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Old September 10, 2019, 05:08 PM   #1
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Looks like Oregon Trail Bullet Co. is out of business! Their phone is disconnected and no 'contact' response. Anyone know anything?
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Old September 10, 2019, 05:48 PM   #2
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Someone posted that a couple of weeks ago somewhere but their website is still up and I think someone else said they had recently placed an order but you’re right their phone is down. After losing Rainier in May I hate see another one go down. Maybe it’s just a phone problem.
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Old September 10, 2019, 06:15 PM   #3
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Big "yeah" to that! I got used to buying in 100 rd lots with free shipping. Also felt a little more room between me and the tightening gun law restrictions. I suspect that when we only have a few sources for reloading, shooting will become just another highend hobby for the privileged few.
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Old September 10, 2019, 07:40 PM   #4
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I was told they are primarily a silver company.The lead with traces of silver in it is,or was,a byproduct of the primary industry.

I like their bullets.And so far,I have been able to choose between paying the price for them and casting my own.

It may not be what you prefer to do,but the ultimate characteristic of cast bullets is you can get a pot and a mold and some lead and make bullets while listening to Hank Junior
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Old September 11, 2019, 12:14 PM   #5
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Back when I first started shooting cast, I would stop in Baker, Oregon and pick up my bullets at Oregon Trail. Saved me a little money. I could also get unsized/unlubed fodder for my 45-70. I drive by Baker a couple times a year.

But I don't shoot near as much now and I like the product from Missouri Bullet Company better.

The reality is that social media couch potatoes (like me) don't shoot enough to warrant cast bullet savings.
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Old September 11, 2019, 02:51 PM   #6
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A big thanks to all responders. Neat insight to OT company roots. Looked up the Missouri Bullet Co. and it is, indeed, a smarter option; thank you! I am again in the embrace of the American dream.
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Old September 13, 2019, 05:26 PM   #7
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On Marlinowners someone posted Oregon Trail has new Phone #406 883 0741 didn't try it so don't know.But members are saying that they are getting bullet orders from them.
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Old September 15, 2019, 06:12 PM   #8
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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Old Yesterday, 04:41 PM   #9
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Mystery solved! OT was absorbed by another bullet company and is in transition. The new outfit is not "business-as-usual". ie: Free shipping is only given for orders over a hundred dollars and a reluctance to handle 100 rd orders. The fellow I talked to was helpful but confused about the changes. A big thanks for the new phone number!
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