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MamaLiberty

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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2013, 10:16:38 am »

Wow, sometimes you luck out.

On the other hand... a local hardware store had an ad offering 50 round boxes of "Thunderbolt" .22LR for $1.99. I went in and asked about it. For that price you get one box... The rest are $2.50 a box. Not for "Thunderbolt," thanks.

OK...

Hard part is that they already know everyone in town. You can't GET more than one box at that price, no matter how many times you come back.

RATS.

Not that it matters. They were out the second day. :(
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2013, 06:10:37 am »

Arg!  Ordered an RCBS universal decapping die two months ago and after multiple emails of 'order delayed due to low availability' I received the dreaded message that my order was cancelled.  6 months ago I started this reloading journey. 

Worst.  Timing.  Ever.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2013, 09:32:12 am »

A while back (2 months) I had ordered a die. it took about 3 or 4 weeks I finally  got it. I think it was $38.00. Only other place I could find them was eBay & they were bringing $100.00 to $140.00 used.

The place I finally got it was an outfit that seems unknown but they came through.

Some other things I ordered in Dec. Just came in.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2013, 09:43:22 am »

A while back (2 months) I had ordered a die. it took about 3 or 4 weeks I finally  got it. I think it was $38.00. Only other place I could find them was eBay & they were bringing $100.00 to $140.00 used.

The place I finally got it was an outfit that seems unknown but they came through.

Some other things I ordered in Dec. Just came in.

Well, for crying out loud, tell us who you were ordering from!!!!  :)
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2013, 10:43:48 am »

The dies I ordered from an outfit called 10 Ring, I was looking for the link I'll have to  hunt it  down and edit it in. By the way they were lee dies not RCBS.
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The lower receivers from Brownell's. Made by Tactical Machine. $95.00. Sure beat the price on gun auctions. Still have p mags on order. Since MagPull is leaving Colorado they aren't doing much communicating with their distributors. But I'm on the list. When they gear up they will have no trouble selling all they  can make. perfect time to  enlarge their mfg operation.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2013, 11:10:56 am »

Thanks, gunslinger598! :)

The only thing I really need are a few more mags for my XD compact 9mm. I've seen a few... but I'm much too cheap to spend that kind of money now. I'll wait until the panic eases off.
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« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2013, 11:48:11 am »

One of the gun shop you tube channels I subscribe is saying things are lightening up  some. they have a store full of guns again & enough to resume shipping out of state. They did state the problem they  do still have is no  9 mm ammo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN6RZ8oAcx4
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #22 on: April 25, 2013, 12:00:31 pm »

They did state the problem they  do still have is no  9 mm ammo.

I suspect that will be a problem for a while after other things settle down. Luckily, I bought quite a bit of it JUST in time... LOL

Still really puzzled with where the hell all the .22lr went.  Somebody has a PILE of it somewhere... :)
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2013, 12:40:31 pm »

Even after the last ammo shortage in 08, 22 ammo changed & was a little harder to get up until where it is now.

Seems like about all ya can get most times is the 36gr hollow points. A lot of deer have been killed (not legally) with a .22 40gr solid bullet.

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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 02:04:05 pm »

Even after the last ammo shortage in 08, 22 ammo changed & was a little harder to get up until where it is now.

Seems like about all ya can get most times is the 36gr hollow points. A lot of deer have been killed (not legally) with a .22 40gr solid bullet.

I bought 10,000 rounds of 40 gr. ball .22lr in 2011... Could kick myself for not getting three times that. But, hindsight, you know...
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2014, 06:51:14 am »

Came across a company website that actually makes a 3-die set for the 22lr:

http://www.ch4d.com/products/dies/caliber-list?filter-col=caliber&filter=22

And I found a thread about reloading 22lr on the Cast Boolits forum:

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?130946-22-lr-bpcr-!!

Seems to be a little time consuming for these little guys but again, if you can't find them...  Make them!
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2014, 05:02:34 pm »

maybe it is where I am at right now, but why does everyone look on-line first?
I have found that I can get most dies and reloading equipment for local stores, at the same price or lower.
is there not a cabelas, bass pro, gander mt., what about the local gun shop?.

again maybe it is just me, I find I can get most everything local, it not, then I look on-line.

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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2014, 07:55:37 am »

maybe it is where I am at right now, but why does everyone look on-line first?
I have found that I can get most dies and reloading equipment for local stores, at the same price or lower.
is there not a cabelas, bass pro, gander mt., what about the local gun shop?.

again maybe it is just me, I find I can get most everything local, it not, then I look on-line.

Dawg

Very true.  There are 4 local gun shops I frequent every week just to keep abreast of their inventory.  Most times prices are cheaper at the brick and mortar places vs online (with shipping costs factored in) so I like to give them my business as much as possible.  However, most are pretty small operations and don't have oodles of goodies on the shelf.  Then I take my search to the digital stores.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2014, 06:31:07 am »

P... P... powder!!!!  I found bottles and bottles of Unique powder!  For $17 a pound!  I couldn't believe it.  Snatched up some with an evil grin on my face.  I don't know if it was pure luck or if the powder drought is ending. 

Shelves were loaded with primers and bullets.  All sizes and mucho calibers.

Hit another small shop and found some brass.  Owner has a collection of bins in a corner where people can buy/sell/trade empty brass.  I brought in a bunch of brass I didn't need and traded for 223.  Came across a bag of 30-06 brass for 10 cents each.  Mine!
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2014, 08:48:03 am »

I found a lot of powder yesterday as well. Settled on 4895 for heavy bullet .223, I really wanted N140 or RL15.
No Unique though.  :dontknow:
I (foolishly?) passed on some Trail Boss. It's really only optimal for black powder cartridges, but it will work in almost anything.
It seems like things are lightening up. I wouldn't be real surprised to see supply over shoot the mark in playing catchup.
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