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Reloading...screeches to a halt

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ZeSpectre, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Member

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    I thought I was pretty well stocked up already and since I have some time on my hands I decided to get rolling on some reloading but apparently I have less powder than I thought....a lot less, as in a bunch of 1/4 full jugs which are now empty jugs.

    Well darn. And nobody locally has anything but dust on their powder shelves.

    I don't expect the powder fairy to drop off 8lbs of Unique or anything, I just wanted to share in the old "misery loves company". :rolleyes:

    I guess I'll just prep more brass in anticipation of a return of availability.
     
  2. Cheetos

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    You could always order some online. I know it's not the cheapest alternative but if you buy enough it will overcome the hazmat fee. Cabelas has a few kinds in stock and even some on sale.
     
  3. ZeSpectre

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    Yeah, but by the time it gets here my "window of opportunity" (the free time) will have passed.

    Oh well, I'll get it right next time <grin>.
     
  4. Cheetos

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    If you order it now you may perhaps have it when you get some more free time on your hands!
     
  5. ZeSpectre

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    You Sir.....have a distressingly good point.
     
  6. Trent

    Trent Resident Wiseguy

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    I have tens of thousands of primers in my locker and I'm just about out of WLRM.

    I didn't even THINK to check how much of those I had left. I bought a few cases of each to set back (years ago), but only stocked the "usuals", SP, LP, LR, LP.

    That hazmat fee is a killer. I'm not ready to double my price ordering a brick of primers online, but no local stores have them available.
     
  7. Grassman

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    I won't buy powder or primers online, I just can't pay the hazmat fee.
     
  8. THe Dove

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    Well Grassman, I said the same thing and stayed true for 20 years. Then, a cold sweat came over my brow and last week I ordered an 8 lbs keg of powder over the net..... I guess I just had to see what it's like. BTW- it should ship to me in 2 more weeks which I can't understand why the wait...... I'll let you know if I will do it again.

    HAHA

    The Dove
     
  9. Kramer Krazy

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    I made a similar discovery about an two hours ago. I don't have enough small pistol primers to reload what I was setting out to reload tonight. I have a bunch of large pistol primers, so I am polishing up some 45 acp brass for tomorrow. If all goes well, the last week when I was at a local shop, they had primers, so I am hoping they still have some when I got there on my lunch break tomorrow.
     
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  11. gunslinger15

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    My area (West Texas) still has most powders. Small pistol primers are long gone!! I had to buy magnum small pistol primers on friday to substitute, and plan to go grab some more this week just to make sure I have enough till things can restock. All other primers seem to still be around just in smaller quantities. Any gueses as to when this all may settle out? Im hoping tuesday helps out alot and maybe by next month components are coming back around?
     
  12. Walkalong

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    If you are close, I can fix you up for pistol reloading. Sounds like you need a better inventory program. :)
     
  13. ZeSpectre

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    Thanks everyone, I'm trading some .223 brass for some powder tomorrow with one of the members of my gun club so I'm good to go for my day off tomorrow.
     
  14. trextrex1029

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    primers

    I am well stocked on primers. Saw this crap coming a mile away. Wish i would have bought more
     
  15. Still Shooting

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    I stopped by my LGS last week for some powder - needed H335, 2400, Varget, and 8208 XBR. He had 'em all, but I did notice a little sign over by the primers: SP Primers - Limit 200 to a Customer. Dave's pretty resourceful; I'll bet he finds some more within the next couple of weeks.
     
  16. Boss-302

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    I was at my local Cabelas on Friday. Lots open space in powder, bullets and primers. There are a couple signs up with limits on ammo, large clips, powder, primers and something else I can't recall.
     
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    Hopefully things will return to normal in 4 to 6 months. Until then, I keep a daily watch on the primary web sites.
     
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    Good on primers but did pick up another K of LP last week--just in case you know. Thought I had "beu couhs" of rifle powders but like another all were about empty. Had to fall back on my reserve Varget stash to load some '06s. Picked up two #s of rifle powder with the primers(his last two). Will be picking up some more rifle powder asap. Do not like to get into my reserves.
     
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    Luckily I'm pretty well stocked, I should be ok as long as the shelves start getting restocked in a month or so. Hopefully the craziness will be over by then.
     
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    In prior primer famines SP primers were the first to disappear. Folks who have gone thru this before try to maintain floor stock levels. Primers typically are the most constrained production component used in reloading.
     
  21. dickttx

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    Why is the hazmat fee a problem? Only the bottom line, total delivered cost matters.
    For 8# of powder and 10K primers, the delivered cost to me is $200 LESS than buying local. And that doesn't include the cost of going to get it locally.
     
  22. jmorris

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    I can barely get into and out of my reloading closet, have enough powder to last at least 8 years. Started this before Clinton caused the first dry spell. Some people didn't know any better, some spend the extra cash on car payments, some just don't care until its all gone.
     
  23. Trent

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    The hazmat fee is a problem if I already HAVE every other material and ONLY need a single brick of WLRM.

    I'm supposed to order 10K primers to spread that cost out when I only need ONE Brick? I'm not spending $300 to save a few bucks on shipping.

    That logic makes no sense.
     
  24. 788Ham

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    I've definitely learned my lesson on SPP ! Until about 3 months ago, I had plenty of primers, or so I thought, then started shooting more with a guy at the range, didn't pay attention. I had to drive 35 miles one way to get 2K SPP's from a shop, have more on order when he gets them in. Won't let this happen again, will pick up a K whenever I see them on the shelf.
     
  25. Trent

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    HAHA! Oh man I checked an inventory list I took June 2010, and notice 2,000 Remington 9 1/2M Large Rifle Magnum primers on it. I looked at the list I took September 2011, and notice they aren't listed there.

    "What the hell, I didn't shoot 2,000 rounds out of my 300 Win Mag, I've logged 110 rounds at this point on the new barrel.."

    So I go digging.

    And digging.

    And digging.

    And I found the bastards buried in a box of components that got shoved in a corner and buried, when I rearranged the gun room winter 2010-2011.

    SCORE!

    I be happy.

    :)
     
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