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Why no Trail Boss??

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by The Heretic, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Every time I go in a store that sells powder, they don't have it.

    Some are not even putting a tag as a placeholder on the shelf for it anymore.

    I can't find it in stock online.

    Why is this powder so hard to find?:mad:
     
  2. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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    I just got some a Curts in Gladstone - for subsonic rifle
     
  3. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I'd trade a can of trail boss for a can of w231 :)
     
  4. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sportsman's in Hillsboro had some a few weeks back, but other than that I don't think I've seen it.
     
  5. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    I find it quite often but AA#2 seems to be unobtainium:confused:
     
  6. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was in there on Dec. 2nd and specifically asked about it - they had none and no idea when they would get any in. That was the store where they didn't even have the tag on the shelf as a place to put the container for Trail Boss.
     
  7. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Make that November 5th.

    They peel off the old stickers to make space for the new powders, which is why you won't see a price tag for a keg of 231 that showed up some months back.
     
  8. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Still none.

    Someone told me of an online source, but by the time I looked, they were out of stock. So I selected their "notify me" option. Silence.

    Looked again this AM online at 20+ different online powder sellers - nothing. Everybody is "out of stock" where most other powders can be bought 8 lb. sizes. :(
     
  9. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Not sure were in OR. You are but if close to Portland I'd be willing to sell you a lb. out of my 5lb keg that I bought at Sportmens Idaho.

    PM me if your interested

    Stacy
     
  10. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I am fairly close to Portland, and thanks for the offer - but I would like to just go ahead and get a 5 lb. keg - if I can ever find some. Everything I have read about it convinces me that I would really like it and I would like to stock up on it.

    I've done light loads before using bullseye and dacron, in both handgun and rifle, but Trail Boss is what I would want instead - if I can ever find any.
     
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  11. ageingstudent

    ageingstudent NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    You really have to keep an eye out for it both in stores and online. I have 5lbs but I got it from like 3 different sources over 6 months lol. When it shows up it gets snatched up quickly. It's a very popular powder. I got 1lb at bi Mart, 1lb at Cabela's, and I think the other 3 came from recobs. That's all I've seen in the last couple of years.
     
  12. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    It definitely serves its purpose well, the only drawback is trying to meter it :D

    As far as granny loads go, trail boss is the bees knees.....
     
  13. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Because it's so darn useful... :rolleyes:
     
  14. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    there's no trailboss because tom thumb got hungry and ate his cheerios
     
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  15. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That;s my problem; I just don't go into those stores very often - maybe once every 6 months.
     
  16. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I found some at Bimart about a month ago.
     
  17. Old Gun Owner

    Old Gun Owner Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I am in the same boat. Have a bunch of .45 Colt, .38 Special and few other calibers waiting for some. Have some brass boxer 7.62X54R that I want to load with TB and .312 lead wadcutters. Make for a great soft shooting introductory loads to newbies.
     
  18. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I looked for you both places I was at today......

    I would have picked some up for you had I found it.
     
  19. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    if some one in the springfield Eugene area or wants to meet in the springfield area I have at least a pound I can part with at cost
     
  20. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    You're probably doing it wrong. Note: Lessons from living in Hawaii. Know how a dock strike will affect you.

    So...learn to stock pile the essentials. For our situation, that means.....

    When you find a powder that you like.....buy it in 8 lb kegs. Keep a generous supply. Same for primers and bullets......stock pile it. Brass.....well, hopefully the strike will be over before I have to buy more. I'm re-loading afterall.

    So....perhaps it's time for you and your friends to get together for a group buy of powder? Last time I got 4 - 8 lb kegs in one shipment. One haz mat charge. If they'll allow 6 kegs....go for it.

    During any shortage....it'll be like gold. Hey, the elections are coming.

    Aloha, Mark