April 3rd, 2013, 01:20 PM
Fire Team Leader
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: The Wolverine State
Hogdon's powder supply.......
I was searching for some load data on my 38 special and seen this on Hogdon's website and thought I would pass it along, sorry if someone has allready posted. This is from them you can go to their website to confirm.
Why canít I find Hodgdon powders?
As you have seen, ammunition and reloading components Ė including all Hodgdon powders Ė are hard to find.
Dealer shelves that used to hold cans of powder are empty. Here are answers to your questions straight from
Q: Are you still making powders?
A: We are shipping more powder this year than we shipped last year. We are shipping as fast as the powder is
available. The real problem why you are seeing empty shelves is demand. The demand for powder (and all
ammunition and components) is far greater than the supply from the manufacturers. We just cannot make
enough to feed this demand right now. No one wants to ship more during this time than we do.
Q: Are you still in business?
A: Yes, Hodgdon is here for the long haul. We are doing everything we can to supply our powders. Dealerís
shelves are empty because powders are being purchased as soon as they arrive at the Dealerís stores.
Q: What is causing this high demand?
A: The current political climate can have the regulatory consequence of impacting law abiding, hard working
shooters and hunters. This has caused extremely high demand on all shooting industry products resulting in empty
shelves, long back-orders, and on-line auction sites asking exaggerated prices.
Q: I have seen/heardmany rumors and conjecture on the cause of this powder shortage.
A: If you do not hear it from Hodgdon Powder Company please donít believe it.
Q: Is the shortage of reloading powder being caused by Hodgdon shipping their powder to the ammunition
A: No. While we do sell to some ammunition manufacturing companies, we continue to sell over 80% of our
powder to handloaders just like you. Hodgdon has always been committed to the individual handloader.
Q: Whenwill I start to see more powder on Dealer shelves?
A: This level of demand will not last forever. As soon as demand slows a little we will start making headway into