Primer prices. What are you paying?


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Queen_of_Thunder
February 9, 2013, 11:43 AM
A friend just paid $65 for 1,000 209 primers. I just paid $8 for 200 Federal Large Rifle primers and thats after my 10% discount.

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BP44
February 9, 2013, 11:45 AM
Might be a better question for the reloading forum... They are priced sky high.

MaterDei
February 9, 2013, 11:46 AM
I bought some two weeks ago at a gun show. $3.50/100.

SaxonPig
February 9, 2013, 11:52 AM
I'm not buying until the current panic subsides and prices return to sane levels. I stocked up after the 2008 panic, but should have shelved more. Will correct once I start buying, again. But I refuse to pay the Blackbeard prices that are the current state of affairs. Even if it meant no loading or shooting for a year I would wait. Paying the scalpers (and any primers for sale now were purchased at the pre-panic wholesale price so they are jacking the profits) offends me and I won't do it.

hey_poolboy
February 9, 2013, 12:05 PM
My LGS is still selling primers for normal prices when they can get them. I bought 2K large pistol a couple weeks ago for $30/1k. Need to go back and pick up some more when they get more in....

Large rifle (standard) was $32/1k last I was in there.
Magnum rifle were $35/1k, but they only had about 300 left. A buddy of mine bought them up for his 300WM.

03fatboy
February 9, 2013, 12:18 PM
1k of srp Remington 34.99

9w1911
February 9, 2013, 01:03 PM
Just paid 31.00 per 1000 at a lgs for Winchester lpp

If the price is right and I have the budget I'm buying whether that be primers or.powder this is my new rule I don't care if I fill up the spare bedroom its all an investment
Prices may stabilize but they will never get cheaper. Also there is a gunshow next weekend which had some good deals last time but...I bet now it's all gouged last time they had 5k Winchester lpp for 119.00 and I missed them after waiting in line for an hour I bet now those same primers will be 150.00 next weekend.

45lcshooter
February 9, 2013, 01:23 PM
CCI large and small rifle $29.99
Remington 9 1/2 $32.99

Have several K of pistol primers and got them before king Obama started panic. But those were 25-30 dollars if I can remember.

Duckdog
February 9, 2013, 01:24 PM
The prices should get cheaper as time goes. We went through this a few times before and they always come back. It just amazes me how people start the gouging. I think we all know people who a very capable of doing this and regularly do this kind of behavior,whether it be plowing snow to selling hay. I've often wondered how they can look at themselves in the mirror, but they do.

I know for me, I will not forget the businesses that are not just recouping their costs, but are out to make a killing at our expense. They are the ones causing the proplems, because in most cases, they are the ones who bought everythign up to keep their "supply" up for this very situation.

murphys_law
February 9, 2013, 01:31 PM
$27/k tula small pistol about a month ago

rikman
February 9, 2013, 01:35 PM
$36.99/1000 CCI & Federal SPP & LPP

DeadFlies
February 9, 2013, 01:41 PM
I bought 1,000 small pistol primers from the local reloading shop. I paid $28+tax for them. Large rifle, anything Magnum and especially shotgun primers are easily had.

Dodge DeBoulet
February 9, 2013, 01:43 PM
Qty 15K Federal 150 LPP, with shipping and hazmat included, worked out to $29/K. This was through Powder Valley; ordered on January 4th, received January 24th.

EBK
February 9, 2013, 05:06 PM
I picked up 1k Winchester large pistol primers for 32$ at the last gunshow here in January

orthophonic
February 9, 2013, 05:35 PM
I paid $21.95 a thousand for Nobel 209s last night from Gamaliel. They were listed in stock and now I"m waiting for them to arrive. The site mentioned thar items not in stock could have a long wait time. As I have plenty of SR, LR, LP, and SP, I'm not in a hurry to replenish those and it takes a whole lot longer to load any of those than it does with shot shells when I'm doing it with a MEC 9000. Really like that machine!!!

SD624
February 9, 2013, 05:46 PM
Just paid 565.00 for 2500 #35 cci. Thought that was pretty good all things considered.

gspn
February 9, 2013, 06:06 PM
Two weeks ago I bought 6k primers at $40/K.

This week I was back in the store and I saw they raised their prices to $60/k.

I'm done for a while.

jk2008
February 9, 2013, 06:17 PM
This may not float everyone's boat, but I found Berdan primers in stock at Graf & Sons. Here's the link if you're interested:

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/3986?

For years, I had trouble finding these, then suddenly about a year ago, Grafs had scads of them. It's kind of ironic that now that the world is panic-buying everything gun related, Berdan primers can be had at $30 per 1000.

Onewolf
February 9, 2013, 06:19 PM
I have bought 4000 primers in the last month. CCI BR-2 $45, CCI #200 Large Rifle $32, CCI #400 Small Rifle $32, CCI #500 small pistol $28

HighExpert
February 9, 2013, 06:35 PM
I bought primers in 2005 the last time. Paid $68 per case (5000). Still have 4 cases of LPP and 4 cases of SPP. Don't buy on 1000 quantities. No price break. I will wait until they come back down.

c.latrans
February 9, 2013, 07:25 PM
As of today, $49.99 for a brick of CCI BR4 SRM at the LGS. I did not need any, but asked the price as I was pleased to see them available.

Jimbo53
February 9, 2013, 07:33 PM
Bought 5000 Tula LPP Jan. 18 for $20.50 per 1000 from Powder Valley.

blarby
February 9, 2013, 07:44 PM
$34/1000

Same as pre-crisis.

clutch
February 9, 2013, 07:54 PM
This may not float everyone's boat, but I found Berdan primers in stock at Graf & Sons. Here's the link if you're interested:

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/category/categoryId/3986?

For years, I had trouble finding these, then suddenly about a year ago, Grafs had scads of them. It's kind of ironic that now that the world is panic-buying everything gun related, Berdan primers can be had at $30 per 1000.

I saw that earlier. Just out of curiosity, what are you reloading, how many times can you re-prime a case and get good results?

Thanks,

Clutch

Reloadron
February 9, 2013, 08:06 PM
Gotten pretty ugly when people are paying for a single primer what they were paying for a complete loaded round a few months ago.

Ron

oneounceload
February 9, 2013, 08:23 PM
A friend just paid $65 for 1,000 209 primers

Well, that sucks, I just paid $98 for 5000 209 primers

RustyFN
February 9, 2013, 08:35 PM
If you don't mind back ordering them and going on a waiting list you can get them at Powder Valley for $21 per 1,000.

tactikel
February 9, 2013, 08:49 PM
In northern Illinois, primers are $4.95-$5.95 for rifle/pistol, shotgun are $6.49 per hundred. That's IF you can find some :fire:

Dodge DeBoulet
February 9, 2013, 08:54 PM
If you don't mind back ordering them and going on a waiting list you can get them at Powder Valley for $21 per 1,000.
Powder Valley isn't accepting back orders at this time. There's an explanation on their home page . . .

jk2008
February 9, 2013, 09:49 PM
I saw that earlier. Just out of curiosity, what are you reloading, how many times can you re-prime a case and get good results?

Thanks,

Clutch

I purchased berdan primers early last year, but they are still sitting on the shelf (it has been a "fun" year... no, not really).

My plan is to reload some 7.5x55 GP-11 brass and some Yugo 7.62x39, but I haven't gotten to it yet. So, sorry, I don't have any first hand experience to share.

On the plus side, I now have the primers on hand so I can act when the opportunity presents itself, which wasn't the case a few years ago when I had the free time to do this.

Hondo 60
February 9, 2013, 10:14 PM
I'm not buying until the current panic subsides and prices return to sane levels.

Amen, brother!
I saw one post where there was an individual who paid $89/1k for SPP.
I'll just stay home from the range if they're still that high when my stock pile is gone.

GCBurner
February 9, 2013, 10:21 PM
I'm still working on the ones I stocked up on pre-2008; the price sticker on the box of Winchester Small Pistol Primers I recently opened was $16 per 1,000. I wish I'd bought more, but when they're in stock at the gun club store, they're currently $30 per 1,000 nowadays.

hueyville
February 9, 2013, 10:21 PM
One LGS is at 30.99 per 1,000. Across street 42.99 per 1,000. Guess who is moving inventory and who isn't. I just got my quarterly stocking order. Myself and 4 others buy 25,000 primers per quarter and split up between us. Our supplier tagged us for 23.00 per 1,000 at that volume this time and apologized for having to do it. Pretty sure he took a bit less margin to sell them to us that cheap but after a decade of our business he probably wants us happy. Our 1 lb powder prices were 20 per lb and my 8 pound keg of Unique was 118.

bigdogpete
February 9, 2013, 11:06 PM
$26/1000 cci

Uncle Richard
February 9, 2013, 11:30 PM
$43 (including tax) for 1000 win large pistol primers at the LGS..

788Ham
February 9, 2013, 11:34 PM
I paid $32 /1000 for spp about 2 weeks ago, so I grabbed 2K of them. Not the cheapest I've found, but nobody else has them. They had 3 cases of them, but would only sell 2K per customer.

ArchAngelCD
February 9, 2013, 11:48 PM
Before the crunch, CCI primers were running $28/1000 and now they are $30/1000. The CCI NATO primers are a little higher @ $32/1000.

For some reason 209 primers are expensive and were before the crunch too. I think it has something to do with the huge increase on inline muzzle loaders. It's been a long time since I've seen 209 primers for less than $4/100. And, the ones they are marking as muzzleloader primers are even higher @$8/100, what a ripoff since they are the same but for the packaging! lol

SlowFuse
February 10, 2013, 12:34 AM
I bought CCI 550s yesterday for $35 per K. Considering the situation with components around here I thought it was an ok price.

ArchAngelCD
February 10, 2013, 12:49 AM
I bought CCI 550s yesterday for $35 per K. Considering the situation with components around here I thought it was an ok price.
I think that would be my limit but no more...

Lost Sheep
February 10, 2013, 01:20 AM
Anchorage, Alaska, 6 months ago, $32 per 1000 for most primers for metallic cartridges. SPP, LPP, SRP, LRP. at Sportsman's Warehouse.

I just went there this afternoon. $43 on the shelf labels. But there was no inventory there.

Lost Sheep

silicosys4
February 10, 2013, 01:32 AM
today,

$33/1k for small pistol primers, lgs
$31/1k for large rifle primers from wal mart

Centurian22
February 10, 2013, 02:07 AM
Most recent purchase was $3.99/100 LRP and $54/1000 SPP.

ArchAngelCD
February 10, 2013, 02:29 AM
Most recent purchase was $3.99/100 LRP and $54/1000 SPP.
Sorry but that is just way too much. There is no way I would pay anyone $54 for 1000 SPP. I would really rather do without than let someone rip me off. I know how much the dealers are charging the store and $54/k is a ripoff!

You should make notes and remember who charged too much and make sure you do not buy from them in the future!

Centurian22
February 10, 2013, 04:33 AM
I certainly didn't want to pay the $54 (that's after tax FYI) for something that was $35 just weeks before but having just gotten into reloading its still worth it to me. Especially when I can't find the ammo I want for .32S&W Long. Once I find and buy 1000 plated bullets I will probably be set on ammo for that revolver for a Very long time. $0.02 more per round isn't a big deal to me and when prices return to normal I'll be all the happier.

BeerSleeper
February 10, 2013, 07:48 AM
Yesterday I paid $28.99 for federal small pistol, and on the shelf right beside it was cci large pistol for the same price.

I stock more than what I shoot in a year, and I won't buy anything at the panic price unless I need it, but I refuse to join the crowd that cries of gouging.

Gouging means we have a free market. This is not a bad thing. Everyone can choose to pay or not to pay that price. The kind of demand that strips shelves bare justifies raising the price. I would rather see the price raised how ever high it has to go to reduce sales to the point there's still a few boxes on the shelf, than see the employees buying stock as it comes in and flipping it for 300% price online.
Looking at a bare shelf with a low price sticker helps no one. If it was available at 300% of the regular price, I would like that for two reasons. 1) If I needed it, I could still get it. 2) Primarily, the high price will be paid by those who did not plan ahead. At least they will still be able to meet their needs.
It's like buying a generator during a power outage. I was in a store once, and they guy had a sign that said exactly that. "Generator prices are double in the dark". I found it humorous, and appreciated his upfront honesty.

Bush Pilot
February 11, 2013, 12:00 AM
Purchased CCI LR primers today for $29.90/K for a friend. The store had all sizes in stock for that price. Their limit was 2,000 primers a day.

rgriggs
February 11, 2013, 12:37 PM
I paid $42.00 for 1000 small pistol this last weekend here in Kansas. Only one other place has them in town and they have a limit of 100 (1 box) per day.

Randy

billybob44
February 11, 2013, 12:46 PM
Just paid 565.00 for 2500 #35 cci. Thought that was pretty good all things considered.
I HOPE that you forgot a 0 on that 2500??

Otherwise, that's $226.00 per K?? OUCH...Bill.

My Bad..That's 50 BMG Primers--Right??

thump_rrr
February 11, 2013, 12:52 PM
$130 for 5,000 S&B SPP just before New Years.

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