Varget shortage?

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I have a 1lb of varget incase i run out of my go to IMR 4046 for my 8mm mauser. I have 1 lbs of that, but maybe i should get more :)
 

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I'll probably get an 8-lb Varget when I can, it's still my overall favorite powder and the most versatile.

I've been cranking through the few pounds of Shooters World I got for 1 cent hazmat and free shipping. It's been fine. I also have four pounds of various Vihta powders I haven't touched yet.

I always feel like I don't have enough powder.
 

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I really like Hodgdon's BLC-(2) for rifle reloading. They advise that it's the commercial version of the military contract powder they make for the Gov't contracts. I figure that if it's good enough for military contracts (5.56 Nato), it's good enough for me. It's a ball powder, and flows much better than the extruded stick Varget does. Especially into those small necks of the 223 Rem. I try to also use it for as much rifle reloading as I can, 30-06, 308 Win, 7.62X54R, etc, etc, etc. Much easier to find than Varget.

My pistol powder of choice for many pistol cartridges is Hodgdon's TiteGroup. Also a dense ball powder, and works great with 9mm, .40 S&W, 45 ACP, etc.... Virtually same performance as Win 231. Burns a bit cleaner than 231 in my testing.

BIG chambering, when I want lower recoil........... TrailBoss Powder, also made by Hodgdon's IMR division. Used to come in 5 pound jugs, now, Federally restricted to 2 pounders. Choice of cowboy shooters. Hard to sometimes find, but not impossible in most instances.
 

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I really like Hodgdon's BLC-(2) for rifle reloading. They advise that it's the commercial version of the military contract powder they make for the Gov't contracts. I figure that if it's good enough for military contracts (5.56 Nato), it's good enough for me. It's a ball powder, and flows much better than the extruded stick Varget does. Especially into those small necks of the 223 Rem. I try to also use it for as much rifle reloading as I can, 30-06, 308 Win, 7.62X54R, etc, etc, etc. Much easier to find than Varget.

My pistol powder of choice for many pistol cartridges is Hodgdon's TiteGroup. Also a dense ball powder, and works great with 9mm, .40 S&W, 45 ACP, etc.... Virtually same performance as Win 231. Burns a bit cleaner than 231 in my testing.

BIG chambering, when I want lower recoil........... TrailBoss Powder, also made by Hodgdon's IMR division. Used to come in 5 pound jugs, now, Federally restricted to 2 pounders. Choice of cowboy shooters. Hard to sometimes find, but not impossible in most instances.
I've been meaning to try BLC-2, just haven't run into it yet, and the few times there's been online sales at vendors it's been out of stock.
 

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I swung by Shooters Outpost in Hooksett today on the way back from a ski date at Sunapee. No varget. No CFE 223. No 4064. No Vv140.

Did a Democrat get elected president and I not notice?

Luckily the NH wine and liquor outlet was well stocked. I’m medicinally treating my disappointment now.
 

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I swung by Shooters Outpost in Hooksett today on the way back from a ski date at Sunapee. No varget. No CFE 223. No 4064. No Vv140.

Did a Democrat get elected president and I not notice?

Luckily the NH wine and liquor outlet was well stocked. I’m medicinally treating my disappointment now.
wow thanks for the report. I need a few pounds of powder for 55 gr 223 loads. Wanted to try CFE after I finish off H335. I called SO last week and they didn’t have any H335 in stock.[/QUOTE]
 

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I swung by Shooters Outpost in Hooksett today on the way back from a ski date at Sunapee. No varget. No CFE 223. No 4064. No Vv140.
Glenn's Ammo and Reloading in North Reading, MA had CFE 223 and I’m pretty sure the Vit powder I saw was 140?
He had H4350 which I hear is popular. No Varget. Lots of pistol powders.

I bought 2 pounds of H335 and 2 pounds of CFE 223
 
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I've been meaning to try BLC-2, just haven't run into it yet, and the few times there's been online sales at vendors it's been out of stock.
Me too. That and 2000MR. I want to try those with some SMK 77gr 5.56 tests.
 

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I swung by Shooters Outpost in Hooksett today on the way back from a ski date at Sunapee. No varget. No CFE 223. No 4064. No Vv140.

Did a Democrat get elected president and I not notice?
No what happened is after Obamascare 1 the population of reloaders probably doubled or tripled, but the overall production of powder probably didn't go up that much. So when stress is put on the supply chain, it runs dry faster than it did in 2008.

-Mike
 
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