I have hit several of my favorite local places to buy powder in the past few days. All they have all the weird ones that are not big sellers. I load for pistol and rifle as well as shotgun. Many that I like...green dot, titegroup, 2400, unique, and 231 I have not seen in the better part of a year. I did an internet search last night and the same...Out of Stock! It's crazy!
Supplies have really picked back up here in the North West. I can find most anything I want now and the prices are just a little higher. Local dealer even got a pallet of 22 LR last week.
Carey in Idaho
i had a few jugs of clay dot for sale on here i picked up from a wholesaler in PA. i'm going to call him this week and see if he has any E3 for some guys that need it bad being our local winter league is upon us. 3 of the 4 jugs i had extra for sale sold in 2 weeks and it took 2 weeks for the last one. but its a hot commodity and if you can get it buy what you can afford because it's likely the price will go up and doubtfully come down much.
i think we have a bout 5 jugs under the bench but with 3 guns to feed i doubt it'll last a year.
I was at Gene Salomon's place on Yellowbrook road near Farmington NJ today. He has 4 lb jugs of Green Dot and E3. He has others, but those are the two I'm sure of. He's also doing some very nice looking reclaimed shot.
Fin, Fur & Feather in Ashland, Ohio (I-71 Exit 186) generally has a decent selection of powder. I son't know what they have right now, but I bought a couple of 8lb kegs of Promo ($87.90 each). Their selection of primers is very good and I've never seen the shelves empty ($27-$30).
Their Claybuster wads are under $10 and shot is <$45/25lb. If you're in the area, it's worth a sidetrip.
My other favorite dealer, Bottom Dollar Gun & Archery in Washington Courthouse, Ohio) is expecting more powder in January.