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Tri70
03-20-2013, 04:22 PM
I found a decent stash of gun powder here in Muncie, Indiana. Not as many reloaders in this part of the country. I found 8 lbs of CFE 223, good for 223 to 30-06 for cheaper than I could have it delivered. Went to another shop that had plenty of 1 lb canisters, I bought 2 lbs of RL7 and 2 lbs of Varmint again at $5 cheaper/lb than I could get back in Arkansas.

The Galician
03-21-2013, 04:59 AM
I found a decent stash of gun powder here in Muncie, Indiana. Not as many reloaders in this part of the country. I found 8 lbs of CFE 223, good for 223 to 30-06 for cheaper than I could have it delivered. Went to another shop that had plenty of 1 lb canisters, I bought 2 lbs of RL7 and 2 lbs of Varmint again at $5 cheaper/lb than I could get back in Arkansas.

Greetings,

Excellent score. I don't reload... yet. It is another skillset that I have not had time to learn. What I am finfing is that some places that sell reloading supplies here in PA are also rationing that stuff as well. Limits on brass, etc.

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jpattersonnh
03-21-2013, 05:59 AM
I've always found powder and primers cheaper locally. I keep IMR4064 in good stock always. It works well for .223 up to 8x57. It is my go to for .308, and lighter 8x57 bullets. It works very well for light 6.5x55 bullets also. I wish there was one powder that worked perfectly in all the rifle calibers I own, but sadly that just is not the reality.

spittinfire
03-21-2013, 12:26 PM
Gotta love a find like that. I recently purchased several pounds myself at a local supplier who had every powder you could want at great prices(he always does) but no primers to be found. I could really use some small pistol and small rifle primers.

Vikingdad
03-21-2013, 10:48 PM
I am getting pretty desperate for a couple of 8 lb jugs of H-335. Do they have any and will they ship it? Could you find out for me? All I can find around here is 1 lb cans and it is way overpriced. ($45 a lb.)

Tri70
03-21-2013, 10:52 PM
I am getting pretty desperate for a couple of 8 lb jugs of H-335. Do they have any and will they ship it? Could you find out for me? All I can find around here is 1 lb cans and it is way overpriced. ($45 a lb.)

They were out of H335 but I have found that Varmint loads and shoots real close to H335. It's a spherical powder and the recommended load is almost identical. I picked up 2 lbs with RL7 but all they carried was 1 lb containers.

Tri70
03-21-2013, 11:04 PM
Here is a place with 8 lb of Varmint, works as well as H335.

http://store.thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com/browse.cfm/2,6504.html

spittinfire
03-22-2013, 09:54 PM
I am getting pretty desperate for a couple of 8 lb jugs of H-335. Do they have any and will they ship it? Could you find out for me? All I can find around here is 1 lb cans and it is way overpriced. ($45 a lb.)

I can see what they have and let you know.

Vikingdad
03-22-2013, 10:09 PM
I can see what they have and let you know.

Much appreciated.

Vikingdad
03-22-2013, 10:34 PM
All of my loads in .223/5.56 are using H-335. I haven't used anything else. Are you guys seeing comparable performance in regards to accuracy with this Varmint powder? I'll have to work up new loads but I guess that isn't such a bad thing. It would give me more flexibility in the long run. I'd hate to get 8 lbs and not have it perform well in my guns. By the way, I am shooting a 16" 1/7 barrel on the AR and a 24" barrel on the Savage, but I forget what the twist is. I have different loads built for each rifle. Oh, and I shoot the same loads out of the Mini 14 as I made for the AR. Haven't taken the time to build up a special load for the Mini.

Tri70
03-22-2013, 11:09 PM
It performs identical to H335 for my my mini 14 and the load data is the same. A buddy tried it in his AR with 1-8 twist and loved it. My Savage Stevens shoots this same load very well too with 1-9 twist.

Tri70
05-05-2013, 02:47 PM
Here is a link to one of my favorite sources for reloading supplies, this one has 223 Nosler bullets. Post another of your favorites!

http://store.thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com/browse.cfm/2,4826.html

60 gr Vmax

http://thebrassguy.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=101

Tri70
08-23-2013, 08:20 AM
Widner's has primers in stock, several brands of small rifle, small pistol, larger rifle and large pistol..


http://www.wideners.com/itemview.cfm?dir=278|284|316

Tri70
08-28-2013, 06:47 AM
Wideners has primers instock also I went by the local Cabela's and they had all sizes of primers instock.

Txhillbilly
08-28-2013, 09:26 PM
Those sure didn't last long. I have plenty of primers to last several years,but I'm getting low on powder for a couple calibers.
I refuse to pay price gouger's prices for it,so I will just shoot the calibers that I have plenty of powder for.

Tri70
08-28-2013, 09:36 PM
What powders are you looking for?

Txhillbilly
08-28-2013, 10:24 PM
I can buy 1 lb bottles of what I use local if I really need it,but I always buy 8 lb jugs,and unless I can find all of them in stock online,I don't buy them to save on Hazmat/Shipping. I know just about every place that sells the powder I use,so I doubt you know someone I don't.

My long time local dealer lost my business forever when he started price gouging. He raised his price to $205 for a $142 jug of powder,and wants $50 for 1k primers. I've been doing business with him for 20+ years,so it's his loss.

Tri70
08-28-2013, 11:06 PM
I found a place about 1 1/2 hrs from me in Tulsa that had a lot of powder but they don't ship. I have several 5 and 8 lb kegs too. If I need a favorite I can go here.

http://dongsguns.com/Products.asp?pg=5&cat=12&search=