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wahoowacker01wahoowacker01 Posts: 1,470 Officer
Has powder loosened up any your way? I have recently been able to find some of the more popular powders, however the only place i have been able to find it only had it in one pound canisters and a limit of of canister per product. I really cannot complain too much because bullets, brass, and primers are pretty much available. I would also add the national chains are still pretty much bare, i am talking mom and pops here. Plenty on the shelf mostly because of the limits.


  • TeamTekeTeamTeke Posts: 993 Officer
    I used to reload everything, shotshells, pistol and rifle. I sold or gave away all of my equipment. For me it has become impossible to find powder and the price of lead is out of sight. If you order by mail there is the haz-mat fee that makes all but un-doable. Promotion 100 count shotsells are cheaper than reloading when you can find them.
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  • gmiller0737gmiller0737 Posts: 664 Officer
    Thankfully I have a ok supply,No handgun powders anywhere around these parts or at local gun shows,Some Rifle Powders are available & Primers are usually available.
  • joekat46joekat46 Posts: 2,847 Captain
    Bass Pro in Ft. Myers had a decent supply last two weeks. I long ago stopped loading shotshells but still keep an eye on the muzzleloader stuff that is in the same section. Area seemed well stocked at the time. Good luck.
  • coldaircoldair Posts: 11,490 AG
    there was an accident at one of the leading powder producers factories that has cut out about 20% of the production of powder.
    Obama's EOs sanctioning Russia will further reduce the supply of powders and ammunition. many of the suppliers have recently reduced the hazmat fees.
    if you order online just place a large enough order to make the hazmat fees insignificant

    supplies can still be found at a goo price for now but another panic is about to start
  • wahoowacker01wahoowacker01 Posts: 1,470 Officer
    Stopped reloading shotgun shells. Have not seen Red, Blue, Green Dot, Herco, or Unique powder on shelves in several years. Those were my go go shotgun shell powders. The Bass Pro here, has basically nothing but reorder tags on the reloading aisle. I agree on buying online, if you only buy a pound or two, the Hazmat fees make it prohibitive.

    Coldy, which Mfg had the accident?
  • coldaircoldair Posts: 11,490 AG
    PB Clermont propellants
  • BigDanSBigDanS Posts: 820 Officer
    Buying reloading supplies has become a scavenger hunt. You have to know exactly what you want and when you see it you have to snap it up. Bullets are in relatively good supply, as are primers. Some brass is hard to find, like 45-70, but loaded ammo is easy to find, except rimfire. Pistol powders are as rare as hens teeth, and I am still looking for 1 lb of Titegroup. Now I need some H4198 as well.

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  • SLW210SLW210 Posts: 2,226 Captain
    Gander Mountain seemed well stocked a few months ago.
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