3 New Primer factory being built

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  1. CQB45ACP

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    Here in northern Virginia Amazon had clandestinely bought up or had options on their HQ2 site before announcing its actual location. I don’t know if they did the same in other front runners. Rumors were swirling for quite sometime because they’re only so many outfits that would need and could afford that much space for offices right across the river from DC. Their fulfillment centers get similar treatment.
     
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  2. Hooda Thunkit

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    This.

    I didn't get in on the $12/K, but I have many for under $20/K.

    It wasn't long ago I was getting emails from the big supply houses (Midway, MidSouth, etc) practically begging me to buy primers.

    Cases of Winchester, crates of Fiocchi, boxes of S&B.

    I remember looking at the emails, and checking with Mrs (Ida) Thunkit, who is not only my Social Director but also Budget Overseer & Household Comptroller.

    She asked if primers go bad.
    When I assured her of the relative indestructibility of said little cups of fire she stamped her Imprimatur of Approval on the whole deal.

    Much money was earmarked and spent.

    I'm good for several years....
     
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  3. Mark_Mark

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    I lived in DC once.. DC Sniper winter. I Left quick
     
  4. CQB45ACP

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    I recall you saying that a while back. My wife lost a coworker to those lunatics.
     
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  5. Mark_Mark

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    sorry to hear
     
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    Actually I’m one of those shooters who subscribe to the “just in time” method of inventory. I’ve never kept more components on hand than I plan to shoot in a reasonable amount of time. Disposable income being what it is and all.
     
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  7. unwashed

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    My belief is that retailers/wholesalers are hoarding primers and selling them on Gun Brokers. It's to much of a coincidence that everyone is out of stock while there seems to be an endless supply on GB. It's also not far fetched to believe greed is a very motivating incentive.
     
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  8. Mark_Mark

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    they are trying to dump it now. watch out for player like Midway, trying to set the tone of high profit greed... $75 primers?!?!?! kiss my *** greedy Midway. Hello 3 new primer factories!

    You get primers
    and, you get primers
    and, you get primers
     
  9. Rule3

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    Who, what, where are these primer companies being started?

    at 12:40 it doesn't tell us much of anything.
     
  10. Howa 9700

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    On a whim, did an Internet search for "new primer factories being built".

    Google was silent. Then on Duck Duck Go, two of first three hits were links to this thread.

    In short, Internet doesn't know anything about it.
     
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  11. Mark_Mark

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    secret primer factories!
     
  12. Mark_Mark

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    except that 3 new primer factories are being built
     
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    Love to see an ammo plant start primer factory. Retail seems like way to tough a market to recoup investment capital in a reasonable timetable.. but who am I? All a guess.

    First firearms were gone, then ammo, then reloading supplies. Guns are back (mostly) ammo is staying in stock at retailers at a slightly less elevated cost, and primers have been glimpsed. It's coming back. Over a year ago I guessed some normality by June. Currently that feels optimistic but things are going the right way.

    Lost my german shepherd last month so my newest hobby will be a years worth of dog training which should get me well past this shortage along with my current inventory
     
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  14. Mark_Mark

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    Optimism is the key to long life and cheap primers
     
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    Why would we want secret primers?
     
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    There’s a former elementary school in my neighborhood being used as a county tech center—would make a great primer factory.
     
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    I have some land in Florida you can buy.
     
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    A lot of times just updating 50 yr old technology/machines can boost production.
     
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    Typical "fake news" that offers no details, specifics or sources.
     
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  20. brewer12345

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    And wishful thinking.
     
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    I look at my denuded primers shelves and I get wishful, too.
     
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  22. Mark_Mark

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    lots of primer factory haters
     
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  23. brewer12345

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    I'd love to see a new primer plant. There is no credible evidence one is in process, though.
     
  24. Mark_Mark

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    sometimes you just know it’s going to happen!

    Chin Up! Primer Storm Coming!

    Make it Rain SPP!
     
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    There is an old adage in my profession: hope is not a strategy.
     
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