So what are you guys that did not stock pile your powder doing right now about buying powder? I just got the MEC jr. set up a couple of days ago and have been trying it out and figure out some recipes. I bought a small amount of of Red Dot powder to get started and have just been making a light load so far, but eventually I hope to duplicate a couple of my favorite hunting loads too. What should a guy be doing about buying powder right now? Maybe it wasn't the best time to get into reloading, but the little bit I have done so far I have enjoyed the heck out of it.
The only sane thing is to buy in bulk. Primers by the case of 5000, wads by the case of 5000, and powder in 8 lb. jugs. It takes about 12.5 to 13 lbs. of powder to use up 5000 wads and primers, so ordering 16 lbs. of powder at the time is what's needed.
Your biggest problem today will be the shot. It's expensive to buy and usually too expensive to ship because of the heavy weight. Buying shot locally is usually best, if the price is within reason.
For Powder and Primers, go to www.recobstargetshop.com
. Good people to deal with, and they will ship primers and powder in the same box, with only 1 Haz-Mat charge.