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Good suppliers of components?

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

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Member

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    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

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    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:

    http://www.midwayusa.com/
    http://www.brunoshooters.com/catalo...g_frameset.html
    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/
    http://www.grafs.com/
    http://www.lockstock.com/
    http://www.natchezss.com/
    http://www.leeprecision.com/
    http://www.tntreloading.com/
    http://www.tntreloading.com/index2.ivnu
    http://www.fmreloading.com/
    http://www.kinneman.com/catalog/whole_catalog.html
    http://www.neconos.com/
    http://www.wideners.com/
    http://www.atozreloading.com/indexns.html
    http://www.sinclairintl.com/
    http://www.snowcrest.net/oldwest/
    http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/linksammo.htm
    http://www.forsterproducts.com/Pages/main.htm
    http://www.wholesalehunter.com/product/search.htm
    http://www.starlinebrass.com/
    http://www.blue-star-inc.com/
    http://www.bhshooters.com/
    http://www.gibrass.com/
    http://www.southernbellebrass.com/contact.htm
    http://ammunition-reloading.virtualave.net/products.htm
    http://www.reloadingcentral.com/
    http://www.georgiaprecision.com/order.htm
    http://www.customreloads.com/
    http://www.tyko.com/
    http://www.huntingtons.com/
    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/
    http://www.precisionreloading.com/
    http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/
    http://www.cabelas.com/texis/script...bFALL1998AAAnAA
    http://www.gamaliel.com/
    http://www.rmss.com/
    http://www.championshooters.com/
    http://www.pla-net.net/~rcomer/ammo.htm
    http://www.buffaloarms.com/baco2.htm#39
    http://www.z-hat.com/Cylinder.htm

    Bullet manufacturer
    http://www.angelfire.com/stars/light...ets/index.html
    http://www.barnesbullets.com/
    http://www.bearcreeksupply.com/
    http://www.beartoothbullets.com/index.htm
    http://www.beast-enterprises.com/slugs.html
    http://benchrest.com/bib/proven.html
    http://www.bergerbullets.com/faq.htm
    http://www.berrysmfg.com
    http://www.bonusbullets.com/
    http://www.brassmanbrass.com/monthlyspecials.html
    http://www.bushwhackerbulletcompany.com/
    http://www.carrollbullets.com/
    http://www.carrollsweb.com/gunshop/h...t_bullets.html
    http://www.castperformance.com/
    http://www.castperformance.com/Default.htm
    http://www.cheycast.com/
    http://www.goldenwestbrass.com/
    http://www.hawkbullets.com
    http://hometown.aol.com/lishsu/home.html
    http://www.hornady.com/
    http://www.jdcomponents.com/prices/prices.html
    http://www.lapua.com
    http://www.laser-cast.com/
    http://www.maadigriffin.com/
    http://www.magnusbullets.com/index.html
    http://www.masterblastersbullets.com/
    http://www.meisterbullets.com/index.asp
    http://www.mkcb.com/
    http://www.montanagoldbullet.com/
    http://www.neihandtools.com/
    http://www.nosler.com/
    http://www.NWARMS.com/
    http://pennbullets.com/
    http://www.phoenixbullet.com/products.htm
    http://www.precisionbullets.com/products.html
    http://www.precisiondelta.com/
    http://www.proshootpro.com/
    http://www.rainierballistics.com/
    http://www.remington.com/products/am..._&_handgun.asp
    http://www.scharch.com/r-bullets.htm
    http://www.sierrabullets.com/
    http://www.shilen.com/bullets.htm
    http://www.shooterstore.com/acb/web..._ID=345&DID=108
    http://www.speer-bullets.com/
    http://www.superiorammo.com
    http://www.swiftbullets.com
    http://www.thebulletbarn.com/
    http://www.theshop.net/chas/sureshot/products.htm
    http://www.winchester.com/products/c...s/bullets.aspx
    http://www.wolfbullets.com
    http://www.xtremebullets.com
    http://www.zerobullets.com/

    powder mfg.
    www.accuratepowder.com
    www.alliantpowder.com
    www.goexpowder.com
    www.hodgdon.com
    www.norma.cc
    www.pyrodex.com
    www.lapua.com/reloading.html
    www.westernpowders.com

    surplus powderhttp://powdervalleyinc.com/
    http://www.gibrass.com/gunpowder.html
    http://www.patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.htm

    used brasshttp://www.chestnutridge.com/products/brass.asp
    http://www.southernbellebrass.com/rifle.htm
    http://www.cheyennebrass.com/
    http://www.scharch.com/

    die manufacturor
    http://www.leeprecision.com/
    http://www.hornady.com/
    http://www.rcbs.com/
    http://lewilson.com/About_L_E__Wils..._e__wilson.html
    http://www.neiljones.com/
    http://www.forsterproducts.com/Pages/main.htm
    http://www.reddingreloading.com/
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  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

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    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. Grafs.com will be the same. they usually have powder and primers and brass but the bullets are still tough depending on caliber.
  4. retired grunt

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  5. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

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    I haven't used them yet, but after shopping around http://www.powdervalleyinc.com 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 New Member

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    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

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    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

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

    woolleyworm Active Member

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    +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

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    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

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    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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