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Browse my Midway order!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by NavyGuy, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Well-Known Member

    Just ordered my reloading setup. You guys see anything missing?

    Lee Case Length Gage and Shellholder 223 Remington
    Lee Case Trimmer Cutter with Ball Grip
    Lee Universal Depriming and Decapping Die
    Lyman E-ZEE Powder Funnel 22 to 50 Caliber
    Lee Challenger Breech Lock Press
    RCBS X-Die Full Length 2-Die Set 223 Remington
    Frankford Arsenal Impact Bullet Puller
    RCBS Powder Checker
    Lee Universal Depriming and Decapping Die Pin
    Lee Carbide Factory Crimp Die 40 S&W, 10mm Auto
    RCBS Carbide 3-Die Set 40 S&W, 10mm Auto
    Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Progressive Press Shellplate #10 (357 Sig, 40 S&W, 10mm Auto)
    RCBS Trim Mate Primer Pocket Uniformer Small
    Smith & Wesson Electronic Caliper 8" Stainless Steel
    Hornady "Handbook of Cartridge Reloading: Seventh Edition" Reloading Manual
    Hornady One Shot Case Lube 5.5 oz Aerosol
    Lee Factory Crimp Die 223 Remington
    RCBS Primer Turning Tray
    Lee Case Trimmer Cutter and Lock Stud
    Satern Powder Funnel 22 Caliber Aluminum and Brass
    Lee "Modern Reloading Second Edition" Reloading Manual
    Lyman Turbo 2500 Pro Magnum Case Tumbler 110 Volt
    RCBS Trim Mate Case Prep Center 110 Volt
    RCBS Trim Mate Military Crimp Remover Small
    Hornady Shellholder #16 (17 Remington, 204 Ruger, 223 Remington)
    Lee Universal Shellholder #4 (17 Remington, 204 Ruger, 223 Remington)
    Hornady Shellholder #10 (357 Sig, 40 S&W, 10mm Auto)
    Lyman Flash Hole Uniformer Tool
    Frankford Arsenal Brass Cleaning Media Corn Cob 7 lb Bag
    Hornady Lock-N-Load AP Progressive Press Shellplate #16 (17 Remington, 204 Ruger, 223 Remington)
    Hornady Lock-N-Load Die Bushings Package of 10
    Hornady Primer Pocket Reamer Package
    RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 Powder Scale 110 Volt

    I think that should be everything, but it probably isn't.
  2. jjohnson

    jjohnson Well-Known Member

    In Stock?

    Looks nice - if that's the stuff you need - but you didn't give us that information.

    My question is: Have you checked to see if each item is listed as being "in stock" at order time? :scrutiny: Anything back ordered will be shipped to you separately, with a king's ransom in shipping charges. :eek:

    Good luck. Their service IS good, though I don't like their prices anymore and I absolutely hate their shipping fees for backorders. :fire:
  3. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Well-Known Member

    All I have is the press as of now, Hornady L-N-L.
    Some of it is backordered, but it only costs an additional $12 in shipping and about 3 weeks wait time. I just wanted to get it all on an order, I've been building this list for a while.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2009
  4. jjohnson

    jjohnson Well-Known Member


    Okay good so far, but my point is, for example:

    Let's say there are 10 pieces backordered.
    As each one trickles in, they will be scanned by barcode into their stock status,
    their 'puter will snag one (or however many you ordered) and force an order to fill that backlog.

    If 10 different stock items in backlog arrive on 10 separate days, you will get 10 separate partial orders filled, along with 10 separate shipping charges.:what:
  5. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Well-Known Member

    I made sure of that while on the phone with them yesterday. They must have changed their policy since you ordered. She said that I would have a spot on the shelf, as items come in they would add to my pile, then ship it all at once when the last item came in.
  6. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    You might think of adding a copy of "The ABCs of Reloading" if you don't have it already.

  7. J.R.W.

    J.R.W. Well-Known Member

    I was in the same boat as you, getting ready to place my order later today. I just spoke to a customer service rep who confirmed backordered items all ship at the same time.
  8. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Well-Known Member


    Real good advice. That was the first book I bought about 6 months ago. It helps to answer a lot of questions. I still had to do a lot of reading here too though.

    I'm hoping Rcmodel throws his two cents in here. He has an eye for scruinty:scrutiny:
  9. jjohnson

    jjohnson Well-Known Member

    Policy Change?

    Navyguy said:
    Wow, okay, THAT would be a sea change in policy for them. If you search for people who have become "ex" customers of Midway, you'll find legions of us. :fire:

    Not simply because their price structure isn't as friendly as before, but mostly because of their (previous?) shipping habits.
  10. Grassman

    Grassman Well-Known Member

    It's going to be like Christmas morning when that package arrives.......
  11. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Wow! What a list!
    Only thing I can figure out is they must pay you Navy guys way more then they paid in the Army 40 years ago! :D

    Looks like there might be a duplicate on the "Lee case trimmer cutter & ball handle" + "Lee Case Trimmer Cutter and Lock Stud" further down the list?

    I would ditch the Lee book and replace it with a Lyman #49.
    Or, get both.
    The Lee book is mostly a giant advertisement for Lee products with reprints of load data from all the powder manufactures you can get free off the web.

    I think the RCBS Trim Mate Case Prep Center comes with everything you need so the Hornady Primer Pocket Reamer Package would be unnecessary.

    I might forgo the Hornady One-Shot case lube in favor of Midways own brand. Lots of folks seem to have a lot of problems with One-Shot for some reason. Works for me, but?

    Only other thing I see is, I just couldn't get by without my RCBS hand priming tool.
    You may have it covered with press priming, but it's always nice to have the hand-tool option.

  12. swiftak

    swiftak Well-Known Member

    Thats about 99% more stuff than I started out reloading with 30 years ago. I still don't have that much stuff.
  13. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Same here!

  14. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    I agree with RC about the RCBS hand priming tool. Easy to use and does a good job.

  15. saskboy

    saskboy Well-Known Member

    Holy cow how much does all that cost! I bought my stuff one piece at a time, I wouldn't buy all that stuff until your sure reloading is for you. Nice list though.
  16. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Well-Known Member

    I've had the reloading bug for a few years now. I've had the press for over a year! I'm sure it's a hobby for me. I wanted to get it all at one time and finally ran into the cash to do so. I've done my homework for every item on the list, it took about six months to a year to build my wishlist on Midway.

    I can't wait to get it all setup, I'll post pics and bug you guys to death with questions:D

    Saskboy - just under a grand:eek:
  17. Afy

    Afy Well-Known Member

    That is more stuff than I have... for any given caliber.
    What I did not see are caliper's, or a scale.

    What about neck turner's and meplat uniformers or a concentricity gauge? Go whole hog... ;)
  18. saskboy

    saskboy Well-Known Member

    Better get your eyes checked ;)
  19. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy Well-Known Member

    Afy, I got em.
    RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 Powder Scale 110 Volt
    Smith & Wesson Electronic Caliper 8" Stainless Steel

    "What about neck turner's and meplat uniformers or a concentricity gauge? Go whole hog..."

    C'mon man, what did I get that was so abnormal? I'm sure you guys that have been reloading for over 30 years have more stuff than this. On shelves and in drawers...ect.
  20. MCMXI

    MCMXI Well-Known Member

    You're very lucky then ... my wish list got scrubbed on 1/1/09 ... :what: I think it was Midway's way of hoping I'd forget how much stuff cost in '08 ... but that's what the "print screen" function is for. :D

    As for your list ... when funds allow, add the RCBS automatic powder dispenser to the CM1500 (assuming you haven't already). Also, I don't see a powder trickler, loading trays (for the cases to stand in) or ammunition boxes for the loaded rounds. It's late so I may have missed them.


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