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went to my local gunshop to get some powder  and they only had  two cans 0f RL 17 and varget on stock I ended up driving forty miles to get RL22 AND IMR 7828 for eighteen bucks so I grabbed two cans all the other stores I called were sold out and didn't know when the would get more.one gunshop which advertises as central PA's largest had only four or five cans of each manufacture on hand.
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My guess would be the same place all the primers are going. Unfortunately, that is not in my powder, and primer cabinet. The usual sources are pretty dry here.
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DUDE where have YOU been?  I saw what was going on and started buying two years ago.
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Don't panic the scare will go away soon enough if you panic and go on a buying spree you will screw every one. this has happened before for numerous reasons and it all worked out in the end look what happened to the AR,auto,high cap. crap it just made it better for us in the long run. don't let people capitalize on your money! if you need powder just order it you will get it before you know it.
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Originally posted by gun74 gun74 wrote:

went to my local gunshop to get some powder  and they only had  two cans 0f RL 17 and varget on stock I ended up driving forty miles to get RL22 AND IMR 7828 for eighteen bucks so I grabbed two cans all the other stores I called were sold out and didn't know when the would get more.one gunshop which advertises as central PA's largest had only four or five cans of each manufacture on hand.
 
If you live in  the York / Adams county Area try the Powder Horn in McSherrystown and Redding's hardware in Gettysburg.  I just picked up 8# of Varget and CCI LR 200 Primers as well as Bullets at the Powder-Horn tonight.  He only had Varget in 8lb jugs but was well stocked on most other powders as well as primers.  I saw federal, cci and winchester primers.
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Think its bad now wait two months.


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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I've been hunting for varget for about 3 weeks now and the guy at Scheels said if they had a train load of it they would have sold it.  I need to go look around tomorrow on my day off.  It's been really crazy and it doesnt help that the other big sporting goods store here Sportsmans Warehouse hasnt restocked anything in 6 months because they sold the business to a new owner. I went in Walmart the other day and they didnt have any 22 ammo in fact nothing but 17 hmr and  30-06 nothing else at all.  A friend of mine who is the law enforcement academy's firearms instructor told me tonight that he had friends asking him what in the world is going on cause they tried to find a box of 9mm and couldnt find one for sale in town.
 
Think its bad now wait two months.
Thats why I went ahead and got 8# of varget and more primers & bullets.  1st time in about 6 weeks I found local stock!
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The only Varget I am able to find is the quarter pound found in the Hodgdon sample pack.  I bought a few packs but I will buy the 8 pounds when I can find some.  The only primers I can find are magnum and benchrest.  I bought some benchrest.  It may even make my loads better??  I can find other powders but Varget works for a lot of my loads.  I am now reworking loads to work with the other powders.  It is just nice to have one powder that works for so many loads.
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Be glad you got it for under $20  Down here in AR I had to pay $25 for some R15 and $23 for H414...  After looking for it for several days.
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 Mail order is your friend. competitor, Powder Valley, Midway. Yes the haz-mat fee, just buy 8 lb jugs. With competitor you get about 50 lbs on one haz-mat fee & powder in a few days. Some types are hard to find, branch out & try some similiar powders.
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"where's all the powder"

No one who knows is telling.


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Its crazy....had a heck of time finding primers
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