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TROUBLE PLACING AN ORDER
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I'm worried about my credit card number getting stolen. How safe is my transaction?
We are fully PCI Compliant and Secure. We take your security very seriously. We are always up to date with the latest security features and our website is tested monthly.
Are the prices on your website current?
Yes they are always up to date.
Are your stock levels current?
Yes, we show stock of each product clearly listed on each item.
Do you ship Internationally?
No. We only ship in the USA including Alaska and Hawaii.
Do you offer free shipping?
Yes, on bullet orders of 1,000 or more.
Can I combine two different 500 quantity bullets to get free shipping?
Yes, We are happy to do this. Please call us to place this kind of order.
Can I change my order after I place it?
Yes. We will be happy to assist you in adding or correcting an existing order prior to shipment.
Do you sell loaded ammo?
NO. We only sell the projectile.
Do you offer Military and Law Enforcement Discounts?
Yes, Please contact us here and provide verification. (i.e.. photo copy of ID or DD Form 214, less SS#)
Do you offer Dealer Pricing?
Yes, Please fill out this form here.
Can I pay by check or money order?
Yes, Please call us with your order.
Can I come to your facility to purchase product?
Yes, but by appointment please. We are a manufacturer and not a retail store and if you just show up we may not know you are here. Please call us to set up an appointment. We would surely not want to miss you.
Can I view what products I ordered in the past?
Yes, You will have to create an account first. Then when you login look under Order Management and all your prior orders will be listed.
When do you charge my credit card?
Your card is automatically charged when your order is placed. The secure transaction is performed between our bank and yours. We do not see your credit card number nor do we store it.
Can I order an item that is not in stock?
Yes, but you will have to call us to place the item on backorder.
SHIPPING and RETURNS
How much do you charge for shipping?
Shipping costs are calculated when you place your items in your cart. They may vary from $7.20 up to $13.50 per shipping box. We do however offer Free Shipping on a minimum 1,000 bullet order.
How long does it take to process my order?
We do our best to process your order in 1-3 days. In rare occasions your shipment may take longer to process if we are on vacation which will be cleary stated on the cart page.
How long does it take for me to get my order?
We ship most items using USPS Priority Flat Rate and some First Class Mail. Delivery takes between 1-3 days once your order is picked up.
Can I return an item I ordered incorrectly?
Yes, please call for a return authorization number. You will be responsible for the shipping costs. We also charge a 15% restocking fee.
What do I do if my order is lost, damaged or items missing when I receive it?
Call us immediately. Take pictures of the damaged box and the shipping label and email them to us. Keep the damaged box in its entirety. We file the claim. We will then get your replacement order out ASAP.
Can I get a Tracking number on my order?
Yes, We email out a tracking number when we create your shipping label. Some of those get Spammed. We also place the tracking number in your account details. If you created an account all you have to do is login to view it. You can also view your order status from this link. View Order Status
What are Polymer Coated Bullets?
Badman Polymer Coated Bullets are our high quality hard cast lead bullets encapsulated with a 2 layer baked on durable Polymer Coating finish. They are similar to plated bullets but without the copper finish. Plated bullets are made from soft extruded lead that is swaged into a core then coated with copper. Our Polymer coated bullets are made from our hard cast lead (16 BHN) and coated with a high quality Polymer finish. Badman Polymer Coated Bullets will stand up to higher pressure loads compared to the soft core plated bullets.
What are the advantages of shooting Badman Polymer Coated Bullets?
Let's compare the difference between Polymer and plated bullets.
* Plated bullets have a soft core (8-10 BHN) with a strong copper outer finish. They perform well at mid velocities or higher end lead velocities but can be rather expensive to shoot and can wear your barrel out faster. Plated bullets also have speed restrictions of less than 1,500 fps.
* Badman Polymer Coated Bullets have a strong lead core (16 BHN) with a durable 2 layer baked on Polymer coating finish. They perform extremely well from low to high velocities. We have personally tested our .452 diameter 250 Grain RNFP bullet to 1,800 fps with great results. Compared to plated or jacketed bullets they are less expensive, as good as or better and they don't foul your barrel.
How fast can I shoot the Badman Polymer Coated Bullets?
As fast as you can pull the trigger. LOL Seriously though, these bullets can be pushed out to 2,200 fps with great results as long as they are loaded properly.
Do the bullets smoke when being fired?
No. You will notice a dramatic reduction in smoke compared to standard lubed bullets as there is no wax used in the making of this bullet. The Polymer is the lubricant. Please Note: You may still experience some smoke when shooting these as this comes from the powder you may be using. Some powders smoke more than others. Check out this video demonstrating the durability of our Polymer coating under extreme heat. https://www.badmanbullets.com/OnlineStore/ExtremeHeat.php
Can I shoot these in a polygonal rifled barrel?
Our bullets perform the same as a plated or jacketed bullet and work well in polygonal rifling leaving the barrels clean.
Do I need a gas check with our bullets?
No. The polymer coating is very durable and can withstand high pressures without compromising performance.
Do I need to apply wax lube to them before loading?
No. The Polymer coating is the lube. Nothing else is required to load them.
Can the Polymer coated bullets be used in an Indoor Range?
We say YES as there is no exposed lead. Check with your local range to verify. They would have the final say.
Are the Badman Polymer Coated Bullets legal for SASS, aka Cowboy Action Shooting?
Simple answer, YES.
* From the SASS Shooters Handbook, Version 21.6, Page 12 - Revolver and rifle ammunition may NOT be jacketed, semi-jacketed, plated, gas checked or copper washed. It must be all lead. Moly disulfide, POLYMER COATED bullets or equivalent ARE acceptable.
Can I shoot steel targets with Polymer coated bullets?
YES. In fact, the Polymer Coated Bullets are safer to use on steel than plated or jacketed as the bounce back effect is dramatically less. The Polymer bullets will deform and splatter when they come in contact with the steel target. Always wear eye and ear protection and follow safety precautions when shooting steel targets.
How is the Polymer coating applied?
After the bullets are cast we apply a coat of Polymer to the bullets and then bake them in a commercial oven at 400 degrees. After they cool we apply a SECOND coat and bake them again.
Does the Polymer Coating add size to the bullet?
NO. The bullets are sized AFTER the Polymer Coating is applied so you end up with a properly sized bullet.
Can I use the Polymer Coated bullets in an open gun?
Yes. Our Polymer Coated Bullets will work with major power factors with great results leaving no residue in the comp ports or muzzle brakes.
How do I load Polymer Coated Bullets?
Polymer coated bullets can be loaded the same as lead or plated bullets. Always start lower and work your way up to your desired velocity and pressures.
Use a decent bell before seating the bullet. You don't want to shave off the Polymer when seating it. This is very important to prevent leading.
A light taper crimp of .003" or standard roll crimp is all that is needed. You don't want to puncture the coating as this can result in poor accuracy and/or key hole issues.
Case gauge or chamber test the finished product before using.
Most of this is just common sense.
What is the hardness of Badman Hard Cast Lead Bullets?
Our bullets have a BHN of 16
What kind of lube (wax) do you use on your bullets?
We proudly use Thompson Bullet Lube specially formulated for our bullets. Our lube contains about 5 different high quality paraffin's and is better at lubricating than the hard lube used by many commercial casters. This formula allows our bullets to shoot extremely well (under 1,500 fps and/or 21,000 psi) with no or minimal leading depending on your barrel and loads.
Do your bullets have gas checks?
No. They are not designed to accept a gas check.
How fast can I shoot Badman Hard Cast Lead Bullets?
Our hard cast bullets can be shot up to 1,500 fps and/or 21,000 psi. Whichever comes first. If you are wanting to go faster or hotter check out our Polymer Coated Bullets.
Are the Badman Hard Cast Bullets sized and lubed?
Yes, just load them and shoot them.
Do you offer un-sized and un-lubed bullets?
Yes, Please call us as these will be a special order.
Do you offer sample packs?
Yes, You can purchase sample packs from any of the product pages.