Gotta be all about money. Supply and demand. Is it possible with the high demand for factory loaded cartridges that all the powder is going in that direction? I know 8 lbs of powder would last me quite a while and probably most others also. There is no reason we shouldn’t be able to get that much almost any time. There is also the possibility that dealers are hoarding and selling it online in another name at highly elevated prices. I know that I paid $300.00 for 8 lbs of Varget and about a month later I emailed the guy back and he was up to $350.00. Needless to say, I didn’t pay that. I figured it would be more readily available soon, boy was I wrong. If anyone knows where I can buy an 8 lb keg of Varget, I sure would like to.