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A Few Primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jonesy814, Aug 15, 2021.

  1. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

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    I was paying $14 per thousand and $70 per sleeve (5000) in the early 2000s, when my son and I were shooting in USPSA. I still have about 15,000 LPP, but I never thought to buy the other sizes.

    I haven't bought LRP in ages. In fact, I'm still using some Dynamit Nobel ones made in 1973 that I got at an estate sale who knows when. About the only thing I use LRP for is coyote and pronghorn loads for my 25-06, and I only load about 40 rounds every five years.
     
  2. packetloss

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    So that begs the question, do we really need large and small primers? 10mm and 45s come with both. Why not just get rid of large primers all together and just make small and then we have double the supply.
     
  3. Mark_Mark

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    Same here, I bought enough USPSA - SPP for 9mm to last years. But, then came the baby boys, so I’ll save it for them.
     
  4. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Buy a large rifle primer pocket uniformer and convert all of your large pistol brass to use large rifle. Then only need two sizes - large rifle and small rifle - without having to put up with weak ignition in your magnums.

    Seriously, I’m just yanking your chain. Don’t recut the primer pockets of your brass. That can’t be safe.
     
  5. Average Joe

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    $ 70.00 for a brick of primers ? Not in this lifetime......
     
  6. Iwsbull

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    I enjoy shooting and loading and am not going to put an engraved in stone number on what I am willing to pay, cause I don’t want to eat my words. Like others have said 3 cents or 10 cents are you willing to pay an extra $7 per hundred rounds to go out and shoot and spend time at the range with friends and family. If I have to make a choice then yes I will as I consider it a small price to pay for a couple hours with friends and family. Doesn’t mean I like it but in the grand scheme it’s a small price to pay.
     
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  7. deadeye dick

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    Been reloading handgun for many years and just started loading rifle (AR 223) need primers and powder for it. Went to the gun show this weekend and found some primers, 500 for $40.00. LINIS GINEX
    Bosnia Herzegovina Primer 4,5/3-P3 Small rifle
    Also able to score some TAC and Varget for $45.00 each Never heard of the primer brand but these will be my break in rounds for my new AR i am not looking for performance.
     
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  8. Mark_Mark

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    did you catch the name of the dealer selling GINEX primer from Bonia?
     
  9. deadeye dick

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    No and he didn't have a eastern european accent. Just a seller at the show. Also some no name 223 55gr FMJ ammo for $20.00 /30 rnds
    Any info on the primers, never heard of them. Ordered dies from Midway, should be here Thursday and will try them out.
     
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  10. Mark_Mark

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    lots of imports coming into the country. There was a interview with Founder of Black Hill Ammo talk about a surge of everything firearm being imported ASAP and that the surplus will soon out pass demand
     
  11. Dale Alan

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    You will not be disappointed with Ginex primers , they work just fine .
     
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