Where do you buy powder and primers?

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crow#2

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Seems like covid scare around here all over again.
I'm only going to have two powders to start and around
2000 primers. Only loading for 3 calibers a 44 mag,,45lc,,and 357 mag. Just need somewhere to get powder and dies.
 

crow#2

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Here are the powders at Natchez
 

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HazMat shipping charge is going to be the same regardless of amount so take that into consideration. I think Natchez has/had a free hazmat ad so others may also. Do the math and determine if/whether the shipping and hazmat costs bring ordering up to same cost as local storefront business. Can you spend the extra $$ and get half the extra expense back by not having to pay hazmat?
 

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Luckily,, I always bought in bulk,, and haven't had to buy much powder in a while. And I watch for different places & sales etc.

That said,, for 98% of my handgun loading for those 3 calibers,, I have found that (4) powders do all I need. 2400, 4227, HS6, and Unique.
I use Unique for moderate & softer loads. I've found my best accuracy for serious handgun loads in one of the other 3 shown.

H110 isn't as "forgiving" as other powders.
I haven't tried CFE Pistol yet. But I've heard good stuff.
 

GasGuzzler

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All of the above although I haven't bought any in a while. The best deals are local face to face sales either at planned gathering or found on local hunting and gun forums. Gun shows used to be great for powder and primers but the opportunity for the buyers flipping has prices very high. When it was no problem ordering in bulk or buying at a store, show dealers undercut retail. Now that supply is low, show dealers are retail plus.
 

woodperson

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Sometimes on line from Graf's. If you belong to a shotgun range that uses clay targets they often deliver powder and primers on order also. That is what I have been doing for the last 3 years for shot, powder, and shotgun primers.
 
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Seems like covid scare around here all over again.
I'm only going to have two powders to start and around
2000 primers. Only loading for 3 calibers a 44 mag,,45lc,,and 357 mag. Just need somewhere to get powder and dies.
I use my regular supplier's online, Midway, Midsouth. Natchez. Grafs and Sons. And Brownells. I only buy when they do free hazmat. Fricken monopoly that Vista Outdoors does. Sorry got a nerve hit there. Pisses me off when I am using old stock bought just a few years ago with primers, less than 25 bucks a thousand, match/bench rest, tops i paid was 33.95 and powder less than 30 a pound. This BS with CCI BR primers over 150 bucks is just true BS. I guess I should be thankful the standard rifle bullets and TNTs are cheap. A trade off? Dang I hate cake without icecream!! Lol
 

HumphreyDaBear

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Seems like covid scare around here all over again.
I'm only going to have two powders to start and around
2000 primers. Only loading for 3 calibers a 44 mag,,45lc,,and 357 mag. Just need somewhere to get powder and dies.
You still having issues finding powders? And what powder(s) are you looking for?
 

Pál_K

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It's a shock to see prices today. I bought these primers many years ago and haven't bought any since, though I do plan to add more.

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As for powders, I did buy some last year - expensive - but worse today. I have the powders marked in green, but want to find Unique and 2400. I like having variety and alternatives.

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HumphreyDaBear

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Where I live, there are 2 reliable stores within a half hour drive, where I can get most of the powder or primers and the prices are lower than online sources…no hazmat or shipping costs either, which contributes to a savings. Luckily I bought a comfortable supply a few years back…for lower prices. If they can't take our guns, they'll grab our components it seems like.
 
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Seems like covid scare around here all over again.
I'm only going to have two powders to start and around
2000 primers. Only loading for 3 calibers a 44 mag,,45lc,,and 357 mag. Just need somewhere to get powder and dies.
I was at Cabelas today in Acworth GA and was surprised the quantity of powder and primers they had on the shelves. Lowest price on primers 74.99 for small pistol. Powder typical prices, but not overly priced. Maybe there is hope for us reloaders.
 

The Norseman

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I have no Brand Loyalty. I buy my Reloading
stuff where ever the best price is.

I get Reloading items from Amazon, Scheels,
Fleet Farm, Runnings, Sportsman's Warehouse
a few Gun Shops, and only if I have to at Cabela's.
 
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