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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by misplacedtexan, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    as of 11 AM today Sportsmans warehouse in Beaverton OR had an 8 lbs jug of H380 and an assortment of 1 lbs cans of Reloader 17, Vihtavouri, and some IMR rifle powders.

    In case anyone is looking still.

    On a side note, if someone has an 8 lb jug of H335 or maybe H322 and wants the H380, I'll buy and meet for trade.
     
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  2. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    The Hillsboro location on Thursday afternoon had Unique, Power pistol, Red Dot, and American Select. Last week they had TAC and Silhouette among others. It is a welcome change to the empty shelves they have so often. It seems they put out the powder on Thursday or Friday with just enough randomness to prevent people from lining up in advance.
     
  3. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Was at Cabelas' in Tualitan yesterday. He said they had a shipment come in Sunday afternoon but that it wouldn't be on the shelves until this morning. He didn't know what was on this particular shipment but says they are starting to get pistol powder shipments in.
     
  4. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Scored two pounds of TiteGroup at Sportsmans in Salem this afternoon. I asked the guy at the counter if they had any pistol powders and he pointed to the list. I was just starting to look when he pointed and said they had 2 pounds of TiteGroup left and did I want it. Gave him a big ol' "Hell Ya" and he went in the back and brought it out. I asked if they had a unicorn ranch back there too but guess he didn't get the humor!

    They're getting more and more powder in on a daily basis so you'll need to check every day.
     
  5. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I'm on the 'short list' for texts alerts about my next 8 lbs jug of H335 or H322.
     
  6. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    As of 30 minutes ago there was a 1lb jar of Unique at the Hillsboro Sportsman's Warehouse. Some rifle powders too, but those have been getting a lot easier to find as of late.
     
  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    30 minutes ago, 1:45pm, SE 82nd Sportsman's had Unique, Power Pistol, Titegroup, Bullseye, Red Dot and some others.
     
  8. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Figures I was just there on Wednesday and they had nothing for pistol powder:rolleyes: But the time before that they had a 8lbr of TAC :D They do seem to be getting a few 8lbrs every time.
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Bend Sportsman's had a fairly large selection of powders yesterday - much more than in a long time. Lots of pistol powders, IMR stuff - pretty good selection - many 8 pounders also. Primers were back to pre-hysteria levels and lots of bulk & hard cast bullets
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Another self-induced 'shortage' like the .22LR one, sounds like.

    I guess when everybody has 400 pounds of powder and 20,000 rounds of .22 LR then we can get back to normal life, hopefully.
     
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  11. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    The employees must have all they'll ever need.
     
  12. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It seems like it's been so long since I could try a different powder, it was surreal! Only two other guys at the counter, one looking at the list of powder burn rates and the other looking at a gun down a ways. Out comes the associate with TWO 8# JUGS of BULLSEYE and a # of TITEGROUP. He set them down on the counter three feet away from me! When I got a look at the list I could hardly believe my eyes. I misread thinking it said one eight pounder of Unique, it was 8 one pound bottles! I felt almost giddy and was afraid of looking like a silly school girl by jumping up and down and clapping when he brought me out three different pistol powders, two pounds each. Still looking at the list, I should have got two pounds of Power Pistol, never tried it and have wanted to, but didn't want to be a pain so I didn't ask.

    I've only been loading for three years and this shortage, or what ever you want to call it, has me warped. I haven't driven all over the place looking for supplies but I look when I'm in the area, cruise Gun Bot and Powder Valley on a regular basis. I cut back on shooting because I've been afraid I might run out of powder for a certain caliber. As much as Wifey and I shoot I have enough powder to last us a year or more. There's certainly a "Thrill of the Hunt" that is gone now. I'll probably still keep looking when I'm in the area, and if I find hand gun powder buy it, and sell it, with little or no mark-up, to some who didn't get there in time, or missed out.

    Mike
     
  13. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Well I have never had (or needed) that much but there was a guy at the counter mentioning how he had "17 thousand rounds of .22 on hand" so you MIGHT be right!
     
  14. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The employees there have strict limits on how much they can buy.

    The stores do not make near as much profit on what they sell to employees as they do to customers, and unhappy customers do not come back to buy more.

    I am looking for a decent source of Trail Boss.
     
  15. tashworth1

    tashworth1 oregon McMinnville area Active Member

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    I quit looking I have to work for A living
     
  16. superdude

    superdude tigard Member

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    I was in hillsboro sportmans today, they had one 8# and a handfull of the 1# of H335, a few1# power pistols, re-15,re-17,A2200 among a few others. Those are just the ones I recall.
     
  17. rutilate

    rutilate Vancouver and Surrounds Active Member

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    I haven't seen power pistol in nearly two years!
     
  18. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I thought this thread was gonna be about da powpow..

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  19. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    I buy over 90% of my powder on the internet. Lately, all my fav match pistol powder has been out of stock everywhere. Today I found http://reloadingunlimited.com/ and they swore that they had my Auto Comp and N-340 in stock, so I ordered a lifetime supply since I figured that these powders will not be cheaper if and when the obamabloombergcowardlyfoolsafraidofgunsidiotsscare is over. You might want to look into it. I already have my lifetime supply of primers and rifle powder and bullets and etc.................
     
  20. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Many locations follow the NFPA guidelines for powder and primer storage in a residence. Something to keep in mind while stashing piles of components. I saw no limit on the amount of loaded ammo nor any reason you couldn't stash it in the wood shed or dog house. :D

    11-3.7 Smokeless propellants intended for personal use in quantities not exceeding 20 lb (9.1 kg) may be stored in original containers in residences. Quantities exceeding 20 lb (9.1 kg), but not exceeding 50 lb (22.7 kg), may be stored in residences if kept in a wooden box or cabinet having walls or at least 1-inc. (25.4-mm) nominal thickness.

    11-5.4 No more than 10,000 small arms primers may be stored in residences