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Back ordered dies

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fxdc, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Disappointed with MidWay.... Had a set of small base dies in 308 and check their website and they were on BO but to be in a week later, so I figured I can wait a week foe an AR series set.

    Well that was 3wks ago, the site flagged a BO to be in stock and shipping a week later.
    If I knew it would not as they said(and they have been great in the past in the same sitution) I would had just got the FL die set I had in hand... And said heck with the Taper crimp die seater.

    Also sent back an item to Grafs and still have not seen a credit, its been awhile now. And ya cannt get thru to them on the PH at least when I tried several times.

    Ok done venting LOL.... GTG now.
     
  2. Grommit327

    Grommit327 Buckley Active Member

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    You realize that Midway posts the expected date they get from the mfg? When the mfg doesn't meet the date then there is no product to ship. Or the mfg doesn't meet the quantity of backorders. Hence why you see many sites taking the backorder option away
     
  3. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Yeah guess I should whine at rcbs... Been dealin with midway since the 80's and they have been great, let me redirect my whine to the GUN GRABBERS.
     
  4. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    fxdc,

    I have a set of SB RCBS in 308 if you need to borrow them until your's come in.

    tb
     
  5. JE3146

    JE3146 Tigard, OR New Member

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    Exact same thing happened to me. Fortunately I've read the SCAR will handle standard sizing, so I'm just gonna give that a whirl first. Still sucks though.
     
  6. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    I'm in salem ... But thanks for your offer, I can wait.
     
  7. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Yup.... Just what is a SCAR?
     
  8. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I've found a cure for that. I just don't expect much from them anymore.

    Today's a prime example. I ordered a new Bolt for my Rem 700 from them. Wanted a question answered on the extractor. Got on the phone and then, while waiting, began an "Online Chat" with one of their so called "whiz-bang assistants". When I asked which extractor the bolt took, the online "chat person" told me to hold on. While waiting, I got someone on the phone (after 20 minutes of hold). She was able to give me enough of an answer that I placed the order for the bolt and all the pieces necessary to complete the assembly. After I got a "confirmation" of my order being processed, with everything "In Stock", I then checked the status of the "Online Chat". The "virtual person" I was chatting with had come back to tell me all the items I needed were out of stock and no backorders accepted.

    I'll just have to wait and see if my "No Backorders Accepted" order arrives on Feb 8 like my e-mail confirmation suggests.

    Midway has pretty much become my LAST choice of places to shop. For gunsmithing parts and tools it's Brownells. Since they joined up with Sinclair I don't need to go to Midway for most of my reloading tools.

    Whatever you do, don't order powder AND primers at the same time from Midway unless you're ordering 50# of each. If you order a few pounds of powder and a few boxes of primers, expecting them to combine into a single hazmat charge, I believe the expression "When Pigs Fly" applies. They don't stock either and have to ship from their sources locations.
     
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  9. JE3146

    JE3146 Tigard, OR New Member

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    Oh, sorry, the FN SCAR 17s.

    I had ordered one of the AR series 308 dies for it.
     
  10. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Hey thanks guys... Finally after repeated calling got to talk with midway found that rcbs pushed the dates backsooo my son wants to start reloading and while I had them on the ph I added another AR set for 223 for him since that set was coming into stock the day after my 308 set was to come in.

    They have a connfirmed ship date of 2-16-13.... We'll see what happens, and I'm going to starting use grafs andson along with brownells

    Thanks again
     
  11. k7grc

    k7grc Banks, Or Active Member

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    I like these folks:
    CH4D
     
  12. Janes

    Janes Enid, Oklahoma Member

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    Woodbury Outfitters has the RCBS 308 dies in stock. They also have the Hornady 223 die set in stock. I ordered the 223 Hornady die set yesterday.
     
  13. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Were the rcbs dies AR series???
    Just got my pro2000 die plaes from Grafs yesterday.... They were in stock but way slow to ship... About 4wks!

    My AR sereis 308 and 223 are to ship from Midway 1st wk of march, rcbs pushed midway back once on backorders soooo we'll see how it goes this time?
     
  14. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I think Midway is doing an excellent job giving the crazy times we are living in.

    I received this message from them today.