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What are you all finding ?

Just bought some cci large pistol for 9.6 cents a pop after sales tax and was glad to find them even at that price.

Could really use 4198 and unique......
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I laid in a lot of primers after the last time we did this.

But yesterday, I ordered a case of 10 pounds of Unique from Bruno Shooters Supply in Arizona. The only place I could find that had it and would allow me to order a significant amount (to spread out the hazmat fee).

I'm thinking that this isn't really getting better like it did last time.
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I'm seeing nothing so far, except way over priced stuff. I'm well set for almost all my reloading needs, except BP. I recently got interested in trying BP so I can shoot in long range matches at our gun club. But bad timing, as BP is unobtainable currently, and of course Goex is defunct now too.
So I'm stuck shooting my smokeless loads, which wont allow my scores to count in BP matches.
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It's hit and miss in northern OH. Plenty of the more common bullets, 9mm,.223, .308,452,430, etc. Brass is less predictable, kinda whatever shows up on the truck. Same for powder. Primers are pretty well stocked at about $10/ 100. Prices are coming down on .22lr.

I had about 95% of what I needed this time around but added the .450 Bushmaster and .40 S&W as new cartridges to load for. Strangely, the .40 S&W was harder to get up and running. Took a little extra scrounging.

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Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:48 am
I laid in a lot of primers after the last time we did this.

But yesterday, I ordered a case of 10 pounds of Unique from Bruno Shooters Supply in Arizona. The only place I could find that had it and would allow me to order a significant amount (to spread out the hazmat fee).

I'm thinking that this isn't really getting better like it did last time.
You must have bought the last of it. I went straight to their website soon as I read this and "out of stock"
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Belay that last post ! They have 24 lbs. of unique for $750 after shipping and haz. mat. ciphers to $ 31.25 per pound.

https://www.brunoshooters.com/mm5/merch ... Code=50186

Just too much $$$ for me right now.....
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2ndovc wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:49 pm
Strangely, the .40 S&W was harder to get up and running. Took a little extra scrounging.

jb 8)
I was in Academy this weekend. No primers, but there were plenty of jacketed bullets in a variety of calibers.

Probably 70-80 boxes of factory .40 ammo on the shelf and quite a bit of 5.56 and 7.62 Nato. But very little else.
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marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 10:33 am
I'm seeing nothing so far, except way over priced stuff. I'm well set for almost all my reloading needs, except BP. I recently got interested in trying BP so I can shoot in long range matches at our gun club. But bad timing, as BP is unobtainable currently, and of course Goex is defunct now too.
So I'm stuck shooting my smokeless loads, which wont allow my scores to count in BP matches.
Graf's sold out all of their b.p. within a business day of the hodgdon/goex announcement. They then got in a consignment of swiss 4 f which usually languishes on the shelf due to its higher price and limited utility. Sold-out in less than an hour.
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2ndovc wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:49 pm
It's hit and miss in northern OH. Plenty of the more common bullets, 9mm,.223, .308,452,430, etc. Brass is less predictable, kinda whatever shows up on the truck. Same for powder. Primers are pretty well stocked at about $10/ 100. Prices are coming down on .22lr.

I had about 95% of what I needed this time around but added the .450 Bushmaster and .40 S&W as new cartridges to load for. Strangely, the .40 S&W was harder to get up and running. Took a little extra scrounging.

jb 8)
No primers of any kind within 100 miles of me. I just kind of lucked into those 2,000 l.p. No unique or 4198 either but I i was going to buy a pound of 3031 until I turned the bottle over and saw the orange tag. $49.99 !
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I think there are still a lot of people who are buying whatever comes in and trying to resale it for a profit.
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I picked up 400 small rifle primers at Academy last weekend (all they would let me get at one time). Those were the first I had seen on shelves anywhere in many moons.
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Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:48 am
I laid in a lot of primers after the last time we did this.

But yesterday, I ordered a case of 10 pounds of Unique from Bruno Shooters Supply in Arizona. The only place I could find that had it and would allow me to order a significant amount (to spread out the hazmat fee).

I'm thinking that this isn't really getting better like it did last time.
Scott, I'm glad you found powder but I don't remember Unique running so high a price. I may be experiencing old timers brain, but it seems like I paid $8 per pound when I stocked up last time. It's like a bad dream that won't end.
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I think at the moment I’ve got more primers for rifles and pistols than I’ll ever use with the possible exception of SR match . I’ve got more shotgun primers then most people would need in a lifetime , but I think I should be good for a couple years . Shot seems to go away fairly fast when I get on a loading jag and powder to a lesser degree . I suppose two eight pounders of Unique perhaps two eight pounders of Green Dot and maybe 20-30 bags of #7 1/2’s and I’d be set for ten years .
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I had gotten scary low on large rifle primers earlier this year. I didn't even realize it until I used the last of a 1,000 brick of primers, and went to my storage to get another. Then did a quick count and was horrified to see I only had 3,000 total of LR primers!
I began to ask around of a few friends I know often buy up estates, or sell estates for widows, and one came through for me! He told me he had probably 12,000 Remington LR primers if I wanted them at $35 per 1000. I bought all he had, so I'm in pretty good shape now. I do have lots of all the other size rifle and pistol, and rarely use much other than large pistol. But wont sell any, as never know what the future holds.
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I shared a thousand small pistol and a thousand large pistol primers with a friend last week.

He was running dangerously low and simply could not find them anywhere. This is one good thing about having some things stashed away and some friends that would do the same for you.

Our plan (and it may be a pipe dream) is to buy a pallet of CCI Mini Mags when they become readily available again.
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Bass Pro doesn't even stock powder anymore, and primers are rarer than hen's teeth. They have some bullets, but they are getting ammo in. Earlier this week they had cases and cases of Federal 5.56 for sale, no limit, but for $700! Luckily I've got enough of that to fight two wars. Our Academy is useless.

There's a smaller, local shop that manages to have a good supply of powder and sometimes primers, however they're so expensive that I never get any. Like Scott, I stocked up after the last round of craziness. I do have a standing order for primers with another shop that doesn't gouge on prices. They've been really good to me.

I don't see a let up in the near future. I think this is going to continue for a good long while, and we're going to be paying higher prices all around for what we need, whether it be ammo, primers or powder. Even lead is getting expensive.
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The industry spokesmen post videos mocking us in a most offensive manner saying there is no shortage despite the some ten millions new gunowners. It is obvious that they were caught napping and that there was no productive communication between the firearms manufacturers and the ammo/component suppliers.

The vista goomer said that they had added hundreds of new employees and had increased production by 15 %.....which would not even help with normal demand much less all of the new shooters and says to me in other words that they don't give a rip about us handloaders.

A doubling at minimum of manufacturing potential is what with is needed.......and, where are the brasilian, filipino, italian, and russian imported primers that helped tremendously during the last shortage ?
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I stopped plinking and shooting for fun. Hunting only until this breaks...assuming it does
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Trailboss wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:25 pm
Scott Tschirhart wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:48 am
I laid in a lot of primers after the last time we did this.

But yesterday, I ordered a case of 10 pounds of Unique from Bruno Shooters Supply in Arizona. The only place I could find that had it and would allow me to order a significant amount (to spread out the hazmat fee).

I'm thinking that this isn't really getting better like it did last time.
Scott, I'm glad you found powder but I don't remember Unique running so high a price. I may be experiencing old timers brain, but it seems like I paid $8 per pound when I stocked up last time. It's like a bad dream that won't end.
I don't think we will see $8/pound powder ever again.
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I've not loaded lead bullets for my 357 to date, but plan to shortly. Is .358 diameter the most common to use ? Almost all of my reloading over the years has been for rifles, so I appreciate your patience.
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TraderVic wrote:
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I've not loaded lead bullets for my 357 to date, but plan to shortly. Is .358 diameter the most common to use ? Almost all of my reloading over the years has been for rifles, so I appreciate your patience.
Unless you have an oddball out of spec revolver, .358 should work fine. I've used cast 358 bullets in in a dozen or so 38 Special & 357 revolvers over the years with good results.
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My 357 revolvers are standard bore Rugers, so the .358 bullets will be fine. Thanks.
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I got all ya want...$450 a case.....(5,000) .cash...pick up only....---00 federal.

L.R.....L.R.B.R.....S.R......S.R.B.R.......L.P.....L.P.M.....S.P..........Even have a 1,000 Remington ELECTRIC primers.......

Just call "Sixgun's Primer & Component Supply" ..Bring cash, no credit or debit. We also dabble in U.S. made antique guns.

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Ray, that is some good news. Hope they expand production to include large rifle and pistol primers.
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Just call "Sixgun's Primer & Component Supply" ..Bring cash, no credit or debit. We also dabble in U.S. made antique guns.

MASK REQUIRED along with proof of vaccination. ---006

Guy had a sign on his table at last show, : 50% off purchases with proof of vaccinations :P

Powder is $40-47 a pound and primers are $75-125
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I had a friend who was traveling around Las Vegas and he found me 3 bricks of Rem 7 1/2's for $60 a brick which is good by todays standards. He also found a friend with some of the Soviet made Wolf primers and I have 3 bricks of LP's coming from him hopefully soon if he honors the agreement with my friend. I also just found 4 lbs of CFE 223 powder for $60 a lb but no sales tax or hazmat fee. I need it for my 416/284 project and thought it better to pay the extra for the powder that is my first pick, and not compromise.

I'm also a little low on LR at about 2200 I think. Have my friend trying to find some for me. I just saw two bricks of BR-2's sell for $374 dollars on Gunbroker plus $50 shipping. Ouch. -Tutt
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Cowboy Tutt, did you read the mid-70's Handloader Digest article that had the 375/284 project in a Savage 99? Your wildcat sounds like alot more of the same. I could enjoy those with mid range loads and cast bullets. Todd/3leg
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Todd, I may have seen that online. Mine is a 416/284 McPherson with a 30* shoulder instead of 40 degree on a Model '88 Winchester that is still in process of being built.
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Any place that only accepts Zelle for payment or BitCoin, run away from. I found an online company with tons of items " in stock" but only accepted payment as mentioned. Zelle is like paying with cash, the bank can't get your money back. Total fraud. I should probably call the FBI on the site I found. Luckily I didn't place an order. -Tutt
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