When Dillon Precision started carrying SNS Casting’s bullets they were simple, reliable, lead bullets that we felt comfortable recommending to our customers for use in our machines. Then SNS started making Hi Tek coated bullets in a color they describe as “Old Gold” and things started to get interesting as the coated bullets were good enough to go head to head with more expensive plated bullets. Then the product offering expanded as SNS began removing unecessary lube grooves to give us a cleaner profile and more weight in each projectile. Now they’ve gone a step further by upgrading the coating, and the color, to “Brick Red.” This is more than just a color change as SNS states
“You will notice that the brick red makes for a much slicker and glossier finish than the gold and seems to provide better coverage of the lead core.”
Better coverage means less smoke and that is certainly something we can all get excited about. Check out our full offering of SNS Casting Coated Bullets here.
Most of us who reload use a lot of “once fired” or even “range pickup” brass as part of our regular reloading routine. If you inspect the cases and watch for signs of wear this is a perfectly safe practice that has kept the cost of shooting down for countless reloaders. This even works out at most local shooting matches where competitors can pickup and keep their brass after they shoot. Well, as much of it as you can find anyway. There are really only a few times when following this practice isn’t necessarily in your best interest.
One of the times you might want to use new brass is when you are headed off to a major match. The once fired stuff is great for practice and the local matches but if you are headed off to a major you want to bring your best and avoid a worn out case causing a disaster, even a minor one, on the range. By the time you pay expenses for match fees, travel, hotel, car rentals and food the $60 or $70 worth of brass that you might leave lying on the range is pretty insignificant. Even if the match is local and you don’t incur all those additional fees why worry about a bad piece of brass messing up your match?
We carry Remington, Top Brass, Winchester, and Starline brass in a variety of pistol calibers. We even have the once fired brass for your practice sessions and local matches.
Since a lot of us at Dillon shoot competitively we are always looking for value priced bullets that still deliver an accurate, repeatable, performance on target. There are several vendors that offer bullets at a marginally lower price but Armscor steps up to the plate with an fmj that is priced to compete with the coated and plated bullets we offer. These 124gr 9mm fmj’s are just one example of the variety of quality offerings from Armscor you’ll find on our site. Here is a little info from the manufacturers site:
ARMSCOR 9MM 124 GRAIN FMJ-RN PROJECTILES, 100 COUNT
Armscor is the largest arms and ammunition manufacturer in SouthEast Asia. They are an ISO 9001 Certified Company. These full metal jacket bullets feature a copper jacket with lead core. This is not loaded ammunition.