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Old 07-05-2020, 06:25 PM
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I know this will jinx it.....

So while ammo is hard to come by, I haven’t found reloading components to be impossible to find. Granted, all my first choice large online sources are very tapped out, but my secondary sources have bullets powder and primers I consider not desperate choices.

That all said, I did wait to post this until my last order confirmed.
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Old 07-05-2020, 08:38 PM
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Small pistol primers and small rifle primers seem to be taking the biggest hit.
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Old 07-06-2020, 01:24 AM
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So while ammo is hard to come by, I havenít found reloading components to be impossible to find. Granted, all my first choice large online sources are very tapped out, but my secondary sources have bullets powder and primers I consider not desperate choices.

That all said, I did wait to post this until my last order confirmed.

Given Midway has CFE Pistol, Titegroup, Titewad, W231, Power Pistol, VV N310,N320,N330, HP-38, Universal, Sport Pistol, WST, BE-86, WinClean 244 Clean Shot, Ultimate Pistol, American Select, Accurate #2, #5, #7...

... how desperate am I?
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Old 07-06-2020, 06:14 AM
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Small pistol primers and small rifle primers seem to be taking the biggest hit.
Yep....just checked Midway.....neither in stock & the lpp is limited to 1,000 only.

Gets costly quick.








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Old 07-06-2020, 06:42 AM
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Jeeze, I hate it that they charge high retail, shipping, tax AND hazmat......
Makes a guy wish he had stocked up when the shelves were full!
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Old 07-06-2020, 09:48 AM
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Jeeze, I hate it that they charge high retail, shipping, tax AND hazmat......
Makes a guy wish he had stocked up when the shelves were full!
I picked a bad time to get back into reloading.


Wished I bought primers first....then the tooling.


Oh well....it is what it is.


I'm gonna shoot....so I'll have to pay and quit griping about it.






I hope we can get a win in November.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:11 PM
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If I could just find some Gold Dots to reload...I have plenty of the other 'stuff'!
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Old 07-07-2020, 06:50 AM
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Keep watch on Midwayís website for those.
They come and go, but they are there frequently.
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Old 07-07-2020, 08:13 AM
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I use https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/dept/reloading most of the time. One hazmat fee for up to 50lbs and fast shipping, I don't recall paying more than $10 shipping. The last time I ordered from them was in May, shipping and hazmat was $27 for case(5k) of Fed 150 primers, case of CCI 550 and 8lbs of Bullseye. Their prices are competative and very easy to do business with.
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Old 07-07-2020, 12:59 PM
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I use https://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/dept/reloading most of the time. One hazmat fee for up to 50lbs and fast shipping, I don't recall paying more than $10 shipping. The last time I ordered from them was in May, shipping and hazmat was $27 for case(5k) of Fed 150 primers, case of CCI 550 and 8lbs of Bullseye. Their prices are competative and very easy to do business with.



That was depressing.
Not much in stock at all.
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Old 07-07-2020, 03:14 PM
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That was depressing.
Not much in stock at all.
They seem to get restocked in a reasonable amount of time, if you don't know when that is you will miss out again. I will leave an email notification when it's available then place my order. The way stocks are going the web site here or anywhere else may not even update as available. It looks like supplies are going to be short through the november election, I think I have enough to get through the end of this year.
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:12 PM
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Fortunately I'm well-stocked on powder and primers, but I literally had to cast and powdercoat 9mm bullets this past weekend - using a little Lee 2-cavity mold I had been previously using only to make hot-glue bullets. Strange how life turns out
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Old 07-07-2020, 07:38 PM
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using a little Lee 2-cavity mold I had been previously using only to make hot-glue bullets. Strange how life turns out
Iíve gotta ask... did you get good quality hot glue castings out of the mold?
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:46 PM
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Fortunately I'm well-stocked on powder and primers, but I literally had to cast and powdercoat 9mm bullets this past weekend - using a little Lee 2-cavity mold I had been previously using only to make hot-glue bullets. Strange how life turns out

That's my upcoming weekend project.


I have a couple thou X-treme 9 RN 124.

But the powder coated lead are just so cool.
People ask about them.

Purple? Or lime green this time?
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:40 AM
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Lime green and people will think youíve lost it! Thatís the color for Zombie bullets!
I shouldnít talk, I bought 6000 155 gr Z-Max projectiles before they discontinued them. People always ask what they are and I tell them they donít want to know!
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:41 AM
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I was buying small quantities more than a year ago, with a Pres election coming up you should have been buying last year, forget Covid, if you don't have this figured out by now you deserve the shortages you get.
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Old 07-08-2020, 06:44 AM
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Lime green and people will think youíve lost it! Thatís the color for Zombie bullets!
I shouldnít talk, I bought 6000 155 gr Z-Max projectiles before they discontinued them. People always ask what they are and I tell them they donít want to know!



LOL! Good answer!
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:23 PM
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I was buying small quantities more than a year ago, with a Pres election coming up you should have been buying last year, forget Covid, if you don't have this figured out by now you deserve the shortages you get.

Iíve only been reloading a couple years, so Iíve not seen a major drought yet. Iíve limited funds and want to prioritize based on whatís hardest to get, given past experience.

So, o ye experienced ones: letís take 2008 and crank it up a notch: imagine a Democratic sweep (House, Senate, and Executive), lasting civil unrest, a huge recession, and toss in a pandemic.

Would getting bullets be as hard as powder and primers?
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Old 07-09-2020, 06:46 PM
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Iíve only been reloading a couple years, so Iíve not seen a major drought yet. Iíve limited funds and want to prioritize based on whatís hardest to get, given past experience.

So, o ye experienced ones: letís take 2008 and crank it up a notch: imagine a Democratic sweep (House, Senate, and Executive), lasting civil unrest, a huge recession, and toss in a pandemic.

Would getting bullets be as hard as powder and primers?
Yes
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:14 PM
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Didn't we go through this just a little while ago? My memory is fading but not that fast. I am still buying some revolving stationary, both toilet paper and paper towels, when I see them in the stores so that I will not get caught short when that cycle repeats itself. I have enough ammo to last me a while but not paper products. Remember that shortages can come on quickly with little warning and stock up on enough supplies, be they ammo or paper products, when they become available to see you through the next shortage that will surely occur.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:20 PM
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want to prioritize based on what’s hardest to get,
Components are great but are useless unless all the necessary components are available. When all components are available, you might want to assemble the components you have into complete rounds that can not become useless. You can never predict what components may be in shortest supply in the future
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:19 PM
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Iíve only been reloading a couple years, so Iíve not seen a major drought yet. Iíve limited funds and want to prioritize based on whatís hardest to get, given past experience.

So, o ye experienced ones: letís take 2008 and crank it up a notch: imagine a Democratic sweep (House, Senate, and Executive), lasting civil unrest, a huge recession, and toss in a pandemic.

Would getting bullets be as hard as powder and primers?
Your thinking is mostly correct- Powder and primers do go much faster than bullets but it's still easy to get caught flatfooted because they will be gone pretty soon after the P & P.

Before the last election I put off a gun purchase to lay back some components stock, just in case. Try to buy a little extra for back stock everytime you buy for usage and buy a little more often than you did... you'll quickly build up an "on crap" supply.

Initially try to keep your numbers of components similar: primers to projectiles and an approximate powder supply for same. (7000 grains /lb divided by charge weight in grains for counting) Once you get a cushion built up you can opportunity buy when things go on sale or take advantage of bulk pricing.
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Old 07-10-2020, 06:53 AM
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Try not to get lopsided if your $$ resources have a limit.
At one point, I was so concerned about powder and primers, I had 30,000 more loads worth than I had projectiles. I had to wait to slowly catch it up.
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Old 07-10-2020, 08:20 AM
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Try not to get lopsided if your $$ resources have a limit.
At one point, I was so concerned about powder and primers, I had 30,000 more loads worth than I had projectiles. I had to wait to slowly catch it up.
Similar issue here... I'm still lowest on projectile numbers but over my "oh crap" level so not worried. My budget won't permit me to get THAT far out of whack, though!
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:56 PM
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I’ve gotta ask... did you get good quality hot glue castings out of the mold?
Pardon the late response - yes, they were great. I've gone ahead and ordered a 6-cavity mold of the same style so I can get more production for my time.
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