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The fact Hodgdon's website is showing powders in stock means, to me, they are shipping to their distributors and they will, in turn, be shipping to retailers. Hodgdon's website will have the highest prices you will see because they will not want to be seen as undercutting the retail channel. It will take some time for the distributors to break down a shipment from Hodgdon and repackage and reship to the retailers and for them to get the powders on their shelves, both physical and virtual. That Hodgdon has powder available on its website is a good sign things on the powder front are easing a bit. Primers; that is an entirely different matter.
 

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I saw that Dong’s (yes, real name) in Tulsa has plenty of 14oz powder. You name it, they’ve got it and here is why: they only want $49.95 a can!
 

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A friend of mine ordered 2 - 8 pound jugs from Hodgdon's about 2 months ago. It totaled out in price to $476.00 delivered for those 2 jugs. A bit pricey but he had powder.
when I see guys paying those prices, I’m reminded that it’s trout season, and there’s no shortage of worms!
 

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Any regular online retailers with any in stock yet? Midway, Ballistic, Brownell's. All showing everything out of stock. Last time I needed some, Clays was nowhere to be found. I switched to Winchester WST because at the time, that was still available. Now everything is out. I cut my shooting down a whole lot to try to hold out. Has it ever been this bad before?
 

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Just what is it about them that makes them unethical and unscrupulous? The fact they are taking advantage of of a shortage and jacking up prices? Not in my book. I call it entreprenuerial.
True dat, but there are better places to shop for components in Tulsa. The people in Dong’s are just unfriendly as heck. I’d rather go to Jerry’s or even Sportsworld
 

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Sometimes I begin to think this madness will never end. People paying ridiculous prices for ammo, primers, powder and just about anything gun or shooting related. I really thought it would have eased up by now but I see no end in sight now.
 

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Sometimes I begin to think this madness will never end. People paying ridiculous prices for ammo, primers, powder and just about anything gun or shooting related. I really thought it would have eased up by now but I see no end in sight now.
I felt the same way during the last powder shortage, but it eventually went away and powder became plentiful. That shortage was caused by a a fire taking a major chunk of production offline. It is a bit different now because the pandemic brought millions of new gun owners to the ranks at a time when an ammo production facility was all but shut down. That powder shortage lasted a couple of years and saw similar price arbitrage going on. Stuff was plentiful last fall. I'm thinking this round will be shorter than the last.
 

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Sometimes I begin to think this madness will never end. People paying ridiculous prices for ammo, primers, powder and just about anything gun or shooting related. I really thought it would have eased up by now but I see no end in sight now.
And you wonder how long before the hoarding begins to effect other parts of the shooting world. Not as many people going to matches, not as many people buying other components that are in supply (wads and shot seem to still be out there). People not even buying guns because there's no ammo to shoot them with. This could have far reaching ramifications on shooting if it keeps going on at this pace.
 

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I was up at Kittery Trading Post last weekend. Nothing on shelves for SS reloading powder or wads. Ammo was in short supply along with patience. Two box daily maximum for ammo is the policy there. You'd think the world was ending for some customers.

Sad thing was I purchased the last two pounds of e3 just two weeks prior from them. Glad I did.
 
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