Reloading supplies have doubled this year, but we still need to stockpile what will be needed!

in The Pew3 months ago

The smokeless powder need to reload ammunition has, like everything else; doubled in cost in the last 6 months!

With the government printing money with nothing to back it up, the cost of everything is going up.

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We see that these powders were $21 to $24 last year; this purchase was $49 average per pound!

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BTW, the IMR 4895 will reload almost any calibre, so is a good first powder if you're just starting out!

I also got some boat tail spire point tips in 308. I have been told not to be so specific, because "they" will know what I have here....

All I can say is 'come and take it'!!!! I have time to reload, LOL!

These have been moved to the homestead directly already, to set up a second reloading station out there.

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Definitely some wise advise. I've historically only loaded a couple of my large rifle calibers. Now with all the factory ammo shortages over here it's nearly impossible to find any 9mm or .45 ammo. Wishing I had gotten some dies and saved brass now! Been trying to find a few (ok, many) hundred to pick up and take to shoot with my kids later this month.

I cast 45's, and I have a mold for 9mm I haven't used yet. I have everyone police brass before we load up at the range. Been keeping brass for decades for when ammo gets hard to get, I guess we are there. I use green dot powder on my 45 reloads.

I picked up brass I didn't have a gun for before, only to get on years later! This was true with 9mm; had a couple of coffee cans full before I added the CC 9mm....

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I've never used this brand of powder...Only ADI powders. How do you feel it compares, if you've used ADI that is.

I like to pick a volume of powder, such that a double powder load overflows. Not easy to make a bad load that way!

I haven't seen that specific powder, so I cant say.

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Ah ok, well on second thought it may be an Australian powder and not available for you.

http://www.adi-powders.com.au/

Could be, sounds right.

The H1000 is the best load for the 300 Win mag, but when I finish the 50 BMG bolt gun, it is prefect for that too!

Just don't overcharge while reloading!

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Do you do load development or guestimate it?

I have a 2 inch thick book of loads from Lee that I use. I start low, and work my way up, make about 10 of each. Then, I see how that tube likes each powder change, and watch them with the chronagraph.

I use mostly boat tail points (oh happy accident), and I like the spire points.

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Ah yeah ok, figured something like that. I know people who just fill the case and put the projectile in. That's not my style. 🤣

Idiots everywhere....

I value my hands and sight too much; I kind of like the firearms too.

I find that there is a limit, where adding powder doesn't add much velocity. That seems to be where the sweet spot lurks.

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Idiots everywhere....

I value my hands and sight too much; I kind of like the firearms too.

I find that there is a limit, where adding powder doesn't add much velocity. That seems to be where the sweet spot lurks.

♡♡♡♡♡