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Where do you guys get your lead bullets from?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by possum, Nov 11, 2008.

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  1. possum

    possum Member

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    I have been using the Valiant lead bullets from the guy down in alabama, they are good but he dosen't have a website and i don't have his contact info. i see that there are alot of people online that sell cast bullets. i am looking for 180gr .401 to be exact. with Valiant i was paying $90ish for 2000rds, the cheapest i see online is $70 per k. any body point me in the direction of a good seller that has good bullets for a good price? thanks a bunch.
     
  2. snuffy

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    From right under the pour spout of my lead pot.! If I had to buy from anybody else, I wouldn't shoot lead boolits.
     
  3. Daizee

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    I used something called "Roger's Better Bullets" for DEWC in my .38, but they leaded like crazy. Same problem with Oregon Trail. I'm told it's because both bullets are too hard for my bullseye pressures. The Oregeon Trail's are AWESOME in my .357, and shoot clean as a whistle. I'm experimenting with additional lube for my next batches with these hard bullets

    I also just ordered 1500 in 3 calibers from Jesse at Tennessee Valley Bullets. They are supposedly softer and will perform at mid-range velocities without leading. I haven't loaded/shot any of them yet. His prices are fair, and he seems like a very nice guy.

    -Daizee
     
  4. KegCommando

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    Ditto to #2, cast my own.
     
  6. qajaq59

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    I get mine from Space Coast Bullets in Melbourne FL. I'm not sure if he sells on line though as I'm a local.
     
  7. lordgroom

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    Cast my own. Great hobby and the learning aspect makes it twice the fun.

    Before casting I bought locally or from Cabella's at sale prices before prices became outrageous.
     
  8. calaverasslim

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    6 months ago, lead prices were sky-high and the bullet companies passed the lead cost increase to the shooter. The lead prices are really coming down now, but don't see the bullet prices coming down.

    I have been castin bullets for about 15 years and have really saved. I usally run about 500 rounds at a time and that will generally last several months, up to 6 months. The ones I shoot the most is the 146rn in 38 and 200 rnfl in 44 so I have to cast more of them.

    There is a feller down outta Tampa Bay in Fl. who casts and sells, named Woody, who has some great bullets at a very fair price that my friends have done business with and they like his product. If I didn;t cast, he is who I would go with.
     
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    wheel weights ... free, complements of Bob and Rog down at the Garage

    Gas checks.... Midway (going to have to break down and get the soda can gas check punch tool when these are gone)

    Lube ... Lars or the Bull Shop

    all processed in me own basement...

    it's a lot of work... but it's also a lot of fun. ;)
     
  11. jcwit

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    Cast all the way. Wheel weights & range lead.
     
  12. 357mag357

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    www.reloadsnmore.com
    I have bought from the owner in the past with good results. He is local so I save a few bucks on shipping. I would recommend his bullets.
     
  13. Travis Two

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    www.pennbullets.com. Best there is. Slow to get sometimes but worth the wait. lowest weight deviations of any cast bullet and outstanding accuracy. Plus alloys are custom blended for their intended applications. 38 148 wadcutters and .45s are cast to perform for sub -1000 fps loadings and magnum type bullets are good to 1600= fps. Bob is a great guy to do buisness with. Usually best to call him and get delivery times.
     
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    you've got to contact Artie and Jimmie at The Bulletworks in Texas: http://www.bulletworks.com/index.html

    Great pricing, good bullets, and a beautiful way of doing business.

    When I first tried them I sent an inquiry email asking if the prices shown were in effect still, and frankly, I was checking to see if they were still in business. I included my name and addressing and said that I'd be interested in 2000 .45 LSWC if they were still there.

    I never got a response. Good thing that I didn't go somewhere else to order bullets right then because a few days later a heavy box arrived by our rural mail carrier.

    They had sent me the bullets on the cuff even though they didn't know me from Adam, and the shipping for that weight was just $12.00 because they used the USPS Flat Rate box to send the bullets.

    There was an invoice inside and I sent a check.

    Just last Wednesday I ordered more. I totaled up from their site and sent a check after Artie confirmed that the prices were still good. She said she wasn't sure if she could catch the mail but would send them right away.

    I sent my check in Thursday's mail, but Artie beat me to the punch it looks like because the bullets arrived Friday.

    It sure feels nice to deal with folks who trust you until you give a reason not to, and I can't sing my praises loud enough.
     
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    Another one who cast his own. It's the only way to go.
    Rusty
     
  18. Ala Dan

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    If you are too lazy too cast your own, try Magnus Bullets of Toney, AL;
    or Roze Distributors, Cullman AL. Roze distributes for Zero Bullet Company.
     
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    Two Alpha Bullets
     
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    I'm not tellin', it's too good of a source with excellent prices. He has enough trouble keeping up with demand as it is.
     
  21. possum

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    thanks to everyone i will look into each and ever one of these sites. however i will not cast my own.
     
  22. 1858rem

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    what have you against casting your own? 1.1 cents/255g slug was all a needed vs 8 cents lol:what:
     
  23. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    any reason? my wife vehemently opposed casting because it led to lead poisoning... and a year later my lead levels are quite low, for a guy who cranks up the pot monthly and loads at least a few rounds 4 of 7 nights a week, with a weekly range trip.

    I pay $0.40 a lb for WWs. I can buy Proofmark cast bullets for around $40/500. I can cast 155g bullets for $4.43/500. It runs about 1/10th the cost to cast. Therefore, I cast.

    I guess I know several "shooters," but fewer "loaders," and even fewer "casters." We happy few. :)
     
  24. 1858rem

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    lol im gettin WW at .30/lb:neener: led poisoning is bad, one sign is aches in all your joints(if you dont have arthritis this is good to know i think:D), regular blood checks arnt bad anyhow
     
  25. Sport45

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    Mike at Mastercast has a reputation for producing very good bullets at a reasonable price.

    I've bought from Mangus, Houston Cartridge, Northeast Bullet, Two Alpha and Stonewall and their bullets are fine for my skill level. I think I'll try a small order from Mastercast next time to see if it will improve my targets.
     
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