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Limited life primers? time to stock up?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Sun Tzu warrior, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. Sun Tzu warrior

    Sun Tzu warrior Well-Known Member

    Has anyone heard of this before? I did some research concerning "limited life primers" and found two patients for this draconion idea.

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  2. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Ya, I've heard of those before. I would be seriously upset if I found an experation date on my primers. What a bunch of #%@. As if people who stock pile loaded ammunition have some common agenda to storm the government, or as if having 10,000 rounds is a bad thing and considered a threat. Another liberal attempt to control our hobby, as usual.

  3. afponiky

    afponiky Well-Known Member

    Wow, GS, tell us how you really think.... :D

    I agree with you though....... imagine that!

  4. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I believe a lot of the conspiracy stuff and comes along every year but I highly doubt this one. Primers that go bad are a really bad idea. Who is to say those primers won't find their way into ammo used by the government or military, than what?
  5. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    what happens when they go half bad ,and we start getting hang fires , or worse , they were talking about this at least 10 years back , by the time they get this to work we should all have electirc fired guns :neener: if not I guess we go back to flint locks :what:
  6. Kachok

    Kachok Well-Known Member

    Limited life primers, what a useless invention. Ranks right up there with the solar powered flashlight.
    Just bought four bricks of primers, not doing any more panic buying until someone credible tries to push it into law, I somehow doubt those blasted things will ever catch on without some help from the hill :D
    Just reading the patent description it seems like a case of a chemist who knows nothing of manufacturing, producing anything with a tolerance of 1 nm is remarkably challanging, and doing it on a small cheap disposable item is impossible, get your coating too thick and they will last like a regular ol primer, too thin and they won't be functional by time they get to the warehouse.
    I would not worry about it too much, basic economics says this product will fail before they ever hit the shelves (if they ever do) there are not a whole bunch of anti gun nutjobs who reload their own, and no ammo manufacturer is going to be chomping at the bit to pay more for an intentionally unreliable product.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  7. Rottweiler

    Rottweiler Well-Known Member

    This idea is nothing new. They tried it back in the 90's too. It all died when several chemists from both in primer manufacturing and outside the industry all said "There is nothing that can be put into primers to make them go bad in a year that wouldn't make them go bad before they left the factory" That ended the whole debate
  8. jmorris

    jmorris Well-Known Member

    Threat, that will only get you through half a season in some shooting sports..
  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Old news. This scare comes around all the time.
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