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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by J-Bar, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. J-Bar

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    Sorry if this is a rehash, I don't visit here often.

    S&B small pistol primers worked fine for my cowboy action loads, and were less expensive than Federals. I have been looking for some more S&Bs online and cannot find any. My last purchase a couple of years ago was from Sportsman's Warehouse but S&B is no longer in their list. Cabelas lists them as out of stock.

    Have I missed something? Are S&B primers no longer available?
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    No I don't think they are.
     
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    I use them also. Cabela's was the only major distributor that carried them, a few smaller firms did as well, but I don't think they were ever as popular as the American brands.
    Last year Cabela's had a big sale on them, and another in February. I have not seen them since. It would not be surprise me if they stopped selling them.
     
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    They are gone.
    Check federal rebate. Basically 20% off with $100 purchase. I think shipped I was able to get them for 2.6 cents each after rebate, shipping, and hazmat
     
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  5. Texas10mm

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    S&B quit importing them. They wanted out of the component business.
     
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  6. cheygriz

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    Too bad!:(

    I bought 10K a few years ago, and they have worked out wuire well for me.

    If they're no longer available, I'll go back to Remington.
     
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    I have many thousands of S&B primers, of various sizes. I've never experienced any problems with them.

    It's a shame they are no longer available, it was a good product at a decent price.

    I wonder if perhaps the import restrictions had anything to do with the decision to stop selling here ?
     
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  8. cheygriz

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    Just for kicks, I sometimes keep an empty box with the original price tag.

    I looked in my souvenir box last night and found the container for the very first "full one thousand" primers I ever bought.

    They were RWS. They came packaged in plastic boxes of 250 primers, with four boxes per carton. Bought from a full retail LGS, the price tag was for $4.25 per thousand.

    (Of course, sometimes I forget that at that time a Patrolman First Class was paid $450 per month salary.)
     
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    I did the same. It’s the best deal going right now.
     
  10. J-Bar

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    This.

    Thank you all for (unfortunately) confirming my suspicion.
     
  11. ArchAngelCD

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    Magtech and Fiocchi primers are still available.

    I know we can't get Russian primers because of sanctions, are there any sanctions on the Czech Republic? Maybe that's why S&B primers are out of stock for now.
     
  12. rfwobbly

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    Right now several vendors are offering Fiocchi primers in 12,000 primer packages for about $21 per 1K.
     
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  13. Wishoot

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    Wow! Shame about S&B primers no longer being made/imported. Glad I bought a ton of them a few years ago. They seem to work very well for my applications.
     
  14. Texas10mm

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    I have not seen them that cheap. You have any links? That would be $252/12,000.
     
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    Last order I did was Cabela's on 02/14/19 for 10K of the rifle primers @ $18.80 per 1 K. Using my Cabela,s Club Card I got free shipping but paid a $20 HAZMAT fee. It seems S&B primers has always been a spotty thing on the shelves at outlets or online. I have seen post on this subject going back over 10 years, like on again and off again. Beats me what the truth is.

    Ron
     
  16. rfwobbly

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    Ammo Seek also does reloading supplies. https://ammoseek.com/ Click on "Reloading" and you can chase components.
     
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    The problem there is that Remington small pistol primers are $10 more per 1,000 than CCI or Win.
    Cabela's & Bass Pro want to sell 'em at $39+/k.
    Where CCIs are $31/k elsewhere

    Seems to me the take over has made Cabela's a less friendly place to shop.
     
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  18. Walkalong

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    And if I wasn't broke, I'd buy 12K.
     
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    I don't think that's Cabela's fault. Look at Remington 209 shotgun primers.
     
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    My question is: are the Fiocchi primers any good and does anyone have any experience with them?
     
  21. Texas10mm

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    Of course you can't/won't supply a link. If you make a statement like that be prepared to back it up.
     
  22. Texas10mm

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    They're good primers. I haven't personally used them but many people over at Brian Enos forum have used them.
     
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  23. Walkalong

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    Same here, haven't used them, but have read plenty of good things about them.
     
  24. ArchAngelCD

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    I used only 1500 Fiocchi SP primers a friend gave me during the last shortage. I used them mostly in .38 Special ammo and didn't notice any difference with them or the CCI SPP I usually use. I now wish I would have paid more attention to possible accuracy differences but I didn't.
     
  25. Hondo 60
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    Well, I've fired 1,000s of Fiocchi ammo.
    The question is, are they the same primers they sell as components?

    If so, then ya, they're very good.
     
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