Re: 380 reloading
I haven't really noticed any problem getting my .380 reloading supplies here in WA. Every mow and then the store I shop at will out of SP primers, or out of the powder I like. But I blame the store for that, not any shortage or supply line problems. I wait a few days and it's back on the shelf, or go elsewhere. As for the bullets, I personally don't go above 95grn. I use power pistol, and the charge needed fills the case about 2/3 full. I'm not experienced enough to feel comfortable compressing a charge so that I can get a heavier 115grn bullet in there, and really don't feel there much advantage to it. I don't know if other powders would give you a favorable result with the heavy bullet however. I'm sure someone that does know will be along shortly to lend some more informative data.