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Queen_of_Thunder
March 23, 2013, 02:36 PM
Picked up 500 Federal Large Rifle Primers @ $4.45 per hundred and 500 Federal Match Large Pistol Primers @$4.50 per hundred. What are you folks paying.

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fdashes
March 23, 2013, 02:59 PM
Saw some cci yesterday for $3.25 in the Springfield, Ma area. I wouldn't pay it! But...it may be coming to tht for some. I have ammo put away for the rest of my life time, thank goodness.

oneounceload
March 23, 2013, 03:05 PM
primers are a LOT cheaper when you buy them by the full unbroken sleeve of 5000. Every time the seller has to break them down to smaller packages - 5000 to 1000, then 1000 to 100, the unit cost goes way up

GT1
March 23, 2013, 03:42 PM
I would not buy less than 5k amounts. They last for decades and you are likely going to use them. They make good barter items with the local guys, too.

I paid $21 per thousand on my last purchase, that was the delivered to my door price.

Hondo 60
March 23, 2013, 04:32 PM
$21/k??
You must have bought them back in 2007. :D

GT1-I haven't seen Federals, or any American made primers for that price in over 5 years.

Although I HAVE purchased Tula SPPs (Russian made) for that price as recently as Aug 2012.

GT1
March 23, 2013, 04:51 PM
It was a couple weeks ago from Widener's, and they were Russian rifle primers. :)

They are as good as any other primers I've used(CCI or Winchester).

hentown
March 23, 2013, 04:53 PM
I bought 20k small rifle primers from Widener's a couple weeks ago for around $21 per k, delivered.

Steve C
March 23, 2013, 05:09 PM
Saw CCI primers at Cabellas yesterday for $37.98/K and Remington at $38.98. Cabellas doesn't exactly have the lowest prices in the area.

Motownfire
March 23, 2013, 06:09 PM
I bought 3000 CCI SPP for $37.99 per 1000 yesterday at a LGS. I usually don't buy less than 5K at a time but I left two boxes for someone else, these will last me a good while. Last year when I bought primers at this same LGS the CCI's I bought were $35.99 per 1000.

Walkalong
March 23, 2013, 08:28 PM
It was a couple weeks ago from Widener's, and they were Russian rifle primers. If i had seen those, I would have gotten some. None now.

GT1
March 23, 2013, 09:08 PM
I posted here on THR but it was very early morning(I got the notification at 2 am), they were gone within an hour or so.

Walkalong
March 23, 2013, 11:08 PM
Naturally. :)

I picked up 10K Wolf SR primers in the latter part of 2012. I should have picked up some LR as well. I do have 1K Wolf, along with 900+ of Federal, and 2K to 3K Winchester, so I'm OK.

bantam9
March 23, 2013, 11:18 PM
Saw some CCI 200, Win WSP, and WIN WLR Magnum for $35.99/1000 ea. today,(slightly more @ $3.89/100).

gspn
March 24, 2013, 12:22 AM
There's been only one store in my city in the past 6 months that has had primers on the shelves when I entered. I bought a few thousand at $40 per thousand.

The next week I went back for some other stuff...saw that they still had primers and saw that they bumped the price up to $60 per thousand. I bought another 1k at that level and I'm done until prices come back down.

I've got enough to last me for a while...especially since it's now fishing season...won't be shooting near as much.

Queen_of_Thunder
March 24, 2013, 02:25 AM
primers are a LOT cheaper when you buy them by the full unbroken sleeve of 5000. Every time the seller has to break them down to smaller packages - 5000 to 1000, then 1000 to 100, the unit cost goes way up
True but 500 primers of each type is the max you are allowed to purchase per day.

hentown
March 24, 2013, 09:47 AM
"Allowed" by whom?

wgaynor
March 24, 2013, 09:50 AM
I've been paying around $29/1k. That's cheaper than what I was paying a year ago.

ssilence
March 24, 2013, 10:00 AM
I saw some CCI SPP and LPP at a LGS yesterday for $39.99/k. I ordered some Tula SPP back in January and after splitting shipping and Haz-Mat with someone else ended up getting them for $27.54/k (I ordered 3K). Wish I would have gotten more.

LAH
March 24, 2013, 03:28 PM
"Allowed" by whom?

Many LGS have limits on purchases to keep the panic hoarders from shorting the shooters.

Queen_of_Thunder
March 24, 2013, 03:30 PM
"Allowed" by whom?
By the people who sell them.

Miata Mike
March 24, 2013, 03:39 PM
I saw someone on Armslist trying to sell small pistol primers for $10 per 100. That would be the day.....

NeuseRvrRat
March 24, 2013, 04:30 PM
when folks post what price they paid for primers online, they should be sure to include the hazmat fees.

Reefinmike
March 24, 2013, 04:50 PM
last I paid was $23/k for tula srp and lpp. and yes, that is with hazmat, shipping, and the electricity it took to make the order happen :neener:

powder valley early january.

MarshallDodge
March 24, 2013, 04:59 PM
I "invested" in primers over the last four years. There were some good sales of Federal at $20 per 1K at the local gun shop in 2011 and I bought some Wolf for $14 per 1K when Wideners had a sale.

LUCKYDAWG13
March 24, 2013, 05:09 PM
i picked up 1 K of SPP last week at my LGS $43.

KansasSasquatch
March 24, 2013, 05:30 PM
$26.50 per 1k of Tula .223 SRP in January from PV. $123 for the primers and $42 for shipping/hazmat and tax.

And I pay about $42 locally for Win, Rem, Fed, and CCI SP/LP/SR/LR, after tax. I have no problem paying $42 locally but it definitely wouldnt be worth it to pay that online+hazmat+shipping.

Dodge DeBoulet
March 24, 2013, 10:17 PM
$26.50 per 1k of Tula .223 SRP in January from PV. $123 for the primers and $42 for shipping/hazmat and tax.

And I pay about $42 locally for Win, Rem, Fed, and CCI SP/LP/SR/LR, after tax. I have no problem paying $42 locally but it definitely wouldnt be worth it to pay that online+hazmat+shipping.
Squatch, I'm not getting the math. Are you saying that $26.50/K is the all-in price you paid for the primers, including hazmat, shipping, tax, and insurance? How many primers did you buy?

$123 + $42 = $165, and if you divide that by 5 (to get the 1K "brick" price for what I'm guessing was a 5K "case" of primers), you get $33/K. If you bought 6K, though, that would work out to $27.50/K all-in. I'm a bit of a math nerd so stuff like this has to work or I get all twitchy :D

The Tula 223 primers are currently listed at $21/K, but are (of course) out of stock.

I bought 15K of Federal LPP from PV for an all-in price of $29/K ($26/K for the primers, $44.95 shipping/hazmat/insurance) . . . the math works in that example ;)

MarshallDodge
March 24, 2013, 11:36 PM
When buying online, I get together with friends and buy as much as one hazmat fee allows which is 70 lbs. If I remember correctly, it was Powder Valley that had free hazmat in September and it cost $50 to ship four 8 pound powder jugs and 10K primers.

If I bought local, the taxes would have been more than $50 on that order.

Locally primers are $40 a thousand if you can find them.

KansasSasquatch
March 25, 2013, 12:51 AM
Dodge DeBoulet

Squatch, I'm not getting the math. Are you saying that $26.50/K is the all-in price you paid for the primers, including hazmat, shipping, tax, and insurance? How many primers did you buy?

$123 + $42 = $165, and if you divide that by 5 (to get the 1K "brick" price for what I'm guessing was a 5K "case" of primers), you get $33/K. If you bought 6K, though, that would work out to $27.50/K all-in. I'm a bit of a math nerd so stuff like this has to work or I get all twitchy

The Tula 223 primers are currently listed at $21/K, but are (of course) out of stock.


You're right, my math was a little off, as I was going by memory. It was $123 for 6k, $0.50 for insurance, $27.50 hazmat(which I guess includes shipping), and $10.26 for sales tax since I'm a KS resident. Total of $161.26 for 6k, comes out to $26.876 per 1k. They were $20.50 (pre hazmat/ins./tax) back when I ordered in January. I should have ordered another 5-6k and I would have but I made that purchase around 4am before talking to my wife about it.

Mac2
March 25, 2013, 01:47 AM
Haven't been able to find any at my regular places. Midway, Graf & Sons and Nantchez. Dealer friend of mine had 10K come in. Me and another friend split them, 5K ea @ $150. $30 per K for Federal LMP.

ColtPythonElite
March 25, 2013, 03:34 AM
I stocked up on Tulas at $20 per 1k last year.

oneounceload
March 25, 2013, 03:59 PM
True but 500 primers of each type is the max you are allowed to purchase per day.

Not online there isn't - in fact they prefer you buy them by the sleeve of 5000, the packaging is designed for shipment. Go in with friends and get 4-6 sleeves for one hazmat/shipping fee

Arkansas Paul
March 25, 2013, 04:05 PM
I paid $44 for a thousand for SPP a month or so ago because that was all I could find. I hated to do it, but even at that price, I'm loading 1k rounds for under $70, so it's still very much worth it.

YunGun
March 25, 2013, 07:00 PM
My LGS instituted limits of 400 primers per person early this year & have since lowered that to 200 while simultaneously raising the cost per sleeve to right around $5/100 for standard Winchester Large Pistol/Rifle primers. Despite the fact that they recently got an order in & have several cases of Winchester primers on the shelves now, they still haven't lifted their per-customer quota. Also haven't seen any small rifle or small pistol primers (of any brand or at any price) on the shelves around here for months. I just began reloading in the past year or so, so wasn't exposed to the run on components, etc. from 'last time', and didn't really have the funds to lay in a big supply of components after purchasing all the other gear. Guess I'll just have to hope for the best & wait it out with the rest of you! :)

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