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local lead bullet manufacturer!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Dizle, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Dizle

    Dizle albany, oregon Member

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  2. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    The Reagans are great folks to shoot with and to deal with.I"ve shot a lot of cas matches with them over the years.Great bullets too.
     
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    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    Oh come on Throck you know Pat is a punk and only cares about himself. JK he is agreat guy and really will take care of his customers and has alot of knowledge if only you can pry it from that little pea between his ears.:D Awesome leadbullets though.
     
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    jmh119 Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Thanks for the link Dizle! I have them bookmarked and will give them a yell the next time i need more.
     
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    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Do these folks ever show up at any of the local gun shows? might be a reason to travel South for a show.
     
  6. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    Not that I know of but he does ship.
     
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    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Just ran out of my last box of lasercast. Think I'll give these guys a try.
     
  8. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Seems like a decent outfit. I've done business in the past with lasercast, except they act like the bullets have a precious metal component (pricey!). I've also done business in the past with tru-cast (owned by a friend of mine's uncle up in cour'd'alene). I still cast limited runs for other commercial manufacturers on magma equipment. However I'm end of lifing that as a product line. Just takes too much time.

    From the pictures it looks like they are running rooster lube. Which is really good stuff, about 3-5x more expensive than both magma and ballisticast lubes. However, it performs flawlessly both down here in the california deserts, and in the frozen north.

    I'll have to pass this off to my boss (who I usually cast bullets for) they probably need a bit more variety though, it's nice to see they make the 25-20 bullets, however most of the diameters they size things to is too big.
     
  9. therifleman

    therifleman kennewick Member

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    A 5 gallon bucket of wheel weights and a 30 dollar six gang mold from lee will put them all out of business.
     
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    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Heh, I started the same way... There's a lot more black magic to making good bullets than that.
     
  11. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    So did I and I agree on the black magic. Also it does not "pencil" out either - kind of like cutting your own firewood when you factor all the hard costs, time and safety factors.
     
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    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    That's part of the reason I'm getting out of it... I started out back in 03 with some simple lee molds casting up shotgun slugs. Eventually I got a master caster, and while I don't mind casting for myself, it became a real chore doing it for a living. After using the master caster, the only thing I will go back to doing by hand is shotgun slugs.

    As far as using WW, lots of people do, and lots of people like it, however I got tired of the smell, the repeated fluxing, having to add antimony and tin to get it to whet th molds properly. I just started buying #2, or 6%Sb from the big commercial lead suppliers, when I factored in my time, using WW simply isn't worth it, and if you can get bullets for the right price, it's cheaper just to buy them.
     
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    Dizle albany, oregon Member

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    anyone try these? lets hear what u think, i love these bullets!
     
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    Dizle albany, oregon Member

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    anyone shoot these?
     
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    Dizle albany, oregon Member

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    i just bought another batch of bullets from pat (badman bullets), he is a great guy and takes very good care of his customers! if u havent already, check out his products!!!!
     
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    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    If you get a chance,go watch him shoot a cowboy match at ARPC,he's danged fast and accurate to boot. They shoot on the 3rd sunday,and 4th Saturday of the month,eyes and ears required,no charge for spectatin'.
     
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    Dizle albany, oregon Member

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    ive seen it, that western stuff is a trip!
     
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    Dizle albany, oregon Member

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    do any of you guys shoot these bullets? what are your opinions?
     
  19. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    NO! Don't get out--figure out how to make these and produce them locally. ARES

    I tried for over a year to get some bullets out of them (and another outfit in Slovakia), and ended up with nothing.
    Lots of people would be interested if they were produced in the US.
     
  20. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    I shoot ~ 300 rounds of his 200gr 45, each month.

    Also loading his 25-20, shoot from 1892 winchester 25-20 and also use them for my 25-35. great plinking loads.

    going to try his 32-20 for my 32 wcf winchester.