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Old April 8, 2008, 07:44 AM   #1
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Cost of RL components

Where are you guys finding the best deals on Brass and Bullets these days? I realize everything is going up...but who has the best prices and service that doesn't stink?
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Old April 8, 2008, 07:57 AM   #2
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I haven't bought any brass since I started reloading a few months ago, so can't comment to that. But I have found that Mike at mastercastbullets.com is one of the most helpful people in the industry. I have bought some hard cast bullets from him, loaded and shot them, and just placed another order from him last week. A really class individual from a first-rate company! I am confident that you will not go wrong there.

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Old April 9, 2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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R L Brass

You can fine about every thing you want at ammobrasstrader.com .. It's a very good place , 99.9% Good people there!!! Make sure you read Trades gone bad. And remember the bad names???? God Bless Good luck Zeek
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Old April 9, 2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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Magnus Bullets has good products at good prices. You usually have to leave a message but he calls you right back within a couple hours. He uses the USPS flat rate shipping and you save a pile on freight. I haven't ordered anything in about a year but he had the best prices I could find.
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Old April 10, 2008, 08:06 AM   #5
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Why, I have the best used brass prices, quality, and service, thank you for asking!

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Old April 11, 2008, 12:20 PM   #6
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I just got a good deal on cast-bullets at LeadheadBullets in Kansas.

One of the lowest prices I've seen lately is from Mastercast Bullets. Their prices are fairly low, but what really makes it a great deal is that their price INCLUDES shipping. Hard to beat that deal. When I bought 250 bullets that are 300 grains each, the shipping was around $12.

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Old April 11, 2008, 02:18 PM   #7
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PM sent regarding once fired brass
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Old April 11, 2008, 04:43 PM   #8
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I don't buy brass for the most part - when I do, I go to Sportsman's Warehouse. On bullets, I'm using Montana Gold exclusively - and they are very high quality - and competitive in my opinion. They have a good website - and shipping is free.
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Old April 12, 2008, 10:30 AM   #9
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I should be more specific...Rifle Bullets. Also, w/ shotgun shells going up, and my new found love of skeet and sporting clays, I was curious about lead shot, wads, etc.
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Old April 12, 2008, 11:21 AM   #10
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I'm deathly afraid of getting back in to shotshell loading. 20 years ago, I was shooting 8 rounds of skeet a week with a gorgeous Browning Citori Skeet in 20 gauge, and cranking out shotshells by the boxful from my trusty MEC-650. IIRC, 25-pound bags of shot were about 9 bucks. I think that's right... I could be mistaken. Those bags are what, about $45-$50 a bag now? That's friggin' nightmarish.
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Old April 13, 2008, 04:40 PM   #11
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I'd really like to know what the cost per round is currently is for 12 ga. 2 3/4" loads, 1 1/8 oz shot, 1200-1300 fps.
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Old April 17, 2008, 11:56 AM   #12
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Did The Lovemaster get slapped down?

Anyways I like moly bullets. They are halfway in price between hardcast and jacketed, and don't seem to lead my barrels at all. My best source right now is www.precisionbullets.com. And their prices include shipping.
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Old April 17, 2008, 12:30 PM   #13
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I'd really like to know what the cost per round is currently is for 12 ga. 2 3/4" loads, 1 1/8 oz shot, 1200-1300 fps.
Here's a good calculator for you.

http://10xshooters.com/calculators/S...ReloadingCost/
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Old April 17, 2008, 01:44 PM   #14
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Where are you guys finding the best deals on Brass and Bullets these days? I realize everything is going up...but who has the best prices and service that doesn't stink?
I cruise forums just like this one to find a lot of stuff I want to try. I usually can find some complete boxes or partials for far less delivered than what I can buy online or locally. If I like how a bullet shoots then I'll order more or get them from the local shop. I can find a bunch of brass usually in the forums as well.

Best times to check are early in the morning, lunch time, and after work. Those are the times that stuff usually gets posted that sells the fastest. I've found some great deals here and other forums.
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Old April 17, 2008, 03:35 PM   #15
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Did The Lovemaster get slapped down?
Nope, still here!!

Besides, who's to say The Lovemaster doesn't enjoy a little slapfest now and then?!?

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Old April 17, 2008, 03:42 PM   #16
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Cool, I load 20ga 7/8oz for less than $4/box. Yippee!
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Old April 17, 2008, 06:12 PM   #17
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The cost of reloading a shotshell - 12ga , even with a bag of shot at about $ 35 now - a box is about $ 4.50 per box ( compared to a premium shell like a Remington STS at about $ 7.50 a box ).
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Old April 17, 2008, 09:43 PM   #18
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But a guy can tailor his loads to his gun. Factory is just factory.
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Old April 18, 2008, 04:49 PM   #19
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Buy your supply of shot by the ton - there are only 80 bags to the ton. If you and your buddies get together - you can easily split up a ton or two of shot. Of course it would have been better if you had bought 2 tons of shot when it was $ 18 a bag instead of $35 a bag - but I'm betting the cost will go over $ 50 a bag before it comes down - so I calculate my inventory at a 2 year usage. Its easy to store / doesn't take up a lot of room - but keep it dry and it won't last forever without getting corroded and kind of dusty.
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Old April 18, 2008, 05:00 PM   #20
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Buy your supply of shot by the ton - there are only 80 bags to the ton
I've been wondering what 1000# of bullet metal (2% tin, 6% antimony, 92% lead) would cost, delivered, if purchased direct from a nonferrous metals manufacturer like Metalico. I think lead is currently about $1.40 on the London futures market.

I haven't wondered enough to actually check it out yet.
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Old April 18, 2008, 11:07 PM   #21
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Foundry lead alloy is about $3/lb plus delivery at about $2 per mile. A ton is 2,000 pounds.
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