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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2014, 11:17:02 am »

Found some 30-06 and 357 brass at my favorite LGS.  Since I'm in there at least once a week the owner is now going to start setting aside all revolver brass for me.  It's good to know people!

The dozen or so bottles of Unique I saw last week were gone.  Replaced with dust and cobwebs.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2014, 07:40:52 am »

Hit three local gun shops yesterday looking for seven different powders.  I think everyone else had the same list because none of it was to be found.  Shelves contain mostly magnum rifle powder and some 50bmg powders.  Maddening...

Asked the store owners what was going on and the reasons range from typical to far-fetched.

Alliant had a plant fire, fed.gov buying up huge lots, tighter restrictions on shipping to customers, aliens coming down and using it as food (OK, I made that one up).
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2014, 10:44:54 am »

What's up with Hodgson not even producing Vargent of Universal Clays?
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2014, 05:42:17 pm »

What's up with Hodgson not even producing Vargent of Universal Clays?

 
 
  Varget and Clays both are still listed on the website. And both are available on the shelf here , though Varget has gone up quite a bit.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2014, 07:53:36 pm »

Both Graf and Sons and Midway list it as unavailable from the manufacturer.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2014, 10:47:55 pm »

was at cabela's today.
Lots of ammo, but no 22lr.
lots of lead, brass, primers, but no powder.
Shotgun shells all over the place.
everything you need to reload shot shell, but powder.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2014, 06:16:11 am »

Hit a local shop yesterday afternoon.  Place was e-m-p-t-y.  Two workers jawing behind the counter.  Not a single customer.  I think the powder situation has gotten worse as even the shotgun and pistol magnum powder was gone.  Plenty of bullets and primers though.  I noticed a majority of their boomsticks had a slash through the price and were $20-$50 cheaper.  I'm thinking there is a glut of inventory as the Obozo Panic has subsided a bit.

Owner said he didn't think the powder supply was going to improve any time soon.  He has stopped reloading as he (a friggin' gunstore owner) couldn't get any powder.

Did an inventory and I have 10 pounds of assorted powders.  Enough to last me awhile at least.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2014, 10:05:56 am »

I think I shared it somewhere on the forum before, but I use a spreadsheet to calculate my ammo and reloading component inventory.  It converts pounds of powder into number of rounds so I can see exactly what my limiting factors are. 

It now tells me I don't have nearly enough bullets, primers or powder, but that they are about evenly matched.

ammo inventory spreadsheet
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2014, 11:14:20 am »

I think I shared it somewhere on the forum before, but I use a spreadsheet to calculate my ammo and reloading component inventory.  It converts pounds of powder into number of rounds so I can see exactly what my limiting factors are. 

It now tells me I don't have nearly enough bullets, primers or powder, but that they are about evenly matched.

ammo inventory spreadsheet

Yes you have.  And yes I use it.  Very, very handy.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2014, 04:21:31 pm »

Went to the gun show last weekend.
Plenty there, if you wanted to pay the price.
22lr going for $60/500 box

Had powder there, H4895 for $27 a 1lb bottle, got 3 hehehe
Lot of non gun stuff starting to show up now at the show.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2014, 07:20:56 am »

Went to the gun show last weekend.
Plenty there, if you wanted to pay the price.
22lr going for $60/500 box

Had powder there, H4895 for $27 a 1lb bottle, got 3 hehehe
Lot of non gun stuff starting to show up now at the show.

Glad that 22lr is finally coming down from the stratosphere.  Just a little bit further to planet earth please!  Bummer on the appearance of non-gun stuff.  I'm hitting the Cedar Rapids gun show in September.  Hope to find something (powder) to come home with me.

Finished putting all my recent inventory numbers into slideman's handy spreadsheet.  I'm actually not doing too bad regarding powder.  Could always use a few more pounds to calm my own nervousness.  You reloaders know how it goes - if our shelves aren't groaning under the weight of components, we don't have near enough!
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #41 on: July 26, 2014, 07:40:25 am »

Shelves?  It would be more like if the concrete floor isn't showing signs of stress cracks.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2014, 07:06:33 am »

Shelves?  It would be more like if the concrete floor isn't showing signs of stress cracks.

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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2014, 07:22:49 am »

Hit my usual LGS and scored.  Owner told me he had the deal of a century: full shoebox of spent brass that he didn't feel like sorting so he saved it for me.  Price?  Free.  Got it all cleaned up last night and had close to 1200 cases of 9s, 40s and 223s.  And two 30-30 cases.  Think I was most excited about those as they are tough to find.

Hit a couple more places in search of powder.  Nada.  Even the magnum powders are gone.  Owner of the 2nd LGS I visited said he saw no end to the shortage either.  He is no longer reloading because he, a friggin' owner of a gun store, cannot get any powder!
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2014, 08:49:31 am »

I am starting to see Varget on the shelves again ... a couple of one-pound cans here and there for 1/3rd the price I expect to pay for an 8-pound keg.  Welcome to the new world, Slideman.  Unfortunately, as I mentioned recently here, my inventory is balanced at a nice, even low level. 

Money, food, primers, powder, bullets are all happily sharing space at a tolerable, but too low level.  Not much point in raising one to a happy place while the rest remain low.

Rather obviously, the food stocks are higher priority.
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