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Old 12-20-2006, 12:18 PM
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Berry's Bullets




Hey Ya'll,

I'm getting ready to make a bulk order (bulk for me ) for Bullets...

I've done a bit of research, and the best price I can find is from Berry's... I shoot mostly 9mm (for now. I will start .45 soonish) and their prices are just under $0.05 per round and that includes shipping... These are for plated bullets....

Does anyone know of a better price? I cant buy in super bulk... About 1-2K per order is the best I can do....

I have W231 on hand, and am planning on getting 1lb of Unique and Tight Group...

Any sudgestions or ideas?

TIA

Billy
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:44 PM
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Remember to use the lightest crimp possible(to function) so as to not down size those plated bullets too much. 9mm is a finicky load to get accurate sometimes. When I first used plated bullets, I treated them like my lead. Put too much crimp on them. Berry's plating seems to be a little thicker than Rainier. BTW- 231 and unique both work well for me in 9mm
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:27 PM
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I've been buying my Berry's from Graf's. What you don't see on Berry's site is that they charge you an additional fee for the lead. I'd call them first and see what the price really is with shipping.
My last order for 500 147gr. Berry's plated for 9mm was $36.20 with the shipping and the last order for 500 200gr. Berry's plated for .40 was $43.80.
Graf's only charges $3.95 shipping.
Here is Graf's web address
http://www.grafs.com/index.php

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:30 PM
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You can buy Berry's directly from the factory. They currently run $48 or $49 per thousand depending upon bullet weight (shipping included) but they have a lead surcharge of about $3.50 they add to that when they invoice your credit card.

If you only want to buy 250 at a time, you get the same pricing as if you're buying 1000 when you buy from Cabelas, but you pay shipping. Cabelas shipping is based on dollar amount of the sale, not shipping weight, which is a smokin' deal for bullets. If you have one of Cabelas' $20 discount promotions, it makes the deal unbeatable.

Where are you getting your deal?
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:34 PM
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Some day, Billy, the word 'bulk' will mean that the forklift unloads the pallets at your doorstep. Meahwhile, buy whatever you can whenever you can afford it. Berry's bullets are an excellent alternative to fmj, but you can get fmj deals from Ghost Holster, Armscor or Delta Precision for almost the same as Berry's, Rainier, or Xtreme plated bullets (within 8 or 10 bucks per thousand). Two months ago I bought Zero 124fmj from Ghost Holster for $53.33 per thousand delivered to my doorstep.
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Old 12-20-2006, 01:40 PM
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There are a lot of lead bullets that are just as good if you have the right bullets and barrel. I use Leadheads just as often as I can. You save a bunch. Steve48
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:07 PM
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I just paid $118 plus the $3.95 for 2000 147 grain bullets from Grafs.
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:10 PM
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Take a look at Precision Bullets. A coated bullet for not a whole lot more than a pure lead. My 10mm actually shoots these better than any Berry's I've tried so far.


www.precisionbullets.com
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:53 PM
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Bought my last batch of 180gr. Berry bullets from Cabelas. Their shipping based on price made it a good deal.
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Old 12-20-2006, 07:54 PM
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I'm looking at buying direct from Berry's... $3.50 per order for a lead surcharge is Better than $10 extra per hundred and Shipping from Graf's......

I'm looking at buying Berry's, becuase I shoot more indoors, and they dont allow Lead.... Locally, lead is much cheaper... about $0.035 per round.

I'll take a look at Cabella's.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:34 PM
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Cabela's is $115.75 for 2000, 115 gr. bullets, shipped.
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:39 PM
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I took a look at cabela's and it looks like they are about $10 more per 1k than From Berry's.

Looks like for plated/ FMJ type, Berry's is the winer.

Billy
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Old 12-20-2006, 09:56 PM
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I took a look at cabela's and it looks like they are about $10 more per 1k than From Berry's.

Looks like for plated/ FMJ type, Berry's is the winer.

Billy
You may want to confirm your price from Berrys really is cheaper. For me, it looked like it was basically the same price for 2000 9mm bullets from both Berrys and Cabelas. That is until you add Berrys lead surcharge to their price - an extra $13 in this example. If you watch for the $20-30 off coupons from Cabelas, their price ends up being even better. They just had a $20 off $150 coupon for the last few days - it may have ended yesterday.

2000 9mm bullets from Berry's

115 GR RN
Code: 193-551
Option: Box of 250 $14.49 8 $115.92 Remove this item
Sub Total $ 115.92
Tax (6.25% for Utah Residents) --
Shipping * $ 0.00
Total $ 115.92 + lead surcharge of $12.80
Continue Shopping Checkout
* $5.00 freight is added to all orders under $30.00

**Due to the escalating costs of lead and copper, we have implemented a lead surcharge. This charge is currently $0.40 per pound on purchases of bullets only. (i.e. An extra $6.40 on 1000 115gr bullets, etc.). The appropriate surcharge will be added to your invoice if you are purchasing bullets. If you have any questions, please contact us.



2000 9mm bullets from Cabelas
Here is what you are purchasing:

Item Unit Price Qty. Shipping
Notes Add'l
Shipping
Charges Item Total

Berry's Preferred Plated Bullets
Item number: IG - 214914
$12.99 8 Standard Express None $103.92
CALIBER/GAUGE: 9MM 115 GR RN
This item is in stock.
View notes

Merchandise Total: $103.92

change shipping method Shipping and Handling Charges: $11.75
Taxes: $0.00

Amount Due: $115.67
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:43 AM
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When you buy from Berry's they don't charge shipping. That can be a plus.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:12 AM
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Two friends and I bought 15K Berry's bullets from Cabella's and split the $13.95 shipping three ways... Lets see, the bullets were cheaper per box than from Berry's, the total shipping for me was $4.65 and there was no lead surcharge. The .41/210 grain bullets were less than 8 cents a piece delivered. The 100 grain HBRN bullets that I use in the Super were under 5 cents...

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Old 12-21-2006, 09:27 AM
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Two friends and I bought 15K Berry's bullets from Cabella's and split the $13.95 shipping three ways... Lets see, the bullets were cheaper per box than from Berry's, the total shipping for me was $4.65 and there was no lead surcharge. The .41/210 grain bullets were less than 8 cents a piece delivered. The 100 grain HBRN bullets that I use in the Super were under 5 cents...

Bob
I checked the prices at Cabela's last night. They were $10 more per 1k than from berry's direct. The Lead surcharge (for an order as small as the one I would make) is less than the shipping from cabella's. Cabella's had a special note, that the prices went up due to price increase of lead and copper.

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:23 AM
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I sent an E-mail to Berry's asking for the specific surcharge for the order I wanted to make, and they quoted me a price that was $15 more than the website???? Plus a surcharge??? And not on the Bullets I asked about?????

I E-mailed back... I'll probably just call.

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:29 AM
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This is right from Berry's website:

"*What is this lead surcharge?
The cost of metals (like lead and copper) has been very volatile since November of 2003. Much like fuel, the costs keeps rising but are not stable enough to rely on for any given time. To combat this erratic movement, we had to institute a surcharge in January of 2004. This surcharge can move more freely to accommodate market changes and keeps us from having to reprint price lists every week. We hope markets will stabilize again sometime soon, but until they do it looks like we'll be stuck with this form of equalization. "

This is their pricing issue that has the "add ons". Since it changes you will have to call them to place an order and then get the "real" total.
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:32 AM
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Yeah Butt,

They quoted me a totally different price than what is listed on the site... Then tacked on $9 for the surcharge.

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Old 12-21-2006, 11:47 AM
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Placed an order

I called in and asked, they had quoted me a price for some .45 bullets... simple goof. I went and placed an order for

1000 rnds 9mm 124 rn
250 rnds 9mm 147 rn
4 - 100rnd 9mm boxes

The total after the surcharge ($9) was $82.67 Not bad. Cheaper than shipping at Cabella's.... BTW they told me that the prices are going up next week. Get your orders in while you can!!

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Old 12-21-2006, 12:04 PM
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Thanks for the tip on prices, Billy. You'll find that these copper plated bullets shoot excellent at indoor ranges where lead is disallowed. The limitation for plated bullets is velocity (max 1200fps) which is totally irrelevant for indoor shooting.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:15 PM
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Yep.... i shoot indoors mostly..(Deb's in Highland IN) but shoot LRN at the club where I shoot Steel Plate and IDPA... The LRN is SOOO much cheaper, but I can't shoot it indoors.. I wanted to be able to play with the 147grn rn and figured a small batch of 250 would be a good start. I'll try to shoot indoors about 1-2 time per week, but only get out to the club 2 times a month.... need to cut my cost ya, know... This should get me about $7.50 - $8 per 100 rounds of 9mm... Compared to $12 for WWB... Not huge savings, but enough for me...

I need to get a spare turret and dies for .45.... Mabey come the 1st....

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Old 12-21-2006, 05:10 PM
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I called in and asked, they had quoted me a price for some .45 bullets... simple goof. I went and placed an order for

1000 rnds 9mm 124 rn
250 rnds 9mm 147 rn
4 - 100rnd 9mm boxes

The total after the surcharge ($9) was $82.67 Not bad. Cheaper than shipping at Cabella's.... BTW they told me that the prices are going up next week. Get your orders in while you can!!

Billy
For such a small order, you may have been better off going through Berrys as long as they don't hit you with any of those extra charges. I just don't understand what the deal is with Berrys website. When I place an order for the same items as you did on Berrys website, I get a different total than you got ($82.44 + $8 in surcharge for a total of $90.44, a little bit more than if I place the order from Cabelas).

The real savings from Cabela's comes when you buy at least 2,000 or more, due to their flat rate shipping, or when you spend $100-150 and save an extra $20-30 with their coupons.

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Old 12-21-2006, 06:29 PM
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"...Zero 124fmj from Ghost Holster for $53.33 per thousand delivered to my doorstep."

Not to mention Zero's are Really........... A-c-c-u-r-a-t-e!!!
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:36 PM
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2000 9mm bullets from Cabelas
Here is what you are purchasing:

Item Unit Price Qty. Shipping
Notes Add'l
Shipping
Charges Item Total

Berry's Preferred Plated Bullets
Item number: IG - 214914
$12.99 8 Standard Express None $103.92
CALIBER/GAUGE: 9MM 115 GR RN
This item is in stock.
View notes

Merchandise Total: $103.92

change shipping method Shipping and Handling Charges: $11.75
Taxes: $0.00

Amount Due: $115.67
Ebay is cheaper than Cabelas or Berrys @ $106.20 and the bullets are double struck. Seller has a 100% feedback.
http://cgi.ebay.com/1000-Berrys-9mm-...QQcmdZViewItem
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