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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2014, 06:10:18 am »

Powder seems to be popping up at a handful of local shops now.  Last week I picked up two canisters of Titegroup and just yesterday I got a pound of HS-6.  Prices were the same as I remembered before the insane shortage.

I'm now well stocked on powder and shouldn't (fingers crossed) need any more powder for the next 6 months.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2014, 06:04:00 am »

I hope to not jinx anything but powder is making a comeback.  Visited two different shops this week and both had plenty of the pistol/shotgun powders.  Silhouette, Tac, Red Dot, Power Pistol, HS-6...
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #62 on: December 21, 2014, 09:06:34 pm »

Went to the local gun show today, lots of bullets, had lots of rifle powder, even some in 8lbs jugs.
primers are showing up too. brass was short today, not much pistol brass out on the tables, and the pistol powder is still short.
Lots of guns, both hand guns and rifles, prices still to high for me. no 22lr at all today.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #63 on: December 31, 2014, 08:08:46 am »

Headed up to see my folks over the holidays and visited the local Scheels.  Powder was a little sparse but there were a few bottles of shotgun powder available.  Bullets and primers were everywhere.  I picked up a few boat-tail hollow points for my rifle.  Always tinkering with new loads...

22lr was absent from the shelves.

Gun prices are still coming down.  Bolt action .308 Winchesters for less than $300?!?  AR's for $700 and 30-round magazines for 7 and a half bucks.  I paid $30 for those things nearly two years ago.  Amazing.  So a handful of them followed me home.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #64 on: January 22, 2015, 11:10:41 am »

Visited a local shop yesterday: a LOT of Varget must have just come in.  I'm well stocked so I only picked up one bottle.  Noticed the price was $1 more per pound from a year ago.

Right place, right time seems to be the key to getting such supplies these days.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #65 on: August 04, 2015, 06:55:34 am »

I think the powder drought is over.  Visited a couple shops these past few weeks and shelves remain full.  The Alliant brand seems to be the only name missing from the lineup.  Prices across the board are roughly $1 more expensive from pre-drought levels.

Primer prices seem to also be rising.  Box of 1000 used to be 28-29 (my history goes back to 2012) but now they are all in the 31-34 range.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2015, 11:32:21 am »

Hit a LGS last night.  Owner stated business has picked up a bit after this shooting in CA.  I also noticed something disturbingly familiar:  shelves holding primers were empty save a few boxes of Small Rifle and a majority of the pistol powder was gone.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #67 on: December 09, 2015, 12:09:43 pm »

USA Today had something on it yesterday: recent shootings have driven stock in firearm companies waaaaaay up.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #68 on: December 16, 2015, 06:54:40 am »

Went back to the same LGS I visited last week.  My Dillon is an awesome machine but my gosh she is a hungry beast to keep fed!

I'm not happy with what I'm seeing on the shelves - I picked up a box of Small Rifle primers and noticed there were zero small pistol primers to be found.  I got a couple pounds of powder including the last canister of HS-6.  There were oodles of canisters of various IMR powders but Hodgdon, Alliant and Ramshot were a little scarce.  Even the bullet section was a little sparse.  I didn't talk to the owner - this could all be about taking end-of-year inventory or simply people buying up Christmas presents.  I'm just nervous from the last drought we all went through.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2016, 06:54:47 am »

Inventory at the various LGS's in my area continues to be hit or miss.  No small pistol primers and a few canisters of pistol powder.  There was a stack of small pistol magnum primers which had me scratching my head.  Would it be possible to use these for 9mm or 40S&W?
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #70 on: February 17, 2016, 06:59:33 am »

Hey Knobster

come visit Casper bro.

the big box LGS have lots of powder and primers in stock
large and small pistols, large and small rifle, and the magnums too

1lbs runs about $25 to $35 and 8lbs are running around the $200 mark.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #71 on: February 17, 2016, 11:04:01 am »

Question:

If I start reloading my 7.62x54r and 7.62x39 ammo, does a 7.62 nato (.308) bullet fit in those cases and would it present any problems when fired? I ask because there are some special hunting bullets you can not get in the Soviet cartridges, but you can buy the bullets seperate from the cartridges. They would be heavy for the SKS and light for the M91/30, but no particular problems were apparent when I considered it. I do have some reloadable Winchester brass.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #72 on: February 17, 2016, 11:12:28 am »

Question:

If I start reloading my 7.62x54r and 7.62x39 ammo, does a 7.62 nato (.308) bullet fit in those cases and would it present any problems when fired? I ask because there are some special hunting bullets you can not get in the Soviet cartridges, but you can buy the bullets seperate from the cartridges. They would be heavy for the SKS and light for the M91/30, but no particular problems were apparent when I considered it. I do have some reloadable Winchester brass.

from what I have been told and see done.
a lot of it depends on the rifle it self.

does the Russian bullets measure .308, or .310?
also what powder do you use?
find a reloading manual with the data for what you want to reload, get two or more manuals, compare the data between each one, then work up a load that your rifle likes.
start on the low side and work up.

Gas rifles need specific types of powder, not to fast, not to slow.

check your brass after firing them, they will tell you a lot about what is going on.

if not sure, find someone in your area that reloads and ask then for help.

good luck   
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2016, 11:16:25 am »

Hey Knobster

come visit Casper bro.

the big box LGS have lots of powder and primers in stock
large and small pistols, large and small rifle, and the magnums too

1lbs runs about $25 to $35 and 8lbs are running around the $200 mark.

Heh.  Road trip to Casper so I can get my hands on powder and primers!  Would end up being reeeeally 'spensive powder.
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Re: reloading and supplies
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2016, 11:18:40 am »

Hey Knobster

come visit Casper bro.

the big box LGS have lots of powder and primers in stock
large and small pistols, large and small rifle, and the magnums too

1lbs runs about $25 to $35 and 8lbs are running around the $200 mark.

Heh.  Road trip to Casper so I can get my hands on powder and primers!  Would end up being reeeeally 'spensive powder.
just plan on it as a vacation then. bring the young'un and the SHW. see some of the free west, maybe even take in Yellowstone.
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