I mailed a check off this morning to Alaska Bullet Works. No big deal, I've done that before but what is a big deal is the way Karl and Mike at Alaska bullet works do business. I call and order a quantity of their fine Kodiak bonded bullets and they arrive a few days later with an invoice, then I mail them a check. There are three things about this deal that I like.
I like knowing that part of the cost of these bullets isn't going to some banking conglomerate in who knows what country in the form of credit card fees.
I like that we still have home town folks around that will do business with a hand shake and will take a mans' word as his bond?
And I like that we can still buy these well made, hand crafted bullets from a small home owned business, right here in Alaska.
I got a few boxes of their 300 grain RN bullets for the 405 Winchester. These lovely bullets will work fine in my new Close Quarters Bear gun and will leave the 21" barrel at about 2500 fps. I also have an order standing for the 330 grains of the same .412" diameter for this rifle which should hit the 2400 fps mark.
This bullet diameter, which I once thought to be hard to find, is very much alive and well and many different makers support it. Swift has their 350 and 400 A-frame bondeds. Hawk has many different jacket thicknesses in the 300, 325, 350 and 400 grain weights. Woodleigh of Austrailia has 350 and 400 grainers and Hornady has the 300 in FP and Spitzer and the 400 heavy game bullet for the 405/400 N.E. 3". And of course these 300 and 330 grain Kodiak bonded bullets. I find my self with a small collection of 40 caliber rifles and it's good to know I'll be able to feed them.