Welcome to Dardas Cast Bullets! You have found the ultimate in accuracy, quality, and value! We have been incorporated since 1992 and pride ourselves on providing customers with world class quality cast bullets. You can order using our webstore, telephone, email, or check. All of our bullets are 100% visually inspected which ensures that you will receive ONLY world class quality cast bullets. We use only World Class Quality 92-2-6 alloy which has a BHN of 16. We will provide you the specification sheet in PDF format upon request. I have 45 years of bullet manufacturing experience which is reinvested in the world class quality cast bullets that you will purchase. I also have won National, State, and local titles in both rifle and pistol. I am also blessed with National Records as well. We define World Class Quality by Standard Deviation (SD). Our SD is maintained at or below 0.5 as a result of our closely monitored quality control standards.
There is currently a fad that has developed concerning the use of powder coatings to coat cast bullets for whatever reasons. Powder coatings are extremely hard and contain fine abrasive material. The main ingredient of powder coatings is Barium Sulfate. It is a fine white powder that has the same hardness as chalk and synthetic aluminum oxide. These compounds are excellent fine abrasives especially when high pressures are applied. The melting point of Barium Sulfate is 1580 degrees Centigrade. My point is that Barium Sulfate remains in its original powder form even after the binding polymer has reacted. I would never run this material through any of my barrels unless the intention was to firelap them. If you want to firelap your barrels, then by all means, please do use powder coatings. Or, contact Dave Tubb. He has been offering firelapping kits for quite a long time. The kit will save you a lot of money. We will not be participating in this current fad as we will not be responsible for ruined barrels and trigger groups.
We offer many sized diameters for each caliber. Why is that you ask? Before you order cast bullets you must understand that it is imperative that your cast bullets MUST fit the bore properly! Cast bullets MUST be at least 0.001" larger than the groove diameter! Slug your barrel to obtain the groove diameter. Purchase the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook if you do not know how to do it or call me. We offer soft lead slugs for slugging barrels. Go to the Slugs section to select them.
As in the past, we offer 10% off on orders of 10,000 or more to those that do not have a sales tax license. And we also offer a 15% discount to those that have sales tax licenses on orders of 10,000 or more. An FFL is required if you live in a state that does not have sale tax in order to receive 15% discount.
DO NOT SEND US YOUR BARRELS! WE WILL NOT SLUG YOUR BARRELS.
WE ARE MEASURING 3 GROOVE AND 5 GROOVE SLUGS TO DETERMINE YOUR CORRECT SIZED DIAMETER. THIS IS A FREE SERVICE THAT WE ARE OFFERING TO YOU. SEND US YOUR SLUG IN A PROTECTED SHEATH AND WE WILL MEASURE IT AND CONTACT YOU AS TO ITS DIAMETER. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR NAME, ADDDRESS, PHONE, AND EMAIL ADDRESS AND THE CALIBER OF THE BARREL THAT THE SLUG WAS FROM.
We have removed the 0.451" sized diameter option from the .45 caliber selections. However, we still do maintain the 0.451" sizing die so please email or call us if you want to specify 0.451" for your order.
Please visit Magma Engineering's Frequently Asked Questions section. Pay particular attention to question #10 - 'What determines the accuracy of a cast bullet'. www.magmaengineering.info/contact.html
It is imperative that you understand that cast bullets are a world apart from jacketed bullets - they are NOT the same! The reloading process for cast bullets MUST NOT in anyway, shape, or form, alter, damage or destroy the cast bullet! It is like comparing rocks to bananas - hard vs. soft. Your cast bullets fall into the 'soft' category. They are to be treated with tender loving care! Your dies shall NOT damage them! Do not flare the case mouths for cast bullet reloading - you will damage them by shaving the shanks of the bullets during the seating operation. If you don't believe me, take a magnifying loop and look very closely at the reloaded cast bullet cartridge and you will see shavings that are deposited on the edge of the case mouth about 180 degrees around the mouth. Why is this you ask? It is because you are shaving the bullets as they are being seated. The bullet rotates on top of the radius edge that you created by flaring the case mouth. You then have to hope and pray that the seater stem will capture the nose of the bullet and re-right it to make it straight with the case - it isn't going happen! Thou Shalt Not Flare Case Mouths For Cast Bullets! You MUST use the correct technique for preparing the case mouths to receive cast bullets without damaging them. And that is with the use of the Lyman 2 Step M Expander Die. This die imparts a 2 step I.D. into the case mouth. It creates a slip fit nest for the bullet to slide into. Thus preventing and eliminating the tipping of the bullet and the premature closure of the case mouth onto the bullet during the seating operation. Lyman 4 die sets are the only dies manufactured that will reload cast bullets and jacketed bullets interchangeably and correctly. And this is due to the 2 Step M die that is incorporated into their 4 die sets. There are other die manufacturers that have emulated the Lyman M Die. It is also imperative that you understand the critical nature of the seater stem in your seater die! Make absolutely certain that the seater stem is engaging the ogive of the bullet about half way down from the tip. And that the tip is not contacting the seater stem! This is critical for straight bullet alignment (preventing shaving the bullet) during the seating operation. Cast bullet reloading is entirely different than jacketed bullet reloading - understand this and you are on your way to a very successful career with cast bullet reloading and shooting!
Please do not use factory crimp dies for cast bullet reloading. Cast bullets MUST remain in their pristine state in order to shoot accurately. Factory crimp dies will decrease the cast bullet's sized diameter and thus will cause many unwanted issues.
We have added a dedicated FAX line to better serve our customers. The new FAX number is: 866-325-6525.
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