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Missouri Bullet Company

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by atlanticfire, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. atlanticfire

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    Just a quick blerb to give a 1+ to Missouri Bullet company. I Odered several items from there site and am very happy. The 500S&W bullets where a great deal and are of good quality. Might want to check them out :)
    http://www.missouribullet.com/index.php
     
  2. dwave

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    I liked their .45 200gr. SWCs but the .38 158 gr. SWC I wasn't happy with. They obviously came from two different molds because the groove above the lube groove is in different locations for several of the bullets. It wouldn't much for my .38, but my .357 mag needs a good crimp.
     
  3. schmeky

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    I have bought about 5,000 bullets from this outfit in the past 3 months. Their 170 LSWC, .40 S&W is a tack driver in my CZ-75. I have been very pleased with all their .45 cast bullets; 200 LSWC and 230 LRN.

    I have loaded up a batch of 147 LSWC's in 9mm I'm going to try out in my CZ-SP-01 during holidays.

    Prices are very, very, good and shipping/service for me has been excellent; quality has been consistent for me too. If I order on-line Monday, I have package on my door step Wednesday or Thursday at the latest.

    They have become my cast bullet supplier because they've earned it.
     
  4. lonewolf5347

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    Brad: who owns the company is a great guy to deal with .I been shooting the 200 grain SWC in my 1911 #1 at a FPS around 850 and I yet to get any barrel leading.
    I did have a bad box at one time seem they drop out of the mold at different diameters;he did replace the box and gave me 1/2 off my next purchase
     
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    Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for taking the time to post. Good news is as important to me as bad news (like, oh, say, National Bullet Company:what:).

    I buy from 'the little guys' - you know, people who actually cast the bullets, not Cabela's or Gander Mountain. I'm price AND quality conscious, so it's good to know who's naughty and who's nice :D in the bullet business. Every time somebody reports good business with bullet makers, that moves them up on my own 'favored' list. I suspect many of you do what I do - buy from different suppliers because sometimes one is out of stock - or lately, out of business :uhoh: so I appreciate the report.
     
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    I like the company and their products a lot, but their 125gr 9mm bullet won't work in my CZs and HPs; it's too fat and short to fit in the chamber of these pistols. It works just fine in my M&Ps and Sigs, however.

    I'm buying their Cowboy #2 bullet for range work, and it's both economical and works just fine.

    I've been shopping from both Dardas and Missouri. I like the Dardas' 124gr 9mm profile better than the Missouri 125gr offering but the Dardas packaging always seem to come apart in transit to me, with some loss of product and a huge hassle to get the USPS weenies to deal with it. (The local PO actually called the Postal Inspector in a panic when they found a handful of my 9mm cast bullets on the floor of their facility.)

    At least Missouri's boxes hold up better in transit, and they've learned to pack the boxes inside a heavy plastic film bag before sealing it in the USPS flat rate box. I have had ZERO product loss from Missouri.
     
  7. schmeky

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    rbernie,

    You're experience mirrors mine. I have tried several different bullet suppliers. The packaging from Missouri is far superior and the contents always makes it to me intact.

    I have had bullets on my carport from the packaging "leaking" out from other suppliers as well as loose bullets inside the shipping box:cuss:
     
  8. Galil5.56

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    Midstates Bullets used to (maybe still do) ship their bullets in thermal sealed, super HD clear plastic bags inside the box... Only way to ship, and even *when* the shipper destroys the box, and blows out the corners, the bullets stay in the box sealed and not contaminated.
     
  9. 45ACPUSER

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    I have shot up 6k of 9mm and 45ACP bullets from Missouri Bullets! I will buy more!
     
  10. Jeffs_Dad

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    +1 on Missouri Bullet Company. A good reputation always stands out in a crowd. jp
     
  11. Corner Pocket

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    Ditto on the thumbs up for Missouri Bullets!

    I've ordered several times from these folks. Excellent packaging, excellent service, excellent products!

    Corner Pocket
     
  12. dardascastbullets

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    We have been shipping our bullets in Tyvek bags for several weeks now. There are certain routes where the Postal workers don't give a hoot about handling packages. The tyvek bags are the answer to the rough handing - zero fallout or punctures.
     
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    ****UPDATE!****
    Earlier I wrote:
    Brad read this and contacted me and offered to replace the bullets. I was very impressed with this myself and I believe that I'll be getting another order from them.
     
  14. MissouriBullet

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    Customer satisfaction

    dwave and all -

    We will do what it takes to satisfy our customers. I explained the mould situation to dwave in a private message. In a nutshell, Magma Engineering mistakenly shipped us a half-set of .358 158 grain SWC moulds that were off their standard design from a cutter that was not supposed to have been used. We weren't aware of the groove difference problem until it was brought to our attention a month or so ago. We have replaced bullets for customers who got mixed batches of .38's and .357's made from these moulds.

    Know this - any customer who has a problem with our bullets will learn from other forums that we will cheerfully take care of problems to the customer's satisfaction, because we are in this for the long haul and are aware that that a happy customer is a future customer.

    We make it a policy to not tout our products in public forums, because that is tacky and rude, and shows no class. Our style is to let our customers speak for us - but this needs to be said: Just let us know, directly, if there is a problem and we will do what it takes to solve it.

    Now, everyone resume their Holiday cheer!

    Best,

    Brad
     
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    Brad,

    Any chance .30 cal bullets in several diameters and weights will be offered in the near future? How about alternate sizing for 9mm and ".38" bullets... Looked in the FAQ, and did not see anything to answer my question.

    Thanks, happy holidays, and I like that you did not add a link to your business in your post.
     
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    Fixin' to place another order with Missouri Bullet. Tried their 147 gn cast, 9mm "subsonic" bullet. Outstanding accuracy and absolutely "NO LEADING" using reduced charges as listed by Winchester Western.

    Function was 100% reliable in my CZ SP-01.:p
     
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    That would include mine. :)
     
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    ****Update #2****

    Got my 158 Gr. SWCs replaced and the new ones are peachy! Got shipped out quickly. Very happy with the replacements, thanks Brad!

    Oh and about the post office routes, my box looks like it fell out of the back of the truck during shipping, but NO bullets were lost at all. I like that Brad puts them in a plastic bag for shipping. Crappy post office doesn't do a very good job around here most of the time. Heck, the postman won't even deliver packages, I have to go get them 99% of the time!
     
  19. schmeky

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    A supplier has to package bullets to make them "Postal Proof". Missouri Bullet does this consistently.

    When I used to work in a shipping and recieving warehouse in my college days, the UPS drivers had a standing joke: "Packages marked FRAGILE meant throw them under-hand, not over-hand".
     
  20. edSky

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    I currently only reload jacketed roundnose and hollowpoint bullets. Do I need any additional tools to reload using lead bullets?
     
  21. MissouriBullet

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    Galil5.56 wrote:

    "Brad,

    Any chance .30 cal bullets in several diameters and weights will be offered in the near future? How about alternate sizing for 9mm and ".38" bullets... Looked in the FAQ, and did not see anything to answer my question.

    Thanks, happy holidays, and I like that you did not add a link to your business in your post."

    We actually do have a .309 165 grain bevel-base rifle bullet. It isn't listed yet as we aren't finshed testing, but should be soon.

    And we do offer some custom sizing for .38 and 9mm. Some customers like their 9mm's sized to .358 so we do that. We can size .38's down to .356, with .357 being the standard for our DEWC PPC bullet, but we can do those in .358. So if you have a special sizing need, drop us an email and we will do what we can.

    Brad
     
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    Hey edSky, I used to load my 357's and 45's with jacketed only. When I switched over to lead, I didn't buy anything extra. The only thing that I had to do was adjust my dies for a different seating depth and crimp. You MAY have to bell the pistol cases a bit more because most of the time the lead is about .001 over the jacketed size, not much, but a little.
     
  23. Galil5.56

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    Thanks, and if you could also consider .310"-314" sizing to cover more bases/calibers, that would be great. I'm one of those folks who like 9mm and .38 bullets sized .358", so it's nice to know I can get them sized how I like when I'm in a "feeling lazy, let someone else but me cast them" mood.
     
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    I'm curious about people's experiences with the 357 158 Grain SWC. The web site says they are for magnum velocities! I found some load data here on which suggests 5.9 - 6.5 of Bullseye with a Fed 200 primer. Has anyone shot this load or anything similar.

    I really like the price of those bullets compared to oregon trail laser cast or FMJ. I think I may be shooting a lot more 357 in the near future! Can anyone comment how these bullets compare to the Oregon Trail as far as leading and how hard you can drive them?

    Thanks
     
  25. edSky

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    Slightly off topic, but I bought two boxes of 9mm bullets - 125gr and 147gr - and they came quickly, in good shape, and they look nice. Have loaded some of the 147gr but haven't taken a trip to the range. I give them an A+ for customer service.
     
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