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Powder Valley ?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by John Gault, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Anybody seen any movement of Powder at this place in the past couple weeks/Month?

    Have never seen any Winchester powders available. Norma brand and a few Vihta about all I've seen available in weeks. Never what I want in any quantity to cover the fees. I had heard these guys were good to go.....

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  2. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    When something does show up if it is a commonly used item, it's gone in 15 minutes. They limit you to 10 pounds of any powder when in stock and 10K primers. Primers in the Seattle/Tacoma area are showing up again and even the occasional pound of powder can be found but everything is twice Sandy Hook prices... TOTAL "BUBBLEGUM"
     
  3. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    No problem getting primers here locally in the Marysville/Arlington area, but good luck finding powder...at least that has been my experience so far. I've still got quite a bit of IMR4350, IMR4895 and Unique, but cannot find any Alliant 2400 for my 44 mag.
     
  4. Stevenav

    Stevenav Redmond Active Member

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    powder valley never seems to change anymore ... always sold out
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What are your trying to load with your precious Winchester powder?
     
  6. Velillen

    Velillen Port Orchard, WA Member

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    Just like pretty much all the online places. It comes and goes within an hour. If you aren't on top of it then good luck.
     
  7. elsie

    elsie Way over there on the left Well-Known Member

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    They show BL-C2 in stock that they haven't had in about 6 months or so.

    I ordered 2 8#ers.


    elsie
     
  8. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm new to relaoding. I've been taking my time purchasing all the major components. My mention of Winchester powder is based primarily on online forum research with W231 coming up more frequently than many others for overall likes.

    Here is a copy of a mental list I created:

    HP-38/W231 would be a reasonable substitute for Vihtavuori N320.
    Unique



    5.56/ 223 powder
    #1 H335
    #2 RAMSHOT TAC
    # 120 Vihtavuori

    Having said this I have aquired a couple pounds of Tightgroup, 1 Lb Bullseye, 1Lb Ramshot X-terminator thus far. I'm not looking for 8 lb jugs of anything at this point. Problem with online purchase at this point is that I can find 1 lb of any one of these items at one time but never find enough to justify the haz mat fees, etc.
     
  9. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Musta' been a hell of a score for me then, a couple of months ago Powder Valley had 8# jugs of HS-6 and I got one, and 10,000 Tula SP primers!

    Sportsman's Warehouse on 82nd gets some powders in every wed or thurs, and seem to be having SP primers on the shelf (not counter). Fisherman's Marine gets powder in once in a while, if you're close you might swing in there.

    I went in to SW yesterday to inquire about powder and the guy says they the have it in a cart in back but won't make it available, says I'm too early, like I'm some kind of a hoarder or something, like the guys that wait at the doors week after week to buy everything up! I've been getting the same treatment at the Bi-Mart on Halsey.....
    Bite me guys, I go into those places less and less. I won't drive and walk into your stores to be treated like crap! Powder Valley are some damned nice people though.

    Mike
     
  10. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    I placed an order last night with Ballistic Products, they show as having A2400 in stock (though I've not yet rec'd a confirmation to that effect, I'll wait a couple days to see if it's legit). I never thought I'd actually pay Hazmat AND shipping on this stuff as I am really frugal (aka cheap) that way, but given the current situation I felt it was about my only option.
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, the idea is to max out your weight for the one haz-mat fee, powder, primers etc. If you can afford it that is. You could always sell the rest on NWF for what you paid, plus a portion of the haz-mat. I did that, foolishly, before Sandy Hook, now I'v been scrounging for powder but am okay for a while.

    Mike
     
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  12. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Almost pulled the trigger on an order today with Powder Valley as a few items that I had on my list came available but they don't calculate shipping until after you place the final order. Anybody know if these guys add a lot of "value" to shipping??
     
  13. Lincoln4

    Lincoln4 Buckley, WA Member

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    I've found their shipping to be reasonable. It's listed on the home page as I recall.

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  14. Lincoln4

    Lincoln4 Buckley, WA Member

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  15. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thanks Lincoln and Mike.......

    After seeing shipping costs and doubling my order I think it's worth the Hazmat and shipping costs. I may put a couple 1 lb cans up at local cost to recover some of the haz mat or I might just not....
     
  16. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    They currently have AA2230 at 19.25 a pound... If ya shoot .223/5.56 this powder was engineered specifically for this although it will work in other calibers... I think there is a 10 pound limit but that'll make 2500 rounds!!!
     
  17. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Arlington, WA Member

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    I ordered enough to offset the hazmat and shipping costs, made it come out about the same as if I bought it locally w/o tax. So if in fact they actually do have it in stock, it ends up being slightly cheaper than buying locally.
     
  18. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was in a hurry to order, missed the AA2230 but picked up a couple lbs of the LT32.

    2500 rounds?

    Thanks
     
  19. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    I believe it takes about 4 pounds of AA2230 to load 1000 rounds of .223 so 10 should take care of 2500 rounds. I personally only have 1911's, a 45 LC SSA revolver and a Centennial 66 Winchester 30-30 (the 26" barreled version) but have many friends that load 223.
    Just checked and if ya didn't get any, it's gone now!
     
  20. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My order got cancelled. Apparently I took too long to decide and items that were in my cart on the order were sold out before I placed the order. I had asked that the order "ship complete" or not at all and they followed that request.

    Next time I'll be quicker with the trigger having had asked my questions first.