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texaswoodworker
04-11-2015, 11:50 PM
Looky what I found at the Bass Pro Shop in Garland Texas. :D

A little pricy, but not outrageous.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/11/67f61fb833060311f961bd968aa7ce2e.jpg

Beagle333
04-11-2015, 11:55 PM
Wow! Right there on the shelf. That's about what my LGS gets all the time anyway (when they have it.)

dtknowles
04-12-2015, 12:09 AM
Why are they not the same price?

Tim

Hannibal
04-12-2015, 12:14 AM
OUCH! That's high-dollar, man! BUT, at least it's there? WOW!

texaswoodworker
04-12-2015, 12:15 AM
Why are they not the same price?

Tim

Dunno. Some online retailers like Wideners also has all the different Alliant powders at different prices.

Hannibal
04-12-2015, 12:20 AM
As an aside, research the GLOBAL .22 rimfire annual production. Now research the number of Wal-Worlds in the USA. Then figure, say, 5 bricks per store to get there inventory up. See a problem? Sheesh.

texaswoodworker
04-12-2015, 12:21 AM
OUCH! That's high-dollar, man! BUT, at least it's there? WOW!

That's not too far off from the average around here. I think I found some for $23-$24 a few years ago. If I could find a few of the powders I need all in stock on some online retailer, I'd just order it and pay the hazmat. It would be cheaper that way.

texaswoodworker
04-12-2015, 12:28 AM
As an aside, research the GLOBAL .22 rimfire annual production. Now research the number of Wal-Worlds in the USA. Then figure, say, 5 bricks per store to get there inventory up. See a problem? Sheesh.

I can understand why .22 are hard to find. Just about every shooter uses them, and new shooters go through them like hot cakes. Why is the powder so hard to find though? There's not THAT many reloaders. The funny thing is, primers are ALWAYS in stock at every store I go to. But the powder? The popular ones like Unique, Bullseye, and 2400 are almost impossible to find. I just finished off my last bit of unique, and I doubt I'll find any more any time soon. It seems like the only pistol powder not effected is Red Dot. I can find that stuff pretty easy, and Green Dot and Blue dot are not impossible to find either.

MaryB
04-12-2015, 12:32 AM
CFE223 has been impossible to locate here and I hate paying the haz mat and ordering online.

TXGunNut
04-12-2015, 12:35 AM
Yes, a bit pricey. Can't recall the last time I saw BE, snagged some 2400 a year or so ago.

Hannibal
04-12-2015, 12:42 AM
That's not too far off from the average around here. I think I found some for $23-$24 a few years ago. If I could find a few of the powders I need all in stock on some online retailer, I'd just order it and pay the hazmat. It would be cheaper that way.


Yeah, it ain't good. Pay the man, or go without is the way of things right now.

fast ronnie
04-12-2015, 01:33 AM
I've been trying to find IMR 7625 for more than a year!

WILCO
04-12-2015, 01:46 AM
There's not THAT many reloaders.

The situation would seem to dictate otherwise. Many new folks are coming into the fold because of this guy:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g_Ib2ns5KaQ/VH-sKlvovZI/AAAAAAAAcwQ/hFup_WI17Y8/s320/obama-gun-salesman-of-the-year-firearms-salesman-of-the-century-sad-hill-news-1.jpg

starmac
04-12-2015, 01:49 AM
Man, I don't know about BE, but 2400 even up here was 23.99 the last time it hit the shelf, ofcoarse I only got the limit 1 day as it was gone before they closed.

butch2570
04-12-2015, 07:30 AM
I've been trying to find IMR 7625 for more than a year!You know that's a now obsolete powder, don't you?

JSnover
04-12-2015, 07:38 AM
The funny thing is, primers are ALWAYS in stock at every store I go to.
One more reason to love Texas. Back in the 90s when Slick Willy was breaking gun sales records we couldn't get primers. I overheard one LGS employee joking with another one, "Mark (the owner) doesn't put price tags on primers anymore, he just takes bids as they come off the truck."

RogerDat
04-12-2015, 07:41 AM
Well if that don't beat all. Maybe there is hope now for my 2# backorder from last June at Lohman's.

There was a supply problem in that ADI had a fire in the facility that makes pistol powders. BUT most of the problem is that people are stockpiling. The retail supply that should be on the shelves is stacked up in peoples reloading rooms. It is not "bad" or "foolish" for the consumer to invest in a larger quantity of a commodity when they have had to struggle to locate it for purchase but the side effect is scarcity in the market place.

jedomejd
04-12-2015, 07:41 AM
Congrats on finding the powder. The price is up there tho But I would pay it if I needed it. 2400 hasn't been seen around here in a couple years, i have been lucky enough to find BE and Unique as well as couple lbs of 231, HP38 and powder pistol each recently. If powder gets to previous, I've got a couple slingshots too and as blowgun.

Bumslie
04-12-2015, 08:05 AM
2400!
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/12/c48f908df952522bf923f0224df85a23.jpg

runfiverun
04-12-2015, 12:50 PM
here's the crazy thing.
they got red-dot and green-dot in texas and I can't find any here.
I turn my nose up at 8 pound jugs of unique and bulls-eye and walk on past usually.

I finally seen some 2400 [after what 2 years now] and stooped low enough to buy 2-1 lb canisters.
I almost never,ever buy powder by the 1 pound bottle.
the price break is about 4 dollars a pound going to the 8lb jugs.

texaswoodworker
04-12-2015, 02:27 PM
here's the crazy thing.
they got red-dot and green-dot in texas and I can't find any here.
I turn my nose up at 8 pound jugs of unique and bulls-eye and walk on past usually.

I finally seen some 2400 [after what 2 years now] and stooped low enough to buy 2-1 lb canisters.
I almost never,ever buy powder by the 1 pound bottle.
the price break is about 4 dollars a pound going to the 8lb jugs.
If shipping wasn't an issue, I'd go out and buy a jug of Red Dot to trade you for Unique.

GaryN
04-12-2015, 07:08 PM
Did you pinch yourself to make sure it wasn't a dream?

jeepyj
04-12-2015, 07:17 PM
Holy cow seriously I haven't seen 2400 in a loooooog time. Thanks for the glimmer of hope!!!
jeepyj

buckwheatpaul
04-12-2015, 07:29 PM
At 4 gr. / load that = 2.41 cents per round on Bullseye......still not that bad....IMHO

runfiverun
04-12-2015, 09:48 PM
If shipping wasn't an issue, I'd go out and buy a jug of Red Dot to trade you for Unique.

i'll trade you 3
I just swapped an 8 lb jug of unique for 16 pounds of AA-4100.
I think I come out okay on the swap :lol:
I was willing to trade 8 for 8 but the trader had no idea what to do with what he had and wanted rid of it.

BNE
04-12-2015, 10:14 PM
I would not have waited to take the picture! Thankfully I found an 8 pound jug of Red Dot last year and I picked it up and set it inbetween my feet. I then googled it to make sure I could use it. (I had not used it previously.) It has got to get better sometime. Right?!?

Stmtrn
04-12-2015, 10:22 PM
Was able to score a 2400 at our local Sportmans warehouse yesterday. 23.00 just about what I remember paying a couple years ago.

goblism
04-12-2015, 10:44 PM
we had a new fleet farm open near us, I snagged some bullseye for $18/lb
I went back the next day to maybe buy some more and most of the powder was sold out. Dang!

BDJ
04-13-2015, 06:32 AM
Yesterday at local gun store, Unique and Bullseye, $154 for eight pounds.

KYCaster
04-13-2015, 09:09 PM
I spent the weekend at the Knob Creek machine gun shoot. Of the two hundred or so vendors there, exactly two had smokeless powder.

GI Brass had a few mil-surps (Jeff laughed at me when I asked for WC680 :oops:).

Hi-Teck had two flavors of pistol powders that most of us never heard of. Prices were decent so I got some just to try it out.

Jerry