First time walking past primers on the shelf.

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  1. doubleh

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    Considering the inflation our current administration is inflicting on us we will be lucky if they are that cheap.
     
  2. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Has anyone heard of Italy or Germany producing primers again? If international imports are a thing of the past - including the former Eastern Bloc if political and economic sanctions are extended and/or the US signs onto the small arms treaty - then all we will have is domestic production for ALL small arms ammunition. The DOD will get first dibs, followed by federal law enforcement, federal regulatory agencies, federal service agencies, federal protection agencies, then the State procurement offices, starting with law enforcement on down the line to protection services, then the larger counties and cities, then retail distributors and their preferences will be boxed "hunting" ammunition first, then target, sporting, an finally self-defense ammo. At the very end of the manufacturing supply chain will be handloading and reloading. Always follow the money.
     
  3. Rule3

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    :rofl:I’m not worried
    Heard from a source who doesn’t want to be indentifed that there are 3 new primer plants being built!:rofl:
     
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    So it’s 6 new plants now? ;)
     
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  5. Rule3

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    At least, maybe more!
    Heck I am thinking about building one along with 22 rimfire!!!:)
     
  6. Klaatu Barada Nikto
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    Pretty sure I heard that Lunar Base 1 is now producing primers and will be sending those back with large ore deposits containing Helium 3.
     
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    ....so that’s what Elon Musk has been up to.....
     
  8. Elkins45

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    I was moving some stuff on a shelf in the dark corner of the basement today and found a Cabela’s bag with 3K S&B small rifle primers that I had picked up when they were on sale (remember those?) for like $19/K a couple of years ago. I feel like loading up 3K of 300 Blackout to celebrate!
     
  9. fseb5214

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    Unfortunately some of our fellow reloaders/hoarders are contributing to this madness. Along with these hoarders some of the LGS are also feeding into the madness. For example one supplier will only sell powder by the case now. Why not allow people to buy one, two, or four, or whatever they need?
     
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  10. Dale Alan

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    Because it's less labor and shipping for them . Folks that know how to prepare do it in bulk , why bother with the cry babies that call the prepared folks "hoarders" because they were too cheap or ignorant to think forward ?
     
  11. AJC1

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    A case of 8lb jugs is waaaaay out of my price range even before stupid happened.
     
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  12. Dale Alan

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    8 pound jugs are two per case . I know all about working with a budget . The point of my post was... it gets pretty old old seeing the unprepared
    calling the prepared "hoarders" .
     
  13. Reloadron
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    So about $55 / Thousand which all things considered isn't bad. Not quite the $20 ~ $30 / Thousand we were used to but not bad and available. Considering some of the prices I have seen.

    Ron
     
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    Well, my local academy had a small quantity of LPPs as well. I didn't pass on them. Course, I ain't got but maybe 4 years worth and have been stocking as per normal plan without regard to the pandemic.

    Wish I could score some shotgun primers as a friend is looking.
     
  15. AJC1

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    I was thinking more 6 8lb jugs from powder valley. My dad had the bug real bad....
     
  16. Bigdog357

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    I just stumbled into 1000 Federal Sm pistol mag primers for $40 at a Sportsmans WH. They had 5000 on hand with a 1000 max buy.
     
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    I bought 1k small rifle primers at Cabelas for $75 this week, first time I've seen primers there since last July.
     
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  18. Mark_Mark

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    $75???? what a rip off
     
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    Most shops around here are $100 +. I've seen SPP sell at an auction for $335/1k. $75 sucks but I can still load cheaper than buying ammo even before everything went crazy.
     
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    Going to be interesting to see where the new normal settles in on pricing. Just when things settled at about $30 / Thousand this comes along.

    Ron
     
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    Before this all started I had just bought a low buck 9MM to take advantage of cheap steel cased ammo. Couldn't reload for that cheap. Never did get to buy one case of ammo before pricing went nuts.

    Now I just bought a recurve bow to get through these rough times. So now that I have this bow I GUARANTEE the ammo shortage will end very soon.
     
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    All of this got me to thinking. Primers I have, the problem with selling primers is the shipping. However, shipping primed brass is not a problem with Fed-Ex or UPS. I have a local large Fed-Ex facility right down the road. I also am pretty sure I have some 9mm brass somewhere around here. I haven't owned a 9mm since the early 90s when wife and I had a gun shop. I could look for that 9mm brass and prime it and sell it as primed, new, 9mm brass. I can get rid of the brass and about 1,000 primers all at the same time. Pretty sure it was Starline new brass. Thinking sending primed new brass is legit via Fed-Ex. Hell I no longer even own 9mm loading dies. :)

    Ron
     
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  23. SnowBlaZeR2

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    People who buy 100k primers or 100 lbs of pistol powder and shoot maybe 200 rounds a year are hoarders or, even worse, scalpers.
     
  24. AJC1

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    Why keep beating the drum on other peoples choices. This always takes threads in a bad direction. Drink a cup of warm coffee and be happy.
     
  25. Mark_Mark

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    to each his own - or is it - to each it’s own

    I’ll give up the hobby before I pay those prices
     
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