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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Lagamor, Jul 24, 2020.

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  1. Lagamor

    Lagamor Active Member

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    I’m okay on supplies to reload, but I got nervous after visited Cabelas a couple of times in the past few months and looked over the depleted reloading section.
    So I visited my local store and spoke with the owner. He said he could get powder but Small Pistol and Small Rifle primers were a problem. The good news is shotshell primers are easy to get.

    I’m reevaluating how many shotshell primers and how much powder I should keep on hand as a minimum. How deep do you guys stock?
     
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    Nothing new here. Ebb and flow, buy accordingly.
     
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    I don’t shoot nearly that much, but I probably need to buy a keg of Clays just in case.
     
  5. Jet setter

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    Um, where am I?
    I am on par with keeping at minimum of 1 years worth of shooting components. The only thing I buy regularly is shot, albeit at a terrible price. My club always has it so I don't concern myself with having a lot on hand.
     
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    I really would not consider Cabelas a source or barometer for any reloading components. Big box retailers don't compete in this market.
    MG
     
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    I was having trouble finding some Cheddite primers for the last month or so. Brownells, Powder Valley, Midway to name a few with no luck. Finally found some at Recobstargetshop.com.
    I always try to keep at least 2 years of reloading supplies for all the guns and pistols I shoot. If a good deal pops up I'll buy it. Last month scored on some Red Dot 8# jugs for $75.00 a jug.
     
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    AJ's has Cheddites for $104.00
    Can't deal with any nicer people,
    MG
     
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    WadHopper What squad am I on?

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    Right on, I wrote Roger a couple hefty checks at the state shoot. Found out my SUV fills up really fast when I buy in bulk.
     
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    Question, do they have a web-site or just FTF at shoots? My Google-Foo must be not working as I had no luck find them as having a Web-Site.
     
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    Mike will have cheddites for 100, W209 for 130. 25# drum of red dot for 350
     
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  12. Lagamor

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    Works out to $14 a pound for the Reddot. Thanks for the lead guys. I’m definitively changing suppliers.
     
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    Who is Mike , and where do you find 25lb kegs of red dot ?
     
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    jjhess TS Supporters TS Supporters Verified Youth Coach/Director

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    got to go to the grand or MTA to get it at that price tho
     
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    Do you mind hyperlinking their website ? I would consider myself a novice to reloading and need to resupply. Thank you.
     
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    Mike Graf is who he is referring to. His shop is located in St. Charles, Mo. He will be at the Grand at Linn Creek and usually has some great deals on reloading components. Better get there early, they usually don't last the entire week.
     
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    Thank you ! That is a hike for me I’m in NY. Western NY the good part.
     
  18. jansonuhl

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    Been shooting red dot since 1972 and have never heard of much less seen a 25 lb. keg Where you find it? At least $30 cheaper than buying 8 lb. kegs. I usually buy 6 8lb. at a time.
     
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    Lagamor: the things to keep in good supply are shot, powder and primers and the way acquire them is to go to a state shoot where vendors will be selling reloading components. The reason for this is because you won't have to pay shipping and hazmat, which ruin the economics of reloading. Figure out about how much ammo you go through during a year and lay in a supply of components that will last you 2-3 years. Make up a spreadsheet with all the components on it so you can see how much of each you will need. Once you've spent the money, it's "like" free ammo.
     
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    The paper 25 lb kegs are how the powder mfgs ship powder to the shell mfgs . Some of these kegs have multiple labels on them from being used often . Mike told me he started out with 100 of these 25lbs kegs . He sold a fair amount of them at our state shoot . If you want one or more you better buy early . I`m sure he will sell out at the Grand . The Red Dot powder is of the latest generation of powder .
     
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