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Can't seem to find bullets.

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

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Can't seem to find bullets.

Postby Ngneer2111 » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:37 pm

Cases, check. Primers, check. Powder, check. Bullets, no go!!!!
I'm having no luck finding 9mm or .380ACP bullets. I'm thinking about buying a lead mold from MidwayUSA. They are advertising a six cavity mold that does a bullet that can be used for 9mm and .380ACP.

Anybody have any experience with molding their own. I've molded lead heads and sinkers for fishing and I'm guessing it can't be much different. Besides if the SHTF, I'm thinking that's on less item I need to find.

Anyone have any experience molding your own. More importantly, does one mold for 9mm and .380ACP sound like a good idea???

I'm hoping some of you more experienced reloaders can point me in the right direction.


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Postby JohnFH » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:14 am

I cast most of my own bullets, I probably wouldn't try and use the same bullet for 9mm and 380.

In my experience getting the best qualilty sizing dies and molds goes a long way to a quality bullet.

I will not use the Lee tumble lube bullets, nothing but problems.

I'm getting my best results with Lyman and RCBS molds and dies, Lyman lubes seem to work best also
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Postby CTSixshot » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:50 am

accuratereloading.com or northeastshooters.com and the other ct gun board.
I think there's some 125gr LRN up for sale now; a fella in Monroe. (I'll take a portion, if you don't want all 1200 plus).
Casting is a great means of controlling your bullet supply, but it's quite labor and equipment-intensive. Unless you just want to do it, buy commercial product for as little as most charge. Try AGW in Goshen. He has about the best supply of cast fodder that I've seen at most shops locally.
I'd second the tumble-lube comment from JohnH. It does eliminate the need for some gear, but it's an inferior system in my book. Lee makes simple bullet sizers that go right on your regular press, just like a sizer/decap or seating die. You can use the cake method of lubing, but having the lube-sizer makes it ideal.
BTW, I do most of my reloading down in Branford. My lubri-sizer is set-up for some limited casting that I just did, if you want to have a look. It's the older model Lyman, however.

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Postby FEV » Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:27 pm

Try these guys. 115gr 9mm in stock. Shipping included.

http://www.rmrbullets.com/

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Postby jerryd » Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:55 pm

Try bsbullets.com

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Postby SR9 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:46 am

I have used S&S with good results. Might give them a try:

http://www.snscasting.com/
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Postby sjcolwell2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:15 am

I use the lee molds and tumble lube them, for 9mm 38/ 357 45 colt and 45 ACP. Never had a problem, Just gotta get your temp right when u cast. I resize with the lee resizing dies as well. I've run at least 1500 rounds of nine with out a single huck-up. No leading at all.
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Postby sjcolwell2 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:17 am

Check Montana Gold Bullets daily. they have had a few things in stock but are limiting orders to 1000 heads. last week they had 38 special heads. I haven't checked this week yet.
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Postby Ngneer2111 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:29 pm

Thanks!!! Lots of good info. Maybe I'll place an order from rmr. I like that they take PayPal.
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Postby newguy » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:07 am

I went to Cabelas last night it was a ghost town. Reloading section had like one box of this one box of that and HUGE holes with nothing. Couldn't find a single box of 45 acp heads. They had IMR 3031 powder Titegroup and Trailboss but that was it.

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Postby CTSixshot » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:46 pm

Are they charging similar prices for a 9 ounce cannister of Trail Boss as for other 16 ounce cannisters? I know one place that is doing thus...

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Postby newguy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:48 pm

Not sure of the prices since Cabelas never puts price stickers on the powder bottles

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Postby CTSixshot » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:20 am

Looked at their website and couldn't even find Trail Boss. Their prices , the ones listed, aren't any better than what I'm finding at Ron's or Silver City and these shops are much more accessible to me, so my choice is clear...


...oh! This is somewhat astray, but Silver City did have some .25 caliber bullets (one baggie of 100) and several boxes of .410" HP-XTPs ($24.98 each).

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Re: Can't seem to find bullets.

Postby CTSixshot » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:57 pm

Ngneer2111 wrote:I'm thinking about buying a lead mold from MidwayUSA. They are advertising a six cavity mold that does a bullet that can be used for 9mm and .380ACP...

... More importantly, does one mold for 9mm and .380ACP sound like a good idea???


Did you read the comments on the following 100 grainer?
http://www.shop.rmrbullets.com/product. ... egoryId=16

Heck, I'd even split an order were you so inclined to get them.

??? This offer does not extend into perpetuity...

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Re: Can't seem to find bullets.

Postby Ngneer2111 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:02 pm

CTSixshot wrote:
Ngneer2111 wrote:I'm thinking about buying a lead mold from MidwayUSA. They are advertising a six cavity mold that does a bullet that can be used for 9mm and .380ACP...

... More importantly, does one mold for 9mm and .380ACP sound like a good idea???


Did you read the comments on the following 100 grainer?
http://www.shop.rmrbullets.com/product. ... egoryId=16

Heck, I'd even split an order were you so inclined to get them.

??? This offer does not extend into perpetuity...


I just saw your post. Thanks for the info!! I just placed my order.
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