I loaded the ranch dogs you sent and took a whitetail buck at about 60 yards through the front chest and forward shoulders. Loaded to 1800 fps. Bloodshot meat started at the short ribs just in front of the hams. A good 2 feet away from impact. I will be saving these for pigs. What an awesome projectile to do that at 22 win mag velocities. Very impressed. I have purchased a Marlin 336 1959 year model in 35 Rem. I would like to order some of the Ranch Dog .360 190 gr for this rifle. I will be loading to 2200 fps. I do not know the b.c. data so I will rely on your knowledge for impact velocities from 50 to 200 yards. Please advise on the proper hardness scale for this round and scenario. Thank you. I would like to order 100 .360 190gr RD and another 100 of the .460 350 gr RD as they shoot very well in my rifle. Thank you Dan for your expertise and fine products. Can I send payment by m.o. like last time. Please provide a quote. Thanks. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hey Dan, Wanted to say that the bullets I got from you work so well, I think I need another 400 to get me by for a while. Though the listing on GB said they were 350s, they come out to about 370 on my scale, which is fine, they shoot great.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I received your shipment of the 600 grain 505 bullets and wanted to sayhow very perfectly they're crafted. Thanks very much. I will post some basic info I've developed on reloading the big gibbs if it might be some help for folks out there. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I just ordered 200 43 caliber bullets in black powder lube and I am super impressed. My rifles action didn’t start fouling up even after 20+ shots. I used to get about 5-8 shots before needing to swab the bore. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hello, Picked some of these up from you awhile back. I was able to get to the range by Billings before this last storm and try them out. I was only testing a couple different loads; your 280 grains (290 w/gc) and Hornady's 286 grains, at 50 yards. First shooting with the rifle and was curious about the shoulder on this 9.3x57. Your 280 grains performed very nice, a .6" group at 50 yards compared to a 1.3" group for the 286 grains. The 280 grains also was, on average, 77 fps faster. The primer, powder, and cases were the same for each. I was discussing this with an old buddy of mine in South Carolina today and he was wondering what the mold is you are using for this round. I do not cast myself nor want to, but he dabbles a bit with his 308 and some pistol stuff. Please let me know. Thank you.
The 180RN bullets worked well in my M1A.
I would like to order (200) more of the 30cal 180RNGC at .311 dia, lubed and gas checked. What is the current price plus shipping?
Thank you so much for your incredible reply. Customer service is almost dead in our country so it is a distinct pleasure to see it! Sorry, now I sound like an old guy… which I am. I am a civil engineer by schooling and I sell large equipment for a living and always try to respond as you have.
I will mail as you a check as noted below for the flux and sprue lube today. Fairly minor investment and it may help as you noted. I have been reloading with jacketed bullets for many years and just started casting earlier this year. I have produced 124 grain 9 mm bullets and 230 grain 45 ACP bullets which turn out great once the mold warms up so your suggestion below about getting and keeping the mold warm make sense to me. I powder coat lube and have had great results with minimal effort. Fun stuff. From what I have read rifle bullets indeed have their own set of challenges (wrinkles as well as keeping them together are certain velocities). Should be a good adventure.
Won that gold medal last year using your lube tried some other stuff, and while it was ok it’s not as good as you lube. So next year whenever we shoot a grease groove bullet, it’ll be lubed with your lube. Thanks DM
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just wanted to thank you for the bullets that made a dream of mine come true. I have hunted elk for 6 years without a bull. This year I thought I would try muzzleloading in Colorado since it was close to the rut. Things were a little slow the first couple days but on Thursday morning I got on a big bull at daylight but he took his cows and went the other way. I saw where they were bedded just before daylight so I formulated a plan. The next morning , although I realistically didn't think they would bed in the same place again I thought it was worth a try..I set up above where they were the day before. I could hear bugling in the distance but none where they were bedded the day before. As daylight broke they were no there. After an hour it started Thundering and lightening and my friend and I assume they are nowhere around and decide to head to camp until the weather changed a little. We started down the hill and to our surprise he bugled in the bushes less than 100 yds away.I knew it was the same bull from the day before because he growled as much as he bugled. My buddy wanted to move down and call. I told him to try that but I was going to a vantage point that I could see both ways uptop. As I get to the top,hardly able to breathe I see cows coming out of the thicket. I almost shot a cow but he bugled again behind them. Shaking like a leaf on a tree,I waited what seemed to be an eternity that in reality was just a minute. When all the cows had left he came out. At first he was in a gully and I could only see his head and antlers. Then he jumped up on the ridge and headed up running. I let out a blaaaa to try and stop him and it worked. He stopped and I fired through the trees. He ran about 20 feet and stopped. I frantically tried to load the muzzleloader again and after knocking everything around finally got it loaded and looked down and he was still standing there and I shot again. He went about 10 yds and rolled backwards and made a loud noise and died. When my buddy came running over the hill he said did you get him. I said ,I think so. We ran down and he was down. When I saw how big he was I immediately started gagging....LOL I literally thought I was gonna lose my groceries from excitement.My buddy kept saying take time and get yourself together. After 15 minutes or so I was ready for pics. In the article I read that made me decide to try your bullets the person said. The 460NX is an absolute elk stopper and at 98 yards open sights I saw exactly what he had said was true. My dream of a huge bull was finally a reality. Thanks for your great product!! The taxadermist guessed him at 350. For a DIY hunt on public property he is a trophy of a lifetime!! I powered the bullet with 70 weighed grains of Blackhorn 209 and a federal primer. I had to share the testimonial with you and will be a lifelong customer and supporter of "The Bullshop" bullets. Finally I will send some pics of my bull of a lifetime and thanks again and GOD BLESS!
Good morning Bullshop, Charlie,here in Maine. Just received your order of 22 savage & 25wcf HV bullets. Best looking quality bullets I've seen in a while! Plan on making up some 25-20s,after lunch.I appreciate the fast service,as well.I reload several old winchesters, so be expecting more orders. Found your full bullet list on your website. God Bless you! thanks
Dan, Just wanted to thank you again, for the great product you make and sell. Your bullets, attention to customer preference and packing is above and beyond industry standard. Bless you and yours. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Just wanted to sing the praises of your Lyman #225438. Great groupings and looks like a nice flat shooter out to 75 yards. Haven't been able to try it on the 100 yard steel targets yet (knockdown power), but I am impressed with the performance. Better than any copper bullet I've shot outta that barrel!