Offhand I can't think of any propellants any of "us" can buy here stateside that is MFG here stateside. ATK says that some of the RL15 is made stateside, but then I seem to see quite a bit is made elsewhere.
Powder, Primers, bullets, brass and all of that... im good
I have had to shelve a project for my too young son due to current circumstances, but that's ok, he is only 2 years old atm
But, better to have it sitting in the safe, which is locked and padlocked inside a closet, than to wait till he can actually use it. My grandfather had my Westernfield 30/30 in his safe several years before I was "old enough" and that was back when .... hehehe well... more than a couple years ago.
Besides, I need to put serious and significant thought into my son's project. I may very well make myself one just like his, so he feels like "hey dad uses it too..." There is no 1 will do it all WELL...but easily many that can do A-Lot-of-it-well-enough. So I will research supply, equipment longevity, and utility etc carefully, then do probably a dual build and heavy supply stock up so we will not have to worry about "bumps in the road" like this.
Actually considering the 6.5 Creedmoor or just maybe a 7 Creedmoor. No such thing as a Magic 1 for all ... :P Always about trade offs.
SCF... are you really as old and crusty as you come off ..?
or are you just cantankerous in general?
Have a good one!