Went to my Local Reloading store today to pick up a few items.
Jerry the owner has done a good job keeping his customers supplied with components so far. He is running low, but still has some stuff.
I talked to him about power and primers. He told me that the day after the election he spent hours on the phone buying whatever he could find. He was able to purchase a few Million primers and lots of powder. That stock is now down to almost nothing and getting more is "Hit and Miss" at best.
I didn't want to get greedy, so I bought only what I needed.
I purchased a pound of R-17, IMR 7828, H-322, WST, a box of Sierra 160gr GK HP, a bottle of Dillon Rapid Polish and 1000 Fed LPP. The powders averaged about $25/lb and the Primers were $36/K.
The primers were a little higher than normal, but not by much. His Federals usually run about $32-33 per K.
I was looking forward to buying a 8lb jug of 748, that's was wishful thinking at best. Not only did he not have an 8 pounder he didn't have any pounders of 748.