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Information on reloading for precision or money saving, equpiment to use, powder and primer suggestions, all welcome

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Postby PRussell3 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:57 am

Hey guys as ive been doing some searching for parts Ive come across .40 180g rnfp plated 1000 bullets for $100. this seems low compared to other prices. Should I pick them up or am I missing something. Also tried getting brass from nereloading.com and havent gotten any responses to my emails on quantities available for there discount pricing. Thanks again.
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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:16 am

Don't over-think every purchase. See what prices are at NET&SS, X-Treme and any other favorite supplier and that will give you an idea what the norm is. Any plated 180 grain bullet for 10 cents is about as low as you'll find. Cast and coated bullets might be a bit cheaper and jacketed will be a bit higher. Sometimes bulk gets better pricing, but how many of us can swing 10K purchases and more.
http://www.xtremebullets.com/10-40-180- ... -b0500.htm
Be aware that plated bullets are reloaded similar to cast bullets. They generally don't get pushed to maximum velocities as do jacketed bullets. With handgun calibers, this isn't really a big concern.
Cast may be a few cents cheaper, but you may not want to run lead bullets in your polygonal rifling or risk voiding warranties (many glockers shoot them in their OEM barrels). They do tend to be a bit dirtier and handling lead isn't always desirable.
Can't help you with NET&SS customer service, since I usually have others order for their reloading needs. Several shooters that I have reloaded for have used them without issue.
As for brass, do a search and look for deals on Armslist and forums like this. I've seen offers for .40 S&W brass for about 3 cents apiece, so that is all you should have to pay. Currently, I'd think 5 cents is fair, but at the higher end. Always figure at least $6 for a small USPS Flat-Rate box, too. Brass, bullets, dies and other inert components can be shipped USPS. Powder, primers and ammo: no.
What would you sell your brass for? That's what I'd consider to be your realistic buy point. Don't get overly anxious if you pay $1 more from one source; you won't get rock-bottom pricing on every transaction. Is a $56 purchase versus a $55 purchase going to keep you from rolling your own ammo?
Get the stuff and get reloading!

You may want to buy bullets that are listed in your load manuals or else you'll be anxious about what load data to use for your "brand-x" bullets. You'll learn that this is a grey area in reloading and you'll have to cope with it. More later...
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Postby PRussell3 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:59 am

Man thanks for the lesson. That was actually very helpful. Sometimes too many options is a bad thing. Thanks my friend. We'll catch up soon.

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:10 am

Not a problem.
Grab some 9mm brass while your at it and make the postage worth while. (Read your PM)
Once you feel a bit more comfortable with what you want, look to do group buys with others to save shipping/hazmat on bulk powder and primer orders, too.

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Re: Bullets

Postby SR9 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:03 pm

PRussell3 wrote:Hey guys as ive been doing some searching for parts Ive come across .40 180g rnfp plated 1000 bullets for $100. this seems low compared to other prices. Should I pick them up or am I missing something. Also tried getting brass from nereloading.com and havent gotten any responses to my emails on quantities available for there discount pricing. Thanks again.
Paul


I agree with CTsix, sounds about as good as it gets. I reload hard cast and have not had any problems but as stated they are a bit dirtier. Cannot say I noticed anything but a bit more smoke than factory FMJ but not much.
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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:38 am

FWIW, NET&SS only has the Hornady 180g FMJ FPs in stock. $49.99 per 250 (20 cents each).
There is a source on Armslist that has the Montana Gold 180g JHPs for 17 cents each (per 1000).
http://www.armslist.com/posts/5074469/s ... -reloading
Like I said before, it's pretty tough to get many .40 caliber bullets for 10 cents a pop. That said, Norman Purcella (Roswell, NM) has coated 180g TCFP for $7.70 per 100.

Email: npurcella56@gmail.com
Quality Cast Bullets 3001 N. Garden Ave. Roswell, NM 88201-7758
(575) 625-2825

Pistol Bullets: Conventional Cast 100ct Coated
9mm/38 Super - 122gr RN bb $6.25 $6.50
9mm/38 Super – 125gr RNFP (Cowboy) $6.26 $6.55
9mm/38 Super – 150 RN $6.80 $7.05
38/357 - 158gr SWC bb $7.02 $7.27
38/357 – 158gr RNFP bb (Cowboy) $7.02 $7.27
38/357 – 158gr SWC (Gas Check) $9.64 $9.89
38/357 – 180gr RNFP $7.52 $7.77
40 Cal – 175gr SWC bb $7.31 $7.56
40 cal - 180gr TC bb $7.52 $7.77
41 cal – 215gr SWC bb $8.44 $8.69
44 cal - 200gr RNFP bb $8.07 $8.32
44 cal - 240gr SWC bb $9.05 $9.30
45 Auto - 180gr SWC bb $7.52 $7.77
45 Auto - 200gr SWC bb $8.07 $8.32
45 Long Colt - 200gr RNFP bb $8.07 $8.32
45 Auto - 230gr RN bb $8.81 $9.06
45 Long Colt – 255gr SWC bb $9.23 $9.48

Rifle Bullets 100ct Coated

22 cal Rifle – 60gr GCSP $7.55 $7.80
25 cal Rifle – 100gr GCTC $8.40 $8.65
6.5mm Rifle – 150gr GCTC $10.35 $10.60
30 cal Rifle - 150gr GCFP $10.35 $10.60
30 Cal Rifle – 170gr GCSil $10.85 $11.10
30 cal Rifle – 180gr GCFP $11.15 $11.40
30 cal Rifle – 200gr GCSP $11.80 $12.05
303 British – 200gr GCSP $11.80 $12.05
32/20 – 115gr RNFP bb $6.00 $6.25
8mm Rifle – 180gr GCFP $11.15 $11.40
338 Rifle – 200gr RNFP $11.80 $12.05
45/70-350gr GCRNFP $17.15 $17.40

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Re: Bullets

Postby CTSixshot » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:49 am

You've no doubt found plenty of bullets since January 2016, but I'll throw this out again...
https://rmrbullets.com/product-category ... 16fd43adaa
Seems as though .40 is about as abundant as .270 Winchester in the Northeast. Even the pulled HSTs are still in stock. Cast 180g for 8.5¢ looks to be their cheapest. Good luck.

http://www.armslist.com/posts/7425963/h ... inc--180gr

Almost not even worth reloading.


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