Saturday, January 30, 2021

AMMO POWDER Outlook Week of January 30 2021 6.8 Western Cartridge Notes

Stock update-shrinking & a few back orders are trickling in 10 boxes of ammo here and there. If your not at the shop every week then it is gone by Saturday. Have a good supply of 300 win mag on the counter. Nothing in stock at the distributors except for blanks & 50 BMG belted cartridges. 

 I did score 70 boxes of Remington 223 psp 55gr. Shop limit is 2 boxes per person. Price is 22$ ea. What little powder I had at the beginning of the year is near gone. Come Monday I'll call the components distributor to see is any projectiles are on hand.

Remember , I also sell cast lead boolits and rifle boolits with gas checks. Not a lot on hand but enough to hunt with.

Just arrived Today, Saturday 10 boxes of 6.8 Western Nickle plated brass 165 gr AccuBond BT bullet a new cartridge and Browning is offering a Xbolt. 20 cartridges will cost you $60.00 for the premium load. 

 Here's the scoop. January 15, 2021 — Browning introduces the new 6.8 Western caliber in multiple X-Bolt configurations. The 6.8 Western was designed to be the ultimate all-around long-range hunting cartridge and the Browning X-Bolt is an ideal delivery vehicle. The 6.8 Western delivers magnum performance from a short-action magnum cartridge with less recoil than its long-action counterparts.

To learn more about the features and specs of X-Bolt rifles chambered in 6.8 Western, as well access to downloadable hi res images please visit:


Long-range magnum performance in a short-action rifle

Designed to use heavy caliber, high BC bullets

Carries 1,000 ft. lbs. of energy to almost 1,000 yards

Regards, #blackpowderbill

Ammo Stock Report January 21 2021 by BlackPowderBill


Last weeks Jan, 21 sales were down due to lack of cartridges to offer. Out the door were 93 boxes-different flavors. Shot shells sales were up & from speaking with customers, I was the only person who had any in the area. I have a good 50 cases on shotgun shells on back order. People still calling looking for unobtanium minerals.

 No word on when they will arrive or be available. Moving a few assorted components out the door and a little powder-what I have left. No dies on hand at the distributors except for some old odd cartridges. What I see they are going for double my sales prices. I.E. 100$ and up per set-reloading press's-moulds can be found but you will be paying way over MSRP. 

 Viewed a LEE 490 dia double cavity round ball mould on fleabay 29 bids and it was at $101.00. When available I sell these for 25$. IMPO Come on guys are you that goofy to pay 4 or 5 times the retail cost for a item? 

Oh well guess you are. SMH DAF Hey here's a thought. If a person is willing to drive all over town or sit in a parking lot waiting for a box store to open for a cartridge. How prepared are they when down to that last can of soup? 

Regards #blackpowderbill

Monday, January 18, 2021

Another Colossal Waste of Tax Payers Money. Hey Politicians Don't Give a Shit! #whitemen

                    Another colossal waste of tax payers money. 

Second impeachment of Donald Trump  orchestrated by Senator Pelosi & useless politicians.


AMMO & Components Outlook Grimm #blackpowderbill

 Wholesale stock report: Good morning. Attached is the most recent in stock report. It continues to decrease despite some decent incoming on a select few non-hazardous products. Due to demand, product continues to go exclusively to backorders and rarely dents those. We are still NOT taking backorders on primers and will not begin to consider it until we can make some progress at this time, which hasn’t happened over the last 3 months.

Many manufacturers announced price increases this week. (see more details on sheet above) We will roll these out as they become available via this email list. We will continue to fill backorders as product arrives, but for every 10 cases of something we fill, it seems 20 more go on backorder. We have been through this in the past, not sure to this level, but it is frustrating to say the least for you, your customers, and us as a supplier. We appreciate your patience and understanding that this is out of all our control at this point.
While primers are in the worst shape overall in relationship to backorders vs incoming, powder is starting to get just as bad. We are massively behind both at this time and will continue to evaluate as we move forward. Overall, nothing is in good shape at this time, but we will continue to do what we can as product arrives. We have no guess as to when something will fill as it is totally dependent upon incoming (when and how many).
The in stock page sent today had maybe 100 items listed 24 were plastic storage boxes-some brass and about the same in projectiles. This on hand report use to be 30+- a page of pages. FYI: Once my stock is depleted unless backorders come in I'll shut down except for forearms transfers, advice, minor repairs & muzzle loader sales. I just sent in for my FFL re-newel this weekend. It will be for another 3 years. I will if possible purchase a shit load of supplies then when my license expires in 2024 I'll most likely hang it up. #blackpowderbill