Does Size Really Matter?


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OldTex
March 14, 2013, 10:37 PM
I understand improved safety and all that, but what's the deal with primer packaging nowadays? Is there some kind of race going on I don't know about?

Here's 1,000 of each. Kind of hard to stack them on the shelf when there's so much difference. BTW, the price tag on those old CCIs is from a store that went of of business in the 80's. Who says I'm a hoarder? I'm just running a longevity experiment.

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wgaynor
March 14, 2013, 11:08 PM
I was thinking the same thing today. I went to a gun store and picked up some more primers for about $35/1k. I keep mine in an ammo can and am running out of room. I have an old box of cci like you show above. Great way for storing them. The other boxes only give me room for about 7k primers per can.

Could be worse. Could be out of primers i guess...

Jim Watson
March 14, 2013, 11:14 PM
Federal primers are the most sensitive and needs big packages for enough safety space to prevent gang firing.
CCIs are the least sensitive US primer and can be packed tighter. Winchesters are intermediate in sensitivity and box size.

KansasSasquatch
March 14, 2013, 11:15 PM
I have 3 boxes of those same Federal SPM primers. If there were ANY other SPP primers available I wouldn't have these Federals, for no other reason than the packaging. They were all my local Cabelas had from December until last week when they got CCI 500s in stock. Picked up 3k of those too. Federals just take up too much damn room.

Jesse Heywood
March 15, 2013, 12:33 AM
Can't read the stickers, but I remember buying bricks of CCI for $10 in the early 80's. If you use the price of gas, primers are right on track. But the price of gas isn't!

ReloaderFred
March 15, 2013, 02:30 AM
This has been beat to death in this thread: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=706487

Hope this helps.

Fred

OldTex
March 15, 2013, 04:14 AM
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david_r
March 15, 2013, 04:43 AM
If you have to ask ....

Texan Scott
March 15, 2013, 05:29 AM
There's a joke here somewhere... lemme see here...

Usually it's the black powder boys, with their nipple wrenches and greased balls, that sorely test my self-restraint... but tonight OldTex, this thread title ... from a fellow Texan? (Of COURSE it matters!)

It's almost too much.

45lcshooter
March 15, 2013, 07:23 AM
Pretty boxes.

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