Powder

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Gernest2, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Gernest2

    Gernest2 Member

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    Anyone know where I can get varget at a reasonable price?
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    That's funny. At this point you need to be thankful to be able to find it.

    Good luck!
     

  3. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    Where are you located?
     
  4. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    In Albuquerque!
     
  5. thatguyshm

    thatguyshm Well-Known Member

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    Local high end gun shop is selling two 8lb buckets for 250. I almost choked when I saw that.
     
  6. Denny2277

    Denny2277 Well-Known Member

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    T3 in Valdosta Ga has about 15 one pound kegs for about 30 bucks a piece. How far you want to travel?
     
  7. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Pricing on powders (from what I see at least) is remaining pretty stable. Problem is, finding it.

    We have all become accustomed to the 'I want it now so I get it now' philosophy. At present, that don't work and probably will never work again.

    What you need to do is pre-plan and order what you need and exhibit some patience.
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That's only $15.63 /pound.....My local store sells it for $28.99 / pound, and they DON'T carry the 8 lb kegs... I wouldn't be complaining if I were you.

    Also, can I get that store's name & number? It's for....ummmm....personal reasons....Yeah that's it...personal reasons... :D
     
  9. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    If I'm a betting man, I'd say they're asking $250 each for those 8 pounders...
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Will the real price please stand up??:D

    In reality, unless you are loading for a potential spate of civil unrest, a pound of powder should do just fine.
     
  11. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    aren't we???

    I don't know about the o.p., but I like to keep a couple of hundred loaded for each rifle I have a load for. I also keep enough on hand to re-stuff that ammo at least once. That eats up just a bit of gun cotton.
     
  12. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but you are the last person i would have expected to make an Eminem quote. LOL. Now i have "the real slim shady" stuck in my head. :D gun)

    Keep an eye open on powder valley, third generation shooting supply, and midsouth shooters supply.
     
  13. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it does. I have so many 223's loaded I don't think I could shoot them all before I die..... Got on a 223 kick a couple years back and loaded a gob. Looked in the ammunition cabinet. Some are dated 2009. Hundreds hell, thousands. Same with 308's. Cabelas loves me, I buy lots of ammunition boxes.

    Interestingly, I don't own an AR, just a Savage 223 bolt rifle and my benchrest 223.

    I'm a suker for a good deal on brass and usually Wideners has good deals on 308 and 223 LC OFMB. Been known to buy a couple thousand at a crack.

    IMO, you can't have enough 45 Auto and 45LC's.
     
  14. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    I've done a bit of business with wideners too. Usually rifle pills or mil. surp. powder.
    I don't even have a semi- auto pistol. I've got a bolt action 22-250 and a revolver in 44.
    Got an AR and 1K+ ammo for the little pop gun though. She holds her own to 1/4 mile on peeps with 75's.