Where are reloading components made?


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bds
February 25, 2011, 01:26 PM
I recently had a discussion with other reloaders whether the origin of their reloading components mattered.

Some stated they try to buy USA made whenever possible and others said they reload for absolute accuracy that is brand specific (VihtaVuori, RL15, etc.) and would not change even though they were not USA made.

I am a curious person and open to product combinations that may produce even more accurate loads than what I have been using. But current economic downturn prompted me to consider supporting USA companies when I can. I did a quick inventory of my reloading stock on hand and considered whether I would substitute or not. I welcome suggestions for better substitutes.

How about you? Would you consider changing components to USA made equivalent?


Winchester 231 - Made in USA
Winchester Super Target - Made in USA
Winchester Super Field - Made in USA

Hodgdon HP-38 - Made in USA
Hodgdon Titegroup - Made in USA
Hodgdon Clays - Made in Australia (can substitute with Bullseye/Promo speed-wise but they are not as clean burning)
Hodgdon H335 - Made in USA
Hodgdon H4895 - Made in Australia (thought IMR 4895, but that's made in Canada ... not sure which powder is equivalent)
Hodgdon Varget - Made in Australia (this is a tough one ... not sure if I can find a substitute. Maybe IMR 4064 but not sure where IMR 4064 is made)

Alliant Bullseye - Made in USA
Alliant Green Dot - Made in USA
Alliant Unique - Made in USA
Alliant Promo - Made in USA
Alliant Reloader 15 - Made in Sweden (Hmmm ... not sure which powder comes close)

VihtaVuori N320 - Made in Finland (I am stuck ... I don't think there is a substitute for this powder)

Winchester Primers - Made in USA
CCI Primers - Made in USA
Magtech Primers - Made in Brazil (can substitute with Winchester/CCI)
Wolf primers - Made in Russia (can substitute with Winchester/CCI)
PMC primers - Made in Russia (can substitute with Winchester/CCI)
Tula primers - Made in Russia (can substitute with Winchester/CCI)

Hornady bullets - Made in USA
Winchester bullets - Made in USA
Montana Gold bullets - Made in USA
Remington Golden Saber bullets - Made in USA
Rainier plated bullets - Made in USA
Berry's plated bullets - Made in USA
PowerBond plated bullets - Made in USA
Missouri lead bullets - Made in USA
X-Treme bullets - Made in USA

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Walkalong
February 25, 2011, 01:43 PM
VihtaVuori N320 - Made in Finland (I am stuck ... I don't think there is a substitute for this powder)AA #2 is close. Not as good, but close. Not made here either though.

twofifty
February 25, 2011, 02:13 PM
bds, you are correct that Alliant Reloder 15 is made in Sweden.

Hodgdon H380 is USA made.
IMR 700-X is made in Canada.

bds
February 25, 2011, 04:27 PM
So, is there an equivalent USA made substitute for H4895/IMR4895? Ramshot TAC maybe?


How about for Varget and RL15? Can someone verify where IMR 4064 is made? And would Hodgdon BL-C(2) be comparable made in USA substitute?

Marlin 45 carbine
February 25, 2011, 06:28 PM
I have used MagTech cases (bought already primed from Natchez) and bullets for the .380acp. as good as any USA and less expensive.
some of the cases are on their 8th loading (nothing 'hot' just target/plinking cast rn's) and still tight primer fit.

jcwit
February 25, 2011, 06:36 PM
Thanks for supporting the Off-Shore economy!

Would it not be better to support the American Worker?

redman900
February 25, 2011, 06:47 PM
Where are reloading components made?


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why reloading P.A. of course

OpelBlitz
February 25, 2011, 07:01 PM
Thanks for supporting the Off-Shore economy!

Would it not be better to support the American Worker?

:confused:

OpelBlitz
February 25, 2011, 07:04 PM
I recently had a discussion with other reloaders whether the origin of their reloading components mattered.

Some stated they try to buy USA made whenever possible and others said they reload for absolute accuracy that is brand specific (VihtaVuori, RL15, etc.) and would not change even though they were not USA made.

I am a curious person and open to product combinations that may produce even more accurate loads than what I have been using. But current economic downturn prompted me to consider supporting USA companies when I can. I did a quick inventory of my reloading stock on hand and considered whether I would substitute or not. I welcome suggestions for better substitutes.

How about you? Would you consider changing components to USA made equivalent?I would consider switching to US-made products for some things if the quality warrants it. I can't imagine quality making a whole lot of difference in powder though. I have very little faith in our economy regardless of what I buy, to be honest.

oneounceload
February 25, 2011, 07:25 PM
Would it not be better to support the American Worker?

As folks scarf up Wolf and Tula primers, shoot Russian and Chinese steel cased ammo, and buy guns made in a lot of other countries.......

called being competitive, and most folks here seem to vote with their wallet, not their fellow Americans in their mind

1SOW
February 25, 2011, 08:31 PM
FC Primers, I believe are made in the USA

From your list, TWO countries standout as not only "not made in the USA, but as also "not an ally of the USA" (to say the least).
In prioritizing your "changes needed" list might make these #1 and # 1.5

Anyone know where "Zero" bullets are "made"?

Gryffydd
February 25, 2011, 08:40 PM
Thanks for supporting the Off-Shore economy!

Would it not be better to support the American Worker?

As *I* am an American worker I do my best to support myself by not spending more than I have to on something. If American companies can't be competitive at something maybe they'd be serving themselves and the American economy better by doing something they can compete at.

On the other hand, I can see how a cross reference of American made powders to their closest imported equivalents as coming in pretty handy in the event of import restrictions or other such tricks that could be played by an Administration such as we have now.

rfwobbly
February 25, 2011, 08:47 PM
VihtaVuori N320 - Made in Finland (I am stuck ... I don't think there is a substitute for this powder)

There's not a duplicate because this is a single-base powder. There are very few single-base powders to choose from, Solo 1000 being one of them.

rfwobbly
February 25, 2011, 08:49 PM
Anyone know where "Zero" bullets are "made"?

Smack dab in the middle of God's Country.... Cullman, Alabama !!

Walkalong
February 25, 2011, 09:39 PM
God's Country.... Cullman, Alabama !!
Only bad thing about that is if I order them from Roze Distribution here in Alabama, I have to pay tax. Great bullets at a very good price though.

Solo 1000 being one of them. Great powder, but more akin to N310.

A and O
February 25, 2011, 09:41 PM
Thank You bds for providing the list. Most if not almost all reloading equipment appears to be made here in the good old USA. I really don't seem to have a problem with purchases from anywhere aside from Asia and the former Soviet Empire. And perhaps India and that region are on the bad vibes list as well.

rodregier
February 25, 2011, 10:26 PM
Gee, never heard of reloading components from India or Pakistan being offered for sale in the US (or Canada for that matter). I suspect their domestic production is used to fabricate ammunition, not sold as components for export.

Kevin Rohrer
February 26, 2011, 10:15 AM
and most folks here seem to vote with their wallet, not their fellow Americans in their mind

I don't know about that. I won't buy anything made in Russia, France, or China (if I can determine the source). Since learning RCBS's presses are made w/ Chinese aluminum, I have stopped buying ANYTHING from RCBS.

Arkansas Paul
February 26, 2011, 11:22 AM
I already drive a Toyota, so I guess it doesn't matter who makes my reloading gear. :uhoh:

Minnesota Wild
February 26, 2011, 12:57 PM
I don't know about that. I won't buy anything made in Russia, France, or China (if I can determine the source). Since learning RCBS's presses are made w/ Chinese aluminum, I have stopped buying ANYTHING from RCBS.
For those that think you're getting an American product by buying products produced by an American company, I'm sorry to break it to you: There's almost no such thing as a truly domestic product. If you don't want to buy an RCBS press because it's made from Chinese-sourced aluminum, you better not buy a Lee or a Dillon or a Lyman either. In this globalized society, nearly all products are in some way affiliated with foreign countries. Given that there is very little domestically produced steel (China is currently the largest procucer of raw steel, producing about 10 times the amount of steel as the US annually) and virtually no domestically mined aluminum (Australia is the largest producer, followed by Brazil and China), probably every reloading product you own contains components that have been in the stream of commerce (mined, smelted, component production) in China, India, Russia, or another foreign country.

Even with the components you're talking about above, it's exceedingly likely that the metals were mined in a foreign country or the base mixing chemicals for the powders or priming compounds were sourced somewhere else...often in a third-world country to minimize the costs of producing dangerous chemicals. Too often we shout "buy American," then fail to consider what we are actually buying. Final production of a good does not equal domestic production, but foreign-sourced products are not necessarily all bad.

I don't mean to hijack this thread. It's very interesting to note where things are actually produced, even by domestic companies. But it people want to be truly informed about the source from which they are buying, they need to go beyond looking at where the bullet was cast or the powder chemicals were mixed. And if you won't buy an RCBS press because they source their aluminum from China, you need to get yourself educated about a lot more of the products in your life because you're about to start living very simply.

twofifty
February 26, 2011, 01:40 PM
^^^^^
And you won't be shopping Wal-Mart or the big-box home-decor/home-reno stores either...or watching TV...or using a cellphone... or or.

Let's face it, the global economy that exported so many good American manufacturing jobs to Asia is the doing of American big business, not the fault of the Chinese, Koreans, Indians.

A quick aside about France bashing:
Never forget that France supported the 13 Colonies with ships, guns, troops and credit during the Revolutionary War against the British. For examle, there were French regiments on the front lines during the siege of Yorktown. The reality is that France and the US never fought a war against each other.

But we had a heck of a time fighting the Germans...whose overpriced cars many Americans love to drive.

A and O
February 26, 2011, 02:21 PM
As one of the above posters noted. He buys American where possible. Me too. That said, I drive a Tundra assembled in San Antonio with 70% domestic content. The wifey scoots around in a Pilot assembled in the US of A as well with a 70% parts content. I'll not buy a GM product ever again until the free market comes back. Without getting overly political the outsourcing of our Industrial base is by design by both Domestic and Foreign enemies.

oneounceload
February 26, 2011, 06:37 PM
Since learning RCBS's presses are made w/ Chinese aluminum

Hmmmmmm, my RCBS presses are neither aluminum nor imported. They are cast iron/steel AND they are guaranteed for life.

There is NOTHING you will buy in a normal situation that isn't part of the global manufacturing community community

mcdonl
February 26, 2011, 06:43 PM
Smack dab in the middle of God's Country

Yeah, well he vacations in Maine :)

Kevin Rohrer
March 3, 2011, 08:02 PM
There is NOTHING you will buy in a normal situation that isn't part of the global manufacturing community community

Depends on when it was made. With one exception, all my presses are more than 15-years old; well before we started importing Chinese aluminum and NAFTA. I'll have to check and see where the steel came from the other.

But I will continue to buy components advertised as being made in America or made in Russia or China or France, even if it means spending more.

Sunray
March 3, 2011, 09:40 PM
"...Would it not be better to support the American Worker?..." He is. Everything you buy is sold by an American. Everything you buy got to where you bought in a truck driven by an American.
On the other hand, no IC in the computer you're posting through was made in the U.S. Neither is any flat screen TV or monitor.

Jesse Heywood
March 3, 2011, 09:42 PM
I'll add some

Accurate AA-2 USA
Alliant Red Dot USA
IMR 4227 Canada
IMR 7625 Canada
IMR 700-X Canada
IMR 800-X Canada
IMR Trail Boss Australia

Berry's Case Boxes USA
Frankford Brass Polish ?
Frankford Case Boxes ?
Frankford Case Lube USA
Frankford Loading Tray ?
Goex Black Powder USA
Hornady Loading Tray USA
Lee Alox ?
Lyman TufNut USA
MTM Case Guard USA
MTM Loading Tray USA
Picreator Renaissance Wax England
Rooster Labs Rooster Jacket USA
Sharpie Marker ?

minnesota
March 3, 2011, 09:50 PM
Clays powder can be replaced with clay dot (if i remember right it is made in the US of A god bless)

minnesota
March 3, 2011, 09:52 PM
Redding products are made in USA on USA machinery, as stated in there product guide

wsm
March 3, 2011, 10:39 PM
Thank you, oneounceload. From reading some of the threads I was almost convinced that I have some very unusual presses. Mine are cast iron and steel also.:D:D

TexasShooter59
March 3, 2011, 11:29 PM
IMR 4064 - Canada
Ramshot TAC - Belgium

788Ham
March 3, 2011, 11:38 PM
twofifty,

You're right about the French bashing, it should stop! Why, after WW II, the French had thousands of new rifles to be had and put into the worldwide economy....... they were never fired!

Arkansas Paul
March 4, 2011, 12:26 PM
^ And only dropped once. :)

Berry's MFG
March 4, 2011, 01:12 PM
Let me help with the berry's boxes - MADE IN USA

BWB
March 4, 2011, 05:28 PM
It's about choices. Those are personal decisions. We are lucky to have them but we've also worked and fought for them.
I'm fortunate to have an exceptional gunshop just up the road. I started to do business with this guy many years ago when the "shop" was the basement of his first home after work at his day job. There was little or no stock but he would order anything for you and his prices were right. Now there's a big building that he owns, and I guess people would say he's made a fortune. He did that with hard and long work. He and his staff will still order you anything they don't have on hand, and his prices are still right enough that folks drive many tens of miles, past other gunshops, do do business there.
I support that shop because it's in my interest to do so. He supports me because it's in his interest to do so. Yes, it is full of both US made and imported products and I buy them all. Choices.
I don't buy everything there. I do shop price to a point, and support him when I can. When I can't I don't.
I buy MBC cast bullets online because he doesn't sell them. I buy Berry's elsewhere too, where they are cheaper from large suppliers.
I have trouble personally with the arms-folded "buy American" attitude. It makes no sense economically and limits, yes, choices. I do like to buy FROM Americans, but only if they have what I want at a satisfactory price whatever it is.
Called competition. Without it that store I described would not exist. Can you imagine what your next gun, pound of powder, or thousand bullets would cost without it?
No labor or vendor or manufacturer has my custom by entitlement. They get it by providing product at the quality and price I want in competition with all comers. That's the American way.

Jesse Heywood
March 4, 2011, 07:10 PM
Let me help with the berry's boxes - MADE IN USA

Thanks. Can you add that to the box? Or at least the sticker on the bottom? Be proud!

minnesota
March 4, 2011, 07:45 PM
Buying American made products is a choice,I choose to buy as many American made products that I can. The only thing I regret is that I did not look at all of the powder jugs before I bought them, as this is the only non American made products that I have purchased. I was under the assumption that all of the powder was American made after I looked at quite a few jugs, also some of the powders originally purchased were made in the USA and after purchasing for quite a few years, looked at the jugs and found out they were no longer produced in the USA. I know not every one has lost there jobs,if you look at the past to present you will notice a big shift in outsourcing, especially in the manufacturing sector. I THINK IT IS OUR DUTY TO SUPPORT OUR FELLOW AMERICANS IN THAT SECTOR BEFORE WE DO NOT HAVE THIS AS A CHOICE. the younger generation will probably mock this statement and think that it may never happen. I assure you it will eventually happen if we do not make a stand at some point. Try and find an American made television. :banghead:

Marlin 45 carbine
March 4, 2011, 07:57 PM
well, as sunray says I bought from an American firm, Natchez. they made $$ and so did the shpg co, UPS - the driver on my route is a paper shooter of AR pattern heavy bbl. what he gets out of that is beyond me. I do little 'bench shooting' but have participated in 'informal' match shooting off a rest gambling for $$.
I've loaded more Rem slugs than anything else beside Mastercast I think. some I cast myself.
I'll be honest and say that the biggest part of the 7.62X39 ammo I shoot is foreign made (lots of Mil-Surp too) but the handloads for my Mini I put together have USA components. Hornady's X39 slug is hard to beat IME. and I've shot several different makers slugs. And I think it's USA made powder I use mostly. at least pistol powder is.

oneounceload
March 4, 2011, 08:00 PM
This thread seems somewhat ironic in its Pro-America fervor when you look at most others where folks are screaming about how cheap they got XXX guns or components - most of which were Russian or Chinese made.

As for the Chinese aluminum supposedly in RCBS (I haven't seen any proof), just about every steel mill in the US is India-owned, so who do you support - the India billionaire, or the US workers he put to work after their company went belly-up

Ignition Override
March 4, 2011, 09:43 PM
oneounceload:

Yes, I'm guilty of that, and sympathise with your views.
But without the much lower prices of Russian ammo, frankly I never would have bought my Mini 14, 30, or the Norinco SKS in Feb.-April '08, and won't ever buy a Russian SKS etc in the future if over-priced US ammo from Lonoke AR etc is the only option.
Are many guys emptying ten or thirty-rd. mags with Hornady, Fiocchi etc?

Without surplus x54R or 8mm ammo, I never would have bought the two MN rifles from Classic Arms, or my Yugo Mauser.
For me, ammo (and/or reloading) prices and the rifle's cost are the only objective factors to determine whether I buy a certain caliber rifle.

There must be some fairly solid net gains in jobs when such ammo and rifles go through US dealers (Academy is just one). There are many thousands of similar rifles waiting to be sold by US shops and distributors.
Shipping the 'ORM-D', guns and accessories helps support jobs and profits at UPS, Fedex.

minnesota
March 5, 2011, 01:32 AM
Sounds like people are trying to justify what they are doing to make themselves feel less guilty.:evil:

bds
March 5, 2011, 01:17 PM
This thread seems somewhat ironic in its Pro-America fervor when you look at most others where folks are screaming about how cheap they got XXX guns or components - most of which were Russian or Chinese made.
Sounds like people are trying to justify what they are doing to make themselves feel less guilty.
I will admit that when Winchester primers that I have always used were impossible to find during the primer shortage, I bought Magtech/PMC/Wolf primers to preserve what Winchester stock I had left. While Winchester primers have worked very well over the years, producing consistent shot groups with no failure to ignite, I was pleasantly surprised to find that these other primers also worked well for me.



The original intent of this thread was not about simply buying American made components, but whether you were willing to consider switching to American made counterparts from your current reloading recipes. Here's the original post:
I recently had a discussion with other reloaders whether the origin of their reloading components mattered.

Some stated they try to buy USA made whenever possible and others said they reload for absolute accuracy that is brand specific (VihtaVuori, RL15, etc.) and would not change even though they were not USA made.

I am a curious person and open to product combinations that may produce even more accurate loads than what I have been using.

How about you? Would you consider changing components to USA made equivalent?

I had follow up discussions with other reloaders and most said they would consider using American made equivalent components if the difference in accuracy/performance of their reloads wasn't that much, like for pistol calibers. However, for rifle loads, some said they were unwilling to redo the workup of their tried-and-true loads they have developed over many years.

For me, when I did the inventory of my reloading components, most of my favored powders were already American made (i.e. W231/HP38 for pistol and H335 for .223) but some were not (i.e. N320 for pistol and Varget/RL15 for .308) that really did not have a good American made equivalent.

As to pistol primers, I have no problem paying a few dollars more per 1000 for Winchester over other brands, domestic or not, as they have ignited very consistently for me. As to rifle, same goes for CCI BR2 primers and none issue for my plinking .223 rounds.

If I end up not being able to find viable American made equivalents for N320/H4895/Varget/RL15, at least I will feel more comfortable knowing I am supporting US friendly countries like Australia.

As to bulk pistol/rifle bullets, I have been very happy with the various jacketed/plated/lead products from USA manufacturers - I won't change a thing.

Now, my next curious question is, "Why can't American companies produce products like H4895/Varget/RL15?"

oneounceload
March 5, 2011, 01:53 PM
Now, my next curious question is, "Why can't American companies produce products like H4895/Varget/RL15?"

Either they already have (IMR 4895 was originally US), they currently feel they have a market segment covered enough, or they feel there isn't enough demand in a particular segment to warrant production costs.

(Perhaps you should also take this to the shotgun section where folks are always bragging about Norinco, Saiga, Wolf, etc. - those folks flat out don't care as long as what they are are buying is the cheapest thing out there, quality doesn't count, US-made doesn't count, nothing matters to them except initial purchase price. It's a hard sell in that climate

bds
March 5, 2011, 02:25 PM
Perhaps you should also take this to the shotgun section where folks are always bragging about Norinco, Saiga, Wolf, etc. - those folks flat out don't care as long as what they are are buying is the cheapest thing out there, quality doesn't count, US-made doesn't count, nothing matters to them except initial purchase price. It's a hard sell in that climate
For me, consistent accuracy is the ultimate objective for reloading. If lower cost is pursued at the expense of accuracy, that's not good.

As to shotgun loads, I guess they don't measure groups like pistol/rifle holes so precise accuracy may not matter as much.

For lower cost pistol loading, I use Promo with very acceptable accuracy and it happens to be made in USA. So not all economy reloading has to be outsourced to Russia/China. :D

Jim Watson
March 5, 2011, 02:39 PM
I don't think there is a US maker of commercial extruded rifle powders.
Hodgdon gets theirs from Australia, IMR is distributed by Hodgdon but made in Canada, Alliant imports from Sweden and Switzerland.

Solo 1000 has become popular as a substitute for N310 and N320 but it is also imported. I have read that it comes from Spain.

bds
March 5, 2011, 02:56 PM
I don't think there is a US maker of commercial extruded rifle powders.
All of my Hodgdon/Alliant/Winchester containers are clearly marked with "Made in XXX". The H335 bottle is marked, "Made in USA".

Friendly, Don't Fire!
March 5, 2011, 03:15 PM
I think primers and powder are all made in places where the people aren't smoking cigars, cigarettes and pipes while sitting at the machine doing their job! :eek:

LOL
Sorry, I had to add that!

PecosRiverM
March 5, 2011, 05:49 PM
I recently had a discussion with other reloaders whether the origin of their reloading components mattered.
How about you? Would you consider changing components to USA made equivalent?

To me it's All about quailty then price.
So I wouldn't consider changing.

waktasz
March 5, 2011, 09:32 PM
I use n320 powder only. And Finland is a beautiful country.

1SOW
March 6, 2011, 12:53 AM
And Finland is a beautiful country.

And so are the ladies and the n320 powder.

W.E.G.
August 28, 2013, 10:51 AM
Apologies for the thread necromancy, but recent shortages have caused me to consider the distribution channels for our ammo and components.

Here are a few more:
Reloader 15 - Sweden
Varget - Australia
TAC - Belgium
IMR4895 - Canada
H4895 - Australia

So much for the notion of "buying local" to ensure availability, and to support local manufacturers.

Comrade Mike
August 28, 2013, 11:21 AM
RL-22 Sweden
RL-17 Switzerland

Eldraque
August 28, 2013, 07:59 PM
Where is alliant power pistol made??

oneounceload
August 28, 2013, 08:28 PM
St Marks Florida has the St. Marks powder plant, a subsidiary of General Dynamics who makes a lot of powders and propellants for folks, Alliant included,

Other powders not mentioned
Universal Clays
International Clays
20/28
Red Dot
Green Dot
Blue Dot
Clay Dot

The Clays line is Australian (and unavailable until 2014)
The Dots are US

bds
August 29, 2013, 12:40 AM
Where is alliant power pistol made??
My bottle says, "MADE WITH PRIDE IN THE USA" :D

1SOW
August 29, 2013, 01:00 AM
bds, "Zero" bullets are made in the USA too and popular among competitors.

Zero 125gr JHP and n320 is like magic for me.:D

noylj
August 29, 2013, 06:00 AM
N320: 231/HP38 is the closest.
Powder is made in Florida, Canada, Australia, Finland, and every where else.
Powders even change location all too frequently and I'm stuck retesting the new sourced powder or find a replacement.
Then, there is the ever popular discontinuance of the one powder I found that worked great--this has happened to me at least four times in 40 years. I still mourn the loss of 452AA.

>My bottle says, "MADE WITH PRIDE IN THE USA"

Well, at least you know where the bottle was made...

johnb1226
August 29, 2013, 08:03 AM
IMR4063, IMR4320 and IMR4350 is made in Canada and packaged in USA.
Bullseye and Blue Dot are both made and packaged in USA.

I do believe in buying American and do so within reason every opportunity I get. I don't want to buy junk from China or anywhere else and I won't buy junk just so I can buy American.

HexHead
August 29, 2013, 08:47 AM
VihtaVuori N320 - Made in Finland (I am stuck ... I don't think there is a substitute for this powder)

You might need to find one. Not long ago, last month or two, I read that the French conglomerate that owns VV has been trying to sell it with no takers. If they can't find a buyer, they intend on just shutting the factory down.

klausman
August 29, 2013, 10:06 AM
All the IMR powders have been made in Canada since 1978 when an accident destroyed the DuPont plant in New Jersey. The Canadian plant, near Montreal, has been owned by General Dynamics since 2006. General dynamics also owns the St. Marks Powder plant in Florida that makes the "Ball" powders or Winchester and Olin fame.

Incidentally, Hodgdon owns the IMR name and the former DuPont powder product lines and patents.

Setting aside materials sourcing, it is nearly impossible to tell any more the nationality of any company. Like it or not, the lines have gotten pretty blurry in this regard.

klausman
August 29, 2013, 10:14 AM
By the way, I think we are particularly lucky to have so many choices in the products we use.

bds
August 29, 2013, 10:45 AM
bds, "Zero" bullets are made in the USA too and popular among competitors.
Yes. Atlanta Arms & Ammo uses Zero bullets for some of their match ammunition used by Glock Shooting Team and US AMU Action Pistol Team - http://www.atlantaarmsandammo.com/MATCH_AMMO/match_ammo.html


N320: 231/HP38 is the closest.
Actually for me, I would consider Titegroup to be "practically" more closer to N320. W231/HP-38 doesn't burn as clean as N320 and doesn't come close to achieving the higher velocities N320/Titegroup can achieve. Still, I like W231/HP-38's flexibility in producing accurate lower pressure loads and W231/HP-38 and Titegroup are made in USA.


Well, at least you know where the bottle was made...
... the lines have gotten pretty blurry in this regard.
For me, seeing "Made in USA" on the bottle/packaging makes me feel better than seeing "Made in China". With globalization, I do realize I may not always have the "Made in USA" option and would prefer " Made in Australia, Canada, etc." and even "Packaged in USA" over "Made in China". :D

I am happy to report that most of the reloading components/equipment I bought this year have been made in the USA (only Fiocchi primers were made in Italy):

- New in box Ohaus 10-10 scale (New old stock)
- Hornady rifle bullets
- Berry's plated bullets
- Berry's new "expanding" HP bullets
- Montana Gold bullets
- X-Treme plated bullets
- Starline brass
- FC/LC .223/.308 once fired brass
- Alliant Red Dot
- Alliant Herco
- Hodgdon HP-38
- CCI primers
- Winchester primers
- Lee carbide die sets
- Lee presses (SSs/LCTs/Pro 1000s to help setup new reloaders)

Other shooting items made/assembled in USA:
- Chip McCormick Power Mags
- Wilson Combat recoil springs
- Wolff recoil springs
- Weaver scope base
- Blackhawk holster
- Breakfree CLP
- Hoppes #9

kelbro
August 29, 2013, 10:49 PM
What, none of you have a mobile phone? Tell me where that was made. Before you type a response, check where your computer was manufactured. How about your drill? Skilsaw?

Good luck with the Buy American notion. I try. I try very hard but it's getting darned near impossible.

BigCheese
September 2, 2013, 01:10 AM
I started reloading in the 60's and have always used CCI, Remington, or Winchester primers. I just bought Tula primers (Russian). Not because they were cheaper, which is incidental, but because they were AVAILABLE.

Powder Valley has HS-6 powder intermittently, and when it was in stock a few weeks ago (now out of stock again) I bought some. Also needing small pistol primers, I checked and found only Tula available. Since combining primers and powder in one hazmat shipment is necessary, I bought foreign primers. Incidentally, American made standard pistol primers have not been shown since last year, at least not when I went online to check nearly every day. When American primers are available again, I will buy them.

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