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Sportsmans Warehouse in Lewisville, TX not carrying reloading supplies now?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ezypikns, Apr 14, 2007.

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  1. ezypikns

    ezypikns Member

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    I went by this store today to pick up some small pistol primers. They were out. Out of almost everything in the way of reloading supplies. They've been short of stuff for about the last few months, but today the shelves were almost bare.
    I asked the manager of that department what the problem was and he told me that he simply can't get the supplies from the manufacturers. That's what he said in January too. Said that the government is buying up all that stuff. I asked him why Cabelas could get it and he couldn't? He just shrugged.
    This was the only convenient place to buy locally. If they have some reason not to carry reloading stuff, fine. But his story just doesn't sound plausible at all.
    Are there any other Sportsmans Warehouse Stores in other parts of the country experiencing shortages in reloading supplies?
     
  2. steelhead

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    No problems here.
     
  3. Owen

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    the SW here is stuffed to the gills.
     
  4. average_shooter

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    My "local" SW seems to have little on the shelves. All the popular stuff is out of stock; there's a place for it on the shelf, but nothing there. Their primer stock is low as well as powder selection. As far as equipment, they seem to have enough presses, but they don't have as many dies and conversion kits as there is room for.

    Also, ammo, especially .223 Rem FMJ has been real scarce. Expensive JHPs and all are readily available, but not general plinking ammo for .223. Unless you buy steel cased wolf, that they have.
     
  5. cdrt

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    I got the same story last month when I stopped there on the way back from the Dallas Pistol Club. Luckily they had some Bullseye on the shelf, so I grabbed three cans on my way out. Looks like it's time for a trip to Gene Sears up in Oklahoma. :(
     
  6. layusn1

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    One of the two here in San Antonio is packed (1604 by 281) The other one has squat 410 and 151).
     
  7. Mark whiz

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    I just got back from my 1st trip to a SW up here in Lafayette, IN. Reloading supplies were pretty well stocked - not tons of everything, but some of almost everything. They had enough primers out to keep me shooting for the next decade :what:
     
  8. donttellthewife

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    Reporting in from Portland OR, the store here has been out many of the most common items for a month. With their latest price hike on powder and primers I don't think I'll be back any time soon. Now I'll stick to mail order internet supplies or gun shows.
     
  9. Sharps Shooter

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    I picked up a case of small pistol magnum primers at SW in Pocatello, Idaho today. I didn't notice any shortage in other loading supplies, but I really wasn't looking. The had a good stock of several brands of primers. That's all I was after when I went in there.:)
     
  10. bender

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    that's the one where I buy all my reloading supplies from... but the last few times I've been there they haven't had the powder I was looking for (unique).

    Generally they have what I need though, but maybe one out of four trips for powder they may not have what I want...
     
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    I've been having the same issues with the Lewisville store. Sadly, they're the only local store with the Xtreme plated 180gr 40cal bullets that I need.

    The reloading section doesn't appear to be gettin' smaller - they're just not restocking it.
     
  12. koja48

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    Our local branch here has seen some inventory problems - mostly re: federal primers.
     
  13. MattB000

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    In colorado I've seen the same thing. They seem to have "whatever is left" and haven't received any new stock in ages.
     
  14. armoredman

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    Marana one is out of many things, including small pistol primers. This is why I started experimenting with the magnum small pistol primers in my 38 reloads. They had just a few 100 count Winchester small pistol primers two days ago, and I snagged 'em, even though my brand of choice is CCI.
    They quit carrying Accurate #5 entirely. Bummer.
     
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    I'm not sure if it would be inconvenient for you, but you might want to try Gunmaster in Plano. I live in Garland, so they are the closest place for me to get most stuff. However, I can get powder and brass from the Garland Public Shooting Range.
     
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    The Laffayette, IN store is well stocked, but looking closer, Winchester Small Rifle and Large Pistol primer has been out of stock for a while now. They have other makes but Winchester was the cheapest. CCI is now the cheapest. Price went up on the Winchester primers with out any (SR and LP) in stock. Plated .45 230gr bullets are MIA and have been for awhile.

    On the loaded ammo side they never seem to have any buckshot in 20ga and very little in 12ga.
     
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    Yeah, the prices did go up - last year, small pistol primers were about $1.50-1.75, and I paid $2.50 for the Winchesters the other day.
     
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    Supplies Shortage

    Last time in Sportsman Warehouse in Loveland Co, was same problem, very few Primers or Bulets.. Been that way for a while.
     
  19. MinnMooney

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    Sportsman's Warehse in Anoka, MN has just about everything for the reloader and in good quantities, also. They have all the Lg rifle primers and small pistol primers that you could possibly want. The problem is that I want sm rifle and lg pistol primers! Everywhere I've checked, they're out of small rifle primers 'cause the gov't really IS buying all of the supply.
    Our boys are shooting up a storm over there!
    I'm surprized that Federal, Win., CCI and the other haven't kicked into overdrive to keep up with the military and us civilians.
     
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    Federal Way WA yesterday, a lot of empty space on shelves. I bought 2k of WIN primers, and iirc, there are 3k left. A thousand of one or another, but not more than 5k total left on the shelf.

    I asked, they cited availability issues. Look like mailorder & hazmat.



    And someone said plated bullets? Ours never carried them, only lead.

    :(
     
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    The Sportsman's in the Des Moines, IA location is pretty much cleaned out of powder, regular primers and bullets. They are usually low in stock. As soon as they get restocked, they get emptied within a week. By not getting restocked they are leaving a lot of money on the table...Illini
     
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    The sportsman warehouse out in mesa az had
    plenty of everything last week.
     
  23. joneb

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    The central Oregon store has let their stock of bulk bullets dwindle among other things, like any other retailer they are looking for what sells :( and turns the most profit for it's space. I think there is a good reason for their slow sales of bulk bullets, it's the lack of flexibility to give the customer what he wants from a local perspective, somebody somewhere determines whats good for the whole :scrutiny: and then they buy quantity and distribute it. Not that there is anything wrong with that :)
    I feel fortunate to have good well established alternatives close by :D
     
  24. JollyWhiteGiant

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    The SW here cleared out of most primers within about 2-3 weeks, just got hammered. They still had primers at last years prices and everyone else bumped them up recently. Haven't had tiem to get more in yet and everything has to come from their wearhouse.
     
  25. layusn1

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    It's all of those people spreading primer shortage scare stories. I asked and they said Winchester shut down one factory before the other one started production. I guess Winchesters selling out caused a shortage scare. One of my 2 Sportsman's Warehouses has all the primers you can buy.
     
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