Any pistol powders out there??

Any pistol powders out there??

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    Any pistol powders out there??

    I haven't found any pistol powders for months. Looking at Gunbot - any pistol powders is gone in a couple hrs, local gun shops, large and small and internet sources. I can't find anything except rifle powders.

    Anyone have some secrets to finding any??

    I'm loading 38, 357 and 9mm - I can find load data for most powders for some or all of these calibers. Just can't find any powder.
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    I can feel for you my friend; I was going through the same frustration. Day after day .......five times a day on Gunbot.....zilch for weeks.

    I lucked into something locally totally out of the blue. Titegroup only, but enough to last a while. Keep the faith.....you will find some! Remember 2 years ago how primers, 380 ammo and 9mm were totally impossible to find, and they are now available.

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    Buckshot not sure where you are but basspro had bullseye the other day picked up 3 lbs, also if your near naples I can tell you where to get some

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    +1 for basspro. I have found various powders there lately. Its very spotty, and iffy, but better than it used to be.

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    There are some sellers on GunBroker, but be prepared to pay through the nose for it. I'm embarrassed to write what I paid for 8 pounds of Titegroup recently, but now I've got about a year's supply.
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    Starting to se IMR4227 pretty regular now. You can use that for your magnum.
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    I scored an 8 lb jug of Unique or $175 a few weeks ago. Should last me for a little while. Still have a bunch of other powders ,but I have a love affair with Unique and get nervous when I get under 10 lbs in stock.

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    Plenty of Unique and HP38 around here but no Win 231, which is my go to for 9mm and .45acp

    I have several pounds of Hi Skor 700X for my trap loads. It looks to be a decent powder for .45acp so I'll be working up a load for it soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecup View Post
    I scored an 8 lb jug of Unique or $175 a few weeks ago. Should last me for a little while. Still have a bunch of other powders ,but I have a love affair with Unique and get nervous when I get under 10 lbs in stock.
    Yep, me too. It's the one pistol powder I can't live without.
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    I'm lucky that about 6 months or so ago I happened upon 8lbs of Herco (very similar to Unique). Recipes have been hard to find but with trial and no errors (yet) it has worked well for me. And I got it at a great price w/tax somewhere around $135.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    Plenty of Unique and HP38 around here but no Win 231, which is my go to for 9mm and .45acp

    I have several pounds of Hi Skor 700X for my trap loads. It looks to be a decent powder for .45acp so I'll be working up a load for it soon.
    I picked up a bunch of 700X when the gettin' was good. It seems to be very versatile as a pistol powder, but I still prefer Bullseye because it meters so well. That's been showing up here and there in 1lb bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    Plenty of Unique and HP38 around here but no Win 231 .
    It kills me how there can be powder plenty full in one place but totally invisible elsewhere in the country.

    BTW 231 and HP-38 are the exact same powder......different packaging, but the same powder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy8 View Post
    Buckshot not sure where you are but basspro had bullseye the other day picked up 3 lbs, also if your near naples I can tell you where to get some
    Unfortunately, I live near the Tampa area. Nearest Basspro is 88 miles away in Orlando. There's a gun show this weekend in Tampa; I'll try there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshotshorty View Post
    It kills me how there can be powder plenty full in one place but totally invisible elsewhere in the country.

    BTW 231 and HP-38 are the exact same powder......different packaging, but the same powder.
    That's my dyslexia showing again. I meant H380, not HP38(I realize that H380 is a rifle powder). I'd have jumped on the HP38 if I'd seen any.
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    I picked up two more pounds of Unique today. And some rifle powder for my buddy he could not find.
    It seems the only one I can't find on a regular basis anymore is Bullseye. And I never see W231, but I haven't used that one yet anyway.

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