July 25th, 2013

Powder Valley has Tula Rifle Primers in Stock

UPDATE: As of July 26th, 8:00 am Pacific Time, Powder Valley has sold out of Tula Large Rifle and Small Rifle primers — no more inventory. Tula Large Rifle Magnum, Small Pistol, and 50 cal primers are still showing as available.

Need rifle primers? Well Powder Valley Inc. just received millions of Tula Primers. These are Russian primers made in the same factory as Wolf primers. Many shooters have had good results with both Wolfs and Tulas. However, with some cartridge types, you may need to do some load tuning (if you’ve worked up a load using domestic CCI, Win, or Federal primers). Powder Valley currently lists Large Rifle, Large Rifle Magnum, Small Rifle, 50 BMG, and Small Pistol primers in stock. Purchase limit is 20,000 primers (i.e. 20 boxes of 1000 primers) per order, per item. Here is PVI’s inventory as of July 25 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

Tula Primers

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July 6th, 2013

Powder Valley Has Factory Second Bullets at Rock-Bottom Prices

Powder Valley bullet seconds sale BTHP accurateshooter.comNeed quality bullets at affordable prices? Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) has made a huge purchase of FOUR MILLION factory second bullets from a major manufacturer. These come in lots of 500 bullets at great prices. How about $73.95/500 for .224 caliber bullets? That’s just $14.79 per hundred! If you shoot a .30-caliber rifle, PVI also has 168gr and 175gr factory second bullets at great prices. The 168s are $109.95/500 while the 175s are $115.95/500. These factory-second bullets are found on Powder Valley’s Specials Page (Go to PowderValleyInc.com and click on the blue “Specials” Link in the top left.)

NOTE: All these bullets are in stock right now, but we expect these to sell out fast. Note, you can not purchase small quantities. These are only offered in lots of 500.

PVI Special Purchase Major Brand Bullets
Item # Description Price
PVI22477 .224 77 GR HPBT (500) (Major mfg factory seconds) $73.95
PVI308168 .308 168 GR HPBT (500) (Major mfg factory seconds) $109.95
PVI308175 .308 175 GR HPBT (500) (Major mfg factory seconds) $115.95
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April 20th, 2013

Online Vendors Report Recent Powder Shipments

Reloading powder propellant Alliant Vihtavuori HodgdonHere’s good news for reloaders. Some large shipments of propellants were delivered in the last week, and we are starting to see supplies of some popular powders start to catch up to demand. Third Generation Shooting Supply received a very large order of Alliant Powders in one-pound containers, including the popular Reloder series. If you need RL15, RL19 or RL22 you may be able to grab some before it’s gone. TGSS has already sold nearly a ton of RL15 this week.

Natchez Shooters Supplies is featuring Vihtavuori powders, and the Natchez inventory system is showing supplies “in stock” for many of the most popular Vihtavuori powders including N320, N133, N135, N540, N150, N160, and N165. All these powders (including 8-lb jugs of N133) are shown “in stock” as of this morning, but we caution that things change quickly!

NOTE FOR LATE READERS: Inventory shown for 10:00 AM April 20, 2013.

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Partial List of In-Stock Powders
Hodgon H380 (1 lb.) — In stock at $18.35/lb
Hodgdon H1000 (8 lbs.) — In stock at $152.00 for 8 lbs.
Hodgdon Retumbo (1 lb.) — In stock at $21.35/lb
Hodgdon Superformance (8 lbs.) — In stock at $152.00 for 8 lbs.
Alliant Reloder 50 (1 lb.) — In stock at $19.15/lb
Alliant Reloder 50 (8 lbs.) — In stock at $137.50 for 8 lbs.
IMR 7828 (8 lbs.) — In stock at $147.80 for 8 lbs.
Norma 203B (1 lb) — In stock at $24.80/lb (this is nearly identical to Reloder 15)
Vihtavuori 3N37 (1 lb) — In stock at $29.95/lb
Vihtavuori N150 (1 lb) — In stock at $29.15/lb
Vihtavuori N160 (1 lb) — In stock at $29.15/lb

Third Generation Shooting Supply
Alliant Powders (Partial list)
Power Pro 4000 MR (1 lb.) — 961 lbs. in stock at $19.99/lb
Power Pro Varmint – (1 lb.) — 133 lbs. in stock at $19.99/lb
Reloder 10X – (1 lb.) — out of stock
Reloder 15 (1 lb.) — 733 lbs. in stock at $20.99/lb
Reloder 17 (1 lb.) — out of stock
Reloder 19 (1 lb.) — 2579 lbs. in stock at $20.99/lb
Reloder 22 (1 lb.) — 1797 lbs. in stock at $20.99/lb
Reloder 25 (1 lb.) — 109 lbs. in stock at $20.99/lb
Reloder 50 (1 lb.) — 36 lbs. in stock at $20.99/lb

Natchez Shooters Supplies
Vihtavuori Powders (Quantities Limited)
Vihtavuori Oy N3N37 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $31.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N320 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $31.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N133 (8 lbs.) — In Stock at $197.49 for 8 lbs
Vihtavuori Oy N133 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $30.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N135 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $30.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N150 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $30.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N160 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $30.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N165 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $30.49/lb
Vihtavuori Oy N540 (1 lb.) — In Stock at $34.99/lb

Editor’s Note: As with all inventory systems, there can be a variance between actual inventories and listed inventories. We are reporting what is shown “in-stock” this morning. But if the inventories are not updated in “real time” as shipments are made, true supplies may be less than what is shown.

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March 6th, 2013

Powder Valley Receives Seven (7) Tons of Berry’s Mfg. Bullets

Reloading components are in short supply right now — bullets, brass, powder, primers — you name it. But here’s some good news. Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) has received a huge shipment of Berry’s Mfg. plated bullets. PVI’s president Bryan Richardson said his company now has seven (7) tons of Berry’s bullets in stock, mostly copper-plated pistol bullets. PVI now has Berry’s bullets in all the popular pistol calibers, including: .32 (0.312), .380 (0.356), 9mm, .38/357, .40/10mm, .44 (0.429), and .45 (0.452). PVI also has some Berry’s rifle bullets in stock for: .30 carbine, 7.62×39, and 45-70.

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December 31st, 2012

Powder Valley Holds the Line on Prices of Reloading Supplies

Powder Valley Inc.Here’s good news for purchasers of reloading components. Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) is “holding the line” on prices of powder, primers, brass, and bullets. In so doing, Powder Valley is “keeping the faith” with its customer base. By contrast, many local gun shops and big box retailers have jacked up prices on guns, ammo, and reloading supplies in response to a spike in demand. With the hue and cry for new gun control legislation, gun owners have rushed to stores to get guns, ammo, and reloading components. Predictably, some retailers have raised prices on everything from primers to all types of semi-auto firearms. Not so with Powder Valley. If you check the PVI website, you’ll see that prices for almost all products in stock are basically the same as a month ago (before the events in Newtown). Unlike some other vendors, Powder Valley has refrained from ramping up prices. We commend PVI for this.

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Here is what Powder Valley owner Bryan Richardson told us about his company’s pricing policy:

“We watched back in 2009 as companies jacked up their prices due to supply and demand. This may make sense for some retailers and manufacturers. However, this is not the way we do business, nor will ever do business. It is completely against our conviction.

My wife and I established our business in 2000 with a mission statement of: ‘Providing the finest in reloading components and other shooting sports related products at the best possible price. In doing so, we will conduct business with the utmost respect and consideration for the customer’s needs by constantly demonstrating honesty and integrity.’

Therefore, increasing prices due to current market and political conditions is contrary to our mission of conducting business with the utmost respect and consideration for the customer’s needs. It is my opinion that if we want our industry to survive… we cannot price consumers out of shooting. Therefore, when you see our prices increase or decrease it is simply based off of the manufacturer’s or importer’s pricing. I think history shows that consumers remember the companies who elevated their prices for short-term profits and those who did not. We are here for the long haul and want to grow our business through building our customer base, not increasing our prices.”

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August 31st, 2012

Free Hazmat Special at Powder Valley Plus RL33 Coming Soon

Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) will be offering a September Special that can save you $25.00 or more on powder and primers orders. Starting September 1, 2012, if you order at least 32 pounds of powder (that’s four 8-lb jugs), Powder Valley will pay your Hazmat fee. You can also add primers to your order to a maximum shipping weight of 50 pounds. Remember, a minimum of 32 pounds of powder must be ordered to qualify for the FREE Hazmat, and all items must be in stock at time of order. The maximum freight you will be charged on 50 pounds of product will be $19.95 plus insurance. NOTE to Shoppers: The Hazmat Fee will still show in your online shopping cart. However, Powder Valley will deduct the Hazmat fee when your order is processed.

Powder Valley Expects New Alliant Powders by Mid-September
In related news, Bryan at Powder Valley let us know that two new Alliant powders should arrive very soon: “We expect to receive Alliant Reloder 33 and Alliant 1200R within the next 10 days. Alliant RL33 was specifically manufactured for the 338 Lapua Magnum. Alliant 1200R is a new ball powder very similar to Reloder 10X.” This would make Allliant 1200R a good choice for progressive reloading for small rifle cartridges. Powders in the RL10X burn-rate range work well for light bullet applications in .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and benchrest calibers.

Reloder 33 RL33New Reloder 33 Delivers More Speed in Big Magnums
Alliant Reloder 33 is a new powder created by Rheinmetall Nitrochemie in Switzerland (Nitrochemie also makes Reloder 17). Like Reloder 17, Alliant’s new Reloder 33 powder employs a proprietary process by which the powder kernels are impregnated with burn-rate controlling elements. This delays the peak pressure spike and smooths out the pressure curve. Effectively, this allows the powder to deliver energy at a more constant rate, producing more overall velocity for the bullet — as much as 150 fps more than with any other powder. Reloder 33 was designed for the .338 Lapua Magnum but it is suitable for other large magnums and ultra-magnums. Reloder 33 should “raise the bar” of velocity for the .338 Lapua Magnum and other ultra-magnums.

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July 3rd, 2012

Free Shipping with $150.00+ Order at Powder Valley on July 4th

Powder Valley free shippingBryan at Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) let us know that Powder Valley is offering a “Freedom Special” on July 4th. You get free shipping (exclusive of hazmat and insurance) for online orders (over $150) placed on July 4th. Bryan explains: “In celebration of Independence Day and the wonderful men and women who have fought for our great nation Powder Valley is offering free freight (does not include hazmat and insurance) on all orders over $150.00.”

Powder ValleyIMPORTANT: To qualify, Orders must be placed ONLINE between 12:01 AM and 11:59 PM ET on July 4, 2012.. Don’t forget that, where required, hazmat fees and insurance costs will still charged with shipments.

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May 26th, 2012

Berger Bullets Recalls One Lot of “6mm BR Column” Bullets

Berger 6mm BR column bulletIf you purchased Berger’s “6mm BR Column” bullets recently, check your lot number on the box. Berger Bullets has recalled lot number 4192 of 6mm BR Column bullets (Berger item #24407). If you have this lot number please contact Berger at (714) 447-5425, and Berger will ship you high-quality replacement bullets. We are not sure why these bullets are being recalled, but rest assured that Berger will provide high-quality replacements promptly. Note: It is known that part of lot number 4192 was originally shipped to Powder Valley.

About the 6mm BR Column Bullet Design
Berger’s “6mm BR Column” bullets were created for short-range (100-300 yards) benchrest applications. This name does not mean the bullet is designed just for the 6mm BR cartridge. Rather it is designed for all 6mm short-range benchrest (BR) rifles, most of which are 6 PPCs (for group shooting at least). The “Column” in the name comes from the fact that Berger optimized the height of the lead core column inside the bullet. Testing revealed that bullets which had very uniform core column heights shot more accurately and were also easier to tune. Berger says the new 6mm BR ‘Column’ projectiles started shipping in mid-March, 2012.

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May 4th, 2012

Powder Availability Report — Large Shipments Have Arrived

ups truckQuite a few popular powders have been hard to get lately. Some folks have been worried about shortages in anticipation of the fall elections. However major vendors are reporting that the brown trucks have arrived with large shipments from Alliant, Hodgdon, and Western Powder. Most of the most popular powders for precision reloaders are now in stock. If you’ve been waiting on your favorite powder, now is time to stock up.

Grafs.com is showing good availability of the most popular Hodgdon powders including Varget, H4350, H4831SC, H4198, and the new Superformance powder developed with Hornady. Grafs.com also has 1-lb containers of the new CFE-223 powder in stock, but 8-lb CFE-223 jugs are currently sold out. This powder is working well for the AR and varmint shooters who have tried it.

Hodgdon varget powder

Midsouth Shooters Supply reports that Ramshot TAC is back in stock in large quantities. Ramshot TAC is a versatile double-based rifle powder. TAC has the ability to provide some of the industry’s highest velocities for 80gr bullets in the .223 Rem chambering while adhering to SAAMI pressure guidelines. TAC is known for ease of metering and good load density. It is well-suited for both .223 Rem, and .308 Winchester.

Hodgdon varget powder

Powder Valley Inc. (PVI) tells us that it just received a large shipment of Alliant powder. Alliant (an ATK company) produces popular rifle powders including Reloder 15, 17, 19 and 22, AR-Comp, Power Pro 2000, and Power Pro Varmint. All these are in stock now at PVI.

alliant AR comp powder
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April 19th, 2012

Looking for Vihtavuori N320 Pistol Powder? Powder Valley Has It.

N320 Vihtavuori powderPowder Valley just announced it has received 120 4-lb kegs of Vihtavuori N320 powder. This stuff has been hard to find lately, so Powder Valley suggests: “Get em quick. They won’t last long!”

We know why N320 powder is in high demand (most vendors are sold out right now). This is a truly outstanding propellant for the .45 ACP. It is very accurate, burns clean, and it meters well from progressive presses. This Editor has tried a dozen different powders for my .45 ACPs and N320 is my top choice for 180-200gr bullets. Nothing was more accurate, and N320 burned cleaner (with fewer sparks and unburnt particles flying back) than WW 231 (which is also very accurate).

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January 13th, 2012

Powder Valley Discounts Hornady and Wolf Bullets and Ammo

Bryan Richardson of Powder Valley let us know that PVI is running some great specials on bullets and ammo right now. Check out these deals at PowderValleyInc.com:

BULLET Specials
Z-Max Varmint Bullets
Hornady Z-Max bullets on “Pre-Order Special”. These are basically V-Max bullets with a green tip. It’s a heck of a deal at 20-25% less than the standard V-Max bullets and they are offered in 500-count boxes.

Hornady Free Box of Bullets with Purchase of 1000 Bullets
Order 1000 V-Max bullets and receive a free box of Hornady .224 55gr V-Max (100 ct) bullets. Order 1000 Match or A-Max bullets and receive a free box of Hornady .308 168gr BTHP Match (100 ct) bullets.

Nosler Bullet Sale
Nosler Partitions are still on sale at a 25% Discount.

AMMO Specials
PVI Closeout Special on Wolf Ammunition
All Wolf Rifle Ammunition is $5.00 per box (of 20).
All Wolf Pistol Ammunition is $12.00 per box.
(Pistol ammo mostly out of stock.)

Hornady SWAG Offer
Order 3 boxes of Hornady Superformance Ammunition and receive a free Hornady hat. Order 10 boxes of Hornady Rifle Ammunition and receive a free weathered long-sleeve shirt.

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July 1st, 2011

July 4th Special — Get 10% Off Your Entire Powder Valley Order

Powder Valley 4th July SalePowder Valley Inc., one of our favorite vendors of powder, primers, and other reloading components, is offering a great Independence Day Deal. If you order online on the 4th of July, you will get 10% off the cost of your entire order. That’s right — 10% off everything you order. But note, this is a one-day deal only. Orders must be placed via the web on the 4th of July, between the hours of 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Powder Valley 4th July SalePowder Valley 4th of July Sale

In celebration of our great nation and independence!!!
24 Hour Special Only — CLICK HERE
10% off entire order placed online on the 4th of July.

Order must be placed online between the hours of 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM EDT July 4, 2011. It is best to place your order using Internet Explorer. Only orders completed during these hours will receive a 10% discount. NO EXCEPTIONS! Note: this does not apply to Hazmat fees or shipping charges.

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April 9th, 2011

Bargain Pricing on Wolf Centerfire Ammo at Powder Valley

Powder Valley is running a great Wolf Ammo Special right now. All Wolf rifle ammo in .223 Rem and 7.62×39 is just $5.00 per box of 20 rounds. This Polyperformance ammo features polymer-coated steel cases (non-reloadable). The polymer coating ensures smooth feeding and extraction. In addition, the coating helps prevents the steel cases from leaving marks on your shiny metal parts or painted stocks. Note that Wolf ammo has a 100% performance guarantee. If you are not satisfied, Wolf will refund the pro-rated purchase cost of the unused portion of your ammo. Can’t argue with that.

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January 25th, 2011

Powder Valley Renews TulAmmo Primers Special

Powder Valley has resumed its popular “Free Shipping/Free Hazmat” promotion with TulAmmo primers. These are Russian primers made in the same factory as the Wolf primers. TulAmmo (Tula) primers have the same manufacturer product IDs as Wolf primers and Powder Valley says the TulAmmo primers are identical to the Wolfs in performance.

TulAmmo Primer Special

Free Hazmat and Free Shipping with Order of 10,000 or More Primers
Here’s the deal. If you purchase at least 5,000 TulAmmo primers, Powder Valley will provide free shipping, but you still incur a hazmat charge. If you buy 10,000 TulAmmo primers (two) cases, you can get free shipping AND Powder Valley will pay the hazmat fee for your primers and up to 40 lbs. of additional total product.

Bryan of Powder Valley explains: “We discontinued this special January 1, 2011, but we have gotten so many requests for it we are bringing it back. We have had a tremendous amount of positive feedback regarding the Tula primers. So far we have sold over 20 million of the Tula primers. Feedback has been 100% positive.” Powder Valley plans to offer this special bulk pricing through the end of February, subject to product availability. So, when supplies run out the special deals may be halted. You should get your orders in soon, to take advantage of this deal. Terms of promo listed below:

TulAmmo Primer Specials for 5k and 10K Orders

FREE FREIGHT AND FREE HAZMAT: Order two or more cases (10,000) of Tula primers and Powder Valley will ship to you free. That’s right, no freight, no hazmat, no insurance. You can add up to 40 lbs. of additional product to your order. (Does not include media or shot)

FREE FREIGHT: Order one or more case (5,000) of Tula primers and Powder Valley will ship to you freight free (but you pay hazmat). You can add up to 45 lbs. of additional product to your order under the same hazmat charge of $25.00. Insurance is $0.50 per $100. (Does not include media or shot)

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November 19th, 2010

Free Shipping & Free Hazmat for TulAmmo Russian Primers

Here’s a great deal on bulk Russian primers from Powder Valley. If you buy at least two (2) cases of TulAmmo primers (5,000 primers/case), Powder Valley will absorb the shipping cost AND the Hazmat fee. So if you buy at least 10,000 TulAmmo primers you get FREE Shipping with no Hazmat charge.

Add 40 lbs. of Other Items and Still Ship for Free
In addition — and this is important — if you buy at least two (2) cases of the TulAmmo primers, you can add additional hazmat items into the shipment, up to a total of 50 pounds net weight (that’s roughly 40 pounds of other products) and you still get free shipping with no hazmat fee. So if you need powder or other brands of primers, you can get big savings on shipping charges, as long as you purchase at least two cases of TulAmmo primers.

Special Promo Is Limited
This free shipping/free Hazmat promo is limited to the inventory of TulAmmo primers now on hand. Bryan, who runs Powder Valley, says he expects to offer the promotion through the end of November, and “possibly” into December. But once the current TulAmmo inventories are depleted, the deal is over.

Powder Valley Tula Primers

TulAmmo primers (for rifle, pistol, and shotgun) are the exact same primers as Wolf. Both TulAmmo and Wolf primers are produced in the same Murom Apparatus Producing Plant in Russia and they have the same product codes. However, Murom wholesales TulAmmo primers at lower cost than Wolf primers.

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