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Thread: What Powder Did You Buy Today?

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    I bought 45 pounds of IMR 7383 for only $5 per pound. I see lots of mild cast .308 loads in my future.
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    Tuesday, picked up a bottle of IMR 4350 at the gun club. 40.00 bucks. Then yesterday, stopped at Coastal Farm. Powder was 60.00 a bottle. DAMN! Is this the new norm?
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    Bought a pound of 8208 yesterday. $45 a pound. Good thing I don't use much of it!!

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    I ventured over to Salinas and saw 1 bottle of RL15 at Turners for $60, Dicks down the street doesn't have sporting goods just balls and shoes and junk. We had a non gun "sporting goods" store in the Carmel area, REI?, out of business now. At my age guns are the only sporting goods I'm interested in, the kids can chase balls! Brownells and Powder Valley have kept me going.
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    Bought an 8 lb jug of Hodgdon's IMR 4227 for $275 at LGS. That's basically $35 a pound. Figured that was as good as it will get for a while.
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    I ordered an 8 lb jug of Titegroup from Midway yesterday. Got an email today saying it had been shipped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Gibson View Post
    Bought an 8 lb jug of Hodgdon's IMR 4227 for $275 at LGS. That's basically $35 a pound. Figured that was as good as it will get for a while.
    That's what I paid for Ramshot delivered from PV yesterday. They had a limit of 5, 1 pounders, no 8s, better than the limit of 2 elsewhere. Wish I had a LGS!
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    Bought 2 pounds of SR4759 for $35 each out the door from a gun shop in Mid-Michigan.

    New old stock, I don't use a lot of it and I've got a lot of other powders, like more than I suspect I can burn up before I can't shoot anymore.

    I just couldn't leave it on the shelf, it looked so lonely, I felt sorry for it

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    Didn't buy,was given 1 cup of Blue Dot. Was thrilled.
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    I bought a 4lb jug of Hercules Unique today, in the big cardboard container. Still sealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim 44-40 View Post
    Didn't buy,was given 1 cup of Blue Dot. Was thrilled.
    God bless fellow reloaders
    By the cup? Well I guess we do use recipes in loading

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    ALL of my LGS have not had powder to sell since November 2021!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stubshaft View Post
    ALL of my LGS have not had powder to sell since November 2021!
    It's surprising the uneven distribution of components across the country. Here in Michigan, powder started filtering back into the gun shops last fall. There were a couple that never ran out completely.

    Currently all the shops have a pretty decent selection, they may not have exactly what you want, but you can usually find something in the same burn rate. No Reloder 15? Try H4895, or Varget, or H380.

    Primers got to ALMOST completely unavailability. A few sleeves here and there and that was it.

    Those are filling in slower, but the year ago 1 sleeve per customer per day are gone. Multiple sleeve, multiple types of primers on the same day are now the norm. Prices are even starting to come down. Last year $12/sleeve, now $9 and coming down.

    Bullets started coming back in first. Most of the gun shops have well stocked bullet inventories as well as reloading tools.

    Some of the reloading tools they may have actually overstocked. Multiples of some of the odd ball and obsolete cartridges to my mind do not make sense. I suspect some of those will have a pretty good coat of dust on them before they find a new home. Two new Redding 6mm Remington die sets sitting on the shelf?

    The 2 pounds of SR-4759 I listed above came out of little shop in Mid-Michigan that I would guess 99% of their revenue is generated by gunsmith work. Selling powder and bullets is an afterthought for them. They are good enough I drive 140+ miles and pass a number of other gun shops to have them do my blueing and repair work they are that good.

    And I'm not the only one who goes that far for their gunsmith work. They had probably 30+ pounds of powder with afairly wide selection.
    Last edited by 15meter; 06-17-2022 at 10:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 15meter View Post
    By the cup? Well I guess we do use recipes in loading
    And that was from a vintage year Blue Dot container,

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    I just score a 8oz can of SR4759 and a lb of IMR4895 for $14 each.
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    8 lbs Winchester 231 for $230+tax
    2 lbs Tite Group at $27 + tax

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    Found a pound of Lil'Gun in a pawn/gun shop for $32. Never tried it but thought "why not"? Different gun shop had match pistol primers for $13.50/100 and small rifle for $12.50. Didn't buy any but maybe I should have picked up a 1,000 of each
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    Bought 8 pounds of WW231 and 8 pounds of Autocomp from powder valley for 503.23 including tax, shipping and hasmat. Roughly 31.50 a pound, which is cheaper than what I have seen in the stores hereabouts. $35-38 dollars a pound plus tax. But I will be set for the rest of my days, unless I live one heckofa a lot longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rintinglen View Post
    Bought 8 pounds of WW231 and 8 pounds of Autocomp from powder valley for 503.23 including tax, shipping and hasmat. Roughly 31.50 a pound, which is cheaper than what I have seen in the stores hereabouts. $35-38 dollars a pound plus tax. But I will be set for the rest of my days, unless I live one heckofa a lot longer.
    LOL I wonder myself.

    On the side of optimism I ordered 8 lbs of 11FS and a brick of primers for too much ($100) but they didn't change the shipping so I feel better about it. The powder was $31.27/lb + tax shipped.
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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