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  • #27752
     Sgt. Mike 
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    I know of these sources
    RCE (http://rceco.com/MN.asp?pg=products&grp=71) ——-has since discontinued active production is selling off remaining inventory
    Corbin (http://www.corbins.com/jackets.htm#jtable)
    Sierria (https://www.sierrabullets.com/products/bullet-jackets/)
    Berger J4 ( http://www.bergerbullets.com/product…ision-jackets/)
    Hines tactical (http://www.hinestactical.com/index.p…/rifle-jackets)
    Barts Benchrest – Bart Sauter ( http://www.bartsbullets.com/jackets.html )

    Whom did I miss???

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    I make jackets

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     Sgt. Mike 
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    Pete,
    I could not remember if you made jackets or not.
    Just curious what setup do you use for drawing jackets? Tubing dies or cup and draw setup?

    Probably wouldn’t hurt to throw a price list up on the vendor section or in here so as to generate interest.

    I was looking on RCE (Richard Corbin) he normally has a good selection of 30 caliber jackets I noticed that he went down to .800″ length only. Just wondering if he is getting out of supplying?

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    I start from a strip. Cup and draw. I can’t beat R Corbin on what he has. I can make any length the other guys don’t or won’t. I will get a price list posted. I draw from 17 cal to 30 cal including .227 and .230. I also make the bullets in those two calibers.

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    .030 thousands x 1 inch strip I’m assuming,
    have not talked (e-mail as he hates phones he is hard of hearing) To R. Corbin but looks like he is closing shop maybe?? It has been rumored for a while now

    Price yeah well Richard has the ability to cut his machinery cost down a bit, by making his own or via family i assume.

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    Other sources
    Hines tactical (http://www.hinestactical.com/index.p…/rifle-jackets)
    Barts Benchrest – Bart Sauter ( http://www.bartsbullets.com/jackets.html )

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    Yes .030 x 1 inch strip.

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     Sgt. Mike 
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    Pete, this was from 2013 on the other forum
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    Jacket pricing

    .172, .204, .224 – $18.00 per 100 ( copper) $14.00 per 100 (22lr jacket)
    .243 – $24.00 per 100
    .257 – $25.00 per 100
    .264 – $27.00 per 100
    .277 – $28.00 per 100
    .284 – $29.00 per 100
    .308 – $31.00 per 100
    .338 – $33.00 per 100
    .351 – $34.00 per 100
    .356 – $34.00 per 100
    5% discount for amounts over 500 jackets of one caliber.
    10% discount for amounts over 1000 jackets of one caliber.

    Thanks

    Note: The longest jacket in 30 cal is 1.250". Longer jackets in other cal are available.
    The longest jacket in 338 is 1.15
    pete@newenglandcustombullets.com end quote

    is this still your pricing rates? as it is about three years old, might save you from typing it all up on here.
    Regards
    Mike

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    Hi Mike,
    It needs a little tweaking. I lowered some prices. I was going to put the list on here as soon as chiller startups are over. About another week I think. I will edit it on the other site a copy and paste it here.
    Thanks for the nudge Mike. Sometimes I need a kick to head.

    Pete

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    Just had J4 (.308 cal in .925 and 1.00 length) send some sample to my die maker in La. to have punches set made
    Maybe, I can finally punch out some light weight 30’s before Christmas with these Hollywood dies I bought about 2 years ago.
    Reason I selected J4 was price point even though wait times was longer than I would prefer.

    update 20170309:
    contacted a distributor for Hines tactical jackets:
    price point on the .30 cal was
    .925″ length (qty 1000) 200.00 plus shipping
    1.00″ length (qty 1000) 200.00 plus shipping

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    Does anyone know a source for 35 caliber rifle jackets?  Probably should have looked for them before buying swaging dies.  I can’t find them anywhere.  If I have to setup to make them I will have to.  Definitely should have looked for jackets before bidding and winning an auction.

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    As I remember Corbin offered them – and a die to reform to 35 cal from other jackets (I forget – it was either 8mm jackets or 375 jackets)

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    Richard isn’t making jackets anymore.  And Dave only lists 35 cal jackets for pistols which aren’t in stock anyway.  Impulse purchases always cost me more money on the long run.  If I could buy a lifetime supply of jackets I would rather do that.  One less thing to make. And I don’t plan on swaging a lot of different bullets.

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    How long / heavy are you trying to make your 35 caliber rifle bullets? What’s your lifetime # of jackets?

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    I’m looking to make 200-250 grain bullets.  I don’t know what a lifetime supply would be.  A lot less then what I initially thought because I bought dies w/ a 4S ogive.  That won’t work for my levers, outside of a single Savage 99 in 358 Winchester.

    I looked around and I can make jackets from 223 brass.  The core seat die I have is designed to work w/ 223 brass.  I’m assuming I will have to draw them down some.  A Lee sizing die should be able to prove proof of concept on that front.

    I should have started w/ 22 or 30 cal where jackets are easily attainable.  Will probably buy a 22 cal setup to feed the ARs.

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    dragon813gt, I make a jacket that measures .349. How long do you need the jacket to be? If there is enough need ,I will start drawing 35 cal jackets. Let me know if you want to try some.

     

    Pete

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