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Any good sourses for primers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TooTaxed, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. TooTaxed

    TooTaxed Member

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    Is there any place worth buying (and shipping) primers by the 5,000? My local dealers sell a box of 5,000 pistol or rifle primers for $105 plus tax, which seems rather steep...:eek:

    Will visit the Savannah or Atlanta gunshows to shop...
     
  2. AnthonyRSS

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    You will almost always pay the hazmat fee of $20 if you order primers. How far are you from Chattanooga? Shooters Supply is up there, I believe, and they could hook you up.
     
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    I'm in Columbus, GA...two hours by freeway southwest of Atlanta, about four hours south of Chattanooga. With today's gas prices, driving costs are more than the HAZMAT fee...
     
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    Powder Valley $75 or less per sleeve
     
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    Gun shows are probably your best bet. At least here in the USSR of C it is...:D
     
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    about once/yr i make a pilgramage to either gamaliel or wideners. i'll buy a years worth then, usually about $14/k

    not sure where you could go in GA, but georgia precision shooting supplies would be a good bet. their websites' not responding at the moment, but i think it's georgiaprecision.com
     
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    There's a gun show in Montgomery, Al at the Shriners Temple on the Eastern Bypass on Jan 21 & 22 its not too far from Columbus. With the price of gas and entrance fee it might still be cheaper to buy in quanity and pay the hazmat fee. rugerman
     
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    Too Taxed, Georgia Arms will meet you at Eastman's gunshows and sell 5000 primers for $75 + tax. Give them a call and place your order by the Thursday before the show. There's a show next week in Marietta. Or you could pick them up in Villa Rica, which would be closer. They are on the web at http://www.georgia-arms.com/
     
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    All the hardcore reloaders I know get their primers from our local gun show. $60-$65 for a 5000 ct case.
     
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    GWALCHMAI, sorry, I went to Savannah early and did not get your message in time to contact GA ARMS before the show. I did check with them at the show...but they had no sleeves. I did pick up a thousand each of SP, LP, and LR at $17/1000 from them, and then ran across another vendor who had a few boxes at $15 ea. That'll keep me going until I can find another deal...

    Thanks for all of you posters' help! I'll keep it in mind.
     
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