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Old 12-04-2006, 09:23 PM
trooper894 trooper894 is offline
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Cast bullet sources.

Any suggestions for reliable suppliers of standard hard cast lead bullets (not copper coated/washed), looking primarily for 45acp, 45lc and 40/10mm. Live in Ohio so something close would help shipping costs and from what I've read here and elsewhere, NBC is not really an option.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:17 PM
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I purchased a box of Oregon Trail "Laser Cast" bullets for making reduced .357 magnum loads. I've only shot 100 of them, so far. No problems.

I bought them from Sportsmen's Warehouse, outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

HTH,
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:20 AM
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Oregon Laser Cast are good. Precision bullets good as well. Google them.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:24 AM
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Most cast bullets are made on machines made by Magma Engineering of Queen Creek AZ. To produce top notch bullets you only need quality alloy, lube, and to keep the machines clean. I would try to locate a caster locally, or within driving distance to cut down on shipping costs. Try a few thou and, if you like them, buy in bulk to save $. Just make sure the caster uses a quality alloy and not just wheel weights.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:06 AM
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The best pricing I've gotten has been from Northeast Bullets, but they tend to get backed up because they are the cheapest. DON'T get the moly coating from them. it's filthy to work with.

I have gotten plated bullets from Cabelas. They have good prices and reasonably low shipping in bulk.

The nicest quality bullets I've come across have been from Penn Bullets. Magnus Bullets coming in second place. Penn is backed up right now, I've been waiting a couple of weeks on an order. Magnus no longer sells directly, but there are links to retailers on his site. Both of these are slightly pricier, but worth the extra cost, I think.

Oregon Trails seems to be the best of all worlds. Good bullets, just about always in stock, fast shipping. You'll pay for the shipping, though.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:44 AM
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I have used some of the Laser-Cast (Oregon Trail) bullets:

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...843&hasJS=true

If you buy enough, shipping is not bad.

I have also had good luck with this guy:

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZtrccmg48QQhtZ-1

The USPS flat rate shipping helps on postage.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:15 AM
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Also worth checking out Montana Bullet Works. Not quite as cheap as Oregon Trail in the small plain stuff, but much more selection, and great prices on big hunting rounds. Cast Performance is great, but in .45 Colt they run about $24 per 100, whereas MBW offers various big gas checked LBTs for around $58 for 500. They use $10.00 flat rate shipping boxes, so it's worth contacting them to see how many of a given size will fit in one flat rate box.
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:38 PM
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I'll put in another vote for Precision Bullets. They are coated so not much leading problems, and they don't cost much more than pure lead. And I believe their prices include shipping.

www.precisionbullets.com
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Old 12-05-2006, 01:51 PM
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http://www.mastercastbullets.com/index.html
MasterCast. Excellent bullets, pricing and service. I've been buying from Mike for a while now. By the far the best service of any I've used.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:03 PM
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http://www.mastercastbullets.com/index.html
MasterCast. Excellent bullets, pricing and service. I've been buying from Mike for a while now. By the far the best service of any I've used.
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I totally agree with Bronson7. Mike is the total package - he really understands customer service.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:53 PM
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Thanks for all of the responses, I appreciate all of the sources. Hopefully I can get an order together before the first of the year and the anticipated price increases.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:07 PM
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Penn bullets are in PA. near Pittsburg. Goggle them for info. They do some shows in Ohio.Ihey also ship UPS.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:21 AM
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What's the turnaround time like from precision bullets? I've emailed them but they never got back to me.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:42 AM
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http://www.pointmanspage.com/cast-bullet-mfgrs/

Theres a whole list of cast bullet mfgs. pretty good list. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-11-2006, 06:19 AM
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Why not cast your own? It is not that difficult or expensive and is a quite rewarding hobby.
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:35 AM
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You want bullet orders shipped USPS flat rate priority. $8-9 for 70#. You can ship 2K 45acps for this price. Beats every other means of shipping. And it's very fast. Most casters are shipping this way right now.
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Old 12-11-2006, 11:11 AM
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Penn bullets here in Pa. are very good they have been in business for sometime. I use them in my 45 long Colt and 45 acp with verry good results.
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:09 AM
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back in 94 I bought a magma master caster and 3 moulds.I have made a zillion bullets on it and it is still going strong.the magma 200 gr swc is the most accurate cast bullet I have shot out of my 1911's over the years.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:20 AM
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close enough

Penn Bullets; good guy.



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Old 12-17-2006, 12:51 PM
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Anyone order from Northeast Bullets lately there website says Attention: We apologize for the inconvenience and are in the process of relocating our production facilities - order fulfillment will be backlogged until June.



sorry but its december and they dont seem to respond to emails

great prices but just wondering wait time
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:02 PM
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I usually use http://www.pennbullets.com/. The last I got was 2225 200gr SWC for $110 shipped. That's gettin' your $8.10 worth from the USPS. 70lbs.

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Old 12-17-2006, 08:01 PM
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good info
http://www.lasc.us/CastBulletNotes.htm
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