russian kvb-9 Primers

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  1. bsparker

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    Any thoughts on the quality of these? russian kvb-9 small pistol (possibly tula). I’m new to reloading and wasn’t sure about these. Any comparison or big differences from Winchester SPP?
     
  2. markr6754

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    I've used these primers without firing issues. My challenge was with seating them. They tend to be much harder to seat...perhaps a fraction larger than CCI or Winchester. Most reports I've read say they're good to go. I'd as soon trade them for something else.
     
  3. kerreckt

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    I haven't had problems with any of the Russian primers. I just wish we could still get them. They were a great value. I have probably used 50k over the various sizes with no issues. Still using some I bought back in 2009. Whenever, I get a good deal on primers, I will buy all that I can afford. Primers are the weak link in reloading, IMHO. Best wishes!
     
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    Wish I purchased more Russian rifle primers as they have turned out to be the most consistent rifle primer I have used. If the pistol primers are similar, if you can get them to ignite, they will be great.
     
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  5. bsparker

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    Primers being what they are right now... is .17/ea worth it?!?

    Seems high but would you buy at that price or try to haggle? @Slamfire @kerreckt
     
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  6. ParallelCode

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    I'm not familiar with that specific primer, but even for the more mainstream domestic ones it's high. I think $0.075 - $0.11 is what I would expect to pay.

    Would these be local or would you need to pay shipping/hazmat? If the latter, expect the to-your-door price to be closer to $0.20
     
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  7. kerreckt

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    I would NEVER pay .17/per primer.
     
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    i remember people back in the day saying they would never pay $2.00 a pack for cigarettes:rofl:
     
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  9. ParallelCode

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    I might if I had no primers in reserve and absolutely no other options. That said, I think there are other options for the OP:

    - Powder Valley had CCI 500s for about $55 recently, though you would need to pay hazmat. Still it would be less than $0.10/primer.

    - I've seen primers for $0.075 to $0.12 each at flea markets.

    - Academy gets primers in, not sure the price but likely $0.06/primer (probably limited to a sleeve of 100)

    - Midway occasionally gets them in, likely would be $0.11/primer to your door.
     
  10. bsparker

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    local guy, I may see if he’ll take less. If not I’ll wait.
     
  11. bsparker

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    helpful, not sure when they’ll get stock but I’ll hold for a better price. Thanks
     
  12. milsurpguy

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    I'm not paying shipping and hazmat on one brick of primers.
     
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