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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by nix4me, Feb 9, 2015.

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  1. david bachelder

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    I've used a lot of Tula and I've never had a problem with them. I used to buy primers online and pay the Hazmat fees. About six months ago an Academy Store opened about 25 miles from here in Huntsville (TX). Since we go there often to see doctors, Walmart or any number of reasons I developed the habit of stopping at Academy and picking up a few of the 100 count boxes. Academy's price is $3.99 a box so it's really not that bad. I go in, drop a 20 dollar bill and walk out with 500 primers. Sometimes I do this twice a month. So far I've been able to keep a good supply of primers and I no longer pay the Hazmat.

    They normally have CCI and Winchester in stock.
     
  2. Paddy

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    It would only take two boxes of primers to pay the hazmat and shipping at that rate though.
     
  3. Hondo 60
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    Cabela's recently had a sale on S&B primers.
    So far I've shot about 500 of 'em.

    All went bang & seem no different than my usual CCI.
    (I know, it's sacrilege to compare a cheap primer to the Great & Powerful Oz - oh I mean CCI)

    At the current price of $24.99, I'd buy S&B
     
  4. frogfurr

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    When Cabela's had S&B on sale for $19.99 a brick and free shipping over $100.00 I ordered 10k. That was an $80.00 saving over what I can get CCI for. Also Cabela's hazmat fee is $20.00. All other places I order from charge $28.50 for hazmat.
     
  5. Big-Bore

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    For most of my 47 years reloading I have used CCI and never had a problem. But during the shortage I tried Wolf, S&B and Magtech. For all my rifles I'll stick with CCI, for Very large case magnums it's Federal 215 Large Rifle Magnum. But you know for pistol I am extremely happy I found Wolfe, S&B and Magtech. All are very good but S&B are my first choice for standard pistol nd Wolfe for magnum pistol. Wolfe is OK for 5.56 but you will get higher speed from CCI 450 primers. I have found a very good source on line with low prices but a little slow to ship from lG Outdoors http://www.lg-outdoors,com I have not had any fail to fire but the S&B small pistol are a bit hard.
     
  6. Zendude
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    got my bulk order of S&B primers from Cabelas a couple of weeks ago. Never tried S&B before. I am pleasantly surprised with them because they feed through my Lee 1000 press better than Winchester or CCI.
     
  7. ljnowell

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    I'm a pro1k guy too and so far the S&B have worked good for me. I'm glad too because I have a couple few in reserve.
     
  8. Average Joe

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    I've used them all over the years, no real difference to me. I go with the best deal at the time, whatever is on sale at the best price.
     
  9. Savage99

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    The unplated (brass color) wlr & wlrm primers I have are under size in diameter and fit loose in good pockets.
     
  10. Walkalong

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    I haven't had any problems with them. It might be a lot # problem. Have you talked to Winchester?
     
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