I'm in Anchorage and would love to know where I could buy bulk and get a better deal. Shipping by barge is charged by dimension more than weight. I'd be willing to buy a few hundred pounds at a time for the right price.
Phil in Alaska, my wife says that we would be thrilled to deliver in person. She just needs 2 inland passage cruise tickets and we will bring as much as they will allow without making the boat sink. Even if it is a massive 300 pound order. Terry
A few hundred pounds? To get price considerations and thinking "barge" shipment you should be talking about tons. I buy 1/2 ton at a time, only because more will overload my vehicle; but never get a price break for even an order of that size, unless it's the cash sale which saves the vendor credit card charge(s), although I'm thinking it would be the same for 10 bags or 80 (ton)
I am also located in Anchorage area and am just getting into reloading shotgun shells. From what I have heard each spring there is a group buy that purchases lead in bulk. I am planning to partake in the group buy this spring. If you need more info you are welcome to PM me.