Best Powder Supplier Store has roots that run deep – in fact, the company goes way back into the late 1970s. Of course, we weren’t selling much on the internet back then but it was in 1978 that bestpowdersupplier.com founder Stephen Widener first started selling shooting supplies and reloading components. An avid hunter, it didn’t take much for the bug to swallow him whole and his passion for shooting sports quickly turned into a full-time career.
The Digital Age
Bestpowdersupplier.net got its start in 1996 when the company opened up shop on the world wide web. Sure, the first site wasn’t much to look at compared to today’s site but we were pretty excited to have the chance to serve shooters all over the country with primers, powders, and more. It’s clear that a lot has changed in terms of technology but we still pride ourselves on always making time to treat our customers right. That includes making time to help new shooters and reloaders learn about the sport we love through tools like this handy Guide to Smokeless Gun Powder.
Still based in Appalachia, Bestpowdersupplier.net continues to pride itself on friendly customer service, and competitive prices and most of our employees are, themselves, shooters and reloaders. That means when you call in with a question about Gun powder, ammunition, or reloading components, odds are good we have somebody that’s willing to lend a hand and has actually used the product themselves. Pair that knowledge with fast shipping and a flawless inventory tracking system that ensures you don’t get stuck waiting on a backorder and you’ll be hooked!
Smokeless powder is intended to function by burning. Therefore, it must be protected from exposure to flame, sparks, high temperatures, and the sun’s rays. When ignited, smokeless powder will normally continue to burn (and generate gas pressure) until the powder is entirely consumed. With this in mind.
1. NEVER MIX OR SUBSTITUTE powders with other powders; 2. Avoid open flames, combustible agents, and any spark-producing tools when handling powders; 3. Store powder in its original container in a cool/dry place; 4. Do not keep or use old or salvaged powders; 5. Check powder for deterioration on a regular basis. Deteriorated powder is detected by its noxious odor (not to be confused with solvents such as alcohol or ether).
6. Pour out only the amount of powder needed for the application being conducted; 7. If you accidentally spill powder, use a broom and dust pan to clean it up. DO NOT VACUUM the spilled powder; 8. Do not stockpile powder – store and utilize the amount of powder necessary for your current reloading needs; 9. Be certain that the powder container is empty prior to discarding
1. NEVER MIX PRIMERS of different makes; 2. Store primers in their original packaging in a cool, dry place. Exposure to heat causes primer deterioration; 3. Do not stockpile primers or store in bulk. Storing primers in this manner can lead to mass detonation if a primer ignites; 4. Do not de-cap live or new primers – fire them in the appropriate gun and then de-cap;
5. For best results, use the mildest primer consistent with good ignition; 6. Do not force primers. If there is resistance in seating or feeding primers, stop and investigate the cause of the problem; 7. Clean your hands before and after handling primers – oil contamination can affect the ignitability of the primer.
How Will I Get My Order?
All of our orders ship from Columbia, MD 21045. If you’re east local, there’s a very good chance you’ll receive your order within 24hrs. If you’re out of state, 1-2 business days / 2-3 business days
Can I Pick Up My Ammo?
Unfortunately, due to a combination of logistics and insurance, we cannot allow pick-ups for orders at this time. All orders must ship out.
While most of us here would rather spend our time outside at the range or in the woods than inside at the computer, we think the web can do a lot to bring the shooting community together. Check out our Friends of Best powder supplier’s page to learn more.