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#7222611 - 12/24/12 Where do you buy your bullets from?
alaska_lanche Offline
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Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 2069
Loc: Wasilla, Alaska
I USED to purchase my bullets from Midway, right up until this last order I placed on the 28th of November. The inital charge when I checked out was $12 for a medium flat rate box....then they just decided to change shipping to sure post before they shipped it out without contacting me so it is now $35 shipping for 2 boxes of bullets, best part is the bullets still aren't here whereas if they would have stuck with flat rate it would have been here within 3-5 days....so what are some other good sources to buy bullets as I am a bit gun shy to order from them again and get the run around...who knows if/when the bullets will arrive.

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#7222644 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
SAKO75 Offline
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Mid south shooters supply!!
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#7222679 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: SAKO75]
Canazes9 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 1394
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: SAKO75
Mid south shooters supply!!


x2, been done with Midway for a while.

David

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#7222686 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
Canazes9 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 1394
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: alaska_lanche
I USED to purchase my bullets from Midway, right up until this last order I placed on the 28th of November. The inital charge when I checked out was $12 for a medium flat rate box....then they just decided to change shipping to sure post before they shipped it out without contacting me so it is now $35 shipping for 2 boxes of bullets, best part is the bullets still aren't here whereas if they would have stuck with flat rate it would have been here within 3-5 days....so what are some other good sources to buy bullets as I am a bit gun shy to order from them again and get the run around...who knows if/when the bullets will arrive.


I would reverse the charges on them if I were you.

David

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#7222719 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: Canazes9]
bsa1917hunter Offline
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Originally Posted By: Canazes9
Originally Posted By: alaska_lanche
I USED to purchase my bullets from Midway, right up until this last order I placed on the 28th of November. The inital charge when I checked out was $12 for a medium flat rate box....then they just decided to change shipping to sure post before they shipped it out without contacting me so it is now $35 shipping for 2 boxes of bullets, best part is the bullets still aren't here whereas if they would have stuck with flat rate it would have been here within 3-5 days....so what are some other good sources to buy bullets as I am a bit gun shy to order from them again and get the run around...who knows if/when the bullets will arrive.


I would reverse the charges on them if I were you.

David


Atleast contact them and tell them you aren't happy with their service. I didn't think they can charge you without first getting your approval though...Seems strange...Back to the OP's question: I've been buying a lot of bullets from SPS and also from crod1972 here at the fire when I can....
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#7222766 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: bsa1917hunter]
rem06 Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 457
Loc: Pa
powder valley

or primarily my local wholesaler for nosler.sierra and hornady.
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#7222861 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
JGray Offline
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Registered: 04/18/06
Posts: 1293
Loc: Helena, MT
I buy most of my Noslers from Shooters Pro Shop when they have blems and overruns - usually stocking up in larger quantities. Barnes and Hornady I usually buy from the local shops. Otherwise I order from Grafs but have also used Midsouth.

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#7223064 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: JGray]
Whttail_in_MT Offline
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Registered: 02/17/04
Posts: 3722
If they're .224", buy 'em from the first place you find 'em in stock.

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#7223096 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: Whttail_in_MT]
ldholton Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 3778
Loc: lawrence county MO
armsammo.com ash grove,mo or at at a close by hardware store with gun shop in same building, non of that big city BS around here

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#7223728 - 12/24/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: ldholton]
TNrifleman Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 4837
Loc: TN
Natchez Shooter's Supply. www.natchezss.com

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#7223911 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: TNrifleman]
Ackleyfan Online   content
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Posts: 6355
Third Generation shooters supply...$7.95 flat rate shipping!

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#7223929 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
CLB Offline
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Registered: 12/10/08
Posts: 5083
Loc: CT
Luke,

Don't forget about right here in the classifieds. Depending on your needs. You can also try Cabelas.

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#7224038 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: CLB]
bearstalker Offline
Campfire Outfitter

Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 9523
Loc: Alaska
Shooters Pro Shop for Nosler bullets. Great place for .224, .284 and .308 bullets.

3 Bears in the Valley has some good prices as well, even on the powder.

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#7224910 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: bearstalker]
waterrat Offline
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Registered: 12/21/05
Posts: 797
Loc: Lake Iliamna Alaska
Huntington!
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#7225071 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
Klikitarik Offline
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Registered: 08/13/03
Posts: 13089
Loc: Alaska - N63, W162
Remember, this is Alaska. Always watch the shipping - lately especially on the Midway website. The darned thing seems to default to a method that is egregiously outrageous for us.

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#7225075 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: Klikitarik]
alaska_lanche Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 2069
Loc: Wasilla, Alaska
Yeah I usually do and selected Priority mail for $17....guess they decided surepost for $35 was a better option for me frown

Oh well, I'll start shopping elsewhere.

Larry P. you are NOT welcome for the business anymore laugh

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#7225127 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
Steelhead Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 73073
Loc: Between Glib and Flippant
Grafs, Midway, Cabelas, Brownells and Midsouth, it all depends.

I miss me some Lock, Stock & Barrel.
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#7225151 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: Steelhead]
Nortex Offline
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Registered: 11/14/12
Posts: 137
Loc: Texas
I usually buy from whomever has stuff in stock.

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#7225538 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
dye7barrel Online   content
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Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 2228
Loc: Washington
Originally Posted By: alaska_lanche
Larry P. you are NOT welcome for the business anymore laugh


Have you contacted Midway about this? A call to them may prove helpful.

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#7225947 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: dye7barrel]
alaska_lanche Offline
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Registered: 04/17/08
Posts: 2069
Loc: Wasilla, Alaska
Yes I did, they just said they are moving from the shipping system they had to the "sure post" so there are kinks in the system..."I'm sorry sir, but the system didn't account for the extra weight of the bullets. Once the shipment gets to a certain weight which the system didn't know, it bumps it up to the more expensive shipping, we are working to resolve the issue, but nothing we can do at this point. If the product does not show up in 30 business days let us know." I guess I don't understand the USPS flat rate if it fits it ships mantra. At this point I hope the bullets don't show up so I can at least make them refund the price of the bullets being as I'll have to eat the shipping cost either way.

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#7226461 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
Freddy Offline
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Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 970
Loc: Western Nevada
I do my online purchases from Widners and in person purchases at Scheels in Reno. We have a Cabelas and Sportsmens warehouse but Scheels has better prices.

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#7226828 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: alaska_lanche]
Canazes9 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/11
Posts: 1394
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: alaska_lanche
Yes I did, they just said they are moving from the shipping system they had to the "sure post" so there are kinks in the system..."I'm sorry sir, but the system didn't account for the extra weight of the bullets. Once the shipment gets to a certain weight which the system didn't know, it bumps it up to the more expensive shipping, we are working to resolve the issue, but nothing we can do at this point. If the product does not show up in 30 business days let us know." I guess I don't understand the USPS flat rate if it fits it ships mantra. At this point I hope the bullets don't show up so I can at least make them refund the price of the bullets being as I'll have to eat the shipping cost either way.


You don't have to eat anything. Call your credit card company. Midway can only get away with it if you allow them to. My response would have been that it's "against may policy" and I don't accept the charges, wouldn't have purchased from them if they were going to stick me with the charges. You can refund my excess shipping charges or I can call the credit card company and dispute the charges...

David

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#7226871 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: Canazes9]
shrapnel Offline
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Registered: 06/05/07
Posts: 12857
Loc: Bozeman, MT
Black Hills Shooters is still the best and there is no shipping charge...
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#7226981 - 12/25/12 Re: Where do you buy your bullets from? [Re: shrapnel]
dennisinaz Offline
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Registered: 12/09/02
Posts: 8296
Loc: AZ
Grafs and Brunos. Most places don't carry the stuff I need locally.
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