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Best Reloading Supplies Company?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Triumph, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. Triumph

    Triumph Member

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    Guys - What are the best Reloading Supplies Companies - Price & Service.

    Thanks Much
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Powder Valley would be right up there near the top.

    http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/

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

    rc
     
  3. LeonCarr

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    The one that can keep stuff in stock :).

    My favorite is www.tjconevera.com

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  4. 45lcshooter

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    Look for people on here to sell components. Support man, not business. Lol.
     
  5. GT1

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    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
    Brownells
    Graf And Sons
    Wideners
    Natchez
    MidwayUSA
    Mid South

    To name a few...
     
  6. Hondo 60

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    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.
     
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  7. slowr1der

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    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.
     
  8. RedAlert

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    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.
     
  9. TooManyToys

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    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.
    www.fmreloading.com
     
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    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 :)
     
  11. LeonCarr

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    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,
    LeonCarr
     
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    I like powder valley and midway and beartooth for lead bullets.
     
  13. heavydluxe

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    Great thread!
     
  14. GT1

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I try to support the local guys first. 10-Ring on Jones Rd is a good shop to deal with.
     
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    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.
     
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    I dont care who I order from as long as its in stock
     
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    Xtreme and Berry's for plated
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  23. tom357mag

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    Powder Valley for primers + powder , Berrys for plated and Missouri for lead. Also check your LGS they need some love too!
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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