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Old February 28, 2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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Depressing...

So I ordered my Lee Classic Turret a couple of months ago and it arrived today. (Looks like a nice piece of equipment BTW.) I have the brass, bullets and primers to reload .223 and 9mm but have not been able to find powder in 2 months of actively searching. I don't have very many bullets for either.

So I have built my bench, received all the hardware and can't even make my first round Looking forward to getting your input on this hobby but it looks like it is going to be a while longer.

Powderless in Ohio,

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Old February 28, 2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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What kind of powder do you need. My LGS have quite a bit. If they have what you are looking for maybe we work a deal out... I cant find 223 bullets!
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Old February 28, 2013, 05:15 PM   #3
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I have only been able to find 250-.223 bullets.

I am not going to be picky about powder. I need something good for .223 and .308WIN. Something like H 335. Also looking for a pound of powder to reload 9mm...something like Bullseye.

We have a Cabelas store opening near me next week and I hope they are stocked well...
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Old February 28, 2013, 05:17 PM   #4
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Same here, my LGS has a fair amount of powder. They're down 50% from normal but it's there.
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Old February 28, 2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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Where are you in Ohio?
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Old February 28, 2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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Central/North of Columbus.

I found some at two places but it was $50 a pound for powder Bullets were $300/1000 (.223).
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Old February 28, 2013, 05:45 PM   #7
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WOW! 50/lb! I just bought 2lbs of AR-Comp & 2lbs of AA2460. 26.99 and 22.99 respectively.

I have primers, powder, brass, and a few bullets.... those (bullets) i cannot find.

oh, whatever you do... DO NOT order from River Valley Ordnance. They take your order, your money, and thats the last you ever hear from them!
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:02 PM   #8
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Thanks for the heads up on RVO.
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:05 PM   #9
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I was thinking if we were closer I might be able to help you out with some small quantities. I am South of Marietta. By the time you buy gas it would be cheaper local. I'll second that on RVO. They used to be good to buy from. When He died and his wife tried to keep it going it went downhill real fast.
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:06 PM   #10
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Thanks CrustyFN. Yeah, that is a bit of a jog
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:07 PM   #11
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Wondering what kind of selection/price the new Cabelas is going to have. I am able to go in a day early of the opening and purchase so hopefully it is fruitful.
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Old February 28, 2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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Hopefully they will have a little for the opening. I have been to the Wheeling WV Cabela's and it's nice. I went to the Charleston WV Cabela's not too long after it opened and they didn't have much. It was before all the craziness started so it looks like being smaller they won't have much.
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Old March 4, 2013, 10:04 PM   #13
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Ugh...the search for components and the outrageous prices are really taking a toll on my shooting and overall interest. Can't shoot because I cannot afford $1 a round for plinking ammo. Don't wanna shoot up my "just in case" ammo. Can't find components and when I do they are going to make the shooting cost 3 times loaded rounds of a couple of months ago.

Meh, all dressed up and nowhere to go.
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Old March 5, 2013, 06:10 PM   #15
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I just bought 2 lbs of Accurate #5 26 bucks a pound. good pouder for 9mm 357 45acp 40 s&w.

bullets 9MM 500 ct 40 bucks for SNS hard cast and 32 bucks for 400 357 of the same manufacture.

but could only get 600 Winchester LPP and 300 Federal SPP match.
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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Seems the price is going up at some suppliers

This is getting depressing. I need some Varget--And it is just nowhere to be found! This should be easing up in a few months, but it seems like forever.
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Old March 5, 2013, 07:56 PM   #17
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Seems to be opposite here in north central TX... I can find bullets for days, just can't find primers or powder anywhere local...
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$50.00 per pound.... i hope thats not the new market price....
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Old March 6, 2013, 08:10 AM   #19
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Re: Depressing...

My LGS has a decent supply. Just got some Clays yesterday for my wife's 38 for $22 a pound . To the OP...how far are you from Kent? Meeting my son this weekend and can some to you that way. drop me a PM if interested
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Old March 6, 2013, 08:39 AM   #20
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No powder here in Central Florida that I could find except for at the range I use. Bought 1# of Unique for $26 couple of weeks ago. They then had 1 left on the shelf. I'm loading for .38sp, .357 and .45acp so I'm set for a "little" while.
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Old March 6, 2013, 06:25 PM   #21
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My LGS has a decent supply. Just got some Clays yesterday for my wife's 38 for $22 a pound . To the OP...how far are you from Kent? Meeting my son this weekend and can some to you that way. drop me a PM if interested
Really appreciate it but I am clear down by Columbus.

I was able to get some powder and bullets at the Cabelas opening...



Now the search continues for:

.223 plinking bullets
More .223 brass
Large rifle primers (I think I have some coming from a friend from a restock at Cabelas)
Small pistol primers
More powder

If I can now load some .308 as soon as those dies come in. Need small pistol primers for 9mm. Bullets for .223 rounds. The search is usually part of the fun, hopefully it lets up soon.
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Old March 6, 2013, 07:32 PM   #22
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Cabelas has almost nothing, was there today. Try Fin,Feather and Fur in Ashland or Sportsmans Den in Shelby, call first but they had powder last weekbut would limit you to 1 keg or 2 cans. Good Luck
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Old March 6, 2013, 07:41 PM   #23
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I know how you feel, Bro. I ordered my reloading stuff at the height of the 2008/9 craze. It tooks a couple of months for it to arrive. The plus side, I found out that the CS at Lee Factory Sales is excellent.
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Old March 6, 2013, 08:05 PM   #24
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Bruno's has great deals on primers...only $60 per thousand, with a 3000 minimum.

I mean, really, who could pass up such a bargain?
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Old March 6, 2013, 10:11 PM   #25
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Our lgs has been getting powders in at least a couple of times a week. Today they received 80 lbs. of tac.
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