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Tired of Waiting

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by kmk1012, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. kmk1012

    kmk1012 Mid Valley Member

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    I stocked up on powder a few years ago and have started casting. I'm now down to only powder for my rifles and can't even shoot my pistols, seriously-is this "shortage" for real?
     
  2. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yep, been hard to find powder going on a year now! Same with primers...
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You're going to have to make do with any powder that will work and that you can get.. forget about your pet/favorite powders and primers.
    Good luck.
     
  4. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Come to central Oregon from the day with a few hundred $$$.... Leave happy lol. Today at sportsman's warehouse they had 6 different handgun powders in stock. Big R seems to hold powders good, Bi-mart stocks alliant and imr when they can get it. Primers are always in stock. Bullets are slightly difficult to track.
     
  5. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unique and 2400 have been showing up at the Sportsman's in Medford, but just a few pounds here and there. Its like geezer Black Friday every Thursday morning at 0900, as we (yes, I will include myself as a certified geez) shuffle through the store as fast as our questionable limbs will carry us. Those without bursitis have an advantage, as they always put the powder on the top shelf!
     
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  6. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I went by a local guys house yesterday that reloads on a large scale and sells ammo, powder and primers. He sold me 1k primers but wouldn't part with any powder.
     
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    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    The Redding Ka-li'fornia Sportsman Warehouse is out of most all loading consumables.
     
  8. springfield0612

    springfield0612 Poulsbo Member

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    I've switched to Red Dot, as it can be used for pistol, shotgun, and rifle. Most of the "Color" Dot powders are the same. As well as Unique that has been refered to as "THE" top performing all around powder. Another tip would be to see if you can find Promo Powder. It is interchangeable with Red Dot data by weight not volume and sells for about $90/8 lbs at $11.25 per pound before taxes, thats a powder I'd love to find. I've still yet to find Promo powder local. I've seen it available with online retailers, just can't find it local.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Ditto.. I've only ever seen Promo online. A few hundred dollars of that yields easily 60,000 rounds (rough averaging.. 4.5 grain charge) for most all centerfire handgun loads. It was on the internet shelves way, way after most everything was sold out.. in 8 lb jugs. $80.
    Many good .38 special target loads are 2+ etc. grains so that'd easily double the round count. a stingy powder indeed
    As said, I use it (Red Dot) in my 30-06 (reduced load.. 13 grains) also.. check out "The Load".