Small Pistol Primers at Midway


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rfwobbly
February 18, 2010, 12:56 AM
As of the 17th, Midway has Federal primers in several sizes for $30/1000

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janobles14
February 18, 2010, 01:02 AM
wow im on it. sad how this is a good deal now! :(

Motownfire
February 18, 2010, 02:03 AM
$25 hazmat fee !!! Holy crap batman !!!

Dodge DeBoulet
February 18, 2010, 10:11 AM
And a 5K limit. With hazmat and shipping, ordering 5K works out to about $38 per 1K.

I've ordered 10K through Graf's just recently and the per 1K cost is under $30. Of course they're on backorder, but I have 6K of Wolf primers to tide me over, with a nearly 95% ignition rate ;)

My Colt and Me
February 18, 2010, 10:56 AM
Wolf primers to tide me over, with a nearly 95% ignition rate

Pistol or revolver? Either way, 5% is pretty.

bds
February 18, 2010, 11:18 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=469495&page=8

Not just Federal but CCI and Remington too: http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseCategories.aspx?tabId=1&categoryId=17587&categoryString=9315***17585***

CCI SR Military ($37), LR Bench Strips ($47)
Federal SP/SR ($31), Gold Premium LPM Match ($39)
Remington SR Bench ($29)

Dodge DeBoulet
February 18, 2010, 01:17 PM
Wolf primers to tide me over, with a nearly 95% ignition rate

Pistol or revolver? Either way, 5% is pretty.

I'm assuming you mean pretty bad, 'cuz they ain't any prettier than any other primers ;)

S&W M&P autoloaders for pistols.

ljnowell
February 18, 2010, 01:46 PM
95%? Seems pretty high to me. To the point of there being an outside factor. Maybe something happened to that lot of primers in transit, or in storage, or something in the reloading cycle. I had a buddy the ruined some primers priming on the press with an overlubed press. Anything can happen.

depoloni
February 18, 2010, 02:27 PM
Harder cups = harder to ignite.

I just started into my second batch of 5000 Wolf SP primers. While they are NOT my favorite, I have had precisely one FTF. I just keep them out of light strikers - my LCP and a few other striker-fired pistols.

Drop them in a 1911 or a CZ (where most of my wolf primers go) and you'll have no issues - unless you got a bad batch.

Riss
February 18, 2010, 02:39 PM
5% ignition rate ??? I hope he is off a little in his math. For me that would be over 100 failures during matches alone. 1 failure in 5000 is acceptable. In my last 5 or 10 thousand reloads I have not had a single failure that I can blame on the primers.

Dodge DeBoulet
February 18, 2010, 04:33 PM
5% failure rate. Wolf has acknowledged the problem and is working on a solution. In the interim, they've refunded the unused portion of my primers (wish I'd reported the problem before I fired off the first 2-3K). They've also warned me not to buy any more, at least right away, since I can expect to see a recurrence of the issue.

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