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Old 01-25-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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good local shops that sell powder

I am lookin to get another 8 lbs of powder for my 223 and would like reccomendations on where you go for powder.
 
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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adventure sports in lynnwood, assuming they are still open. (their website is down...)

they always have everything.

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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Kesselring in Alger

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and someone makes high quality powder out of Poulsbo might be worth looking into
 
Old 01-26-2010, 04:55 AM   #4
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either natchez shooters supply, midsouth shooters supply, graph and sons if you are buying in volume you will save $$$$$ and no tax
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:45 AM   #5
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eh i was hoping to avoid shipping and hazmat charges, which prolly equate to the same price of buying locally.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:46 AM   #6
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Kesselring in Alger

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and someone makes high quality powder out of Poulsbo might be worth looking into
find out more about that poulsbo place and gimme a name ;)
 
Old 01-26-2010, 09:52 AM   #7
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find out more about that poulsbo place and gimme a name ;)
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:16 AM   #8
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interesting. I called and emailed.
 
Old 02-01-2010, 01:09 PM   #9
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Powder Valley is THE place. I have looked and looked and PV is by far the cheapest.

When you factor in all of the costs to go out and get the powder locally, assuming the store has it in stock, you will usually be ahead to buy online. If you factor in sales tax, in addition to the stores retail price, plus your time, etc, there really is no comparison.

The best thing to to buy in bulk to spread the hazmat and shipping fee out. If you are only going to buy a few pounds or one 8lb jug, then local may be better. But for 4-6 jugs, PV.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 08:31 AM   #10
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If your near Renton, Call Dan's Gunshop on Wells street..He has a large selection of reloading supplies...
 
Old 05-07-2011, 05:53 AM   #11
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I am lookin to get another 8 lbs of powder for my 223 and would like reccomendations on where you go for powder.
Define local... There's a shop that specializes in only ammo and reading equipment in Cle Elum. Three Forks They've got a good selection and decent prices.
 
Old 06-02-2011, 06:33 AM   #12
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With the local shops more and more not stocking for reloading, and those that do charging steep prices, I have gone almost exclusively to Powder Valley for my Powder, Primers, and Match grade bullets.

I shoot a lot of Bench Rest Primers. A local shop was selling them for $65/box of 1,000. Powder Valley was selling the SAME primer for $37. Needless to say I could buy two boxes of primers alone and cover the Hazmat Fee/Shipping, leaving money left over compared to the local purchase. My last purchase from Powder Valley was just under 50# of powder and primers. My savings on the purchase was well over $300.

I also saved on gas and Sales Tax. Just driving to and from the closest dealer that stocks powder and primers would cost me another $8 in gas, minimum.


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If you shoot a lot and go through any quantity of powder, consider Powder Valley Inc. Get a couple of jugs of powder and primers from them. Even considering the Hazmat fee you'll save money and the product will be delivered to your door.

I don't know what powder you use but I like AA-2230. It's selling right now at PV for $127/8# jug. As for primers I like the Tula .223 primer for use in my AR's. Similar to the CCI 41 which reduces chances of Slam fire. At $20 they are a good value and I find them to be just as accurate and reliable. Right now PV also has the Wolf .223 Primers at $15.50 which are the same as the Tula, just different color boxes. All are non corrosive.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 11:38 AM   #13
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how do those primers work in the progressive press? I hesitate to stray from cci or winchester from the horror stories ive read about federal primers.
 
Old 06-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #14
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how do those primers work in the progressive press? I hesitate to stray from cci or winchester from the horror stories ive read about federal primers.
I've run 20-30 thousand Wolf or Tula primers through my Dillon XL-650 in both small rifle and small pistol types. Not a single issue. Have had more problems with CCI's and Winchesters than with the "russian" primers.

Not a single upside down or sideways primer in the press or a failure to ignite in the finished round.

The ONLY "big name" primer I use anymore is the CCI-BR2 for my match grade .308 rounds. Otherwise it's the inexpensive Tula/Wolf primers for me. Can't see paying twice as much for an itsy bitsy piece that does the same work, just as good.
 
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