alloy if you ask me :(:(
    good thing i helped dispose of a sailin vessel some time back !!!


    GP100man
     
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  14. mike6161

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    I just got back from the gun shop.I got 200 hollow end WC 148gr for 14$.
    I only got 200 so I could see if they are any good if I like them I will buy more and get a batter deal.
    thanks for all the help.
     
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    .38 lead wad cutter (LWC)

    I have a local source for LWC 148g that I use $17 per 250. I load them in range scrounge .38spl cases with about 3-4 grains of universal. Cost=.12 per round. Thats about $6 per box of 50.
     
  16. Misanthrope2

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    Mastercast of Illinois ripped me off

    I would never do business with Mike at Mastercast in Illinois again. I ordered and he wrote that the bullets would be shipped at the beginning of the next week. 16 days later, I wrote and asked if they had been shipped. No response. When I wrote and told him to cancel the order, he wrote a nasty email, claimed he had planned to send them soon and told me to kiss his ass. He said he would refund my money when he got around to it. Then I waited four days and he did not refund. I told him I would file a dispute. I filed a dispute and he only refunded $55. of the $75, even though he never shipped anything. He is just trying to steal $20. He also sent an email calling me a liar and telling me he didn’t give “a rats ass.” Mike is a name-calling, abusive person who does not do what he says he will do and then insults you about it. If anybody wants, I will be happy to post his emails.
     
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    See this comment here.

    Jim H.
     
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    welcome to THR. thanks for the heads up on mastercast. i found a shop who has 148 gr WC for 7.00 a 100. i will be getting all i can before he has to order more at the higher price. thanks
     
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