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Thread: Don't cast, who's bullets are good?

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    Don't cast, who's bullets are good?

    Bought some 38-55 and 535 gr 45-70 Postell bullets from Montana Bullet ,also have some from Bear Creek. Any others people recommend? Smokeless in 38-55 and OE in the 45-70.

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    Have you looked at Buffalo Arms Co?

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    Are you asking about bullets as a reloading component or loaded ammunition?
    And welcome to the forum.

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    I don't know if you can do better than Montana Bullet Co., they're good people and their bullets are hand-cast. But, you already know that......I've purchased a lot of bullets from Penn Bullets before I started casting my own, not sure if he's got what you want but give a look:

    https://www.pennbullets.com/index.html
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    Thanks, looking for cast bullets, not loaded ammo. I had great success with the first order from Montana , not so much with the second. Getting setup to pan lube the Bear Creek bullets, never done that before. Just thought there might be something out there I've never heard of. I'm looking specifically for a 500 + gr Postell style for my 45-70 Sharps and a 255 or heavier in .376 dia for my 94 with a Badger barrel.

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    I buy almost all of mine from Gardner's Cache...great service and good prices. http://gardnerscache.com/

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    The go to boolit buying source in MI had always been Dartis but sadly he’s no longer in the game. Montana is good; alibit on the hard side for my taste.
    If anyone or any someone’s cast the perfect answer for both hunting and paper punching that came perfectly lubed and sized many fewer of us would melt the red neck gold and pour our own.

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    I bought a lot of Hunter Supply pre-lubed cast bullets when I started reloading, before I took up casting. They did good. I also bought a lot of Bear Creek supply bullets. I still buy Bear Creek, for their moly coated pistol bullets, but cast my own for everything else. I actually think buying cast bullets early in reloading is a great idea, so that you can find out what styles seem to fit your firearms. Then, if you decide to start casting, you will have a better idea of what style of bullets you want to find molds for.
    Hick: Iron sights!

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    Boolit Master Drew P's Avatar
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    You should start casting, it’s one of the most fun parts of the hobby.

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    http://www.brazosprecision.com/ Got some for my 9mm to try out. Hitek coated and like them.
    Or for jacketed, RMR rocky mountain relaoding. not sure if they suits your need though.

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    To me casting is like a separate fun hobby. I mean i cast in the winter when i don't do any reloading at all, this time is all about making boolits. Come spring it will be about reloading. With a bit of luck I won't have to do any casting until next winter.

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    SnS Casting in IL is good also. They are SASS approved also.

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    montanabulletworks.com
    makes ladle cast bullets that are really nice

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