I has a similar experience with 9MM brass. Website said back ordered but it shipped out within a few days.About two weeks ago I ordered 500 5.56 brass and it shipped with-in 1-2 days. The website had listed it as an indeterminate backorder. Some of my prior orders with them have taken months but they always came through and even tracked me down when my credit card info changed during a back order. I also appreciate that they have not significantly increased their prices. Because of the ability to place back orders, I've switched over to using them directly rather than going through Powder Valley.