PRODUCT DEMAND NOTICE
Update 5/4/22: Milsurp components are becoming more and more prevalent in the supply chain each month. Powder continues to be in short supply, but two new distributors have been able to keep us supplied. Big bore jacketed bullets (.452″, .458″, and .500″) remain our largest bottleneck. We are regularly testing velocities and pressures with new primer and powder combinations to ensure our quality standards are met.
In-Stock products: These products are either ready to ship or critical components are en route to our shop and will be on press immediately upon receipt. A vast majority of these products will ship within 5 business days. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if this is a critical consideration and we can provide a specific estimated ship date. Otherwise, expect shipment within 5 business days of your order date. An overwhelming majority of our In-Stock orders ship within this timeframe.
On-Backorder products: These products have shipping delays ranging from 1 day to several months. These products, in contrast to Out of Stock products, most often have one or more components that we have on backorder, and receipt is likely within the next few months. On products such as 45/70 jacketed loads, we receive periodic, irregular partial shipments of our projectiles. This means we are only able to load what is received from shipment to shipment. It is impossible to accurately estimate these lead times. If a lead time is expressed in months, this is merely a guess.
Regardless of stock status, all orders place on this site are official and delivery is guaranteed. Once all items are ready, your order will be shipped. Please contact us if you are interested in shipping your order’s In-Stock items separately. At any time if you wish to substitute your On-Backorder items for In Stock products, please email email@example.com for assistance.
In the case of 45/70 we will continue to load the largest batches that we can- given the size of our most recent component shipment(s). The bottleneck on 45/70 is our 400gr JSP and 300gr JHP projectiles. If you are not already aware, there is a significant shortage of primers and smokeless powder. We have found many alternative sources for both, and we will continue to develop and offer alternative recipes- as long as they meet our stringent performance standards.
Out of Stock products: These products require at least one component that has been unavailable for significant period of time with no end in sight. These are also products for which our backlog has far exceeded both the current and forecasted supply of at lease one component.
Please keep in mind that ammunition components (cases, primers, powder, projectiles) are manufactured by larger OEMs and first priority goes to those same OEMs- then to distributors, then to individual (re)loaders and smaller OEMs such as Steinel. For the vast majority of our raw materials, we are still being allocated a fraction of the components that we have on back-order. Until distributors’ supplies can exceed or meet their demand, we must continue to wait on these components.
As a result of the above, we are seeing delays of up to 10 months on some loads and cannot provide ETAs until our suppliers and OEMs have better visibility over their respective delivery and production schedules. 45/70, 458 SOCOM (300gr JHP load) remain our biggest bottlenecks.
Please note that our website processes your transaction at checkout- not at product shipment. This means that we will not cancel your back-order to take advantage of pricing increases. We will however charge a 3% CC processing fee on refunds issued for orders placed after 12/10/2020. This is the date by which this site contained numerous warnings of these delays.
You will be sent an automated shipping confirmation and tracking number on the evening that UPS scans your package(s) at our local terminal.
If you received an order confirmation, your order was received and will be shipped as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your interest and patience during this period of unprecedented demand and supply chain shortages.
What our customers say…
“Your 325 group a cloverleaf at 50 yards with my 8″ pistol… Will order some more.”
“That expansion and penetration is literally perfect.”
—Steven S., During gel test recovery regarding 325 FTX
“Your 300s are more accurate than I am past 75 yards.”
— John D., Mentor, OH
“Ran those 45s through my full-auto. Awesome. A little hot for my XDS, but I always shoot lighter target loads through that gun.” — Customer
“Your defensive rounds are hot…and accurate. Keep ’em that way.”
—Eastlake Gun Show Customer
“I was pleasantly surprised by how clean your coated lead shoots.”
— Summit County Gun Show Customer
“Excellent accuracy from a proper 10mm loading. I will definitely be ordering some more.”
“Finally got a chance to shoot those 10s, man. WOW- those things BARK.”
—Dave, ARGC Member
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Steinel Ammunition Co. focuses on rare and large bore cartridges like 458 SOCOM, 450 Bushmaster, 45/70 Government, 7.75 x 48 Arisaka and others. This focus allows us to refine our processes and testing for exceptional performance and reliability. We back every order with a no-questions satisfaction guarantee.