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View Poll Results: How long can you shoot at the same rate as today if you could not buy anymore powder?

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  • Less than 1 year

    20 4.68%
  • 1 year

    25 5.85%
  • 2 years

    46 10.77%
  • 3-5 years

    127 29.74%
  • 5-10 years

    82 19.20%
  • 10+ years

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Thread: How long before you ran out.

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    How long before you ran out.

    If you could not buy any more powder as of today. How long would your supply of powder last at your present rate of usage?
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    2-3 years for everything except unique. Which is almost gone and its been three years since I found any so my three year guess was right on the money.

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    I would probably shoot less if I knew I could not get powder anymore. I could shoot my rifles for a long time, but would run out of pistol powder in just a year or 2. Longer if I stopped using Unique in my cast rifle rounds.

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    I said 5 to 10 years because you said if you reloaded at the same rate. I would never run out because I would start making my own black powder and save my smokeless for special occasions.

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    I am good to go for a long while yet on everything except Unigue.
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    3-5 years likely for my pistol shooting. Less for my rifles.

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    how much pounds last you guys one year? just want to try to average for the sake of curiosity ow much i can shoot by these standards.

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    I don't openly discuss this type of thing. I'm self sufficient for almost every aspect and making black powder is easy.

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    Oh No ... Another one of these threads!
    Some folks have nothing better to do and just want to do a run up of pages.
    Dave, if your so curious, send me an email to find out
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    I said 3-5 years. But may be longer. I have around 60-70 pounds of pistol powder lost count, and i shoot around 10k pistol rounds per year. Avg charge 4 grains so i figure i can load about 120k rounds. So maybe good for 10 years. But just started shooting uspsa so that may cut into my supply big time. As for rifle powder have about 100 pounds. But that goes fast.

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    I have no idea? I can't say I think about it. I have enough be good for a few years but that is all I can say.
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    Long enough
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    I replied with 3-5 years when in actuality I believe I could make it to 10 years easily
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    I'll probably still have powder & primers left when I die, knowing my luck.....
    An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life. "Inside me two wolves fight," he told the boy.
    "One is evil - he is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, resentment, lies, false pride, and ego. The other is good - he is joy, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, generosity, truth and faith. The same fight is inside you - and every other person, too."
    The grandson thought for a minute and asked,"Which wolf will win?"
    The old Cherokee replied, "The one you feed."

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    I do not know.
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    i'll run out of lead before I run out of pistol powder to propel it with.
    as long as I don't start shooting shotguns like I used to.
    [then i'll need at least 2,000 more pounds]
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    NEVER -- told myself 6 years ago it would never happen to me again -- powder or primers .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain-03 View Post
    NEVER -- told myself 6 years ago it would never happen to me again -- powder or primers .....
    +1

    I'm 60 years old and will probably leave powder and primers for my son.

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    I still have a few unopened cans of powder from '98-'99
    I'm sure I'm good for years to come.
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    I don't keep much at all and should be out by noon today.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check