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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #45 on: August 18, 2014, 06:15:55 am »

Hit a LGS last Friday looking for components.  Actually saw a single canister of Blue Dot.  After picking my jaw up from the floor I snatched it up.  Owner said a case came in yesterday (10 bottles) and my purchase was the last one.  Price was $19.99 which seemed pretty typical - I don't remember this particular brand being much cheaper.  I'm glad these guys weren't trying to gouge the customer during this powder drought.

All other components were weighing down the shelves nicely.  Seems that one key piece is always missing which really gets my tinfoil hat quivering.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #46 on: August 18, 2014, 08:04:14 pm »

finding treasures  is  nice....wish i  were  doing same...but no such  luck...
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2014, 06:59:16 am »

finding treasures  is  nice....wish i  were  doing same...but no such  luck...

Seems to be a 'right place at the right time' sort of thing lately.  I pop into this LGS once a week and just happened to get lucky this time. 

Persistent bird gets the worm?
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2014, 08:23:41 am »

I was making my rounds of the local LGS and pawn shops last week and scored. At one LGS I was able to find 200 rounds of new .357 mag brass for $40. At the other LGS I bought half of their shipment of Unique (2 pounds) at $25/lb and 3 pounds of Varget for $28/lb. And one pawn shop had a five gallon bucket of .223 brass for $75. As I was sorting the brass, I found 49 stripper clips and two AR mags. I'll be walking a little more (spent my gas money) and eating a bunch of rice til next payday, but it is worth it.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2014, 09:38:06 am »

pet peeve: buzzwords (older phrase), now acronyms.  It is insider language. Handy shortcuts in a work environment. Lazy typing and speaking outside of it. 

I am too much of a curmudgeon to work at understanding people who refuse to meet me half way.

What brought this up was the acronym LGS being repeated on this thread.  It is a bit annoying, but I keep moving on by it.  If you actually want me to know what you are writing about, tell me.  Otherwise I will continue to consider it unimportant details in your writing.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2014, 09:51:23 am »

I agree with that, slidemansailor. I get bummed when I find myself trying to figure it out because I get pissed and say to self "WTF are you doing wasting time. " I think it might mean local gun shop. Couldn't folks initially say Local Gun Shop (with capitals) and then refer to it as LGS after that in their thread?
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2014, 11:40:55 am »

Sorry.  I started using 'LGS' but thought I originally typed out the meaning the first time I used it.  May have done that in a different thread...

Local Gun Shop (LGS)
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2014, 09:37:52 pm »

If I were a patient man, or persistent, or curious enough,  I would have reread the thread to see if I could ferret out some clue as to what the acronym LGS meant. 

As I said, acronyms are a peeve of mine. I refuse to be drawn in.  Acronym users lose some audience... perhaps only one old curmudgeon... that's the only one I know of and can speak for.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #53 on: September 30, 2014, 06:06:51 am »

Is anyone out there finding pistol powder?  I come across a stray bottle of Blue Dot from time to time but other than that...
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #54 on: September 30, 2014, 06:17:27 am »

Most powders I have found are for bolt guns.
not much for semi's and nothing for pistols.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #55 on: September 30, 2014, 07:47:42 am »

natchez   has powder, if you  want to pay the  haz-mat  delivery  charge...
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2014, 06:28:57 am »

Started making my Winter Reloading To-Do List.  When the weather turns nasty outside and the gardening is all done, my efforts turn to the basement reloading room.  I visited my folks this past weekend and turned another 80 pounds of wheel weights into ingots.  I plan on adding a couple more molds to my collection and casting twice a week.  Will concentrate on 223 reloading - amazing how fast a few people can burn through ammo during a fun afternoon.  So I'll be filling up a few ammo boxes.  Fortunately I'm able to find rifle powder on the shelves and I'm well stocked on Small Rifle (SR) primers.

Another project I'm going to work on: you know those Russian wooden ammo boxes that hold 2 'spam cans' of 7.64x54R?  I took measurements of the one I have in order to start producing those.  In the long run will be more sturdy and cheaper than stacking those plastic ones.  Only down side is they won't be waterproof.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2014, 08:44:44 am »

Most powders I have found are for bolt guns.
not much for semi's and nothing for pistols.

Try farm supply stores.  Here in montana, murdochs carries reloading supplies and ammunition.

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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2014, 11:04:54 am »

Most powders I have found are for bolt guns.
not much for semi's and nothing for pistols.

Try farm supply stores.  Here in montana, murdochs carries reloading supplies and ammunition.

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thanks, but here behind enemy line. powders, primers have to be sold from a gun store, or gun show.
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Gots to show your papers first, before you can buy.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2014, 06:19:58 am »

Visited one of my LGS's yesterday - was talking with one of the guys who works there (also a reloader) about the powder situation.  Said he hasn't seen any pistol powder in 3 months.  They've stopped ordering other components for the time being until powder actually comes in.  He said that he has enough brass, bullets and primers to reload well over 10,000 rounds but everything is on hold thanks to this powder drought.  He also mentioned that after the Sandy Hook 'incident' he saw a lot of people come in the doors to start reloading their own.  The fear of ammo prices going to moon pushed a lot of people into the hobby.
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