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Where do you buy your powder? (PDX area)

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by raindog, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. raindog

    raindog Portland, OR Active Member

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    I am going to start reloading for the first time (168gr .308).

    Where do you buy your powder? When I've looked online, places charge a hazmat fee (e.g., $22.50) which is pretty steep.

    Yes, I know there's a general shortage ;-)

    Bi-Mart has a surprisingly good array of reloading stuff, but seems to be perpetually out of powder.
     
  2. ruger45blackhawk

    ruger45blackhawk milwaukie Active Member

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    From my experience with Bimart and gun powder when they do get a new shipment in (Fridays on Woodstock) the rifle powders seem to last longer on the shelves than the pistol powders. Call the stores first.
    IMHO
     
  3. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    not exactly cloe to you,but there is a gun store in Longview that has a good supply of rifle powders right now.No primers tho :(
    the Gun Shop 1023 15th Ave Longview,wa
    they are an interesting little store to visit,new and used guns,some brass and bulk bullets,some relo0ading gear,scopes,clothing,etc
    no tax with oregon ID

    If you go on wed thru sat you can swing by Dollars Corner and hit L and L guns, a small but very friendly gun shop,new and used guns,no reloading stuff.
    they are CLOSED sunday thru tues.
     
  4. koden

    koden Milwaukie, OR Member

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    Fishermans marine in OC and Wholesale sports in clackamas both have a decent supply of powder.

    You can also contact Dan Dee sales on this forum. He has his own area in the vendors forums. He sometimes drives up here and will meet you for delivery.
     
  5. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    It is good to support the local gunshops if they are close to reasonable in pricing, and they will special order for you at times. Otherwise the larger stores (Bi Mart) have good prices but no powder selection right now.
     
  6. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    For the same reason, I am looking for VV N-140 locally to load .224 cal 77gr SMK on my AR-15. Been calling shops and asked at every table in the last PDX gun show to no avail. Any leads?
     
  7. onearmedswordsman

    onearmedswordsman Hillsboro, OR Member

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    any leads?
     
  8. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    Check w Dan-Dee or get a group together and try Graf+Sons mail order to get it for an average of about $17.00 per pound but call to see if its in stock. Price includes hazmat on over 24 lbs to get the $17 per pound average. You can buy less, but will pay more......