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Hi all,

 

I was wondering if there is a specific type of lead bullets I need to compete?

 

I want to get some in bulk I could have sworn I read something about not being able to use semi wad cutters in the rules.

 

Can you all help me out.

 

I want to reload .38 special, and .45 colt.

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REVOLVER AND RIFLE AMMUNITION

- May not be jacketed, semi-jacketed, hollow point, plated, or gas checked. It must be all lead. Moly-Disulfide, polymer coated bullets, or equivalents are acceptable.

- Must be of “single projectile” design. “Multiple projectile” bullets are illegal.

- Ammunition with bullets recessed below the case mouth is not allowed.

SHB p.26

 

 

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ELT, you may have read that semi-wadcutters often do not feed well at speed in a rifle as the shoulder can get caught on chamber edge.  I had a '73 that fed them very well, as I was given a bunch of old police training ammo (when they quit using revolvers).  Anyway, you should get RNFP or Truncated Cone type bullets to feed well through the rifle.  

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Check back issues of the Cowboy Chronicle https://www.sassnet.com/resources/cowboy-chronicle for bullet merchants who support our game. Some even offer discounts to SASS members. Bullets By Scarlett, Bang and Clang, Desperado Bullets, Chey Cast, and Bear Creek Supply are a few that I have seen sponsor and support local and championship matches, I'm sure others can add to the list. 

 

Remember, we should support those who support our matches year-round. 

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Bullets by Scarlett is a popular avenue for a lot of shooters looking for coated bullets. She ships also which is nice.

 

I have a local gentleman that produces bullets, Doc Adams. He’s always a reliable source for bullets, reasonably priced, and is an all around great guy. 

 

I use 125 grain for my 38 specials, I believe my Dad uses 200 grain for his 45 Long Colts. 

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Avoid making a bulk purchase for your first reloading.  You need to discover what bullets feed well in your rifle.  The RNFP or TC profiles Abilene mentioned would be a place to start.  Many casters offer sample packs of 100 bullets to test.  Start with these and when you find what works then make a bulk purchase.  Shipping is a major part of bullet cost so if you can find a caster who delivers to matches where you shoot, they often offer the best deal.  Next, order from a caster who offers shipping in USPS bulk rate packages.  They can get many bullets in a 70-lb box.  BTW, coated bullets are highly favored in CAS.

 

Casters I buy from who deliver to matches I shoot:

  • Desperado Bullets at EOT
  • Bang and Clang at Geronimo Trail (I drive right by George Martin's foundry)
  • Colorado Cast (foundry on the shooting range - CO State match starts next week)

 

I don't know your location, but your local CAS club can point you to good deals on good bullets.

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Don’t overlook Outlaw Bullets!!  Good people who bought out one of the best!!

 

They’re carrying on like nothing has changed and it’s a good thing!!

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i just ordered from scarlett - exactly what you are looking for in both 38 and 45 [round nose flat point] RNFP bullets , her crew turned my order around fast and delivered ahead of what i thought possible , came in great packaging , you will not be disappointed in price either , 

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Lead splashing back towards the shooter is undesirable, and dangerous in some cases.  Splash is affected by several factors, including pitted targets and bullet hardness.  Previous discussions concluded that soft bullets cause less splash than hard bullets.

 

Sometimes during shortages you gotta shoot what you can find.  But if you have a choice of hardness, your posse members will appreciate you using soft bullets.

 

The softer bullets will probably also result in less leading in your guns when used with light CAS loads.

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If you are in the Northeast (or anywhere for that matter) check out https://slipperybullets.com/  His website is rather simple but his bullets are true, consistent, and affordable.  Plus he's a really good pard!

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4 hours ago, Tall John said:

If you are in the Northeast (or anywhere for that matter) check out https://slipperybullets.com/  His website is rather simple but his bullets are true, consistent, and affordable.  Plus he's a really good pard!

+1 for Slippery

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On 6/5/2024 at 12:39 AM, watab kid said:

i just ordered from scarlett - exactly what you are looking for in both 38 and 45 [round nose flat point] RNFP bullets , her crew turned my order around fast and delivered ahead of what i thought possible , came in great packaging , you will not be disappointed in price either , 

Awwww Thanks! You get an EXTRA free hug! Look forward to seeing you in ND  next weekend!! 
 

Big hugs!

Scarlett

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10 minutes ago, Scarlett said:

Awwww Thanks! You get an EXTRA free hug! Look forward to seeing you in ND  next weekend!! 
 

Big hugs!

Scarlett

count on it , see you then 

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