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Primer Prices

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Queen_of_Thunder, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. 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.
  2. fdashes

    fdashes Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    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
  4. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    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).
  7. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    I bought 20k small rifle primers from Widener's a couple weeks ago for around $21 per k, delivered.
  8. Steve C

    Steve C Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Motownfire

    Motownfire Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    If i had seen those, I would have gotten some. None now.
  11. GT1

    GT1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    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.
  13. bantam9

    bantam9 Well-Known Member

    primer prices--surprised to see any

    Saw some CCI 200, Win WSP, and WIN WLR Magnum for $35.99/1000 ea. today,(slightly more @ $3.89/100).
  14. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. True but 500 primers of each type is the max you are allowed to purchase per day.
  16. hentown

    hentown Well-Known Member

    "Allowed" by whom?
  17. wgaynor

    wgaynor Well-Known Member

    I've been paying around $29/1k. That's cheaper than what I was paying a year ago.
  18. ssilence

    ssilence Member

    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.
  19. LAH

    LAH Well-Known Member

    Many LGS have limits on purchases to keep the panic hoarders from shorting the shooters.
  20. By the people who sell them.

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