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Old powder prices

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by WillametteWill, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. WillametteWill

    WillametteWill Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Just finished up an old can of H110 today and noticed the "clearance" price tag. First off, can you imagine seeing that word on handgun powder now days? The price was $10.48 for a pound. Granted, I have had this powder for I while since I haven't been loading much 44 mag lately, but wow, what a price.

    So, of the powders on your shelf that you are currently using, what has the lowest price tag?
     
  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    $20- Hodgon CFE Pistol (two months old)

    Sad.
     
  3. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    I might win this. An old pound of W-231 in the steel can $4.39, and an unopened old steel bottle of W-296 with a Bi-Mart sticker of $7.20. I might add they are keeping a couple of CCI Mini Mag bricks company marked $10.99. Yeah, I have been at this a while.
     
  4. OreShooter

    OreShooter Portland Member

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    I can't compete with old metal cans, but I noticed the price tag on an 8 lb jug of Titegroup the other night: $98.50. Probably only 10 years old too.
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got a couple of containers that are priced $14.99 (Green Dot and IMR 4895). I have a can or 3031 and 4198 that are a bit older, but don't have price tags.
    Compare this to one of the RL22's I recently found at Fisherman's marked $30.99...:(
     
  6. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have one of those to can not remember the price though. But I do know it was way less than the 79 bucks for a 4lb one I just found at Sportsmans last weekend....
     
  7. WillametteWill

    WillametteWill Willamette Valley Active Member

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    What an amazing price on the W231..a hard find at any price now.
     
  8. Hemlock

    Hemlock Vancouver USA New Member

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    How about this can of Unique? It doesn't even have a bar code on it!
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  9. WillametteWill

    WillametteWill Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I think that might be a winner!
     
  10. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I agree.
     
  11. OreShooter

    OreShooter Portland Member

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    I concede. :p
    I didn't even remember that GI Joes sold powder. The can makes me think probably 70's vintage???

    HOWEVER, I have some 1960s shotshells that might get me somewhere on a different thread. Including Canadian ammo I used to buy at Coast to Coast.
     
  12. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    I started reloading 5 - 6 years ago when I was paying $16 for 1000 CCI primers (small & large pistol) in a small town in Montana. Now I'm lucky if I can find them locally for $32.
    Powders were in $19 range and $70 for a 5 pound jug of AA#2. AA#2 is now unobtainium (I have 7 pounds left) so I've been using Ramshot Silhouette and have in the ball park of 15 pounds all at $25 plus per pound. For the AR I use H335 and Tac. The last time I picked up a keg of H335 was in Lewistown Montana and nabbed 2 kegs for $153 per keg. Been back there 4 times trying to get more to no avail.
    Sad... I used to be able to make 1K of 45acp for about $118 and 9mm for $95. Now it's $170 and $125 because even the Xtreme bullets have gone up a BUNCH!
    I do have a box of 50 HSM .223 marked $6
    AND I blame it all on our current LEADER:mad::mad::mad:
     
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  13. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    I cannot imagine letting good powder lay around here doing nothing for years and years......................
     
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  14. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    You bored?
     
  15. WillametteWill

    WillametteWill Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Bored? Three weeks ago when I made the OP - likely. It's still been fun.
     
  16. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Pre bar code, I'll start the biding at $5!!!!!!!!:eek:
     
  17. Hemlock

    Hemlock Vancouver USA New Member

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    But...but I don't have it emptied yet! After posting that pic I got to wondering how many of my other powders were pre bar code. I used to do a lot of handgun and rifle shooting. Then in the early 90s I started shooting registered trap and stopped metallic reloading except enough for hunting. Yikes! I'm getting old. All these are almost full and I know I have some empty ones around here somewhere too, and none have bar codes.
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  18. Hemlock

    Hemlock Vancouver USA New Member

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    Oh and I have this one too. It's almost full. Yes a 5 pounder. Note the date in the 2nd pic. BlueDot.jpg
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  19. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I have used powder from the 40's that is good, and also many that were from the 60's and 70's that were stored properly and they are all still good.
    I sure liked the prices back then :D

    Had 2 50 lb kegs of 4831 that I got for about a buck a lb.
    Sadly we lost that when the house burned in the 80's due to squirrels in the wiring.
    Made for an interesting fire I guess though LOL. At least that was what the FD told me.
    Looked like a Canaveral launch site for a min or two. LOL.
    I was very very heavy into reloading in those days and long before.