Good suppliers of components?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Sandman, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Member

    Jun 17, 2009
    What are some good suppliers of bullets, powder, primers, etc.? I know of Midway, Cabelas, Bass Pro, but are there any better ones out there? Cabelas and Bass Pro especially seem to only carry bullets in quantities of 100, no bulk supplies, and midway seems to be out of stock of many items. Any other recommendations?
  2. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Courtesy of RustyFN from a 1911 forum I particpate on, here is a least a starter list of suppliers. Others can post their favorites too:

    Bullet manufacturer

    powder mfg.

    surplus powder

    used brass

    die manufacturor
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2009

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    midway and grafs are the two biggest reloading suppliers. Seeing midway out of stuff is not uncommon these days, usually they have everything but demand is still high and manufactures are falling behind on the less common stuff b/c they are trying to keep up with the popular demands. will be the same. they usually have powder and primers and brass but the bullets are still tough depending on caliber.
  4. retired grunt

    retired grunt New Member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Northern NY
  5. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

    Oct 11, 2009
    Charleston, SC
    I haven't used them yet, but after shopping around has some good prices. I normally buy most of my components at the gun show to dodge the hazmat fee. Most of my equipment comes from midway and cabelas.
  6. 45fullmoon

    45fullmoon Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    Dallas, Texas
    I used to buy all my brass and bullets from Midway, but I haven't had to buy any for many years because I stocked up several years ago, before they started charging for shipping (yeah, it's been awhile).

    Now that I need to start buying again (I'm starting to reload two additional calibers now), I need to do some research. My specific question is whether it is still more economical to buy from Midway despite the shipping, as opposed to buying locally (I live in the Dallas area).
  7. gazzmann

    gazzmann New Member

    May 16, 2009
    So. Fla.
    One more here for Dardas Cast Bullets. Excellent quality, service and price.
    Had 2000 rounds come in today, shipping was only $10.00.
    Took 3 days to get from Mich. to Fla. with the holiday rush.
    About gave the mailman a hernia.
  8. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 New Member

    Aug 23, 2003
    I like MidWay USA, MidSouth Shooters Supply (8 miles down the road) and local shops.
  9. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    +1 loaded up some 327 fed mag with some Dardas tonight!

    Most of my orders are through Midway and Grafs. Natches is pretty good too, but their pricing "schemes" tend to tick me off a wee little bit. I've found multiple instances where Natchez will have the exact same item listed at 4 different prices, ie "regular" price and a sale price and then in the same month, but maybe their closeout flyer, the SAME item with a different "regular" price and yet another sale price. Granted, both sale prices were decent, but the tactics are a bit hokey for me.

    Midsouth is great too. Dillon gets a fair share of support from me too. Can't beat Dillons customer service IMO.

    Red's Trading Post in Idaho is very high on the customer service list also, pricing is fair and selection is decent. Not as large as some of the others, but they sure know people and how to treat them.
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Midway, grafs, and cabelas (only because im a club member and get a discount) are my ford chevy and dodge of reloading supply houses. I much prefer grafs, and oregon trail makes great hardcast bullets... I get the odds and ends from the gunshop.
  11. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    fullmoon, Grafs does not charge shipping, they charge a $4.50 handling fee. I usually find that even though Midway is a little cheaper on most things, once you add their S&H it winds up being more than grafs.

    The only thing that I really don't like about Grafs is that they don't carry every thing that Midway does. I have never been unhappy with items bought from either place, other than Midway doesn't pack their stuff as good as Grafs, I have had some things damaged from Midway. I very seldom buy reloading stuff locally.
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