Inline FabricationTitan ReloadingRepackboxADvertise here
RotoMetals2MidSouth Shooters SupplyReloading UKLee Precision

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Powder prices for your edification.

  1. #1
    Boolit Master 15meter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    1,336

    Powder prices for your edification.

    Hopefully this will be readable, it's a photo from an old Hodgdon manual, I was digging through my pile of old manuals looking for load data for the 280 Ross and not finding much.

    Isn't that a shocker!

    But I did find this:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	hodgdon powder price list.jpg 
Views:	134 
Size:	40.3 KB 
ID:	284561

    And it would have been delivered by your friendly local mailman with no hazmat fee.

    50 pounds $95.

  2. #2
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    1,604
    those were the days

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2020
    Posts
    36
    Just out of lazy curiosity what would the $95 of what ever year your manual is from be in our current times?

  4. #4
    Boolit Master OldBearHair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Conroe TEXAS
    Posts
    626
    I am only taking a guess. $2679.00 I used a redneck formula though.. McDonalds hamburgers .25 cents at the time. Now a conservative price is $6.50, for a hamburger which is 26 times more than the .25 one. LOL This should deep us going for a while.

  5. #5
    Boolit Master OldBearHair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Conroe TEXAS
    Posts
    626
    Keep!! Sp check interference again.

  6. #6
    Boolit Master 15meter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    1,336
    Well when I was out and about last week, I picked up an 8 lb. jug of CFE 223 for $250. 50/8 is 6.25 jugs in today's world if the math in my head is right.

    250x6.25=1562.5

    WOOHOO! Gun powder inflation is lower than McDeath's.

    Who woulda thunk it.

    And the powder wasn't even for me, it was for a buddy who had flat out run out and loads and shoots a lot in different cartridges.

    My biggest concern with powder is shooting up enough that my daughter doesn't take my name in vain when I'm drooling in my soup down at the county farm.

  7. #7
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    1,868
    A plain hamburger at McDonalds is $6.50, that’s insane!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
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