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Old September 17, 2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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.357 Mag bulk ammo

Trying to get opinions on the best value on bulk .357 Mag ammo and where to order... Have heard iffy reviews on Bitterroot Valley 357. Ok but dirty and sometimes lighter loads. What has been your experience and preference?

CTD? Midway? Somewhere else? What brand have you liked for bulk .357?

Thanks for the opinions.
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Old September 17, 2012, 11:15 AM   #2
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Posts: 94 is the best deal I have found for bulk .357 ammo. It is loaded a little on the light side, but it burns cleans and is fairly accurate. They do a brass exchange deal where if you send them your empty brass they'll give you a significant discount on loaded ammo, so save your empties and send it to them in a Fedex flat rate box. Last time I checked .38 spl wadcutters were about $10/box and .357 was $15/box
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Old September 17, 2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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I've not used BVA .357's, but I have used their 5.56, .44 specials and .44 magnums and been pretty happy with them.
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Old September 18, 2012, 09:35 PM   #4
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learn to reload, stright walled case are pretty easy.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:14 AM   #5
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Yep - get into reloading.
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Old September 19, 2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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Yep, 357 magnum is very easy to load and you can load it much cheaper than you can buy it.
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Old September 19, 2012, 04:14 PM   #7
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I'm reloading 100 38 Specials for less than the cost of 100 CCI Mini-Mags with my own cast boolits. I haven't did the math on 357s, j frame only here.
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Old September 20, 2012, 04:27 AM   #8
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OP September 17, 2012, 06:12 AM

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Sorry, I spent to much "time" looking for good deal's. only to find my stock goes away before I can get more, because they ran out.

Don't take offense, but it's just so easy to go on line and take short cut's!

I think you can read between the lines from a true ammo hunter, I'm always looking up for good deals. And yes I don't reload,......YET! Some day....

Good deal's? You are my competition.
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Old September 20, 2012, 04:35 AM   #9
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"On December 31,2012 we will cease all ammunition manufacturing."
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Old September 20, 2012, 08:53 AM   #10
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As per above.

I know, I've been saving all my one time .357 shell's just to do business with them.

Got about 5000+.
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Old September 20, 2012, 09:22 AM   #11
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Mastercast is now out of the ammunition business but will still be casting bullets:
On December 31,2012 we will cease all ammunition manufacturing. If we have any pending orders for ammo we will fill these in the order they were received. After the first of the year you will be notified that your order is ready and you will have one week to pick it up or arrange shipment. . . . This in no way applies to our cast bullet manufacturing operation, we will continue to cast and plan on expanding our line. We will also continue to carry components like the surplus powder,bullets,etc..
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Old September 21, 2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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You can pick up very high quality Swiss RWS .357 Mag in bulk online, although I've never seen it in a local store. Sellior & Bellot makes good basic loads, also.
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