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Powder availability?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cpy911, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Hi,
    Many, many moons ago, I would walk into my local bi-mart and buy a jug of my favorite powder. Now, I walk into bimart and all I see is black powder. Any place else in the SW PDX metro I should be hunting around for powder? I have tried Fishermans in Tigard a couple times. I found some powder that I don't use and gambled on a purchase and traded it off for primers that I was in dire need of (thanks to this site). Now I am starting to look for powder again. I am looking for IMR 3031, Unique and Trail Boss.

    Any suggestions on places to look, or I guess it should all be kept a secret so the hoarders can stash it away for the apocalypse or the flippers can buy it and sell it for double the price.

    I had an alert for IMR 3031 set up for in stock status at midwayusa.com and it was all gone before I could click on Uncle Larry Potterfields website. Bummer.
    I am actually doing OK with powder, it is just a matter of time that it is all gone, so I am trying to think ahead.

    May the powder gods look down upon us re-loaders with mercy.

    Anyone know of Black powder loads for a 30-30 using a 170gr cast bullet? I figure since that is all I can get, maybe it is time to shoot black powder and embrace it..:laugh:

    Thanks.
     
  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Curt's Discount has powder most of the times + primers. Average price on powder =$ 28.00/lb, Primers $35.00/1000
     
  3. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Sorry, Didn't see Newburg......
     
  4. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Is Curt's at?
    17843 SE McLoughlin Blvd #1, Milwaukie, OR 97267

    I would have to call first, and probably get laughed at with what I am looking for. You want powder? Bwaahahaha.
    I will stop by next time I run up to the airport.

     
  5. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's them.... They update their "in stock" items weekly here on this site..

    Here's last weeks inventory:

    1000 count Primers [$35 unless otherwise marked]

    CCI
    Small Rifle No. 41 ("For 5.56"--military style hard primer, $39/1000)
    Small Pistol No 500
    Small Pistol No 550
    Small Rifle BR-4 $49.00


    Federal
    Small Rifle No. 205
    Small Pistol No. 100


    Remington
    M Magnum Rifle No. 9 1/2


    S&B
    5,3 LR (large rifle)


    Winchester
    Large Rifle for Magnum No. WLRM
    Small Rifle No. WSR
    Small Pistol No. WSP


    1 Pound Powders [$28 unless otherwise marked]

    IMR
    800-X
    700-X
    7828 SSC
    7828
    4320
    7625

    Hogdon
    Hybrid 100
    Varget ($30)
    H4895
    Lil'gun

    Winchester
    AA


    8 pound Powder

    IMR
    4759
    H380

    Hogdon
    Superformanc
     
  6. cpy911

    cpy911 Newberg Active Member

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    Cool, thanks!