Originally Posted by remingtonman_25_06
I broke out the phonebook and found a sporting good store 1/2 hour from me. Soooo I call them and ask them what they got for reloading supllies and he says well what are you looking for?? Turns out he had powder, bullets, primers, cases and quite a few of pretty much everything at that. Yes the prices were a couple bucks more then walmart or bimart, but at least they can keep them in stock!! What I dont get is that the bigger stores are usually on a automatic type thing where they are suppose to get shipments in when they are out of something. I've called every week when the shipment gets to bimart for months now and nothing. How can mom and pop stores still be able to get supplies but bigger stores cant seem to get a dam thing??
You should pay the extra couple of bucks & buy them from the gun store. Not only because they have them, but because they're in business to supply what you need for shooting, and when they're gone, they're gone, and there won't likely be any replacement. The Mart stores like Wal-Mart buy in quantity, and usually scalp the manufacturer with the prices they're willing to pay. You get a small portion of that savings. Right now, it's a sellers market, so the manufacturers don't have to take the 'Marts low-ball offers. This is one reason they're out of everything. Come to think of it, this is typical of our entire economy, but I'm about done with our rant. Short version: buy locally, from someone who stocks what you need.