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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Atavar, Jul 18, 2022.

  1. Atavar

    Atavar Member

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    I got tired of waiting and not the bullet and bought some primers at market rate. I got gouged a bit but I think I am good now for a year or two.
    Of course immediately after placing the order I start getting notices about other shops with primers in stock.
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  2. Bobaloo22

    Bobaloo22 Member

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    WOW! That looks nice.
     
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  3. SingleActionAndrew

    SingleActionAndrew Member

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    You're almost out - time to buy more!
     
  4. jester31780

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    At this day and age you got to do what you got to do
     
  5. allisd17

    allisd17 Member

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    I found some CCI SPP at a local shop last week; $100/1000. Was getting low so I bought a brick. Don't think I could do much better online, especially with shipping and hazmat.
     
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  6. Bartojc

    Bartojc Member

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    Yeah, I bought primers this month. They are the first I've bought since 2019. I like to keep a couple years worth on hand at all times and was starting to get concerned. Finally caved when I found some in stock.

    -Jeff
     
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  7. brewer12345

    brewer12345 Member

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    I am not there yet, but if I get there I look at it this way: I have everything else. If the marginal cost of loading is ten cents a shell because that is what the primer I don't have costs me, so be it.
     
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  8. Spclk

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    I'm ok for a little while yet but I'd grab more if the price was right.
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  9. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    You didn't get gouged. $80/k is considered a pretty good price for CCI primers right now. Any of the Vista primers are in pretty short supply and seem to be going for over $100/k.

    The best imported primers (Genix) are regularly going for $90/k (including shipping and HazMat) without an upper limit on purchases; the minimum purchase is 5K... with some places charge even more
     
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  10. Atavar

    Atavar Member

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    Yeah, I waited until someplace had both large and small. Leverage that hazmat.
     
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  11. rtufixer

    rtufixer Member

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    Hey pickup a 1k here and there when you can. That's what I've been doing. None of knows when this is gonna better or turn into a complete **** show.
     
  12. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Member

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    You found LR, those have been MIA in my area for 2+ yrs now. I'm in good shape but my neighbor has been looking for them.
     
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  13. Atavar

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    Unfortunately I need some LRM, I haven’t found those lately
     
  14. twarr1

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    I quit using small pistol magnum primers. I have about 8-900 left over and can’t give them away in west Texas. Good thing I’m an engineer and not a salesman.
     
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  15. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Hang onto those if you shoot one of the WCF cartridges or if you decide to make low-pressure, lead "gallery" loads in a rifle cartridge that uses a small primer. Personally, I use my SPM primers in small pistol loads with ball type powders where more "heat" is called for but, yeah, it's really just a precaution since we don't get all that cold down here.
     
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