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Primer Prices

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Queen_of_Thunder, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. Queen_of_Thunder

    Queen_of_Thunder member

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    Picked up 500 Federal Large Rifle Primers @ $4.45 per hundred and 500 Federal Match Large Pistol Primers @$4.50 per hundred. What are you folks paying.
     
  2. fdashes

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    Saw some cci yesterday for $3.25 in the Springfield, Ma area. I wouldn't pay it! But...it may be coming to tht for some. I have ammo put away for the rest of my life time, thank goodness.
     
  3. oneounceload

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    primers are a LOT cheaper when you buy them by the full unbroken sleeve of 5000. Every time the seller has to break them down to smaller packages - 5000 to 1000, then 1000 to 100, the unit cost goes way up
     
  4. GT1

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    I would not buy less than 5k amounts. They last for decades and you are likely going to use them. They make good barter items with the local guys, too.

    I paid $21 per thousand on my last purchase, that was the delivered to my door price.
     
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    $21/k??
    You must have bought them back in 2007. :D

    GT1-I haven't seen Federals, or any American made primers for that price in over 5 years.

    Although I HAVE purchased Tula SPPs (Russian made) for that price as recently as Aug 2012.
     
  6. GT1

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    It was a couple weeks ago from Widener's, and they were Russian rifle primers. :)

    They are as good as any other primers I've used(CCI or Winchester).
     
  7. hentown

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    I bought 20k small rifle primers from Widener's a couple weeks ago for around $21 per k, delivered.
     
  8. Steve C

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    Saw CCI primers at Cabellas yesterday for $37.98/K and Remington at $38.98. Cabellas doesn't exactly have the lowest prices in the area.
     
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    I bought 3000 CCI SPP for $37.99 per 1000 yesterday at a LGS. I usually don't buy less than 5K at a time but I left two boxes for someone else, these will last me a good while. Last year when I bought primers at this same LGS the CCI's I bought were $35.99 per 1000.
     
  10. Walkalong

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    If i had seen those, I would have gotten some. None now.
     
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    I posted here on THR but it was very early morning(I got the notification at 2 am), they were gone within an hour or so.
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Naturally. :)

    I picked up 10K Wolf SR primers in the latter part of 2012. I should have picked up some LR as well. I do have 1K Wolf, along with 900+ of Federal, and 2K to 3K Winchester, so I'm OK.
     
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    primer prices--surprised to see any

    Saw some CCI 200, Win WSP, and WIN WLR Magnum for $35.99/1000 ea. today,(slightly more @ $3.89/100).
     
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    There's been only one store in my city in the past 6 months that has had primers on the shelves when I entered. I bought a few thousand at $40 per thousand.

    The next week I went back for some other stuff...saw that they still had primers and saw that they bumped the price up to $60 per thousand. I bought another 1k at that level and I'm done until prices come back down.

    I've got enough to last me for a while...especially since it's now fishing season...won't be shooting near as much.
     
  15. Queen_of_Thunder

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    True but 500 primers of each type is the max you are allowed to purchase per day.
     
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    "Allowed" by whom?
     
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    I've been paying around $29/1k. That's cheaper than what I was paying a year ago.
     
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    I saw some CCI SPP and LPP at a LGS yesterday for $39.99/k. I ordered some Tula SPP back in January and after splitting shipping and Haz-Mat with someone else ended up getting them for $27.54/k (I ordered 3K). Wish I would have gotten more.
     
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    Many LGS have limits on purchases to keep the panic hoarders from shorting the shooters.
     
  20. Queen_of_Thunder

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    By the people who sell them.
     
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    I saw someone on Armslist trying to sell small pistol primers for $10 per 100. That would be the day.....
     
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    when folks post what price they paid for primers online, they should be sure to include the hazmat fees.
     
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    last I paid was $23/k for tula srp and lpp. and yes, that is with hazmat, shipping, and the electricity it took to make the order happen :neener:

    powder valley early january.
     
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    I "invested" in primers over the last four years. There were some good sales of Federal at $20 per 1K at the local gun shop in 2011 and I bought some Wolf for $14 per 1K when Wideners had a sale.
     
  25. LUCKYDAWG13

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    i picked up 1 K of SPP last week at my LGS $43.
     
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