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Varget Prices
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 4:34 am    Post subject: Varget Prices Reply with quote

I know that the Democrats anti-gun crap has caused panic buying here in the States(I call it shooting yourself in the foot)but what is the reason that 8lb kegs of Varget are going for $450 to $600 on GunBroker? I was told by our local reloading store that Hogden has quit making Varget in 8lb kegs. Is it true? Whatever the real reason it is quite disturbing.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

Varget is very popular and very hard to get these days!!! So of course there are those that are trying to profit big time from the current situation. Shocked

I seriously doubt they will quit selling #8 kegs!!! Although they may have done something temporarily to make adjustments in their manufacturing.
But then again it might be someone else’s way of gouging the consumer!!! Mad (You get a discount for larger quantities)

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

GUTS and Chambered...Varget is actually made by Thales (previously the Australian Defence Industries or ADI) here in Australia.

I checked their website and they still package AR2208...marketed as Varget in the USA....in 4 kg (8.8 lbs) containers. If it is not available in that capacity any more, then I would suggest that it is a decision made by Hogdon for whatever reason.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

Our last powder shipment a week ago had three 8lb kegs of Varget. Our store price, $176. Too, we received 40 one pound containers. All Varget was sold out in two days.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

My gun shop is so overloaded that it took him until April to get AK's he ordered in November in .

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

Handloader wrote:
All Varget was sold out in two days.

Like I said, Varget is popular !!!

The shop I deal with has well over 100lb's of it sold if they could just get it in !!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

found some 1lb cans for 29.99 a can. and goin' fast
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

Hodgdon are smart business people. They realize that this crazy bull market for ammo components will be short lived. They are limiting their 8lb sells because they don't want people overbuying powder. They are afraid of the bust that will last several years after everyone reloads off of their supplies they bought during the boom years 2008-2012(the years of OZbama). As soon as OZbama is looking for a new job, 8 lb jugs will be aplenty.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

Hodgdon just received a rather large quantity of Varget that should hit the market soon!!! (along with other powders as well)

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

glad to here that,,,, here anything about primers being shipped

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

No !!!

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

By the way, that jug on GunBroker actually went for $680.00 plus a $35.00 charge for shipping and haz-mat !!! wtf Shocked wtf A total of $715.00 Shocked Nuts Insane

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

damn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, chambered 221 . what size jug of powder was that anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

That was an 8 pounder !!! Shocked or 89 dollars and change per pound !!! ROFL

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Varget Prices Reply with quote

well,brother someone has big plans for the ammo that powders loadin' i bet.don't you

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