Where to buy bullets

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by DidI, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. DidI

    DidI New Member

    Nov 2, 2011
    Central Texas
    New here. Restarting at the "roll ur own" game and need some input on the better places to buy bullets. I want to shoot jackets and cast/swaged as well.
    Live close to Austin Texas so local info would be good too.
    Do have a MidwayUSA catalogue.
    Want to try some bigger - 18O grain in my new Henry Big Boy 357.
    Did a few searches, but didn't see much. Maybe I need to learn more about that tool also.
  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Welcome to TFF!

    I don't know anything local to Texas, but I do have quite a few online sources for bullets bookmarked. So far I'm not loading anything cast, so I can't give you any particular recommendation, but here are the sites.

    Cast Bullets:
    http://www.berrysmfg.com/ (plated, but should be loaded like cast)

    Jacketed Bullets:

    And then of course you have the bigger supply houses like Midway USA and Graf & Sons. So far, I've ordered all my bullets from Graf and have purchased primers and powder locally. I've yet to see anyone in the area carry jacketed bullets for less than 25¢ each and cast for less than 18¢ each, and I try to save money by reloading.

  3. twobit

    twobit Active Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    I have bought:

    *cast .38 wad cutter from Roze
    *cast .45 LC from auction.
    *ball from Dixie Gun Works for black powder.
    *jacketed from Midway

    been happy with them all.
  4. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    You should be able to buy anything you need locally. Jump on the phone and call a couple of gun shops. They can tell you quick where to buy your supplies. I buy powder, primers, cast, and lead bullets, and brass all from the same shop in Longview, TX.
  5. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    May 27, 2011
    +1 on CampingJosh's recs. Plus, for lead try Bayou Bullets and supply houses check Powder Valley. Whatever you do, to save a dime, buy in bulk.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I am a big fan of Missouri cast bullets, very comparable to Dardas cast bullets both price and product wise but offers different bullet styles and in most cases a choice of BHN.
  7. DidI

    DidI New Member

    Nov 2, 2011
    Central Texas
    Big Thanks to CAMPINJOSH.. went to every one of those sites (frittered away the whole morning I did) and feel mush better equipped to make a decision . .for starters.
    Me thinks shooting the 180 grain Hornady HPXTP will a fun place to start. Expect FEDEX to bring the goods from Graf and Son Tuesday.
    Drats...now the challenge. much work in the shop...no time to spend lots of hours with new Hornady AP, and associated new gadgets, but the work brings more $$ for more components. So make hay while the sun shines I guess.
    Then there is the time I spend here on TFF. Lots to learn...THANKS ALL!! Friendly, helpful, happy place this is.
  8. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    For the lowest price jacketed bullets you will not find them any lower priced than http://www.precisiondelta.com/

    Also here: http://www.rozedist.com/

    I no longer buy plated bullets from Berrys or Rainier, when they decide to bring their prices back down below competitors selling FMJ's then I'll consider, until then I encourage everyone to shop the above distributors and assist Berrys and Rainier to get thier heads out of their asses.:eek:
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  9. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Best of luck with your reloading master yoda..:D
  10. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Rainier is another good source, also Missouri Bullets.

    I willl not buy from Berry's any longer either. I buy a LOT of bullets and the past three orders I placed have all been shipped to the wrong address. I have complained each and every time about this and gotten absolutely zero response from Berry's. Here's my problem. Billing for my credit card goes to a P O Box and shipments are supposed to go to my office. My wife, who is handicapped, goes to the Post Office to pick up the mail. How the hell is a 67 year old woman in a wheelchair supposed to pick up 5 50 pound cartons of bullets and put them in the car? Fortunately the postal employees have always been willing to help her and put the boxes into her car. However this is NOT the correct place for Berry's to ship them.

    As I said I have called Berry's and complained every time this happens, and they seem totally uncaring and unwilling to even apologize for their mistake. And yes, the invoice shows a shipping address to my office, not to the P O Box. I'm done with them.
  11. noylj

    noylj Active Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Quote: For the lowest price jacketed bullets you will not find them any lower priced than http://www.precisiondelta.com/

    Actually, in some/many cases, you will find Montana Gold's case pricing to be a couple dollars less for the same number of bullets.
    Was going to order PD 9mm 124gn JHPs, but MG's comparable bullet, that I have been shooting, was just a little less--$82/1000 vs $84/1000 (for 3000+ bullets).
  12. mikld

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2011
  13. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    Yep forgot about Montana Gold, but their 45 prices do not even come close.
  14. noylj

    noylj Active Member

    Jul 27, 2007
    Yeah, I don't even go that far down the price sheet.
    When I get over 0.357", I go right to lead. Can't even imagine buying 3000 200gn JHP or FMJ-FPs, when lead works as well for much less money.
    Mastercastbullets.com .45 200gn L-SWC H&G #68—$77.14/1000
    Mastercastbullets.com .40 155gn L-SWC—$59.78/1000
    Not into action pistol or heavy for caliber bullets, unless they are also the most accurate for the caliber.
    If I do need a heavy bullet in .40, I go with Bootheel Bullets .40 180gn L-TC—$77.00/1000.
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