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Old 07-08-2013, 12:44 AM   #11
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Everything here is pretty much back to normal other than brass. Alliant powder is hard to come by.

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I have not been able to buy 230-grain RN bullets for my .45 cap loading or H4350 powder for my .270 and .243 loads. I have been trying to get these items for months.

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I'm having a little problem with the concept that so many people are buying this stuff that the producers can't keep up with the demand. Everywhere I look, the web sites of suppliers of powder, primers, brass, and slugs have "Out of Stock" posted for pretty much every item they list. If they have no stock, how can anybody be buying the stuff? Are they filling orders for our ever-popular government that are being ordered specifically to take the products off the market?

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Well I figured if Obummer got re-elected it would be shortage #2, so November I stocked up. I remember getting Wolf large pistol primers on sale for $14. Today, I saw exactly one place online that still has some in stock....for $50!!!!!!

Danged gougers.

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I'm having a little problem with the concept that so many people are buying this stuff that the producers can't keep up with the demand. Everywhere I look, the web sites of suppliers of powder, primers, brass, and slugs have "Out of Stock" posted for pretty much every item they list. If they have no stock, how can anybody be buying the stuff? Are they filling orders for our ever-popular government that are being ordered specifically to take the products off the market?
The problem isn't with the reloader's,it's the factory ammo shortage that's causing a shortage in the reloading supply chain.
A large majority of Primers/Powder/Brass/Bullets are being used to try and produce factory ammo,so there's a lot less being offered to the dealers of Reloading supplies.
Powder Valley is very behind,and chances are if you see an item in stock when you order it,by the time they get to your order,it is out of stock.
I placed an order for 5 different powders that were in stock when I ordered,but when they got to my order,they only had 1 type in stock,and only 1 type of primers that I ordered.
If you placed an order right now with them,it would be July 24th before they would get to your order.They are filling orders for June 23rd right now!


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Well I figured if Obummer got re-elected it would be shortage #2, so November I stocked up. I remember getting Wolf large pistol primers on sale for $14. Today, I saw exactly one place online that still has some in stock....for $50!!!!!!

Danged gougers.
I know how you feel! My local supplier has raised his prices up so much that I cussed him out.He has forever lost my business!
8 lb of H414 = $200
Primers = $50 per 1k

I'm in no need for anything at the present time,so I can wait this deal out for several years if I have to,but I will never purchase another item from anyone that takes advantage of the situation with their longtime customers.
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Things are pretty sparse around here. Nobody has anything larger than 1 lb of powder, when they have it. Primers are starting to show up here and there in small quantities. Same thing with bullets.

I am good on cases and primers. I can cast bullets and I have plenty of .308 and .224 Hornady bullets (bulk purchase awhile ago from Natchez). What I need is powder for the AR. I have been using H335 but I am down to my last 8 lbs. Haven't been able to find anything comparable that is available anywhere.

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Txhillbilly: "I know how you feel! My local supplier has raised his prices up so much that I cussed him out. He has forever lost my business!
8 lb of H414 = $200
Primers = $50 per 1k"
Amen. It is almost not worth the effort to reload if it's going to cost more than buying factory ammo. And the gougers will have a hard time staying in business. Everybody will remember this s**t.

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There is finally a little improvement in the situation. I was able to buy 500 cast bullets each in 180 gr lead .40, 240 gr lead .44, and 230 gr lead .45 acp bullets and plenty of primers. So my son and I can go to the outdoor range and make some noise for a little while.
The prices are a little high, but reloading is still cheaper than the ridiculous
prices for factory ammo (when they have factory ammo).

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