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Natches Shooters Supply

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Tomekeuro85, Jan 10, 2006.

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  1. Tomekeuro85

    Tomekeuro85 Member

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    This place is pretty good. Although they are not as popular as places like MidwayUSA, they have far better prices (At least on the stuff I've been looking at). For example, The RCBS Rockchucker Supreme Master Reloading kit is like $250 at Midway, and only $220 at Natchez. Another item I saw was the RCBS chargemaster 1500 scale/dispenser combo. Midway's regular price is $300. Natchez has it for $240. Natchez even beats Midway's sale price on that combo by $30.

    So if anyone is looking to buy anything make sure to check Natchezss.com first. I was going to buy a lot of stuff from Midway, but ended up buying it from Natchez because it was way cheaper. I think they can afford the cheaper prices because their website is not as nice and flashy as Midway's, but to me, it doesn't matter what the website looks like as long as I get my product.
     
  2. xring44

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    Add the shipping AND Handling charges before you decide, the handling charges at Natchez will eat you up!
     
  3. Tomekeuro85

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    I dont know, when I ordered my Rockchucker kit from Natchez as opposed to midway, the price of shipping/handling was cheaper at Natchez by like $.50, but maybe that was just my experience. Even so, if the shipping at Natchez is $5 more than Midway, you'd still get the Scale/Dispenser combo for $55 less than at Midway.
     
  4. dmftoy1

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    Natchezss has been good to me. They don't ship as quickly as Midway but there prices are good. The only complaint I have about them is that their website is crap . ..try locating say a .224 bullet from Nosler and comparing it against one from Hornady. I tend to just use their hardcopy catalog, go to the website and type in the item # to order.

    Have a good one,
    Dave
     
  5. Lambo

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    As of 1/8/2005 The Rockchucker Supreme Master Reloading kit from Natchez delivered to me will be $239.36 according to their Order Review. Didn't finalize the deal still shopping.
     
  6. xring44

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    I believe you did very well. I have been unpleasantly supprised several times with the added handling charge. Enjoy your new loading equipment just half as much as I did my first one and you'll enjoy many years of trouble free loading!:)
     
  7. Tomekeuro85

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    I'm not saying Midway is bad or anything, I've bought my fair share of stuff from them, but anytime I buy something, I make sure to check Natchez first.
     
  8. possum

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    I have been using natchezss, for a long time and I have had great expeiences all around with them. I Am always finding great deals. They have always treated me good and customer service was great. One example in particular was their ak-47 40rd mags, they were U.S made and they were regular $49.96 but if you buy 3 or more they were only $16 a piece so i bought four. I rarely have the extra cash to order from anywhere but a deal like that is hard to pass up! And the shipping wasn't bad at all!
     
  9. Standing Wolf

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    The customer service at Natchez is as good as it used to be at Midway. I've switched.
     
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    Great company. I order about 1000 rounds a month from them. GREAT prices.

    Kevin
     
  11. Matthew748

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    I have ordered an item or two from Natches. Some of their prices are pretty good. Dmftoy1 hit the nail on the head though, their website is terrible. I do not even bother browsing through it, I just keep a catelog by my computer.
     
  12. MAUSER88

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    I spread my money around to both companies. Both a "stand up" places to buy from.
     
  13. Kramer Krazy

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    I buy from both companies, but I just sank over $400 with Natchez on the Rock Chucker Supreme kit and several other items, but abotu $100 with Midway on other items because they were cheaper with Midway. I live about 4-6 hours away from Natchez, and an order placed in the morning or early afternoon will usually get to my house the very next day when using UPS Ground. My orders from Midway take 3-5 days, typically.
     
  14. tvick66

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    Won't ship to TN, AL, or GA!

    I did some shopping online at Natchez and when I went to create a new account, the shipping address section states that they do not ship to TN, AL, or GA and won't let you select those states. I sent an email to them but has that been standard practice? Seems strange they won't ship to TN since they are located in Chattanooga. Must be a tax thing.

    But Midway and Boses both ship here quick so no need to change.
     
  15. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    I think this was covered at sometime in the past. Natchez does not want to compete with local area businesses. That's the reason for their shipping exclusion policy.

    I buy from both, but I shop both before I buy. I've found the pendelum swings. This summer Natchez may be better on item A, but come fall, Midway might beat 'em with an e-sale. And tis true, Natchez can back door ya on S&H.

    900F
     
  16. bevis

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    there are WAY too many things that natchez does not have for what i want. hell, i cant even find gunpowder in the reloading section or a search for it.
    and they sell nothing from dillon. but then again, maybe they do and i just dont see it.
     
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    Thanks for the response 900F but I did an advanced search on the forum and there waren't any obvious threads that mentioned the shipping policies. And if the Natchez position is to protect local businesses, then that really makes no sense. If I lived close to Chattanooga, I would not order from Natchez and pay shipping in addition to sales tax, I would support the local merchant, even if the price was higher. As it is, if a local merchant had what I was looking for, I would buy from them because, depending on what you buy, sales tax is much cheaper than shiping charges and Hazmat fees and I am impatient. (yea I know, great character trait for a reloader)

    Sorry to hijack the thread and I will shut up. I do appreciate the info, just ill because Natchez is much closer than the other onlines.
     
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    So they will ship to Pascagoula, MS or Pensacola, FL but not Gulf Shores, AL? They'll ship to Southern KY but not Mobile? Hey, it's their business and they can run it however they wish. I wouldn't expect them to ship to me, hour and a half away from Chattanooga, but they'd be better off if they could filter ZIPs within a 150 mile radius or something. Whatever.
     
  19. HiVelocity

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    Folks,

    I've been buying from Natchez for almost 1 year. They delivered EVERY order I placed in 3 days or less (East Coast), most shipping & handling was $8.00 or so. You'll also find that Natchez has a catalog 5 times what Midway carries.

    HiVelocity

    PS- Its your money, spend more, spend less.
     
  20. countertop

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    Perhaps it is at the request of a) their suppliers or b) their customers.

    My understanding is that Natchez does the bulk of their business as a wholesale dealer for Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. My guess is that either their customers or their suppliers have requested (most likely through some sort of contract) that Natchez not enter the retail/mail order market in those states.

    Sorry if it bothers you

    my 500+ page master catalogue has 6 pages of powders listed. Don't think they carry Dillon, sorry.

    Not associated with natchez in anyway, btw, just a happy long time customer who doesn't like to see good businesses disparaged on line (especially by folks with a case of sour grapes). BTW, there are ways to get around the shipping thing. For instance, I had an acquaintance in Tennessee order a few hundred dollars worth of supplies and ship them to me. I'll give em to him when i see him next. Even with all the shipping charges, its still half the price that he would pay locally (or elsewhere) but as with everything else you need to be a careful shopper.
     
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    I have tried to use Natchez, but have had far too many problems with their service. They were horrible about replacing a defective item, took three attempts and getting the manufacture to eventually replace it under warranty. I ordered a press online through their (pretty bad) website, realized my card had expired that same day. Called the next day, and got a very rude person on the phone. He said it had gone through and shipped already. (If that was true, it made the turn around time less than 10 hours!) So I waited a week. Nothing ever arrived. So I called back, and got the same rude guy. He gave me quite a lecture on trying to 'steal' by using an invalid card. Sheesh.

    Thier prices are slightly better than Midways, but once you figure in that mysterious handling charge, it's not. Plus, for me Midway is a local company, so I'd rather support them, and I have had zero problems with them so I've never had to test thier customer service. Whereas I've had trouble on 3 out of 4 of my natchez orders.
     
  22. Rockstar

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    Yeah, yeah, Natchez has a $3.50 handling charge. That'll just "eat you up." ;)
     
  23. Kramer Krazy

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    I hate to think that the carboard boxes and time for the employees to package things might cost a little bit of money. :D

    I recently placed an order with Natchez and Midway on the same day. I was debating on which one to buy the 1000 bullets for reloading my 45ACP, but when I added it to the Midway order, shipping went up $14. When I added it to the Natchez order, it only went up $6. Even throwing in the "handling" fee, it was still to my advantage to order the bullets through Natchez.
     
  24. arky65

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    i have used natchez, midway, midsouth, and sinclair for years. i guess i have been lucky never had a bad experience with any of them. some carry things others do not, some carry same thing different price.

    shipping charges are a function of distance. handlling charges are either expressed seperatley are built into the price.

    i read somewhere that they do not ship to states that reguire them to collect sales tax.

    jme

    arky65
     
  25. Kurac

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    I use Cabelas for a lot of my bulk components, their prices are competative but their shipping is where you really save over say Midway.
     
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