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Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
« on: January 14, 2011, 10:57:41 am »
Not even screaming deals, just "good deals".  Do you know of some?  Post them here!

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for 308 and 223 bullets, check out brassmanbrass.com
Pulled 147 grain 308 bullets for $145.00 per 1000, including shipping
223 55FMJ bullets for $81.00 per 1000, including shipping

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for 308 bullets, Coledistributing.com
308 165 grain Speer jacketed softpoints for $175 per 1000, does not include shipping

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www.goldenwestbrass.com
for bullets of all kinds.  During the Great Panic of '08 his stock got cleaned out but he seems to have restocked well enough.

I thought these were pretty good deals, at least compared to looking at bullet prices at the other traditional online retailers like Midway, Grafs etc (even with my FFL03 discount).  Fwiw I've bought multiple times from all of the above places and have been happy with how it went.  (Especially brassman, he doesn't always have what I want in stock, but I check his site every month or two to see.  Fairly often he'll have something in bulk that's at a good stock-up price.  I must have bought well over 5000 bullets from him alone over the last couple of years.)


Please post any good deals on components you might find, so that others might take advantage!

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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 11:56:52 am »
    That sounds great for rifle bullets. I checked on their pistol bullet prices and they are only okay.

    For comparison, I like to shop at www.berrysmfg.com as I have had good results with them.
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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 03:48:31 pm »
    That sounds great for rifle bullets. I checked on their pistol bullet prices and they are only okay.

    For comparison, I like to shop at www.berrysmfg.com as I have had good results with them.

    I liked the Berry's product, but I thought their prices were a little, well not steep but not low either.  They irked me also by sticking on a "lead surcharge" that only shows up when you check out too, on top of shipping.  If their plated bullets could be driven faster than 1700 fps (per their warnings) I'd probably buy a bunch for plinking with my various rifles.  A few years back I started casting my own at least for handgun and shotgun, so I haven't had occasion to use any but the left over Berry's plated ones that I have left over.  Do they still hide their real prices with that "lead surcharge"?   >:(

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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 06:06:09 pm »
    I liked the Berry's product, but I thought their prices were a little, well not steep but not low either.  They irked me also by sticking on a "lead surcharge" that only shows up when you check out too, on top of shipping.  If their plated bullets could be driven faster than 1700 fps (per their warnings) I'd probably buy a bunch for plinking with my various rifles.  A few years back I started casting my own at least for handgun and shotgun, so I haven't had occasion to use any but the left over Berry's plated ones that I have left over.  Do they still hide their real prices with that "lead surcharge"?   >:(

    I just bought 1000 .40 bullets from them. Copper plated lead 165gr. No surcharge that I noticed. In shopping around, I noticed that $0.16 a bullet is a decent price, and I got these for below that. That said, this is the first bulk order I've done in .40.
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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #4 on: January 20, 2011, 04:12:37 pm »
    www.powdervalleyinc.com

    They have good deals on everything, it's where I usually buy.

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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #5 on: January 20, 2011, 05:17:44 pm »
    www.powdervalleyinc.com

    They have good deals on everything, it's where I usually buy.

    Those are great prices on bullets.  How is their shipping usually?  On Berry's 45 bullets, they're about $25 cheaper per 1000 but it doesnt' show shipping.
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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 11:16:52 pm »
    I think Powder Valley Inc. is great.  In the past (it's been a year or two) shipping on a $300 order was maybe $10-$12 and another $20 for hazmat fee.  Great, great prices that quickly more than make up for shipping + hazmat.

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    Re: Know of a good deal on components? (Then post it here)
    « Reply #7 on: January 21, 2011, 12:39:12 am »
    Wow, thanks guys!  :thumbup2

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    « Reply #8 on: January 22, 2011, 10:13:15 am »
    Bushwacker Bullets at Arms And Ammo.
    Local folks, good plinking lead bullets for those who don't cast their own.
    http://armsandammo.com/prodpage.cfm?CategoryID=42
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    Brassman Brass (thumbs up)
    « Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 07:51:56 am »
    www.brassmanbrass.com

    This isn't exactly a 'good deal' find, but it is worth mentioning.  I ordered some 30-30 once-fired brass from them the other day since their posted prices were good and shipping was included.  ($27 per 100 incl. shipping for mixed headstamp, $29 per 100 if you want same headstamp)

    I called the order in to get 300, and they said they'd take off 2/3 of the shipping since it would all fit in one flat rate box.  I was planning on spending $80-something dollars for 300, but with the savings they gave me, I upped my order to 400 and still only paid $87.
    That, and when talking on the phone it came up that I was a previous customer, he threw in a free gunsock too.
    I like the brassman.    :thumbup1

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    "Smart Reloader" single stage reloading kit - $59.99 MidSouth
    « Reply #10 on: March 16, 2011, 11:04:29 pm »
    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=047-vbsrkit&fromsearch=yes

    It's cheap, anyway!
    I don't like their digital scale but wth, it's still more convenient than a balance scale.  Looks like pretty much what you'd want to get started, except for dies.

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    « Reply #11 on: March 16, 2011, 11:41:27 pm »
    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=047-vbsrkit&fromsearch=yes

    It's cheap, anyway!
    I don't like their digital scale but wth, it's still more convenient than a balance scale.  Looks like pretty much what you'd want to get started, except for dies.

    "Smart Reloader", is this the operation that states their offerings are "swiss designed", but made elsewhere? Where are they made anyway? Their powder tricker reminds me so much of my Redding unit. The rest of the stuff seems like it's "inspired" from other companies/designs. How is the quality of their equipment? Haven't seen any of their stuff in my parts so far.
     :hmm

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    Re: "Smart Reloader" single stage reloading kit - $59.99 MidSouth
    « Reply #12 on: March 17, 2011, 12:48:32 am »
    "Smart Reloader", is this the operation that states their offerings are "swiss designed", but made elsewhere? Where are they made anyway? Their powder tricker reminds me so much of my Redding unit. The rest of the stuff seems like it's "inspired" from other companies/designs. How is the quality of their equipment? Haven't seen any of their stuff in my parts so far.
     :hmm

    Their scale I had looked like typical cheap Chinese stuff.  I mentioned the kit just because I thought it was kind of neat to get almost a complete kit for $60, even if it's probably a cheap "C" press and other stuff.
    I bought a cheap Lee "C" press just to use for sizing cast bullets, and I bet this is similar.  The pictures make it look big, but in real life it's small and light duty.  Good enough for light hobbyist use like I put on it, but clearly nowhere near the RCBS Rockchucker for instance, in price or quality.

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