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Heads up on 55gr FMJ!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ljnowell, Nov 15, 2012.

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  1. ljnowell

    ljnowell Member

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    With a new buying spree starting to develop I thought I would share a good deal with the reloaders here.

    THR user longdayjake owns http://www.rmrbullets.com and has pulled 55gr FMJs for a pretty darned good price. I think he said he has 200k of them, so if you are needing to stock up, here is a good chance.

    Happy reloading!
     
  2. longdayjake

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    Hey thanks! Gotta love the support we get from the gun crowd.
     
  3. ljnowell

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    No problem Jake! Its smart for reloaders to support those who support our sports. You and Brad from Missouri Bullet are honest guys that personally take care of thier customers. No 1-800 number with some minimum wage flunky taking orders and doing customer service. Its nice to be able to talk to the owner of a company if you have a question or problem.
     
  4. hentown

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    Recently received 6000 new Hornady bullets @ $.08 each, shipped. Guess that'll have to do for a while.
     
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    Thanks for posting. :)
     
  6. CatManDo

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    Got mine last week, best deal I could find. Accurate and fast shipping.
     
  7. Cmeboston

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    Hey Jake any chance on getting some 150 gr FMJ in .308 anytime soon? Would hate to order from another vendor :)


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  8. ArchAngelCD

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    I wouldn't mind it you were able to find pulled M2 bullets for my M1 Garand 30-06 ammo either. :)
     
  9. Walkalong

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    I hadn't priced 55 Gr FMJ lately. Holy Cow! I should have bought more of the $70 per K ones when I did. I recently ran out of the ones I paid $30 per K for.
     
  10. ljnowell

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    I still kick myself for not buying more lead bullets when they were 25/500 for 45 230gr slugs.
     
  11. hentown

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    I'm still pissed that my father didn't hold on to that '57 Chevrolet that he probably paid $1500 for new. ;)
     
  12. longdayjake

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    I'm always trying to get .30 cal stuff in stock but it has been difficult finding a supplier that hasn't switched over to selling stricly retail to take advantage of the rush on bullets. That said, I will be getting a 07 FFL in the next couple of weeks and that will open me up to a ton more suppliers who won't sell to people that don't have either a 06 or 07 ffl. Also, you will see some hard cast made by ME show up on the website in the next few days as well.
     
  13. bob4

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    Being new to this whole reloading thing. Is there anything you me or we are giving up to purchase "pulled" bullets as compared to new? Seems like a great deal.
     
  14. longdayjake

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    Well, usually pulled bullets will shoot as well as new bullets depending on what it is you are getting. The 55 grain I am selling right now look to be pulled from several different batches from all over so there are some slight variations in profile. That will probably hurt your consistency a little but they will still be fine for plinking. A 55 grain FMJ isn't going to be a match bullet anyway and I would venture to guess that 99% of shooters wouldn't be able to tell the difference accuracy wise. I would just say that if you are trying to find out how accurate your rifle can be, you should buy premium bullets. If you are just loading them for plinking practice these pulled bullets will be a great buy.
     
  15. moxie

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    Gotta wonder about 200k mistakes. With all the "pulled" bullets out there it's a wonder any good complete rounds ever hit the market. Or that everybody hasn't been fired yet.
     
  16. longdayjake

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    Tell me about it. I recently researched how much they cost to make. Right now, pullers are selling me the pulled bullets for about twice what it costs to make a brand new bullet. It has gotten stupid expensive. I really hate bullet rushes. I can't tell you how many people are blaming me for the price increases and calling me all kinds of names in their emails. Like somehow I'm the one that caused people to go out and buy up everything by the millions.
     
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    I learned of RMR a few days ago and ordered some plated bullets for .45ACP and .380. They arrived in just a couple of days in flat rate USPS boxes. KUDOs!
     
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    I don't think pulled bullets are mistakes. They are probably surplus rounds sold off to someone who pulls the bullets, empties the powder and sells that off as "pull down" powder and maybe even sells the primed brass.
     
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    I once got a great deal on some 62gr .223 tracers. I pulled all but one box of 50 and reloaded the brass. Maybe some day I'll be able to play with those tracers I still have loaded, but i have no idea what I'll ever do with the pulled bullets. I still have them, of course.
     
  20. bob4

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    Thanks for the info. Now to ask for more.
    So tell me about hunting loads to 300 yds. Feasible or stay with new? Looking at .270 Win.
     
  21. longdayjake

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    Well, any of the .277 bullets I sell would be good for hunting out to 300 yards. Most of them look pretty close to new with maybe a few cosmetic scrapes from when they were seated. I would trust any of the .277 I sell to shoot just as accuratly as new ones. There might be a few with deformed tips, but I always send a few extras to make up for those.
     
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    Guys, over the thanksgiving weekend we sold about 80k of the 55 grainers. I just wanted to thank you all for the support. That said, we will need more of it as we just found out some very happy news and its gonna cost us.
     
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    Jake, not trying ti hijack the thread, but here's some info for those not aware of pulled bullets. I worked 30 years in a business that supplied items to the military so I have some experience with government procurement. When the military orders ammo, of course it's made in production lots. The plant can't just shut off the loaders when they reach the magic number needed, and there's always overruns. Some of these are sold to the civilian market (think XM193 ammo), some are used for testing, some are demilled and the componemts sold. Then there's always cartridges damaged in handling, bent bullets, missing primers, lots of errors that can and do happen quickly in a high speed production environment. Finally there's ammo that for some reason doesn't pass the QC inspection at the end, and ammo that's rejected by the government for any number of reasons. All of this can be demilled and you end up with a lot of components.

    And for the reader who thought 200,000 was a lot of bullets? That is probably just a couple of minutes' production at Lake City. When I say high speed production, that's exactly what it is.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled thread. :)
     
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    I think there's a law where suppliers can't sell American surplus ammo as is. I think they have to break it down into components to make the sales legal.
     
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    what's the big news?

    did you get your class VII?
     
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