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Old February 22, 2005, 08:26 AM   #1
VonFatman
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Nice Price---Rainier 230gr RN

In case anyone is interested...
Rose Dist. has Rainier 230gr Round Nose bullets for:

$48.75/thousand

That's about the best deal I've seen. I know
some shun the Rainiers...but for some of us,
this may be a good deal on a pretty decent plated
bullet. They also have 230gr Rainier HP's for around $60/k
Looks like all the prices (in quantities over 1k) includes free shipping.

Here's a link:

http://www.rozedist.com/index.htm
The RN bullets are not listed on their site (don't know why)
but if you e-mail or call their 800# they can set you up.

Bob
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Old February 24, 2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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Thanks for the info....I got my 2K on the way!
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Old February 24, 2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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Glad to help out.
Me too...I went with 2k...I'd have gotten more, but I had a
few other things to buy...you know...food, electricity....

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Old February 24, 2005, 12:26 PM   #4
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Are those .45 ACP? I just recently started reloading and I've been using Rainier JHP for my .44 mag. Is there any particular reason people don't care for them?
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Old February 24, 2005, 01:10 PM   #5
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Dgremlin,
I've read that some who like to load "upper-end" .44 Mag ammo prefer jacketed bullets since many believe plated bullets won't handle the "heat" of a fast load and may come apart during firing.
Please note, I do not have first-hand experience and that is why I am not speaking with authority.
I also read that others use plated for all their loads...judging by the number of folks using jacketed bullets in "warm" loads, I'd venture a guess and say it's probably more universal to use jacketed bullets in "warmer"/hot loads.

Some also report that Rainier bullets are not accurate enough for them. Many report they prefer the accuracy of lead/cast bullets. Me? I've used them (Rainiers) in my .45's and .44's and have never seen a problem. I also prefer the cleaner shooting with plated or jacketed bullets.

I have also been using 240gr. Rainier HP's for my .44 Mag. loads. But I did just buy 1,000 Mag-Tech 240gr. SJHPs (semi-jacketed hollow points) to use as I warm up the mix a bit.

The folks at Rose do have .44 Rainier bullets...the ones you mentioned. Check out their website to see if there's a "flavor" you would like to try.

Yes, the 230gr RN I mention above are .45 ACP bullets.

Good luck reloading...I'm a newbie too and always enjoy reading about loads and experiences. I hope to read about your reloading experiences.

Bob
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