something vague
October 3, 2009, 03:17 PM
Has anyone ever dealt with or ordered anything from Widener's before? I just recently found their site and have noticed that their prices are extremely competitive compared to other companies such as Midway, Sinclair, etc. I would like to know how they rate as far as the speed of delivery is as well as customer service.

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October 3, 2009, 03:33 PM
They are a good company. I have bought tons of stuff from them. That should say a lot as I also sell bullets for reloading. Their rifle bullet prices easily beat mine, but I can usually compete in pistol bullets. In my experience they take longer to ship than midway and brownell's but only by a couple of days. I prefer widener's over midway though. Prices are usually better. I just sell bullets, but if you are interested try the link in my signature.

October 3, 2009, 03:42 PM
I live 12 miles from Wideners...great place, great people, great prices.

something vague
October 3, 2009, 04:45 PM
Well that makes me feel a little better. Think I'm going to order a powder measure off of them as it is the best deal I have seen anywhere. More replies about them would be great. Thanks.

October 3, 2009, 04:58 PM
Man, have I spent a metric buttload of money at Wideners. They have competitive prices and they deliver fast. The do not do backorders - if they sell it on their web site, they have it and they ship it ASAP.

They are by far one of my favorite reloading supply vendors.

something vague
October 3, 2009, 05:09 PM
A metric buttload, what's that equal to in american units?

October 3, 2009, 05:13 PM
Widners and Graff & Sons are two of my go to suppliers when I need something. They are reasonable with shipping and if I need it fast UPS 3 day select is the best deal.:cool:

Steve in PA
October 3, 2009, 05:23 PM
Lots of orders from them. Top notch service. Never had an issue or problem.

Maj Dad
October 3, 2009, 05:28 PM
I've dealt with them for years, and I ordered some surplus military bullets from them a few years back and had a problem with different types of bullets in the 1000 I bought (supposed to be all the same). I called, the lady was very apologetic and sent a prepaid return pack and re-shipped the correct lot immediately. Based on that, I have no problem with continuing to do business with them.

something vague
October 3, 2009, 05:43 PM
Well, just placed my order with them 2 minutes ago. Thanks for the replies and we shall see how the order does. I got a Redding 3br powder measure and some bullets. The powder measure price was far better than what I could find elsewhere, especially the one with both metering chambers.

Redneck with a 40
October 3, 2009, 08:45 PM
I've begun buying bullets, powder, and the Wolf 223 primers from Widener's, good prices, good service. I think they are a great outfit.:)

October 4, 2009, 12:28 AM
Good outfit. Fast as Midway for me on order turnaround and arrival. Customer service has been even better - email them a question or give them a call and see how quickly and nicely they respond.

October 4, 2009, 04:16 AM
Widener's and Powder Valley get the majority of my reloading component business when I buy bulk online.

October 4, 2009, 08:53 AM
A metric buttload, what's that equal to in American units?

1 metric buttload = 10 kilo butts = 100 Oprah asses

Dang, that a lot of reloading supplies!!


October 4, 2009, 09:23 AM
+1. I'm very happy with the service, selection and price.

Jumping Frog
October 4, 2009, 04:54 PM
I've also had good experiences with the Wideners, Powder Valley & Grafs. Two other great online places are Midsouth Shooters Supply and Kempf's Gun Shop.

October 4, 2009, 10:14 PM
Multi time happy customer. Web site sucks, but prices and service are hard to beat.

October 4, 2009, 10:30 PM
wideners is as good as it gets....

October 4, 2009, 10:39 PM
Wideners is good to go in my book.

October 5, 2009, 01:53 PM
They're local to me & I used to buy everything there from their retail outlet. They've closed that and local pickups are permitted only 2 days a week now. Plus, the don't have much in stock like everyone else.

Service has always been great and they have a pretty large warehouse facility.

I'm hoping the get stocked up again so I can stop paying for shipping and haz-mat charges. :>)

October 5, 2009, 09:32 PM
I concur with Hesenwine. I hope they re-open their retail store someday. While I'm not local, I have relatives who live somewhat close by and I've enjoyed browsing the shelves when I've been in the area.

I've been a mail-order customer for about 4 years or so now and have no complaints about their prices or service. They've been slower than usual filling orders lately, but that is probably due to the panic buying that has been so prevalent since last year's election.

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