Good source of cast bullets? [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : Good source of cast bullets?


stan and
08-17-2007, 00:07
My box of Oregan Trail .40 180 grain flat nose cast bullets is about gone. Dose anyone know a good source of simular cast bullets in Utah or Salt Lake countys? I bought these at Sportsman over a year ago. Last time I was in there they were poorly stocked and the prices had gone up. I would also like to find a truncated or flat nosed 230 grain 45 acp cast bullet.

I'm going to the big city saturday.

Steve Koski
08-17-2007, 04:19
I've heard that

http://www.twoalphabullets.com/

has good product & prices. Even with shipping it might beat most local offerings.

Side note - I was driving past Baker City OR last week and phoned Laser Cast/Oregon Trail Bullet Co. to ask about prices. In the past I've bought 20k or so of their bullets "from the shop" where they give you a 10% discount, no freight charges, and good pricing.

Unfortunately, the OTBC lady quoted me prices like $70/1000 for 180 gr 40s, and $63/1000 for 155 gr 40s. Sheesh. For a bit more I can get plated or jacketed ammo. A few years ago I bought the 155 gr 40s from them for about 3.5 cents each!

http://www.laser-cast.com/4010mm.html

Wow, That's just crazy. 'Taint the good ole days no more.

JGoates
08-17-2007, 20:59
Christensen's reloading rolls their own in-house (literally). Look them up in the SL phone book for their address. Their shop is in the back of their house. I've shot a ton of their bullets and they're good quality and quite economical.

Steve Koski
08-18-2007, 10:01
What is Christensen charging for cast bullets these days? Can someone post the latest prices they've paid?

Steve Koski
08-18-2007, 12:30
Christensen Reloading
9096 S 260 E
Sandy, UT 84070-2710

Phone: (801) 255-5030

Steve Koski
08-18-2007, 17:45
http://www.gardnerscache.com/cast_pistol_bullets.html

stan and
08-20-2007, 21:43
Thanks Steve K and JGoates for the info. I checked twoalphabullets and found the prices very reasonable. I phoned 2alpha and talked to John Latty, a congenial Iowa farmer and bullet caster. He dosen't sell over the internet, so I placed my order by mail. I ordered 500 each of .40 180gr TC and .45 230gr TC. And another 500 .40 175 SWC, something new to try. $9 flat rate shipping for 75 lbs and under.

I used a .44 cast bullet by Chistensens, about 15 years ago. It was a nose pour bullet with perfect flat bases. It was the most accurate non gas check bullet I have used. I liked it alot. I thought they had stopped casting. Maybe this is a different Christensen.

ustate
08-23-2007, 11:53
I was given about half a box of some Christensen 9mm bullets last year and they were really good, a lot better than the the Lasercast I also tried. I've never got around to buying any though as I have a ton of plated I'm still working through.

handyrandyrc
08-23-2007, 14:31
I just discovered a guy in Clearfield/Layton area that's getting back into it. Checked out his little operation, and seems like a great deal he has going! Silver Star Cast bullets is what he calls it.

They only do 9mm, .44 Mag, and .357 Mag, and I think maybe a .45 ACP, but I'm not positive on the .45. All are really hard -- he mixes Linotype in to get the hardness he wants. All lubed with Jake's scarlet lube.

He has a posting on KSL classifieds, and that is how I got in touch with him. No website that I have seen yet. http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=1655401&cat=&lpid= is the link I found bullets at. His name is Gerry -- super nice guy.

I've used the .357 and the 9mm in my own handloads. I love the profile on the 9mm, they have an ogive I haven't run into before -- they feed like butter. 357s have been good for some fairly stiff loads in the revolver.

ustate
08-29-2007, 12:07
The guy in Layton that handyrandyrc linked to does have .45 also, I found an auction from him on gunbroker.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=79036245

ustate
08-29-2007, 20:15
I went by Christensen's after work today and here are the prices for the hard cast bullets I bought, for 180 gr. TC .40 it was $22.95 and the 230 gr RN .45 it was $26.95, both in boxes of 500. He not only has the hard cast bullets he makes he also has pretty much anything you would need to reload.

Steve Koski
08-29-2007, 20:23
$22.95 x 1.063 = $24.40 per 500 or $.0488 each. Not bad.

Thanks for the prices ustate!

GixxerSixxer
08-29-2007, 22:08
Originally posted by ustate
I went by Christensen's after work today and here are the prices for the hard cast bullets I bought, for 180 gr. TC .40 it was $22.95 and the 230 gr RN .45 it was $26.95, both in boxes of 500. He not only has the hard cast bullets he makes he also has pretty much anything you would need to reload.

Do his prices have tax included or is there tax on the end as well?

ustate
08-29-2007, 22:39
Those prices were pre-tax.