Component suppliers, who do you use?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by smlranger, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Looking for suggestions for component suppliers. I am a Cabela's fan but realize they are not always the best price unless you catch something on sale. I'm about to run out of small pistol primers and I cannot find any locally. I did order some from Cabelas since I had a few club points to use but they are on BO.

    I have also ordered some FMJ 9mm bullets from Precision Delta but they are also on BO.

    For future reference, any suggestions for suppliers are appreciated.
  2. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I use a semi-local dealer.

  3. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Wichita, Ks
    I also use a small local shop. To say that Cabelas isn't always the cheapest is a huge understatement. I think the only ones who charge more than them is Gander Mountain.

    The problem with powder and primers is, if you have it shipped the haz mat fee eats up any profit you may make from mail order, unless you make a big order.
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2012
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I buy powder and primers local.. Everything else I use Grafs. free shipping is the big seller there.
  5. I can find powder locally but no one has small pistol primers. We have a big Sportsman's Warehouse (have none, don't know when they will get them) and I checked another large store in Richmond, VA called Green Top....same SP primers, no idea when they will get them.
  6. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    I too buy from the local shop but when they are out or when I am at one of the gun shows I buy from ETBRASS an Ohio company that has on line sales at
    They have competitive prices and will ship as of Saturday they had primers because I purchases 3000 small pistol Winchester primers from them $30.00/1000
  7. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Powder vally or wideners

    powder vally has some federal in stock.

    buy primers will become a problems again soon
  8. I got lucky today....visited my local Sportsman's Warehouse and they had 2000 CCI SP primers. Snatched them up.
  9. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    The last primers I bought, I got from Grafs, even with paying the haz-mat fees, it was cheaper than buying 5000 at the local store. I do buy all powder locally but I use Grafs for a lot of supplies.
  10. X Ring

    X Ring Active Member

    Mar 23, 2011
  11. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Active Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Medina, Ohio
    Or people could think ahead and make their purchases in 5k-10k lots and not have to worry about elections. I have at least 50k setting downstairs and know of people who have >250k in their reloading room.
  12. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    There may be some local fire codes in an area that regulate the amount of powder and primers and how they are stored that could effect the amount you have on hand. While I don't expect the local Fire Marshall to knock on my door to ask I try to keep no more than 10 lbs. of powder and no more than 10,000 primers in my home which is what most codes will be recommending.

    I have been on a fire and seen the damage caused whern 50 lbs. of powder, stored in a proper magazine cooks off. It leaves an impression on me and a lot of other things, ha.
  13. twobit

    twobit Active Member

    Sep 15, 2010
    Powder and primers I get local. Most of the time the hazmat fees rule out shipping powder and primers. Bullets and brass, I shop the internet. Brass almost always comes from Starline.
  14. m77user

    m77user Well-Known Member

    Primer and powder locally. Graf's for brass. Only place I have found for 7mm Dakota brass.
  15. DixieLandMan

    DixieLandMan Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Local gun store got too expensive so I went to Midsouth Shooter's Supply. The HAZMAT fees are to be expected but if you have some buddies with you, go in and buy powder and primers in bulk. Split the fees and get what you need at the same time. I think up to 60lbs for 1 HAZMAT fee.
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