Best Reloading Supplies Company?


January 29, 2013, 09:04 PM
Guys - What are the best Reloading Supplies Companies - Price & Service.

Thanks Much

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January 29, 2013, 09:07 PM
Powder Valley would be right up there near the top.

Unfortunately they are overwhelmed with orders, and out of stock on most everything right now, just like everyone else.


January 29, 2013, 09:17 PM
The one that can keep stuff in stock :).

My favorite is

Just my .02,

January 29, 2013, 09:18 PM
Look for people on here to sell components. Support man, not business. Lol.

January 29, 2013, 09:29 PM
If you are looking for a LCT(I see in your other thread), I'd say FS reloading is at the top for Lee equipment.

For components and other various reloading goodies:
Powder Valley
Graf And Sons
Mid South

To name a few...

Hondo 60
January 29, 2013, 11:22 PM
Powder Valley - for primers & powder - although at the moment their out of a whole bunch of stuff.

The Hunting Shack/IQ Metals - for plated bullets (their .357" 125 gr HPs work great in my S&W M10)
placed an order this morning, & just got an email saying it shipped & will be delivered Friday.

Berry's - also for plated bullets - lotsa calibers

Missouri Bullet Co - for lead pills.

MidwayUSA - for dies, odds & ends and do-dads.

January 29, 2013, 11:44 PM
Powder Valley, Grafs, and Midsouth are probably my favorites that I've used, but Natchez, Midway, and a few others are also good. I normally put everything I want in the cart and see who is the cheapest with shipping and go with that one. Since Grafs has a fixed handling charge and no shipping, they are often the cheapest for small orders, but since their prices are slightly higher I can often save money on large orders somewhere else.

January 30, 2013, 03:48 AM
LeonCarr, I checked the site you referenced. They must be almost out of business. Of the dozen items I checked in Handgun components....they were all out of stock.
Maybe long gun folks will have better luck.

January 30, 2013, 03:48 AM
F & M RELOADING EQUIPMENT is a good place for LEE equipment.
Helpfull with questions on the phone, and usually have the best prices to be found.

January 30, 2013, 09:41 AM
I don't use just one. PV definitely is for me top dog for powder and primers. Midsouth Shooters Supply is up there for rifle bullets and reloading equipment. I use others as necessary to save a buck :)

January 31, 2013, 10:19 AM
IME right now they are all just about out of everything.

Call/write/email your congresscritters and tell them to vote against gun control or they will get unelected if you want to see instock items again.

Just my .02,

January 31, 2013, 10:56 AM
I like powder valley and midway and beartooth for lead bullets.

January 31, 2013, 12:57 PM
Great thread!

January 31, 2013, 01:50 PM
IME right now they are all just about out of everything.

No, not necessarily.

Most all get a shipment of something or other in every day darn near. Backordering is taking most of it before it makes it to the website, and when it does make it to the site folks buy it(whatever) up in a day, sometimes in an hour or less.

The ones that persevere are getting supplied(albeit slowly, and probably not from one place), the ones that throw up their hands and do nothing, well, as you'd expect, they are going to go without.

January 31, 2013, 02:15 PM
I've been using MidwayUSA mostly since the late '80s. Never had an issue with them. Natchez has good prices and service as well.

I'd stay away from Cheaper Than Dirt, as their prices seem to jump around like gas prices, changing every time a politician sneezes.

January 31, 2013, 03:33 PM
I try to support the local guys first. 10-Ring on Jones Rd is a good shop to deal with.

January 31, 2013, 03:58 PM
My LGS. They get used to what I need and keep it around to keep me in the door. For stuff that is more of a bother to them than profit, mid south and midway.

Hondo 60
January 31, 2013, 04:50 PM
I have to add TJ Conevera to the list.

February 1, 2013, 03:26 AM
I dont care who I order from as long as its in stock

February 1, 2013, 04:08 AM
Xtreme and Berry's for plated

February 1, 2013, 12:57 PM
Without a doubt, the one that has everything you want in stock at the best total delivered price. May vary from day to day, or right now, hour to hour.

February 1, 2013, 03:43 PM
I use my local gun shop for powders and primers. Saves those obnoxious hazmat shipping fees. Brass and bullets always seem like better deals from the catalog places, though...not to mention selection.

February 1, 2013, 05:43 PM
Powder Valley for primers + powder , Berrys for plated and Missouri for lead. Also check your LGS they need some love too!

February 1, 2013, 10:08 PM
One more vote for Powder Valley for powder and primers.

I have tried several bullet manufacturers, but I have yet to deal with a better bunch than the guys at Missouri Bullet. Good communication, fair prices and quick shipping.

Understand that these are not normal times. Do not be surprised if finding components is difficult right now, and will be for a while. It will pass...just as it did four years ago.

February 2, 2013, 02:15 AM
Everytime I looked at Powder Valley for primers, they were ALWAYS out of one of the sizes, or brands I wanted. Prices were good, but when I added another hazmat fee to get those primers from another vendor, now it was more expensive.

Graf's has been consistently the best at having it in stock, and not ripping you on shipping. Lots of time they had discounted hazmat fees or waived the handling fee. Of course none of this applies at the current time, you're stuck with whomever has it in stock...

February 2, 2013, 06:42 AM
Only used two online suppliers (buy everything I can local). Loved Midway and HATED Cheaper Then Dirt. Midway shipped promptly without any drama, Cheaper Then Dirt took 15 days to get my order in!! UPS only had it for three so it took them 12 days to get it sent out, to make matters worse since they are not centralized I had to pay shipping from two warehouses. Only used them because Midway was sold out, next time I'll just wait out the backorder it is probably faster then the other guys shipping :D

February 2, 2013, 09:03 AM
For Lee equipment, try

February 2, 2013, 10:36 AM
I have successfully dealt with Midway, Grafs, Midsouth and Wideners. I was a little cheezed with Grafs about my last order because they sent it signature required, which meant I had to have it held at a FedEx location and drive 50 miles out of my way to pick it up. My order contained brass and bullets, so maybe they have a new policy? I've never had that problem with the others. Although I try to anticipate all my needs and place fewer but larger orders when there's a coupon code, I still find myself ordering from Midway every 2-3 months. It's only been within the last three years that I've began using the others.

The only reason I started using Grafs is because they support the Cast Boolets site but I have been pleased with their prices and the flat-rate shipping option. Midway is still the standard for the vast number of items they stock, but their shipping charges only become reasonable once you build up a large order and bite the bullet all at once.

I don't really think of them as a 'reloading' company, but Brownell's is as fine a company as you'll ever deal with. For gun parts and gunsmithing supplies they are top notch.

February 3, 2013, 03:54 AM
I try to buy powder and primers at my local gun shows to save on shipping and hazmat.

Everything else I buy from Grafs or Powder Valley.

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