No shortages!

duckklr

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I keep reading about shooters not being able to find typical reloading components and therefor can't shoot!
Their all there: primers, powders, brass, and bullets (and loaded ammo). GUNBOT searches the shelves of the all of the major suppliers (Cabela's, Midway, Midsouth, Graff's and on and on.
AGAIN, go to the GUNBOT.com site. I recently needed 8lb.s of IMR4350 and found several offers and selected and bought the powder from Powder Valley. However, I have searched for certain bullets (projectiles) and have not been able to find them anywhere so GUNBOT can't get you some specific items but they'll keep you shooting. (I always select IN-Stock Only.)
 

FEENIX

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I keep reading about shooters not being able to find typical reloading components and therefor can't shoot!
Their all there: primers, powders, brass, and bullets (and loaded ammo). GUNBOT searches the shelves of the all of the major suppliers (Cabela's, Midway, Midsouth, Graff's and on and on.
AGAIN, go to the GUNBOT.com site. I recently needed 8lb.s of IMR4350 and found several offers and selected and bought the powder from Powder Valley. However, I have searched for certain bullets (projectiles) and have not been able to find them anywhere so GUNBOT can't get you some specific items but they'll keep you shooting. (I always select IN-Stock Only.)

Most of the time, online availability is a matter of timing and it goes quickly. I don't buy anything online where I have to pay for HAZMAT. The beauty of reloading for me is to make do with what is available for me locally. Last week, I bought a few powders from a couple of my LGS's.

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Yesterday, I placed an order for Berger 205s. I am fortunate, I do not have any shortage of components that hinders me from shooting. Time is my only shortage at the moment.
 

The Oregonian

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Gunbot has seemed hopelessly out of date on most stuff recently. So much so that I don’t use it. I have better luck checking the forums here where folks give alerts about primers and powders. I’ve found Retumbo, H1000, H4831sc, RL26, and N565. I have passed on H4350 and N570 bc I don’t need it.
 
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Another Casual

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As above, key for ordering online is the hazmat charge. I'm not personally willing to pay $30 primers + $20 hazmat + $10 shipping for one brick. I stocked up on powder online a few weeks ago. I had to wait a few days for everything I wanted to be in stock at the same time, but if you order a fair amount it can be worth it. I haven't seen a shortage of powder locally, just primers are harder to find at a price I am willing to pay. Projectiles I typically order online in bulk.
 

duckklr

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Uummm...you sure it was gunbot.com? It seems to be a trading site for spot and futures trading and crypto currency.

I haven't had a any such problem and your not dealing with gunbot.net, you simply use them to see which of the known dealers to contact.
 
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19 Badger

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Another anti Hazmat buyer, you can usually do a little driving and buy local on powder and primers round here. If I could just find the Varget :(
Hopefully Varget will be coming around soon. I have seen it locally a few times in the last month at normal prices. Lucked out and found a 8lb at a Sportsmans Warehouse. They had plenty of H4350, H1000, Varget and a few RL 26. I almost fainted, my girlfriend couldn't the big deal. Lol. No primers anywhere tho.
 

WYOHTF

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The problem here in Padonkeydonk Wyoming is that the local sporting goods store only gets one pounders and then only receives 25% of their order. Then they only allow you to purchase 2 pounds of any one powder.
So if I drive out of area is a 1.5 to 3 hr drive one way, to get to another sporting goods store.
That along with fuel cost and time wasted, I see no problem with the hazmat and shipping costs.
As long as you could max out on weight it would be worth it, I’m currently buying components for a new build backwards, starting with powders for the life of the barrel.
Can’t do that at two pound increments if I desire all the powder for the life of the barrel to be the same lot number.
$38.99 - $41.99 per pound, no thanks
I have the primers though, same store will sale ya a thousand primers but only 20% of the powder to go with them.
 

Mrkdiver

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I keep reading about shooters not being able to find typical reloading components and therefor can't shoot!
Their all there: primers, powders, brass, and bullets (and loaded ammo). GUNBOT searches the shelves of the all of the major suppliers (Cabela's, Midway, Midsouth, Graff's and on and on.
AGAIN, go to the GUNBOT.com site. I recently needed 8lb.s of IMR4350 and found several offers and selected and bought the powder from Powder Valley. However, I have searched for certain bullets (projectiles) and have not been able to find them anywhere so GUNBOT can't get you some specific items but they'll keep you shooting. (I always select IN-Stock Only.)
You are absolutely 100% incorrect, there is a huge shortage, there are things available but it just good timing on being able to purchase something in stock.
 

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