Component Shipping Times


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Triumph
March 22, 2013, 08:12 AM
Thought this thread might be useful to help THR members avoid frustrations when waiting for components.

I have ordered several components lately & here are experiences with shipping times.

Gamaliel Shooters Supply: Fast
Third Generation: Fast
Cabelas: Fast (but pricey)
Natchez Shooters Supply: SLOW (my items have not been shipping for 2 weeks from order)
Powder Valley: SLOWER (still have an order on March 6th that hasn't shipped)

Not picking on anyone here. I know Natchez & Powder Valley are under a bunch of pressure and have been honest about ship delays.

Just wanted to help fellow THR members.

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Motownfire
March 22, 2013, 11:47 AM
Good to know. Thanks for posting.

What did you order from Gamaliel & 3rd Gen ???

Triumph
March 22, 2013, 12:05 PM
Motownfire Good to know. Thanks for posting.

What did you order from Gamaliel & 3rd Gen ???


Powder - Promo & W231

Quick Shipping & Delivery

grubbylabs
March 22, 2013, 12:07 PM
So what is "FAST" vs slow? Not trying to pick, I just know that some are more patient than others.

david_r
March 22, 2013, 12:08 PM
I think Natchez must not like you. Note the below dates are confirmation emails from my inbox so the day it left the warehouse is not the same as the ship day for some companies.

Vendor order ship
Natchez 2/23 3/1
Natchez 2/10 2/20
Midway 2/20 2/22
Midway 1/23 1/24
Montana Gold 1/23 3/14
FSReloading 3/6 3/7

Triumph
March 22, 2013, 12:13 PM
grubbylabs So what is "FAST" vs slow? Not trying to pick, I just know that some are more patient than others.


Gamaliel & Third Generation at door within a week of being ordered.

Natchez - 4 orders & I am averaging 3 weeks to door.

Powder Valley - Just called and they are running 35 days from order to shipment.

oneounceload
March 22, 2013, 12:52 PM
PV just delivered today - a little over 6 weeks from date of order for items that showed in stock at time of order

dickttx
March 23, 2013, 09:03 AM
I don't think anyone is deliberately shipping slow.;) I would think that Natchez and PV probably handle multi times the volume of the others mentioned.
You might have just caused an avalanche to fall on them.:D

Duckdog
March 23, 2013, 09:22 AM
I placed an order with 3rd Generation last Wed and they shipped Thurs afternoon. That's fast by any standards. The prices and shipping are good too. $7.95 flat rate shipping with the usual $20 HazMat charge.

Triumph
March 23, 2013, 10:34 AM
dickttx I don't think anyone is deliberately shipping slow. I would think that Natchez and PV probably handle multi times the volume of the others mentioned.


Agreed - both are good companies and under a bunch of pressure right now. It will be helpful for THR members to know alternate companies to shop from to take some pressure off PV & Natchez.

bds, Walkalong & others have done a great job on the components thread helping everyone find components.

GT1
March 29, 2013, 06:12 PM
I ordered 16 pounds of CFE 223 from powder valley that was in stock on Feb 24th.

I just got a tracking email a few minutes ago. 5 weeks.

KansasSasquatch
March 29, 2013, 06:23 PM
:what::what::what::what:

Now I gotta go check my e-mail, I ordered the same day.

KansasSasquatch
March 29, 2013, 06:38 PM
Welp, no e-mail from PV. I had my hopes up. It can wait another week or two.

BHarada
March 29, 2013, 10:17 PM
Well thanks to this thread I now have two new vendors to choose from. :)

As for the OP:
Natchez .223 bullet order placed 3/27, shipped 3/28 (should arrive on 4/4)

Grafs is taking a minimum of three weeks to process non-hazmat in-stock orders and up to six weeks for in-stock hazmat orders.

I placed an order for 8# of Alliant Power Pro 1200-R at 3rd Generation this evening so we'll see how long it takes to ship.

Triumph
March 29, 2013, 10:39 PM
As for the OP: Natchez .223 bullet order placed 3/27, shipped 3/28 (should arrive on 4/4)

YOU ARE A TURKEY!!!:). I'll agree with one of the previous posters "Natchez must not like me"!


Grafs is taking a minimum of three weeks to process non-hazmat in-stock orders and up to six weeks for in-stock hazmat orders.
I think that is best case scenario. I cancelled on of my orders from them after 3 weeks & not being able to get anyone on the phone. Maybe they don't like me either! :what:

Rodfac
March 30, 2013, 09:24 AM
Five weeks from my bullet supplier: Missouri Bullet Co. for 9mm and .45 ACP. A couple days from Midway for brass, and bullets when they had them....40 S&W, .222 Magnum. Rod

One78Shovel
March 30, 2013, 09:25 AM
Bruno Shooters Supply- Slow; order placed 2/22 H335 Nothing yet

-178S

Motownfire
March 30, 2013, 09:42 AM
Five weeks from my bullet supplier: Missouri Bullet Co. for 9mm and .45 ACP

What date did you place & receive your MBC order? I just placed an order for a few thousand 9mmX19 & .40 cal bullets, their website states 3-4 weeks to process orders.

BHarada
April 4, 2013, 01:18 PM
I placed an order for 44 and 45 cal bullets at Missouri Bullets on 4/2 and got my shipping notice today, 4/4.

maxyedor
April 4, 2013, 01:36 PM
Called Missouri Bullet yesterday about an order I placed on March 4th, sounds like it was all ready to go except the 147grain 9mm, so I think their lead times really depend on what you order.

Midway is still shipping next day. Larry Potterfield is the man!

GLOOB
April 4, 2013, 02:19 PM
Graf's:
Ordered second week of Feb. Still waiting.

Triumph
April 4, 2013, 02:27 PM
GLOOB Graf's:
Ordered second week of Feb. Still waiting.


I cancelled my Graf's orders. It wasn't just because of the wait. I couldn't get a response to email or anyone on phone.

BHarada
April 4, 2013, 02:35 PM
I've been finding things on other sites while waiting for my Graf's orders to ship, and canceling the Graf's orders as needed. The latest was when I found an 8# keg of powder at 3rd Generation a week before my Graf's order for a few 1# cans was due to ship.

Of course now I'm waiting for 3rd Generation to send me a shipping notice.

OldTex
April 4, 2013, 02:41 PM
Probably more factors involved than we can imagine. I've got some orders (primers) from Natchez in 2-3 days, while others (bullets) have been 5 weeks now. Wideners had ammo to me in 3-4 days and took 3 weeks for ammo boxes.

Some vendors allowed backorders at first when things started going crazy and I suspect they got buried and are still trying to see daylight. Others stopped backorders right away.

I'm 5 weeks now waiting on Missouri Bullets and CB bullets. ManVentureOutpost just refunded an order that was 'in stock' when I placed it but wasn't really. They just couldn't guarantee when they could ship but offered a discount if I re-ordered when they got back in stock.

I've always had good luck with Midway and 3rd Gen.

GT1
April 4, 2013, 02:55 PM
Some vendors allowed backorders at first when things started going crazy and I suspect they got buried and are still trying to see daylight.

Powder Valley, Grafs, and Brownells paid a heavy price in the initial panic and are still hurting. Not their fault, really, but yeah. They are some of the largest retailers out there so they see mega-traffic online. I will always be their customer because even with the panic they refused to jack up prices.

Of course, without the panic I'd have never found other nice places like Gamaliel, Third Generation, and Scheels.

Papadoc1701
April 4, 2013, 03:00 PM
Just received my Graf's order for powder and primers today. Placed order on Feb 26th.

KansasSasquatch
April 4, 2013, 03:52 PM
Powder Valley, Grafs, and Brownells paid a heavy price in the initial panic and are still hurting. Not their fault, really, but yeah. They are some of the largest retailers out there so they see mega-traffic online. I will always be their customer because even with the panic they refused to jack up prices.

Of course, without the panic I'd have never found other nice places like Gamaliel, Third Generation, and Scheels.
It didn't help Powder Valley that they, along with most of Kansas, got hit by a couple pretty big snow storms. I think they had at least a full week where they couldn't ship anything out because UPS and FedEx wouldn't pick up shipments.

MBC is still pretty far behind on a lot of 9mm stuff. A buddy of mine order 2k 9mm just over a month ago and he hasn't received a shipping email yet, I'm not sure if they send a shipping notice though.

Motownfire
April 4, 2013, 04:00 PM
Placed an order with Natchez April 1st, order shipped April 3rd, scheduled to be delivered April 5th. Pretty good service & the UPS driver didn't get lost, products delivered today.

I place an order with Missouri Bullet Co. 3/31/2013 for 1,500 9MM bullets & 500 .40 cal bullets. I will update when it arrives at my door.

bds
April 4, 2013, 04:24 PM
+1 on Gamaliel Shooting Supply. I ordered last Sunday and got my package Wednesday (3 days)!

I have ordered from Rocky Mountain Reloading in the past with fast shipping but they are now showing 2 weeks delay. I will post back when the bullets arrive.

My last order from ZCast took almost 5 weeks and their website is showing 5-6 weeks delay.

Today, I placed an order with Brownell's - I'll post back when the package arrives.

Just placed an order with Montana Gold Bullet - I'll post back when the package arrives.

floydster
April 5, 2013, 09:29 AM
Still waiting for a shippping notice on the order I placed with PV for bullets.
Placed the order on Mar. 6th, (showed in Stock) at the time, however they called a week later and informed me they were actually " Out of Stock" at that time.
Don't know if I will ever get them.

Triumph
April 5, 2013, 09:48 AM
floydster Still waiting for a shippping notice on the order I placed with PV for bullets.
Placed the order on Mar. 6th, (showed in Stock) at the time, however they called a week later and informed me they were actually " Out of Stock" at that time.
Don't know if I will ever get them.


Floydster - I am in almost the same situation. Placed order on same day & probably for same bullets. The difference is that I called & could not get a straight answer. They told me the bullets "should be" allocated to my order. Who knows?

floydster
April 5, 2013, 10:00 AM
Triumph, I guess we will just have to wait and see:)
Thanks for your reply.

GT1
April 5, 2013, 11:32 AM
Natchez:
Orders on March 29th and April first, tracking shows one is likely to be here today, the other tomorrow.

Affordable Brass & Bullets:
Ordered the 1st, and tracking shows out for delivery today.

Even though I got my tracking # from PV on the 29th of March, it is just getting here today. They are still my go to guys for powder and primers. I am glad I don't 'need' anything right now. Sure would like some unique though(I have tags in for it at several places, it will show eventually)

Triumph
April 5, 2013, 12:26 PM
I think Natchez must not like you. Note the below dates are confirmation emails from my inbox so the day it left the warehouse is not the same as the ship day for some companies.

Natchez must be liking me better! The last couple orders have been fast :)

KansasSasquatch
April 5, 2013, 12:33 PM
Still waiting for a shippping notice on the order I placed with PV for bullets.
Placed the order on Mar. 6th, (showed in Stock) at the time, however they called a week later and informed me they were actually " Out of Stock" at that time.
Don't know if I will ever get them.
I think when that happened they were trying to contact all the customers that placed orders and either offering to cancel orders or put them in line for a back order even though their website says they aren't accepting backorders.

Triumph
April 5, 2013, 12:39 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=182349&stc=1&d=1365179750

Is this what you guys are experiencing from PV? I placed an order on 3/6. I called & they told me it would be 4/5 (today) before that order is worked on. This notice (on their website) says they are only now working on non-powder orders from 2/28.

GT1
April 5, 2013, 12:50 PM
Yes PV is running a month to process. The are a huge powder/primer retailer and they also take care of all MidwayUSA primer and powder orders.

Calling them just takes someone away from their job shipping and packing and won't make things come any faster. Just sayin'.

Triumph
April 5, 2013, 01:08 PM
I won't call & bother them again. I used a direct link to order on 3/6 and missed the warning above.

They are being upfront about their delays.

Thanks

KansasSasquatch
April 5, 2013, 04:07 PM
I placed a powder order from PV on Feb. 24th, they processed the payment 4/1 or 4/2, and I received it about 2 hours ago. 39 days from ordering to receiving.

Triumph
April 5, 2013, 06:11 PM
Thanks for the update!

gonefishin1
April 5, 2013, 11:16 PM
I ordered march 25 from missouri bullet and received them april 4 I was expecting a month

I ordered a die set from titan reloading last night and it shipped this morning

Motownfire
April 6, 2013, 01:10 AM
What did you order from MBC?

I'm waiting on a few 9mmx19 & .40 cal bullets.

bds
April 8, 2013, 02:10 PM
Wife texted the Brownell order placed on Thursday (4/4) arrived today (4/8).

BHarada
April 8, 2013, 03:46 PM
Alliant 1200-R powder I ordered from 3rd Generation on 3/29 shipped on 4/2 and arrives tromorrow, 4/9.

nix4me
April 8, 2013, 07:30 PM
Ordered 6lbs of various in-stock powder from Wideners on April 1st and it hasn't shipped yet. Website says 4-5 weeks behind but a previous shipment of primers shipped in a week or so. I will report back.

Beanie-Bean
April 8, 2013, 08:57 PM
Placed the order on 3/31, received on 4/08:

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Reloading/0C8F020A-65B0-4DB1-A61E-6AC4803D24FF-11534-00000623E8A960DA.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Reloading/74CABE60-EC0D-48AE-843F-4415AB0380AD-11534-00000623EB575E67.jpg

renomedia
April 8, 2013, 09:41 PM
I ordered an 8# jug of TAC and 2 1# jugs of 2230 from Midway on 1/24/13. Of course they charged my credit card right away. Still have no idea when it will arrive. Anyone gotten any powder from Midway recently?

I hope I get it for free if they exceed their 10-12 week lead time. The funny thing was there was no notice on their powder page at that time warning of 10-12 week backlogs.

bds
April 10, 2013, 09:02 PM
Ordered from Affordable Brass & Bullets on Friday and received the bullets today, Thursday - 6 days.

My recent orders:

- Brownell - 4 days
- Gamaliel - 3 days
- ZCast - 5 weeks


I have these orders pending:

- Titan Reloading (Ordered 4/6, shipped 4/8 UPS - ETA 4/12)
- Montana Gold Bullets (Ordered 4/4, shipped 4/8 USPS - ETA 4/11)
- Rocky Mountain Reloading (Ordered 4/4 and received email order verification - up to 2 weeks processing time)

Beanie-Bean
April 11, 2013, 09:16 AM
Rocky Mountain Reloading:

Ordered in 3/25
Shipping notification on 4/05
USPS rec'd in Austin on 4/11

Should be here today or tomorrow.

floydster
April 11, 2013, 09:44 AM
Just recieved my invoice notice from PV, placed my order on 3/6 for bullets:)
Yipppeee:)

Triumph
April 11, 2013, 10:03 AM
floydster Just recieved my invoice notice from PV, placed my order on 3/6 for bullets
Yipppeee


You got my bullets you TURKEY!! :)

floydster
April 11, 2013, 11:32 AM
Tri, hang in there bro., PV ships to us Yankees first:)
Let me know when you get your confirmation.

bds
April 12, 2013, 04:03 PM
My Titan Reloading order placed on 4/6 shipped on 4/8 UPS and arrived today 4/12.

Still waiting on Montana Gold order that should have delivered yesterday by USPS ... mail already ran today and delivered another package of X-Treme bullets ...

Delbert
April 13, 2013, 07:10 AM
The federal small pistol primers i ordered on april 11 from midway usa are on the truck should be here in Michigan on Tuesday

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk 2

grubbylabs
April 18, 2013, 01:53 PM
I just got invoiced from PV yesterday. How long did it take them to get your order out the door after the invoice?

Jim Watson
April 18, 2013, 01:58 PM
Bullets ordered from BBI today.
If this thread is in sight when they come in, I will post the delivery time.

Triumph
April 18, 2013, 01:59 PM
Ordered March 6th and delivered 4/15. I never got a ship confirmation - bullets just showed up on doorstep. Nice surprise!!

KansasSasquatch
April 18, 2013, 03:20 PM
I just got invoiced from PV yesterday. How long did it take them to get your order out the door after the invoice?
When they invoiced me a couple weeks ago it took 2 days before it shipped (to let payment clear the bank I assume) and 2 days after that I had my powder.

grubbylabs
April 18, 2013, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the replies. I kinda feel bad for them. Lots of people looking to order stuff.

Jesse Heywood
April 18, 2013, 05:35 PM
I ordered dies from Midway Tuesday, the 16th. Received today, Thursday the 18th.

bds
April 18, 2013, 08:19 PM
Rocky Mountain Reloading indicated up to 2 weeks of processing time. Order placed on 4/4 shipped today 4/18 (2 weeks) as indicated. Will post when bullets arrive.

Two orders placed with Factory Sales on 4/13 shipped on 4/16 with ETA of 4/22

My recent orders:

- Affordable Brass & Bullets: 6 days
- Brownell: 4 days
- Gamaliel: 3 days
- Montana Gold Bullets: 12 days
- Titan Reloading: 6 days
- ZCast - 5 weeks

nix4me
April 18, 2013, 09:11 PM
Getting my powder shipment from Wideners tomorrow. I had ordered 6 lbs of Alliant powder on April 1st. Not too bad I guess, 2 1/2 weeks.

grubbylabs
April 19, 2013, 01:18 PM
I got the FED-EX tracking today, should be here Tuesday.

bds
April 23, 2013, 01:03 AM
Rocky Mountain Reloading indicated up to 2 weeks of processing time. Order placed on 4/4, shipped 4/18 (2 weeks) as indicated and delivered today (4/22) - 18 days.

Two orders placed with Factory Sales on 4/13, shipped 4/16 and delivered today (4/22) - 9 days.

My other recent orders:

- Affordable Brass & Bullets: 6 days
- Brownell: 4 days
- Gamaliel: 3 days
- Montana Gold Bullets: 12 days
- Titan Reloading: 6 days
- ZCast - 5 weeks

grubbylabs
April 23, 2013, 10:58 AM
That's pretty good for Jake at RMR, He is a one man show and a full time student and family man as well.

GT1
April 23, 2013, 01:54 PM
Ordered a jug of Unique 7 days ago(5 business days) from thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com.
A tracking check shows it left the first ups jump and should be delivered tomorrow by the end of the day.

Not bad.

They do have a new link up stating they are now swamped with haz-mat orders and that it might take a while.

grubbylabs
April 24, 2013, 06:21 PM
I got my PV order today whoo hooo:D not bad from the time of shipping and considering what they are going through.

GLOOB
April 24, 2013, 08:33 PM
Grafs came thru for me. 8 weeks!

jfremder
April 25, 2013, 03:53 PM
Graf's:
Ordered second week of Feb. Still waiting.
Yep, Graf's seems pretty backed up. Even in stock items are taking 3-4 weeks.

GT1
April 25, 2013, 04:40 PM
Got that jug of Unique today from thirdgeneration. 7 business days.

I am going to go out on a limb and say they won't be having that kind of turnaround any time again soon.
There is a complaint discussion elsewhere about them and the owner replied he is backed up swamped now.

Once that little secret got out and everyone knew, boom.

Beentown
April 25, 2013, 11:55 PM
Natchezs is on the ball. Ordered 6 items today and received shipping notification tonight.

dg803
April 27, 2013, 08:47 PM
Ordered from RMR on the 11th, shipped the 25th, in hand today the 27th. Not too bad, at least I dont think so.:cool:

Jim Watson
April 29, 2013, 12:42 PM
BBI ("Moly" coated 9mm) ordered 4/18, shipped 4/25 USPS, arrived today 4/29.

They say their normal cycle is cast, coat, ship with a two week cycle to run through all calibers and that if they get four weeks behind, they will stop taking orders again.

Jesse Heywood
April 29, 2013, 04:55 PM
I was surprised. Ordered in stock items from Midway on Saturday, got a shipping notice Sunday. Poor guys are working 7 days a week.

jack44
April 30, 2013, 10:17 AM
ordered 44 mag and 47/70 cast bullets from beartooth a few days ago wont go out till MAY!:fire::cuss: this is whats happends when stupid people vote twice for a commie gun hater!.:fire:

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