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Starline and the dread...
« on: February 26, 2010, 05:24:45 pm »
"(Backordered expected availability: NEXT RUN WHEN SUFFICIENT BACKORDER ACHIEVED )" message.

I want to order 1,000 cases of .44 Automag. I mean, I know only THEY would know but am I looking at a month or two? More? A year???

Who here has ordered (or tried to order) from them but saw that message? Was it an eternity before it was finally shipped?

I actually used the "contact us" feature but it wasn't an e-mail. Had to fill out areas and then type a message. Here's to hoping they don't think I'm a blow hard. And here's to hoping that my 1,000 case order makes it closer to "SUFFICIENT BACKORDER ACHIEVED"

Then again I guess I could always buy some .308 brass if I get REALLY desperate....  :devillol
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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 12:22:08 am »
    .44 automag brass?
    For?
    Please tell!
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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 12:24:49 am »
    I'll spill for HiVel use the search function on here for Black Sunshine.  A truly BadAss project he's been working on what seems like forever now.  If he ever get's it done it very well may end up being the most badAss AR-15 of all time.  Only time and him giving me a chance to shoot it will tell...   >:D
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    « Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 12:58:41 am »
    I'll spill for HiVel use the search function on here for Black Sunshine.  A truly BadAss project he's been working on what seems like forever now.  If he ever get's it done it very well may end up being the most badAss AR-15 of all time.  Only time and him giving me a chance to shoot it will tell...   >:D

    Actually, most badass Stoner AR-10 of all time!  ;D

    Yeah, going on 13 months now. It's Marty's side project so I can't really complain. Still working on the mag conversions (spacer needs to double as a ramp). Once that's done he needs to cut the barrel back and weld on the Shrewd MB. Then it's pretty much done!

    I just got my lower parts kit. My Timney trigger and ERGO grip should be here this week as well.





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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 06:57:56 pm »
    Starline does their production runs once a year, IIRC and production is rostered.  You should be able to get their phone # from their site somewhere.  Give them a call.  I have found them nice to deal with when I have spoken to them in person.  They were very willing to help me with my special needs and questions, in as much as they were able.
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    « Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 08:34:07 am »
    Much as I love starline pistol brass, the company treatment of customers I experienced really turned me off.  I put together a group of guys that had money in hand and between the bunch of us wanted to buy between 10 and 15 thousand pieces of 357 Maximum brass depending on price if they'd make a run of it.  They just gave us the  :shunned .  WTH?  So I don't think I'd hold my breath too long. 
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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 10:34:20 am »
    Much as I love starline pistol brass, the company treatment of customers I experienced really turned me off.  I put together a group of guys that had money in hand and between the bunch of us wanted to buy between 10 and 15 thousand pieces of 357 Maximum brass depending on price if they'd make a run of it.  They just gave us the  :shunned .  WTH?  So I don't think I'd hold my breath too long. 

    10-15k order and they brushed you off?

    Yeah, looks like I might as well start trimming .308 cases...
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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 12:16:22 pm »
    Every business reserves that right.

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    « Reply #8 on: March 03, 2010, 05:47:59 pm »
    DH- True, they do have that right, there's no question there.  

    But to turn down an order like that when you currently manufacture 38 S&W, 38 special and 357 magnum brass, and used to make the brass in question?  That just makes no business sense at all.  Especially when you only have one other maker on the market to compete with, and they are manufacturing a vastly inferior product. :banghead

    If they'll do that, I'm pretty sure poor HVS here best have the patience of the changing seasons.
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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 02:51:14 pm »

    So, HVS, did you get a response from Starline?

    FWIW, Midway is showing an expected availability date of 3/29/2010.  Who knows if that means anything?  Midway's price is about $50 higher (plus shipping) than the direct price from Starline, and wouldn't it be available direct at the same time anyway?  There's another site that I found doing a search on "44 automag brass" that appeared to let you order, but they were $150 high per 1000, and who knows if you'd get a "backordered" message once you ordered?

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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010, 09:01:18 am »
    I may have found some brass.  Hopefully I'll know in about an hour.

    False alarm.  Sorry.
    « Last Edit: March 09, 2010, 10:27:56 am by only1asterisk »

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    Re: Starline and the dread...
    « Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 07:41:01 am »
    Cool project.
    If it were me, I'd have started to trim .308 brass when I first got the idea. I like Starline Brass, but I have heard of them being "difficult". :banghead
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