Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

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Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#1 Post by wm » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:58 pm

My preferred and local (you have no idea how much I have saved driving 2 miles to pick up rather then paying shipping) cast bullet supplier (Dardas bullets) is out of business and out of stock.

So any one feel strongly about the quality and price of cast bullet seller?

I should mention I use cast pistol bullets in 38spl, 357 mag, 41mag, 44 spl. 44 mag, 45 ACP/AR, 45 Colt, 30 WCF, 38-55, and 35 Rem.
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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#2 Post by Griff » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:17 pm

Badman Bullets. The other cast bullet supplier I buy from provides Rucker Bullets. They're:
Southwest Ammunition and Supply Co.
206 W Davis St.
Mesquite, Tx 75149
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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#3 Post by Fisher-Price » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:38 pm

I have been happy with Missouri Cast bullets and recently tried a box of Acme that were ok.

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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#4 Post by Grizz » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 pm

Marshall Stanton at Beartooth Bullets has the BEST hard cast alloy I've found, and the best bullet selection for my purposes.

http://www.beartoothbullets.com/

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#5 Post by Catshooter » Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:03 am

Well I wasn't going to respond since I cast my own I know of no other suppliers, but then you asked if anyone feels strongly. So yes, I do feel strongly that if it is possible one should cast their own. It gives one complete control over size, hardness and quality to say nothing of supply. Since I have a good supply of brass, primers, powder and moulds all during the Obama years I had no issues keeping shooting.

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#6 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:46 am

I've used a lot of Meister for handgun loads when I don't cast my own. Good quality at an affordable price.

http://www.meisterbullets.com/
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#7 Post by Ray Newman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:19 pm

CatShooter is onto it....
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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#8 Post by Shasta » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:23 pm

Having lost all my bullet molds and casting equipment in the recent Carr Fire, I found it necessary to buy some bullets. Several of the people I shoot silhouette with recommended the moly coated bullets sold by Bear Creek Supply:

https://www.bearcreeksupplybullets.com/

If you buy over $130 worth, shipping is free, so I ordered some .380" 250 gr. for my .38-55, some .312" 115 gr. for my .32-20, and some .431" 205 gr. for my .44-40. Hardness rated a 7 on my Saeco tester, which equals 10.7 BHN, so not real hard but certainly good enough for what I needed. Bullet weights vary by about 3 gr., but they do shoot very well for me and I am not getting any leading at all.

That being said, I am in the process of replacing my molds and casting equipment and will go back to rolling my own as soon as I can.

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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#9 Post by JerryB » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:32 pm

Have a look at this site>>>>>>>> Matt's Bullets. He has all all of the calibers you listed I think. I have never had a problem with any I use.
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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#10 Post by Dan 444 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:29 pm

Grizz wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:31 pm
Marshall Stanton at Beartooth Bullets has the BEST hard cast alloy I've found, and the best bullet selection for my purposes.

http://www.beartoothbullets.com/

Regards, Grizz
+1. I agree. Best quality cast bullets that I have been able to find. I use them for 30-30, 32 WS, 35 Rem, 375 W, 444 and 45-70.

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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#11 Post by Sixgun » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:00 pm

Catshooter wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:03 am
Well I wasn't going to respond since I cast my own I know of no other suppliers, but then you asked if anyone feels strongly. So yes, I do feel strongly that if it is possible one should cast their own. It gives one complete control over size, hardness and quality to say nothing of supply. Since I have a good supply of brass, primers, powder and moulds all during the Obama years I had no issues keeping shooting.
Those evil times can return, just sayin'.
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Yep! Good 'ole Cat could not have said it better. For a guy like yourself who shoots a lot of different calibers, it would more than pay for you to make your own. Although you don't need to go as far as Cat or me, I can proudly say, with a couple of hundred moulds, that I can make any gun go bang as much as I want to....with only the price of a primer, some powder, some electricity, and a lot of time, on my part.

Maybe your wealthy and don't need the trouble, learning curve, or maybe don't have the time and I understand that....but......if your economically challenged like a few of us here and LOVE to shoot lots and lots, it's a near no brainer to cast.


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Re: Seeking recomendations on cast bullet supplier

#12 Post by Gregor » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:52 am

http://www.mastercast.net/ftp.mastercas ... lcome.html

Mike makes excellent machine cast bullets. Been using him when I don't have the time to cast my own.

http://www.mattsbullets.com/

Buy the 700 gr. 500 off of Matt, terrific quality and fair, fast shipping.

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