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Would you sell powder???

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Encoreman, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. WiTom

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    A good friend, maybe, someone I don't really know, not going to happen. Too many unknowns, as in when or if, this will be over. I have lived through the Clinton ban all the way up to Sandy Hook, but for some reason, this one doesn't give me a good feeling, so I'm keeping what I have stocked.
     
  2. BigBore44

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    You might be surprised. There was a guy on gunbroker a month or so ago selling a jug of H-110 I believe for $1,400.

    This one is 5# for $900. Plus $50 shipping.
    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/889275215
     
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  3. vintovka

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    We found some powder in the estate and are uncertain if we should sell it with the other items due to shipping issues.
     
  4. ColtPythonElite

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    If I didnt want to sell powder, I probably wouldn't engage a guy in a telephone conversation on what I had that he wanted.
     
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  5. Bfh_auto

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    To think I bought a keg of 296 for 123 otd a week ago.
    New additions to my cartridges made it disappear faster than it used to.
     
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  6. Thomasss

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    Hornady and Federal say their production is up 33% since the beginning of 2020. 7 million new gun owners in 2020. Gun and ammo sales up 600%. I will only sell to my closest friends and then only if they really need it. Contacted every major supplier in Wisconsin and was told they don't expect shortages to end for at least 1 year from now. So what are your needs for the next year? ( Remember the zombies haven't attacked yet.)
     
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  7. magyars4

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    I'm starting to get some Masonic Brothers sniffing around looking for ammo.
    They know I reload, and are asking if I would sell any.... quite a dilemma.
    On one hand I'm not comfortable selling or even giving my reloads away, on the other, they are Brothers.......hmmmmm.......
     
  8. Hooda Thunkit

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    Unless you have a Class 6 FFL it is contrary to Fed law to sell reloads. Potential heavy jail time.
    So, refusing to sell is an easy out.

    However, as a Mason, you are sworn to help Brothers however you are able. Right?

    That is a dilemma.
     
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  9. ballman6711

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    Selling ammo you made would make you a manufacture, which requires certain licenses.

    However, you can GIVE ammo that you made to anyone you choose.

    To the OP, I recently gave a fellow reloader two pounds of powder to try, and he gave me a pound and a half in return for me to try. The powder I gave him gets me about 1400 rounds per pound, and I have several pounds so no big deal for me.

    I also recently gave a family member a pound of powder to try. He's just getting started and I've offered to help him as needed.

    chris
     
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  10. magyars4

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    This makes for a good cautionary tale to others...
    Keep your two shut when it comes to preps.....and apparently reloading ability!
     
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  11. Encoreman

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    As said, don't sell any and personally giving away any isn't all the good either. I am not a lawyer, but I know one thing that manufacturers have lots of liability insurance. I would think given this day and time of frivolous lawsuit you could be sued if you gave someone a squib load for instance.
     
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  12. Encoreman

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    Thanks for all the replies. I think I will keep what I have for now. This reminds me of a sign I saw years ago that stated. Your inability to pre plan does not constitute an emergency for me.
     
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  13. RockRat64

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    I've been collecting it lately. I also feel like it isn't too hard to find. Maybe not exactly what I'm looking for, but will work. Places like Scheels make it easy to see whats in stock locally, buy online and pick up in store.
     
  14. rkittine

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    I won't sell powder, primers, projectiles or ammo. If I sell it for what I can get, I would be taking advantage, if I sold if for what it used to sell for, I would be screwing myself. That being said, I will Trade for things I need and do it at the pre-pandemic level prices for establishing value.

    Bob
     
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  15. jmorris

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    Everything I own is for sale. If the money is absurd enough the easier it gets.

    After Obama’s re-election and sandyhook I sold a 650 on eBay for $1840, should have sold some others too. Had a new 1050 and bullet feeder less than 3 weeks later, to replace it.
     
  16. Howland

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    There is a slightly fuzzy line between my stock and my surplus.

    Sell from my stock? No unless it means getting something I need more that is in shorter supply.

    Sell from my surplus? Sure. Especially if it means getting something I should have but don't, so trades for something equally scarce are preferred.

    Stock is inventory of things I need and use in sufficient supply that I will still have enough if resupply is interrupted. Surplus is amounts beyond that or items I just don't need any more.
     
  17. sage5907

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    I get the deal that Hornady and Federal say their ammunition production is up 33% in 2020 but it sure looks to me like the ammunition manufacturers are soaking up all of the available primers, powder and bullets to make their loaded ammunition. I don't want to buy loaded ammunition I want components like primers and powder. Hodgdon has gotten control of a majority of the powder supply and they need to do something to pass some of the powder along to the reloaders.
     
  18. Encoreman

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    I learned a long time ago that reloaders are at the bottom of the heap so to speak. The ammo mfg's. can make a lot more money selling loaded ammo than selling us components. So as always the components are the last to see in the pipeline. I am really afraid this time it may be worse for a longer period of time. Folks are already paying $250 for 525 rds. of .22lr plus shipping.
     
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  19. brewer12345

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    I am happy to sell projectiles. I cast and have a good collection of molds, so aside from a few specific bullets (Partitions for elk hunting, etc.), I am comfy with my ability to cast almost anything I need as a replacement for jacketed bullets people are far more excited about and willing to pay for than I am. Powder and primers I cannot make, so I am not selling in this environment. OTOH, when my hunting buddy and close friend needs a pound of powder or a brick of primers, I hand it over without mention of a price.

    I will take this as an opportunity to preach: if you have enough to spare, share what you can with new shooters and hunters. The drought is going to make it unappealing for new entrants into our sport to enjoy it. Do what you can to help. I know I would much rather have members of my hunting party along for an outing rather than hang onto a box of shells they might need to come with.
     
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  20. Blackrock

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    Last check I still have 32 pounds of powder. I have sold or traded at least that much this year. Sold off 10K primers also but still have 15K left. I'm 72 and just poking holes in paper and busting clays now days.
     
  21. kelbro

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    I've read a lot of responses in the past from folks that wouldn't chance buying powder from a stranger. Sounds like things might be loosening up some in that area.
     
  22. rkittine

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    I will only buy powder from someone I know and than if and only if the powder is in unopened containers.
     
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