Just got a notice from Midway.......

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  1. 45 long

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    Seems like CCI has discontinued primers that come in strips of 25. Maybe ammo companies don't use them, so they're devoting everything to supplying said companies......maybe
     
  2. Bush Pilot

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    This should free up primers to be sold in bricks lol
     
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    I'm into wishful thinking...
     
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    RCBS has abandoned the APS strips on their progressive presses so, besides the panic buying, the market for strip loaded primers is waning.

    The Pro2000 is the last press fitted for the APS strips and it was discontinued several years ago.

    As I like the APS system, hopefully empty strips will still be available as they can be refilled. I do have a good supply of strips on hand and they have a fairly good life.
     
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    I thought you had some real news.
     
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    Not going to lie, I was hoping I'd open the thread and see that Midway just received $1 billion worth of CCI 450s.
     
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  7. CQB45ACP

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    They did...three bricks.
     
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    potterfield would just flip them on GB for big money, like the shop who flipped 12 cases last week for $16K large.

    Bill
     
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    been noticing prices moving up the last 6 mos. all around their reloading section. I have some items on backorder, and noticed several doubled in price since..hope they don't discontinue those.
     
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    The ABS strip, the answer to a question that no one ever asked.....

    Kind of like frozen mashed potatoes, for the dummies that can not peel and boil a potato. Sad commentary on some people today.
     
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    You know, that’s a good point. I wonder how often that is happening.
     
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    That's OK, because when Midway put them on sale for $20 per K a couple of years ago I bought 10K. I have the hand primer for them, or I just pop them out and use them that way. :)
     
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    Supply and demand will sort it out
     
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    I’ve got many gallons of the strips, had a friend with 245,000 primers that they pushed out of them during the last panic fo keep Camdex machines running. I told him he shouldn’t throw the strips away so he gave them to me.
     
  15. wild willy

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    Bet you have never used them.Why handle primers any more than you have to.
     
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    Maybe CCI is dropping the strips because plastic is getting harder to come by. Maybe the company that makes then strips for CCI is having raw material problems or employee shortages. Maybe CCI is cost cutting, labor cutting to get the primers out to their customers quicker. Maybe the packaging for the strips isn't being supplied by CCI contractors. Maybe there just isn't enough demand, compared to individual primer sales to continue production and employees normally working on the APS strips are shifted to other products.

    Not all business decisions are part of a conspiracy to keep supplies out of the public's hands...
     
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    Maybe
     
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    I would say most of the inventory small shops can get... goes directly on Gunbroker. If they put it on the shelf at even half what they can get on GB, all they will hear is people complaining. If they put it on GB, they pocket big money without any whining.

    If you were a small shop and could only acquire limited inventory, what would you do to stay afloat and not offend customers? Put the stuff on the shelf and make them mad, or tell them the 'truth' that you are having a hard time getting inventory... while taking what you can get, and getting max profit from it.

    There's the answer... almost all of them.
     
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    Well I actually have a really good friend of mine that works at a pawn shop/gun store. I asked him that question last night. He told me the only thing they are putting on gunbroker is stuff that is hard to sell. Older guns and such. I was honestly surprised by his answer. He said they did raise prices to keep their profits the same as pre-panic and they limit customers purchases to help prevent scalpers. They’re a small shop. Maybe 1000 sq ft. But they do a lot of business. Probably why.
     
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    RCBS just got their APS bench mount primer in stock $124.99 — I was thinking about buying one. Yes?
     
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    I have two, one each set up for each size primer.

    Do the research and make sure strips will be available as it sounds like RCBS/CCI is discontinuing the pre-loaded strips. Or buy them from someone who has kept theirs. The strips can be re-used many times as long as you do not smash them in the priming tool. I stocked up on strips when RCBS announced they were discontinuing the Pro2000.

    You can load the strips by hand, but RCBS has a strip loader that makes the job easy.

    I load strips just before I'm priming cases so I do not follow RCBS's convention of what primer in what color strip. I find it handy to alternate the color of the strip in the priming tool. It makes it easy to see where one strip ends and the next strip begins.

    Forum member, GWStaar has a flat pattern of RCBS box used to package loaded APS strips. You can then make your own boxes. It is a good way to store loaded or unloaded strips.

    The APS strips are a safer way of handling primers but there have not been many published disasters with the other primer feed systems. So, with safe operating practices, the risks are low regardless of the primer tool used.
     
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    Thanks for the great info.
     
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    Man I wish I could’ve done that!
     
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    I am sure the main production is for manufacturing primers that go into trays and the line that makes the strips just slows things down and if the market is for tray loaded primers right now, that is where their money is made and they are trying to meet the demand.

    Imagine being an employee of a primer company, you have to be the most popular person in your town with everyone calling you around the clock asking where are the primers?
     
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