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  • PapiBarcelona

    Active Member
    Jan 1, 2011
    7,126
    Hake's in Wrightsville, Trop, Shyda's and Richland Shooter pretty much have nothing for powder and primers. Very few powder but I guess it was all stuff no one likes and uses

    Plenty of wads for us shotshell loaders but you get them anywhere
     

    Melnic

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 27, 2012
    13,795
    HoCo
    Was in Greentop in Ashland on way home from NC
    Powder on shelf but nothing I wanted
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    MTplinker

    Junior Member
    Dec 30, 2021
    96
    Annapolis
    A guy could load a lotta .44 Magnum with all that Enforcer and Accurate No 9. Or .300 Blackout if that’s your thing.

    Their inventory on the shelf looks a lot like what’s been in inventory at Natchez. Guess not enough folks out there shooting magnum revolvers.
     

    erwos

    The Hebrew Hammer
    MDS Supporter
    Mar 25, 2009
    13,232
    Rockville, MD
    A guy could load a lotta .44 Magnum with all that Enforcer and Accurate No 9. Or .300 Blackout if that’s your thing.
    Yeah, that's pretty much all I use H110 and Lil Gun for: hot 357 Magnum and 300AAC supers. And I haven't loaded a ton of either lately. I may run off a test batch of 147gr 300AAC supers with some H110, though... those cheapo Xtreme 147s are enticing for a blaster super load, even if the ballistics are a little suboptimal.
     

    Melnic

    Active Member
    MDS Supporter
    Dec 27, 2012
    13,795
    HoCo
    Did you get a chance to look at their used guns?

    yes, And since I like milsurps and C&R, I went through those and saw crazy prices.
    There was a wood stock 22 mosberg plinkster for $150 with a god aweful dirty (but not necessarily corroded) bore. They must have some sort of statistical info telling them to price high and sit on them for a few years looking for a sucker.

    I saw but did not buy something new. 22LR CCI "clean" that was supposed to be clean burning for 22 suppressors. Was WAY more expensive than say minimags or SV is all I recall.
     

    KRC

    Member
    Sep 30, 2018
    510
    Cecil County MD
    1# Varget at Midway. Max of 1. Works out to $73.05 for the single pound with tax, shipping and hazmat.

    Maybe other vendors will have it soon and will allow > 1#.
     

    Harrys

    Short Round
    Jul 12, 2014
    2,365
    SOMD
    A guy could load a lotta .44 Magnum with all that Enforcer and Accurate No 9. Or .300 Blackout if that’s your thing.

    Their inventory on the shelf looks a lot like what’s been in inventory at Natchez. Guess not enough folks out there shooting magnum revolvers.

    Those powders also work great in my .500 S&W magnum.
     

    MTplinker

    Junior Member
    Dec 30, 2021
    96
    Annapolis
    Yeah, I’m sure they would work well.

    This whole dearth of reloading components had me thinking I needed to start reloading for 50 BMG.

    Midway has a variety of Hodgdon, IMR, and Accurate in stock, e.g. H-110, Lil Gun, and IMR 4895, etc
     

    John from MD

    American Patriot
    MDS Supporter
    May 12, 2005
    18,834
    Socialist State of Maryland
    Yeah, I’m sure they would work well.

    This whole dearth of reloading components had me thinking I needed to start reloading for 50 BMG.

    Midway has a variety of Hodgdon, IMR, and Accurate in stock, e.g. H-110, Lil Gun, and IMR 4895, etc

    More like you should be looking for a second job if you plan to keep shooting the 50 BMG. :lol:
     

    trickg

    Guns 'n Drums
    MDS Supporter
    Jul 22, 2008
    13,008
    Glen Burnie
    Yeah, I’m sure they would work well.

    This whole dearth of reloading components had me thinking I needed to start reloading for 50 BMG.

    Midway has a variety of Hodgdon, IMR, and Accurate in stock, e.g. H-110, Lil Gun, and IMR 4895, etc
    50 BMG is one of those calibers that I never intend to have - it's cool, but I see it more as a very expensive novelty. However, if I did, there's no way I'd even consider it unless I also wanted to reload for it, and it's one of the few things I've seen in the last year or so where components for reloading it have been steadily available because it is such a specialized cartridge.
     

    lazarus

    Active Member
    Jun 23, 2015
    11,584
    50 BMG is one of those calibers that I never intend to have - it's cool, but I see it more as a very expensive novelty. However, if I did, there's no way I'd even consider it unless I also wanted to reload for it, and it's one of the few things I've seen in the last year or so where components for reloading it have been steadily available because it is such a specialized cartridge.

    Ditto. I'd probably only consider it if I either owned a very large property (100+ acres) with some long sight lines for a big range (500yds+), or I lived much further out west were BIG public land was available within a fairly short (an hour at most) drive so I could be going out on the regular to have fun with it.

    Unless I am shooting THINGS with it, I just don't see the excitement shooting one at 100 or 200yds. And getting it out once or twice a year for long range shooting, meh. Not with the kind of $$$ you need to invest in it.

    Hell, personally I don't think I'll likely ever get anything heavier than .308 unless it is for hunting (I do own .30-06 for a Garand and I plan to get a 1903 some day, but I'll always be reloading to Garand specs, so not full power .30-06 loads). Some day I'd like to get in to trying to do western elk hunts and maybe a moose hunt some day. So I'll likely dip my toes in to getting a 300wsm or similar. I'd like to get in to longer range shooting, but IMHO, my 6.5 Grendel and heavier weight .308 can get me to 1000. And if I am regularly doing it, I am probably better served with a 6.5CM or maybe that 300WSM than trying to trot out a 50BMG or 338LM once or twice a year when I do it. Even if it is a ton of fun.
     

    gwfrench

    Member
    Aug 21, 2014
    181
    Frederick, MD
    Just up at Shyda's. They had 3 pounds of Alliant Power Pro 300-MP, of which I bought one pound. $35 + tax.
    So, Shyda's has 2 pounds, as of 1/20/22.
    Thought I'd never find it short of the Zombie Apocalypse.
     

    NBCHUNTER

    Junior Member
    Dec 7, 2014
    39
    Balto Co
    I was at Shyda's also today and they had Varget and H4350 at $37.99 a pound.
     

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