I'm still pretty new to the reloading scene, and since I started I've been experimenting a bit, trying to find some powder I like and whatnot. Lately I've been running low. Damn near out of Silhouette. So I did some research on what type to try next, and I decided on Bullseye. I know it's a tried and true powder, but like I said I'm still new and learning.
My wife and I decided to go as far as San Jose (about an hour from us in good traffic) to get some. I called about a dozen gun stores in San Jose yesterday to see what they had in stock. Found two with the powders I'm interested in (the other being Unique). When we called again today, the one was out of both. So we went to the last hope and he had some Bullseye. Limit of one 1 pound jug per customer. I guess we cheated, because my wife and I were each separate customers. so we got 2 lbs. $35 / jug. Is that reasonable? I don't wanna perpetuate the crisis or anything, but we needed powder and who knows how long I'll be waiting if we order it online.
Anyway, I'm mostly just glad to have got the exact powder I wanted. And two lbs would last a fair amount of time. Also, glad to support a local gun store, even if they're not that local to us.
Just thought I'd share.