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I'll be near my regional supplier in a few weeks. He has great prices. I usually an near him twice a year, late winter and fall. I generally stop in and stock up when I am near. That saves me time and a tank of gas.

I just did a reloading supply inventory. I probably have a enough powder to last another year, and certainly have enough to last until my fall trip.

But if he has powders I can use should I buy now? I hate to add to the panic buying and hording that is plaguing us, but I would rather an extra keg of each on my powder shelf than it sitting in a hoarder's stash when I need it. But we are all thinking that way and contributing to the problem.
 

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The best advice my grandfather ever gave me was "buy what you know you will need when you have the money and it is available".

If you have qualms about adding to the problem, assuage it by helping out a new shooter who can't afford to buy ahead.

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I wouldn't exactly call 1 extra keg of powder\sleeve of primers\case of wads\etc. hoarding, it's the ones that buy all they can find and then try to resell it at exorbitant prices. Or just buy all they can for themselves when they already have more than a reasonable amount. Ross Puls
 

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The short answer is buy it. No way to know if it will be available when you need it. One keg as a backup isn't exactly hoarding, as long as it's something you will use within a reasonable time frame. For many years, I'd buy four kegs, just to get the same lot number when buying Promo. I'm into my backup keg of Clays. I may have enough to make it until they get it back in production. If not, there are other powders I can use. The real problem comes when someone buys another batch of backup kegs a few months later, even though they haven't used any, then buys more at every opportunity.

I've also been known to help out a fellow shooter when they run dry. If I have extra, I have no problem sharing. Just that having extra these days isn't easy.
 

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I don't make a point of buying all I can get But I will buy 2-3 kegs if I get the chance. There's always someone who will buy any extra you have.
 

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I do not know your financial situation. Having said that, which do you prefer, have it and not need it or vice-versa?
 

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I've used both ClayDot and Promo and like them both. I figured I buy whichever was available.

Interesting development though. A friend was in that shop over the weekend. He said they had no ClayDot nor Promo, but they did have Titewad. He didn't know what other powder they had since he just bought the Titewad and was happy.

The dilemma for me is that if the supply situation is the same when I get there, should I buy Titewad just to have a back-up supply on the shelf?

Sorry if I am belaboring this, but I want some idea what Plan C should be. I don't want a brain freeze while I'm at the counter.

Chichay - I can afford to buy an extra bottle of powder.
 

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I will buy it IF I can FIND it! Not fining anything except a few 1 lb. cannisters right now . The haz matt shipping makes that cost prohibitive!
 

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Like all the others and I say, buy it now and not cry later.
 
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I'll be near my regional supplier in a few weeks. He has great prices. I usually an near him twice a year, late winter and fall. I generally stop in and stock up when I am near. That saves me time and a tank of gas.

I just did a reloading supply inventory. I probably have a enough powder to last another year, and certainly have enough to last until my fall trip.

But if he has powders I can use should I buy now? I hate to add to the panic buying and hording that is plaguing us, but I would rather an extra keg of each on my powder shelf than it sitting in a hoarder's stash when I need it. But we are all thinking that way and contributing to the problem.
Zoomy,

You are a hard guy to figure out.....

You have been bad-mouthing reloading for as long as I've been on this site, and then you come up with a question as to whether you should buy powder.

Are you coming over to the "dark side" and reloading with the rest of us, or are you just fishing again?

I will put my two cents in and say that one can never have enough powder! :biggrin2:

Good Luck and Good Shooting!
 

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I'll be near my regional supplier in a few weeks. He has great prices. I usually an near him twice a year, late winter and fall. I generally stop in and stock up when I am near. That saves me time and a tank of gas.

I just did a reloading supply inventory. I probably have a enough powder to last another year, and certainly have enough to last until my fall trip.

But if he has powders I can use should I buy now? I hate to add to the panic buying and hording that is plaguing us, but I would rather an extra keg of each on my powder shelf than it sitting in a hoarder's stash when I need it. But we are all thinking that way and contributing to the problem.
I suggest you "Man-up" and decide for yourself.
 

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The short answer is buy it. No way to know if it will be available when you need it. One keg as a backup isn't exactly hoarding, as long as it's something you will use within a reasonable time frame. For many years, I'd buy four kegs, just to get the same lot number when buying Promo. I'm into my backup keg of Clays. I may have enough to make it until they get it back in production. If not, there are other powders I can use. The real problem comes when someone buys another batch of backup kegs a few months later, even though they haven't used any, then buys more at every opportunity.

I've also been known to help out a fellow shooter when they run dry. If I have extra, I have no problem sharing. Just that having extra these days isn't easy.
I agree
 
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