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With reloading components on the rise I'm thinking about using cast bullets for practice and "save" my plated bullets for matches - if I can find a good cast bullet for less.



I'm looking for a caster that produces 165-170, 180 & 200 gn 40 cal bullets for a reasonable cost by today's standards. The plated bullets that I'm using are about $80/K - can I get lead for less?



Oregon Trail Laser Cast comes in at the same price - maybe buy more plated?



Any ideas?
 

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M usually means thousand.... ie ... Roman Numerals...lol. That would be one hell of a buy for a million.....i would be in for two.
 

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I get all my cast bullets from Laredo Bullets in Tempe AZ. They do have a website, Tell Ron the owner that Les sent you and maybe he will make you a deal.
 

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G56 said:
Just Google cast lead bullets and you'll find a bunch of companies selling them.



A lot of guys like these coated bullets: http://www.masterblastersbullets.com/


Thanks to all that have replied.



I have some Master blasters - they are a good bullet to reload. I think I'll stay with them - no lube to clean up after reloading.



I did find a local to Pittsburgh caster - Penn Bullets. Of all the casters that I looked at today Penn offers the most bullet weights to select from in 40 cal. 135, 155, 165, 180 & 200.

Prices are around $75/k + shipping. http://www.pennbullets.com/40/40-caliber.html



Another local guy is Master Cast bullets. Only one selection in 40 cal - a 180 gr bullet for $45/K + shipping. http://www.mastercast.net/cast_bullets.htm



Master blasters are a better buy at $135/2100 shipped to your door in an Army surplus ammo can. Too bad they just offer 145 , 180 & 200 grain bullets. I would like to try out a 165-170 grain load.



I really liked Precision bullets but I can't justify the cost and wait for them. They are so far behind that orders are running 10 weeks to fill in limited weights and the prices are through the roof $205/2500 - another few $$ and I can buy a case of Montana Gold bullets!



I need to find a deal on 10K of primers and I'll have enough of a component stock pile to last a while.
 

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If you are buying powder and primers in bulk, Powder Valley is a great supplier for those, and they will ship primers AND powder with only one haz mat fee, some others ship separate and charge two haz mat fees, Midway as an example.



http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/
 
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