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Postponed til May - Rainer Ballistic Bullets - Group Buy!!

Discussion in 'Reloading Classifieds' started by Bladesandbarrels, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    UPDATE - 2-12-2013

    Hey guys,

    So, good news and bad news....

    The good - After numerous contact attempts I was finally able to get a hold of them.

    The bad - orders will not process until May.

    Currently they have several million bullets on back order and they are trying to keep up with the escalated demand. As I was talking with them, they were processing over a million bullets to one of their major distributors. They will have bullets again for another group buy but that will not be until May.

    The last few group buys that I organized went quite smoothly as some of you on here can remember. If all goes well and this buying frenzy passes, I'm hoping to organize another group buy in May.

    I will check in with them periodically and, if bullets become available prior to May, I will initiate another buy. Til then, I'm hoping that all of us are able to find the components that we need.

    Sorry I couldn't help out, guys...although I didn't have any bullets on order for myself, I'm disappointed that I couldn't help you guys out.

    Oz

    UPDATE 1/7/2013

    To those participating, the order has been forwarded to Rainier Ballistics and am waiting confirmation and pick up date. I will start collecting payments once I receive a response back from them.

    Again, payment will be due PRIOR to picking up bullets (Paypal, USPS Money Order, Cash in person) or I will not be able to pick up your order.

    In the next day or two, I will also PM individually those that ordered to follow up. Feel free to do the same.

    Oz


    Original post:

    Hey all,

    THIS IS FOR THE BULLET PROJECTILE ONLY

    It's been a while since I've put together a group buy so I figured I'd go ahead put together another one to get you folks some more bullets!

    Prices are still the same but may change soon so don't miss out! Also, due to recent demand for bullets, some calibers may be temporarily out of stock. Once you send me your needs, I'll confirm with RB to make sure they are available.

    For those who are unfamiliar with Rainier Ballistics, they are a local bullet manufacturer located in Tacoma, WA. They do not usually deal directly with the public but their bullets can be found nationwide at numerous sporting stores. All of their bullets are leadsafe, total copper plated which reduce lead vapors by as much as 95%.

    Here's the link to their website:

    Rainier Ballistics, LLC | Welcome

    We are expecting to place the order in the next couple of weeks so PM me if you are interested. I am located in Seattle but attend pistol/rifle matches from Custer to Kitsap. Shipping can also be arranged (USPS flat rate only).

    Here's the current price list with taxes included. These prices are directly from Rainier (+/- a penny for averaging tax) without any markup. You will not find these prices in stores...

    Rainier Ballistics Price Sheets (Tax included at 9.3%), Per 1,000 as of 2-13-2012
    30 Carbine TCJ (.308)
    110 gr RN 79.36

    32 H&R Magnum TCJ (.312)
    100 gr FP 80.45
    100 gr HP 84.17

    380 Auto TCJ (.355)
    100 gr RN 78.26

    9 mm TCJ (.355)
    115 gr RN 76.95
    115 gr HP 80.92
    124 gr FP 78.52
    124 gr RN 78.52
    124 gr HP 85.61
    147 gr TRN 93.78
    147 gr HP 101.24

    38 Super TCJ (.356)
    120 gr RN 90.66
    130 gr RN 90.18
    151 gr RN 101.00

    38 Caliber TCJ (.357)
    125 gr FP 85.97
    125 gr HP 90.78
    148 gr DEWC 94.09
    158 gr FP 95.35
    158 gr RN 95.35
    158 gr HP 103.88

    40 Caliber / 10 mm TCJ (.400)
    135 gr FP 105.15
    155 gr FP 108.21
    165 gr FP 112.66
    165 gr RNFP 112.66
    165 gr HP 120.60
    180 gr FP 115.06
    180 gr RNFP 115.06
    180 gr HP 124.20

    44 Caliber TCJ (.429)
    200 gr FP 127.15
    240 gr FP 141.40
    240 gr HP 151.13

    45 Calbier TCJ (.451)
    185 gr FP 119.63
    185 gr HP 130.16
    200 gr RN 121.68
    200 gr SWC 121.68
    200 gr FP 121.68
    200 gr HP 132.26
    230 gr RN 125.77
    230 gr HP 136.35

    45 Caliber Long Colt TCJ (.451)
    250 gr FP 144.11
    300 gr FP 148.38
    300 gr HP 151.11

    45-70 Govt TCJ (.458)
    350 gr FP 209.93
    405 gr FP 217.50

    480 Ruger TCJ (.475)
    328 gr HP 214.01

    50 Caliber TCJ (.500)
    275 gr FP 158.95
    275 gr HP 166.04
    300 gr FP 170.37
    300 gr HP 176.98
    335 gr FP 206.92
    335 gr HP 214.25
    400 gr FP 216.66

    Note: The above prices are subject to change at any time.

    Pricing for bullets packaged in 500 packs add $1.50 to 1000 pack pricing and divide by 2 to get the correct pricing.

    Legend: RN=Round Nose. FP=Flat Point. HP=Hollow Point.
    SWC=Semi-Wad cutter. TRN=Truncated Round Nose. RNFP=Round Nose Flat Point.

    Personally, I've shot over 50,000 of these through numerous pistols and have never had any problems with them. Great chance to support a local business while getting some great bullets!

    Thanks!
     
  2. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    would the tax apply to Oregon buyers ?
     
  3. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    Unfortunately, since I would most likely be the purchaser for the group, yes, the tax would apply. I have already spoken with the reps at RB and there is no way around this unless you personally drove up here to pick up the bullets and showed them your out-of-state ID.
     
  4. My 3 sons

    My 3 sons Bonney Lake Active Member

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    How quickly do you anticipate placing the order and what's the best way to get the money to you and by when? Sorry my first trip on a group order.
     
  5. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    I would expect putting in the order shortly after Turkey day. That way I can confirm inventory against the group order and start collecting payments. How it's been is that I will collect payment a few days before picking up but after I make sure they have what you want in stock. Paypal (gift or +3.5%) is usually the fastest and most convenient for me, but if you can manage to either meet with me or send me your payment (USPS money order) via mail before pickup, that works also. Even after the order is placed, if I do not receive payment, I will not pick up your bullets since this became a fiasco last go around.

    If you have any questions or concerns, PM me and I'll shoot you my phone number.

    Oz
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2012
  6. oregonmike

    oregonmike Albany New Member

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    Quick note, How many cases (1000) would you think would fit in a large USPS flat rate box. Just trying to gauge shipping vs. driving up.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  7. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    Not exactly too sure, I guess it all depends on which bullets since some are much larger than others. I would estimate 2 to 3 thousand in a large USPS flat rate box, but maybe more. PM me with your caliber needs and we cafigure it out from there.

    Cheers,
    Oz
     
  8. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    Hey guys,I just spoke with Rainier Ballistics on Friday and they confirmed that EVERYTHING is in stock. Fortunately, they were prepared for this madness! I will be reviewing all of my Pm's and sending in the order on Friday. It usually takes them a few days to gather everything so it should all be ready the following Friday. From this Friday to next (tentative pickup day) I will be gathering payments. PayPal (gift or +4% for fees) works best for me. Otherwise, USPS money order can be sent to my home address or delivered in person. If payment is not received before pickup, I will not pick up your bullets. Sorry guys, but I've learned the hard way through the last group buys that fronting money isn't the smartest thing to do.

    Since I am not ordering anything for myself and am ONLY doing this for you shooters, I ask that you please make it convenient for me to receive payment and meet for bullets. I am located in West Seattle but head to Kent/Auburn and Everett/Shoreline a couple of times a month. If you can chip in a dollar or two for gas (as traveling to and from West Seattle to Tacoma with thousands of bullets can be costly). Otherwise, I'm not asking for anything - your discretion. Again, I'm doing this so y'all can get out there and shoot without a penny for personal profit.

    If you want bullets, I'll need your order in by Thursday night so I can have it to Rainer by Friday. For this that have PM'd me with orders, I will return your PM's for order confirmation.


    HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT NEW YEAR!

    Oz
     
  9. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    UPDATE 1/7/2013

    To those participating, the order has been forwarded to Rainier Ballistics and am waiting confirmation and pick up date. I will start collecting payments once I receive a response back from them.

    Again, payment will be due PRIOR to picking up bullets (Paypal, USPS Money Order, Cash in person) or I will not be able to pick up your order.

    In the next day or two, I will also PM individually those that ordered to follow up. Feel free to do the same.

    Oz
     
  10. guitargyro

    guitargyro Kirkland New Member

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    Thanks Oz!
     
  11. 38special

    38special Seattle New Member

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    On the chance that someone does not come through with payment or if someone ordered too much, I would be interested in some 9mm 115 grain RN.

    Located in West Seattle

    Thanks
     
  12. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    Hey everyone,

    So, it looks like the order will not be ready anytime before the 20th since the Rainier Team is attending Shot Show in Las Vegas and will not be able to gather our order until they return. If this is too long of a wait for you, please message me so that I can remove you from the group buy list.

    I will follow up with Rainier again later in the week and update the post when I get an official pick up date. Once the date is scheduled, I will begin collecting payment from everyone.

    Go Seahawks!

    Oz
     
  13. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    Hey all,

    i just got off the phone with Phyllis at Rainier and they just returned from Shot Show yesterday. They will be reviewing our order and she says that she will contact me by the end of the week to confirm inventory and schedule a pick up date. All of the prices have remained the same for their bullets. Once I get the scheduled pick up date, I will contact each of you individually to begin taking payments.

    Sorry about the delay. Normally orders do not take this long but, with the current buying frenzy along with their trip to Shot Show, they have been pretty busy.

    PM me if you no longer want to be in the Group Buy as there are others that will purchase your bullets if you decide the wait is too long for you.

    Cheers,
    Oz
     
  14. e55komp

    e55komp tacoma Member

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    im good for 147gr 9mm rn and 230 45 rn if its not too late
     
  15. 444Thumper

    444Thumper Vancouver, WA Member

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    What is the status on the order? No postings and pm unanswered. Thanks.
     
  16. Bladesandbarrels

    Bladesandbarrels Seattle Member

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    Updated
     
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