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Old 02-10-2024, 1:02 PM
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Default SF Bay Area Reloading Supply Dealers?

Does anyone know of any dealers in the SF Bay Area that sells smokeless gunpowder for reloading? I know Bass Pro does, but they do not have what I want in stock. Looking to buy some Hodgdon 4198, although I understand that is really hard to find anywhere. The online venders I searched all say it is out of stock.
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Old 02-10-2024, 4:44 PM
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Try sportsman's warehouse.
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Like sportsmans inventory visibility. It's not perfect but you can always call to make sure they have those powder primer components. And pick up the components before somebody else beats you to it. Sweeneys in Napa still has SPP 80$ 1K if they didn't change the price.
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Call first, but Canyon Sports Martinez and Antioch Armory might have it.
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There are a lot of powders that have been scarce or unobtainable for quite a while. As an example, here's a recent post from Accurate Shooter:

https://forum.accurateshooter.com/th...h4198.4116728/

My advice would be to try powders in the same burn rate range that are available. You'll at least be shooting, and may find something that works better.

According to the Hodgdon 2024 burn rate chart, popular powders in the same range as H4198 (faster to slower) are: Norma 200, Accurate 2200, Alliant RL-7, Accurate LT-32, IMR 4198, (H4198 is here), VV N120, Norma 201, Alliant Power Pro 1220-R, VVN130, H322. Got tired of typing; there are others.

Burn rate chart is here:
https://hodgdonpowderco.com/wp-conte...rt-WEBSITE.pdf
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