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  1. I was in a similar position to you back in 2007-2008 when I decided it was time for me to start reloading. Don't get discouraged. I didn't have any issues getting what I needed. I knew I wanted to reload well before I ever started so I had been saving brass and had 5 gallon buckets full when the time came. I started researching and buying powder and primers before I even had a press. I will grant that the "craziness" of the last shortage ramped up over several years, where as this one kind hit all at once, but still you should be able to get what you need if you are patient and make an attempt to "shop" a little every day or least every few days. During the last shortage I was able to purchase kegs of powder and cases of primers at very good deals just by being diligent. You have to be willing and able to buy in bulk (nothing crazy, but at least a kegs worth and 5000 primers at time min) and pull the trigger when a deal pops up. Many of those components I'm still working my through even today. AND many of those components have risen in price since I purchased them, even thought I purchased during the shortage, because I only purchased when the price was right and they had what I wanted. Ever since the last shortage I have been employing that same strategy methodically. And I now I have enough supplies to keep shooting for a couple more decades. Which in our current times, means a couple more cycles of "craziness" when happen about every 10 years or so. Buy bullets last. They always tend to be the easiest thing to come buy since so many people make bullets.
  2. This [emoji1312]. So much. Obviously don’t buy if you can’t afford it. But if money flow allows buy whenever and always and often. Anytime some one is running a free hazmat deal, buy a little. Anytime Brownells is running 10% off, buy a little. Any time they’re offering rebates, buy a little. And so on and so forth. It’s an investment in shooting and piece of mind. As long as you plan on using said supplies at sometime during your lifetime you’ll never lose money on the deal.
  3. True. But I think, and of course I could be wrong, even during the last political induced panic, reloading supplies were often still easier to get, and cheaper, than off the shelf ammo. One just had to be diligent in the search for what was needed.
  4. Me too. Can you elaborate? I kinda wanted something metal. But from what I can tell BMiller has changed his design a little. Does anyone have a pic of his latest design?
  5. Has anyone added the ball detention mechanism to a Glock open gun? Screwing and unscrewing, and re-loctiting gets old.
  6. Yes and no. It will come back, but a lot depends on what happens over the next 4-6 months. I mean who would have predicted that we’d be where we are now even two weeks ago? And as I’ve said other places, the prices of everything is going to keep going up. You can’t deplete the inventory and supply chain that quickly and not see rapid dramatic price increase. And with the fed printing and pumping more fiat currency into the economy devaluating the dollar...then sending everyone a $1000 check...basic economics 101.
  7. You’ll be fine. Just stay vigilant and check everything everyday for awhile. Don’t panic buy. The supply will be there. Just be ready to pull the wallet out each and every time time a good deal pops up. That’s what I’ve been doing for the past 10 years and now I’m sitting pretty.
  8. I learned that lesson over a decade ago...primers, then powder, then bullets... Just took inventory last night: Primers on Hand SP - 60,500 LP - 14,600 SR - 45,800 LR- 20,800 And more powder than I’ll probably ever use...but as another guy on here said...I’ll sure give it my best. Probably set on projectiles for a couple years based on the 3-4 a week I currently shoot. There are so many people making bullets you’ll always be able to find something. May not be your first choice if in a pinch, but it will keep you shooting. And if you have a stockpile it allows you to be patient and wait for what you want/sales.
  9. Yea. That’s what as do as well. I run 2 tool heads for 223/5.56 and 3 for 300 BO. I run the RCBS black small base die in station one to decap and make sure new to me brass is squeezed all the way back down. It works really well for that. It’s the Armanov swagger (in place of primer on 650) that swagges on the upstroke that wears you out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Man, I’m really wishing I had a 1050/1100 right now. I’m making my way through about 8000 .223/5.56 cases of mixed brass on the 650 using a case feeder, RCBS small base die in station 1 and a Dillon RT1500 along with the Armanov swagger in place of primer. Just the push to swage gets exhausting. I’m guessing it’s gotta be easier on a 1050/1100? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I thought SW Clean Shot was the Titegroup equivalent? I don’t see Sport Pistol listed any more. Did Clean Shot replace it? I hope so, just bought a keg of based on that?!?!? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Keep it. That’s where I was. I had pictures of my 550 and was ready to list it. Glad I didn’t. It’s much easier to use for pistol load development. And I load all my precision rifle and handgun SD stuff on it. It’s perfect for that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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