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Old 06-15-2022, 04:39 PM
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I gave up waiting for powder to make it to the shelves near me and ordered 4 lbs, two lil gun and two h110 from Midway. After tax, shipping an hazmat it came to over $180. Now I'm sitting here waiting on the UPS driver, he normally comes by around 6 pm.
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Old 06-15-2022, 05:15 PM
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Good move in my opinion. Everyone waiting for prices to come down has a long wait. At least you will be shooting!
In the grand scheme of things, especially these days, 180 bucks is nothing.
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Old 06-15-2022, 08:09 PM
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The more powder in the order, the more pounds among which to split the shipping and hazmat.

A few years ago I would put in orders at Powder Valley that would be 45-48 pounds total.
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Old 06-15-2022, 09:02 PM
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With no powder available locally, and hearing on this forum that HP-38 could be bought directly from the manufacturer, and checking to see that it was really good for all my handgun calibers, I bought a bunch of pounds for $37 each.
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Old 06-15-2022, 09:16 PM
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I gave up waiting for powder to make it to the shelves near me and ordered 4 lbs, two lil gun and two h110 from Midway. After tax, shipping an hazmat it came to over $180. Now I'm sitting here waiting on the UPS driver, he normally comes by around 6 pm.
At the rate we're going, in a few months that $180 might not even fill your gas tank!
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Old 06-15-2022, 09:29 PM
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Midway has a limit of two, I out of lil gun for the 12.7 x 42's that's the only reason I caved. I didn't need the h110 but I figured what the heck.
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On the Hodgdon site they have in stock:
W231 $40.55
HP-38 $40.55

W244 $40.55

W296 $41.59
H110 $40.55

Lil'Gun $38.47

Just a note, they also have Ramshot Zip and Enforcer in stock for $33.95/lb eash.
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If you know about Zip and Enforcer,
it might be time to try a new brand of powder, if it is just for target shooting.

Thank you for that post.
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I gave up waiting for powder to make it to the shelves near me and ordered 4 lbs, two lil gun and two h110 from Midway. After tax, shipping an hazmat it came to over $180. Now I'm sitting here waiting on the UPS driver, he normally comes by around 6 pm.
Smart move. If you're going to use the powder and enjoy shooting, it's only a few more dollars in furtherance of a worthwhile endeavor.
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Old 06-16-2022, 12:09 PM
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Although I am not currently in need of components, I pick up a little here and there when I find em at what I think are reasonable prices. For instance, I picked up a total of 6 sleeves of Federal LPP Match at the SW in Cedar City, UT, @ $6.50 each - 4 sleeves one day, two the next. It all adds up.
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If you need it, get when you can. I missed a chance at some IMR4198. Waited one hour too long. Hopefully there’ll be some more……..
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Old 06-16-2022, 01:20 PM
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Natchez has IMR 4198 in their ads today...?

Good Luck!
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Natchez has IMR 4198 in their ads today...?

Good Luck!
Thanks. Picked up 2# at almost $60.00/lb after hazmat, shipping and taxes. Not inexpensive…….
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Old 06-16-2022, 06:52 PM
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:28 PM
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On the Hodgdon site they have in stock:
W231 $40.55
HP-38 $40.55
That's a 13% increase since last Summer.
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Old 06-16-2022, 08:33 PM
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Local store has plenty & it's not moving very fast all powders are $69.95 per pound,Primers are 199.00 per thousand & saw a Box of Hornady #2267 (100 count 55 grain fmj Bullets Only) $49.95 Crazy!
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A couple of places online have either HP38 or W231 in stock. I keep putting it in my cart, looking at the total, and removing it.

I'm down to my last 2 pounds. I need to just buy it.

Primers can be found locally at $10 - $12 a sleeve (limit 2).

Luckily, I was driving past a Sportsman's Warehouse on a road trip an picked up 4 sleeves for $5 each.
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:13 PM
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That's a 13% increase since last Summer.
just wait till NEXT summer!
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Old 06-16-2022, 11:37 PM
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I didn't stay strong very long.

Powder Valley has W231 for $31.50 a pound.
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Old 06-17-2022, 08:55 AM
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I just ordered 8 lbs of 231 from Powder Valley. I was far from out but dropping below my comfort stock level. I learned that lesson long ago. I use a lot of it so I keep it on hand
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