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Old April 18, 2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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reloading

I started reloading for cowboy action shooting. I bought a 550b and everything I need to reload. I went to the gun show and bought bullets, primers and power but was wondering if anybody knows if there is a good website or store in the DFW area where I can get this stuff cheaper.
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Old April 18, 2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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Can get brass fairly reasonable on ebay. Try to stick with one brand. I like starline and winchester for my 44-40's. I cast my own bullets and shop around for the best buy on CCI or Winchester primers and powder.
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Old April 18, 2010, 08:22 PM   #3
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If your loading lead. Missouri Bullet Co. Has the best price I've found.
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Old April 18, 2010, 09:59 PM   #4
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Hey Hawg,

When is the last time you visted ebay. Brass has been banned on that sight for more than a year or two. Gunbroker, AA, and a few others still auction it, but ebay thinks it is part of the evil firearms that they are fired in.
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Old April 18, 2010, 10:18 PM   #5
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Been awhile okie but don't think it's been a year ago that I bought some .45 ACP brass from there.
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Old April 19, 2010, 09:19 PM   #6
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For brass go straight to Starlines website I found my 45-70 brass as cheap or cheaper then other sites but that said try Graf & Son they have great deals if in stock.
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Old April 20, 2010, 06:36 AM   #7
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thanks, I'll check them out.
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Old April 20, 2010, 10:15 AM   #8
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I buy my brass directly from Starline Brass Company. I last bought BP in bulk from Powder Incorporated. Primers I bought in bulk from Cabelas along with some smokeless powder but only because I had a $75 off coupon I got in the mail. For bullets I need to work on that. Typically, I just order 500 bullets at a time but they come with smokeless lube which may or may not be usable for your application. I need to get a cheaper source for bullets but I'm not quite ready to take on casting just yet....even though I know I should.

p.s. Correctomundo...I last bought in bulk from Jack's Powder Keg. It was $12.60/lb but now its up to $13.40/lb. I'd probably buy Diamondback Powder at $10.15/lb the next time around.

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Old April 20, 2010, 03:18 PM   #9
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Clembert, I see what you mean about Jacks. It was $225.00 shipped for 25 lbs last time I looked, now it is $275.00. I couldn't get anybody to go in on a buy so I gave up. I also wondered how the powder was in comparison to other brands?
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Old April 20, 2010, 04:02 PM   #10
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I also wondered how the powder was in comparison to other brands?
As I recall correctly, Jack's Battle Powder is missing the graphite. That is, it is FFF not FFFg. Graphite acts as a lubricant but perhaps more importantly it is a medium to allow static electricity to pass around the granules rather then through them. Diamondback has graphite thus the FFFg designation as does Goex.
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Old April 20, 2010, 04:29 PM   #11
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You learn something every day. I did not know that's what the "g" meant. Thanks, ClemBert!
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