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Hard Cast .357 180gr WFN ???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Brasso, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Brasso

    Brasso Millennium Member

    Does anyone know of a company selling bulk bullets in .358cal, 180gr, WFN design, that doesn't cost more than the bullet mold to make them myself?

    It's a very popular bullet style, but no one seems to offer them for a reasonable price.

    I can by a Saeco mold and make them myself for the same price as I've found so far.
     
  2. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Like these? How many do you want? 250? 500? 1,000?

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  3. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Yes. Well, one of us did the casting and the other did the sizing/lubing. :) We generally make a run of them around this time for the hunters.

    ETA: Suppose a price would help. $50 for a box of 500ct plus shipping in a FRB. We could probably fit 2,000 - 2,500 safely in a medium FRB. Turn around is a week or less.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2011
  4. Brasso

    Brasso Millennium Member

    Looks good. Who's mold are you using? I've cast a lot of .44 rounds and still have about 500 lbs of wheel weights in my garage waiting to get shot, but no .357 molds.

    And, any idea of the shipping cost to Alabama?

    Rob
     
  5. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Custom NEI. Shipping is $11 in a medium Flat Rate Box (FRB).
     
  6. Brasso

    Brasso Millennium Member

    That's a really good price for a 500ct box including the lube and gas check. I'll get back to you shortly.

    Those have a .280 meplat?
     
  7. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Freak, your bullet looks good, but needs a shave. :whistling:
     
  8. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Thanks, Steve. Saw it after I posted it. :) This was from the leftovers of last year that didn't sell. Had some dust on them.
     
  9. scattershot

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  10. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    In the ballpark. One of the errands I have to run today is getting new batteries for my calipers. Then I can confirm the meplat diameter. I'm pretty sure it's in the .270-.280 range. I want to say it's .275.
    For 10mm, I cast a 225gr SWC with a design unique to me (I designed the mold). Sorry for the blurry pic. It's an older one and I don't have any cast yet that I can take a pic of.

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  11. fredj338

    fredj338

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    That is a good price compared to some of the other casting outfits. Why I tend to just buy the mold, since I already cast. By the time you buy 1000bullets, yo upay for the mold. So if you intend to shoot a lot, get into casting.
     
  12. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Yeah, some of the other guys are charging up to 25 cents a bullet for these. Why shoot cast if it's more than jacketed?

    I got this mold when I first started my business. Been a local seller ever since.
     
  13. sourdough44

    sourdough44

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    Those bullets from 'Da U.P.' look like a nice option(freak). I also got some from beartoothbullets.com - the WFN hardcast 357(.358) bullets.
     
  14. dbarry

    dbarry Silver Member

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  15. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Yup, Brad and crew make great bullets. Their bullet is more for silhouette than for hunting. A wide meplat is ideal for terminal performance when using cast bullets. For stuff I don't cast myself, I buy from him.

    Also remember my bullet has a copper gas check, is hand cast, and hand sized. Brad runs all automated equipment and no gas check.
     
  16. freakshow10mm

    freakshow10mm 10mm Advocate

    Thanks! Just about the same design, but a lot more affordable than Cast Performance and Beartooth. We cast to 15BHN for commercial bullets, but I like my personal bullets at 12BHN for hunting.