I have always heard that you should "keep your powder dry", but it now seems that powders supplies themselves are "drying up."
I thought that perhaps I should pick up some extra rifle powder to have on hand in case the current frenzy started to effect supplies in the future. Looks like I waited too long. My local GS says he can't get any rifle powder now. He said he could sell 10 cases of it right now if he could get any, because so many of us have come in asking for it.
I usually buy from him, to keep from paying hazmat fees and shipping, but since he can't get powder I came home and did some checking online, and deicded to bite the bullet and order some for delivery.
I load for medium rifle calibers mainly and try to stick to one powder only if I can, to keep things simple. I have been using Reloader 15 because it is a very versitile powder that covers every caliber I own. IMR 4895 is pretty much equivalent and will do the same jobs with a bit lower fps according to my manuals.
Anyway, I can't find either one in stock anywhere so far online. A few weeks ago powder was not a problem, but it seems the madness has moved into this area now as well.
Anyone else having problems getting powder?