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Cabelas primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by stonebuster, Feb 3, 2022.

  1. stonebuster

    stonebuster Member

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    I checked my "local" Cabelas yesterday for SPP and as usual they were OOS and hadn't had any in a couple of weeks. The same employee I see regularly stated that primers had gone up to $89 from $79(SPP/SRP) since the last time I bought a brick two months ago. This Cabelas is also limiting to 1 brick per customer if you're lucky enough to catch them in stock. Fortunately a friend gave me 3K Federal LPM I had no use for so I consigned them with a LGS who sold them for $100/1000ct. I went to LGS to pick up $240 after he got his 20% and noticed he had 2K Winchester SPP on the shelf on an estate consignment. I gave LGS his $200 back and left with the 2K SPP and $40 in my pocket. I'm too old to be patient for prices to come down so I can live with 10 cent primers.
     
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  2. Mark_Mark

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    buy what you need to have fun man!
     
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  3. Yankee1986

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    Exactly!
    I doubt they ever come "down" and stay, with any consistency anyway.
     
  4. James Collins

    James Collins Member

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    I swear if you add something to your online cart then wait a few days they will send you a deal
     
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  5. Mark_Mark

    Mark_Mark Contributing Member

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    100%! lol lets all add primers to our carts and not buy! mess with there algorithms
     
  6. Hooda Thunkit

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    I have not resorted to selling primers at the LGS, but I have traded some for what was needed.

    More accurately, I have provided some needed primers to friends in exchange for other primers. A buddy needed some SPP, I have enough but am slightly short of SRP. Even up swap.
    Same for my LPP and another guys' LRP.

    Win-win, and nobody's taking a cut.
     
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  7. Howland937

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    I've bought some and traded some, but haven't sold any either. I'm not above selling things I don't need or want and even making a few $ here and there, but even my "extra" primers will have to be replaced someday. So they're worth more to me than what they'd sell for and they're not eating anything.
     
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  8. Hooda Thunkit

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    Precisely. I couldn't have said it better.
     
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    Brownells definitely does this: usually 15% off minimum of $150
     
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  10. stonebuster

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    That was my original idea but personally know very few reloaders. Listed them here for swap but had to be FTF since I won't ship illegally. I like my little LGS and they've treated me well before so I don't mind if he makes a few bucks out of the deal. He hasn't charged me for a transfer yet.
     
  11. Mark_Mark

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    if he hasn’t charged you for a transfer then give the guy some business. that a bunch of money you saved. Here is Seattle my local charges $30 per transfer and thats a good price too
     
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  12. JEBruns

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    I scored a lot of primers this past spring/summer at the local BP, back when they were $40-$45 per K for CCI SPP and SRP. Only 1K per day per person (wife would sometimes come with, so we'd get 2K). Took some time, but built up a pretty good inventory on them. I did sell some to one good friend, but only 2K. No profit, sold it for what I paid.

    Seems like primers have become harder to get now, for whatever reason. That has surprised me. I figured they would continue to become easier to get, once they started showing up again. I'm not buying at the current prices, but still check anytime I'm in BP. I did see some recently. CCI was $70 per K, Fed blue box was at $80. Sure looking forward to the day when you can walk in anytime and find them on a shelf. Seems that may be a ways off in the future though.
     
  13. PapaG

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    I "found" several thousand small pistol primers in a box of stuff given to me by a friend. I have plenty for now so I've been trading them for shotshell primers. The going is slow but having some success. I saw prices everywhere from $60 to $120.
     
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  14. James Collins

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    I swear it works!!
     
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  15. Mark_Mark

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    I believe you!!!
     
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