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Primer prices. What are you paying?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Queen_of_Thunder, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. 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.
  2. BP44

    BP44 Well-Known Member

    Might be a better question for the reloading forum... They are priced sky high.
  3. MaterDei

    MaterDei Well-Known Member

    I bought some two weeks ago at a gun show. $3.50/100.
  4. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. hey_poolboy

    hey_poolboy Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. 03fatboy

    03fatboy Well-Known Member

    1k of srp Remington 34.99
  7. 9w1911

    9w1911 Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. 45lcshooter

    45lcshooter Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Duckdog

    Duckdog Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. murphys_law

    murphys_law Well-Known Member

    $27/k tula small pistol about a month ago
  11. rikman

    rikman Well-Known Member

    $36.99/1000 CCI & Federal SPP & LPP
  12. DeadFlies

    DeadFlies Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Dodge DeBoulet

    Dodge DeBoulet Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. EBK

    EBK Well-Known Member

    I picked up 1k Winchester large pistol primers for 32$ at the last gunshow here in January
  15. orthophonic

    orthophonic Member

    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!!!
  16. SD624

    SD624 Member

    Just paid 565.00 for 2500 #35 cci. Thought that was pretty good all things considered.
  17. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. jk2008

    jk2008 Well-Known Member

    Berdan primers at Grafs

    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:


    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.
  19. Onewolf

    Onewolf Well-Known Member

    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
  20. HighExpert

    HighExpert Well-Known Member

    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.

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