If you ever get out this way, I suggest you take the "tour" of the Sierra Bullet factory. The place is huge and holds an incredible amount of materials and machinery. Great folks working there too. Seeing the bullets being made at every step of the process is incredible.
It's about a 3 hour drive for me, but worth it to be able to purchase factory seconds (blems) for cheap.
Plan on early August if you want to hit the state fair at the same time.