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I have a rare chance to snag a safe queen .35 336 A H prefix rifle. The guy is willing to take 8lbs of powder as trade. I'm having hard time deciding whether it's worth it or not considering the political climate and our future as reloaders. My main issue is, should I take the rifle and hope to order in more of this powder, or keep the powder and possibly never see this rifle in that good of shape again.

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Hey all!

I have a rare chance to snag a safe queen .35 336 A H prefix rifle. The guy is willing to take 8lbs of powder as trade. I'm having hard time deciding whether it's worth it or not considering the political climate and our future as reloaders. My main issue is, should I take the rifle and hope to order in more of this powder, or keep the powder and possibly never see this rifle in that good of shape again.

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I bought 4 pounds of powder a few weeks ago shipped at $30.00 a pound. Powder is easier to get than primers but that is not saying much.
 

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I would bet that you will be able to get whatever powder that you have within a year- 18 months from now, but for the equivalent of about $250 of powder for a NICE '51 336A, I would jump on it!
I have a '50 SC that shoots cast very well with it's Ballard rifling.
 

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The rifle, all day!

Easy for me to say...I have a LOT of powder.

But still...say yes to the rifle!
 

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The rifle comes home, hands down. I'm a little more optimistic than some. I think we will recover from this. You'll get more powder.
 

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I've been watching this rifle sit there for about 5 months. I suppose I will take him up on it, I can get powder from my distros quite often so no biggie there but I just have this odd feeling it's going to be a long, long 4-8 years.
 

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Go ahead and place a backorder for your replacement powder, the sooner you do, the sooner it will be replaced.
 

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A 336 A model in .35 is never going to loose value, where as that powder will eventually be available for a reasonable price.
I would jump on that in a heartbeat. I love my 1952 A model in .35
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Hey all!

I have a rare chance to snag a safe queen .35 336 A H prefix rifle. The guy is willing to take 8lbs of powder as trade. I'm having hard time deciding whether it's worth it or not considering the political climate and our future as reloaders. My main issue is, should I take the rifle and hope to order in more of this powder, or keep the powder and possibly never see this rifle in that good of shape again.

Thoughts?
This is quite a rare opportunity. I would have to get the rifle.
 

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I have a 1951 336 in .30-30 and a 1951 39A so if I found a 1951 336 in .35 I'd get it for eight pounds of powder.

BUT!

The posts above need investigating. Some types of powder are selling for $750 per eight pound cans.
 

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I'd do the trade so quickly it would be hard to see, and I shoot a lot of powder.

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No brainer, grab the rifle! We've been here before with the panic/hoarding of powder. It'll be back
by the end of the year.
 

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They are making more powder. They will never again make another 336A H prefix in .35 Remington. Can't shoot. Just sit and fondle the rifle until powder becomes available again. 😁
 
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