The Good 'Ole Days


May 1, 2013, 07:00 PM
This will make you cry in your beer.:(

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Don McDowell
May 1, 2013, 07:08 PM
Yup I've still got some powder that the price tag says 2.75

Rollis R. Karvellis
May 1, 2013, 07:47 PM
I'm working on some CCI L.P., from that era, and yes they work fine.

May 1, 2013, 07:51 PM
My first primers were $.60. Considering the rate of inflation and how long a young guy has to work to buy them they are actually "cheaper" today so don't cry too hard.

May 1, 2013, 07:55 PM
I have some shotgun (209) primers from the same era and they too go bang.

May 1, 2013, 08:25 PM
I remember when Sierra bullets were actually made in the Sierras of California AND they always gave you 101 bullets in a 100 pack so you could use one as a test dummy. Primers were $1/100 or less, Match bullets were less than $5/101 and powder came in either steel cans or cardboard containers............................and all of these items were sold in the local drug store right next to the handguns and rifles on one side, and the hard liquor section on the other

May 1, 2013, 08:32 PM
I'm still using primers from the 50's and some from 40's. I'm surprised they still pop off when the hammer hits them. Good stuff was made back then.

May 1, 2013, 09:35 PM
When I first started reloading, primers were .39 cents, if you could find them. Surplus IMR 4831 powder was sold in paper roll top bags for .35 cents a pound. And I was making $1.25 an hour then, so it's all relative........

Sierra bullets weren't ever made in the Sierra Mountains. They were located on Painter Ave., in Santa Fe Springs, CA, which is right next to Whittier. I used to stop by there and buy factory seconds by the pound.

Hope this helps.


May 1, 2013, 09:48 PM
I still have primers, power, & bullets from 4 years ago. printers were $1.50/100, power $4/lb, & bullets I think was $15-8/100. Brass I've had since around 1990. It was mostly free.

May 1, 2013, 09:59 PM
rawr rawr back in my day

May 1, 2013, 09:59 PM
Yep, way back when I figured the costs of loads, I did not bother figuring in primers they were so cheap. Not today, if I was checking anyway. These days I am going to reload either way, and don't add up anything.

May 1, 2013, 10:01 PM
I'm going to like this thread.

My first two Dillon SD's were $130.

$4.32 for 20 rounds of 180 grain 30-06

I didn't even think the 500 box of 9mm was that old but $15.95 puts some years on me. Hard to say I don't stock up though, they are still unopened.

The remington bullets are pretty darn old too. The 3 sitting outside the bag look a little crusty. The almost illegible hand written price for the 2000 "improved larger heel radius" FMJ's, $42.

May 2, 2013, 02:07 AM
Those CCI primers were made in the 70's.
79 cents in 1975 is the equivalent of $3.42 in 2013

In other words, CCI primers cost more in 1975 than they did in 2012.

Rollis R. Karvellis
May 2, 2013, 11:01 AM
The L.P. I, have were a gift to me so the price will never be better. :-)

May 2, 2013, 11:47 AM
Back when.....

Weekly I had to make the determination to buy 100 CCI SR Primers (would have to have powder and bullets too) or a box of .22RF. The price, 49 cents or 52 cents, tax included, primers/22s.
That was a lot of money for me.

We went to grandpa's every other week end. That's where I could shoot. The off week ends were on Bull Shoals lake or an uncle's, he had milk cows, no shooting there.

Oh to be young again..... Second though, I'll skip it.

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