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Whats the most you have overpaid for an reloading item in this frenzy?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bugsbunny45, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Hondo 60
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    Hmm maybe I should sell some of my stock.

    Anyone wanna pay me $89 for 1k Tula Small Pistol Primers (for which I paid $19.60 last August)?

    Just kidding.
     
  2. JohnM

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    Sure glad I haven't needed to buy anything.
    I like to keep a pretty good supply on hand.
    I might be needing some 460S&W brass soon, but that stuff is high anyway and I doubt the price on it is too affected by all the current BS.
     
  3. dab102999

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    I have been reloading since the 80's. Not very long to most on this board. I would say as far as reloaders go a majority will not be in a sistuation of overpaying. Useually always have multiple months if not longer of supplys on hand. When they saw things getting busy with gun sales months ago they made sure to stock up. If they didn't they just adjust there reloading style and amount. Now there always will be some that run out...or were waiting for their year end bonus to stock up on supplies but I would say on average that number is low in the reloading community. I see myself the people overpaying to be the same that are overpaying for guns....the ones who were unprepared or first time buyers. Just like last time around. Now as far as prices when I find supplies I check prices and don't find them out of line from before panic prices. Maybe a dollar a pound more.. three dollars on a 8 lbs keg when it is there. One or two bucks on primers. 8 lbs of powder will last me all year on handguns so it has never been fisable for me to buy powder or primers off the net.
     
  4. sgte5

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    I'm glad I have a diverse collection of firearms. The components for some of them have went about as crazy as I can remember, but for some of the others, I can still find them in stock and reasonably priced. Who would have thought in a lifetime, that a $95.00 Chinese SKS would be selling for over $400.00. Or AR mags for $50.00 plus. I would give up shooting and start Knitting with the wife, before I would pay any of these prices. Hell, I could buy a woolen mill, if I was greedy enough to sell my toys for what some people are asking. I think we as gun owners, are causing the biggest gun control victory we have ever seen, by selling and or paying these prices.
     
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    sorry to hear that , the last 1lbs of IMR 4320 I bought last year was $19.99 so when I saw $26 on it I almost left it there , but they had it and I needed it , and like you said it is much higher in some places ,
    last summer I got a 4lbs keg of W296 for $69.00 , good luck finding that now , I guess I should have got my Bulls Eye and IMR4320 in 4lbs or 8lbs kegs ,
     
  6. Onewolf

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    I paid $27/lb for 4 lbs of Hodgdon H-4350 at the local reloading store.
     
  7. Hungry1

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    .........And I just got notice that Midway is sending me the same plates that I had back-ordered. For some reason, I thought they would ask for a conformation. :banghead:

    Oh well, they're going on e bay :)
     
  8. savanahsdad

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    $27 per one 1lbs can or was that a 4lbs keg ? $108 a keg ?
     
  9. dragon813gt

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    I will overpay for an item if I just need a small lot. But overpay is relative. If PV is selling a pound of powder for $17 I can buy it locally for $22. No point in paying hazmat and shipping when trying a new powder out.

    I refuse to pay the current prices. I just bought 1k of used 357 brass for slightly less then if it were new. But the price was inline with what I was paying before the panic. I don't need anything bad enough to pay the ridiculous prices out there.


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    $27 per 1lb can
     
  11. GT1

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    Nothing as of yet. I found a new set of .223 Lee pacesetter dies on evil bay yesterday for $30 and bought them to have a back up set.

    I bought my Colt ARs right after that little deal in the Oregon mall, because something in the back of my mind told me it was then or maybe never. Being a reloader I bought most of the stuff I might need for them at the same time.

    I think I'm good for two years, unless I do an awful lot of shooting, then I might run out of projectiles.
     
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    $300 for some 7.62x39 ammo right at the beginning of the craze, other than that I was fairly well prepared...

    I did pay too much for 1k 147 gr. .308 bullets a few weeks ago, but nothing crazy
     
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    Just remember people, the seller can charge anything they wish but no one can force you to overpay. It takes your willingness to overpay so you aren't being taken, you are giving it to them!

    I just got lucky, someone came into the local shop I hang around and was selling all his 223 reloading components off. He had 6X 1lb jugs of H335 and was asking only $20/lb. I took all 6 from him at that price because I had only 1lb of H335 left and I just completed my AR-15 build and I need to load ammo for it... Too bad he didn't want to sell any primers but I should be fine with the 3000 CCI #41 primers I have left.
     
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    I'm tempted to offload some of my inventory after seeing what primers and powder are getting bid up to on gunbroker.
    Can the average joe ship something hazmat just by paying the haz fee? or is it more complicated than that?
     
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    Way more complicated. Need certain labels. Need 1800 call in service with info on all your hazmat material info. Need ups or fed ex pickup service account with daily pickup fee or u need to drop off. Need to be hazmat certified as a shipping person. Need special rated boxes, heavier construction than most, etc etc.

    This or you could just break the law like 9/10 of the sellers on gunbroker and just ship it illegally. This is a primary reason I don't ship anymore. I could not compete with people shipping illegally. Face to face works so much better.
     
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    I was afraid it was going to be complicated like that. That is too bad. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I refused to pay $42/K for primers yesterday

    After reading this though I may have to go pick some up and be happy. :evil:
     
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    I'm not buying anything until things cool off. I'll be ok in the meantime.
     
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    I have not and will not over pay. I'm actually getting a little tired of the posts that find it necessary to point out, for instance, when there are Ruger 10/22 magazines available at Cabela's.

    Folks should be spending more money on NRA-ILA instead of contributing to the nonsense panic.

    I saw a single P30 15 round magazine on ebay yesterday for $300. I laughed so hard it hurt and I wanted to throttle the idiot who owned the listing. The sad part is that someone will likely pay that much which doesn't say a lot about the people dwelling in this Country.
     
  20. splattergun

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    I paid 35.99 for 1000 Remington SR primers last month, and a lb of H4895 for 24.99, both prices up by about $4 from the month previous.
    I decided I will wait to buy any more reloading components until the dust settles. Since I won't do much shooting until the weather improves, I have another hobby to indulge.
    It's fine brewing weather :)
     
  21. bugsbunny45

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    I actually agree it takes two somebody selling at a high markup and somebody willing to pay the price.
     
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    I just ordered 5 boxes of Hornady .357 158 gr XTP Hollow Points from Midway for $100 delivered, and that was with "special" birthday pricing. However, since I wasn't able to find any locally or online, I went ahead and grabbed them. I was well stocked before the current craziness, but still pick up what I think is a decent deal, like the 5 lb keg of Reloder 17 for $98.60 at Wholesale Sports last week. I did have the foresight to order 5000 Wolf .223 primers for $14 per K after the Colorado theater shooting and have accumulated a very nice stock of Fiocchi 40 gr V-Max factory ammo in .223.
    The local department store where my son works behind the gun counter has Winchester small pistol primers in stock - for $6.99 per 100! He says people are buying them, but just a box or two at a time. Prudent, if you ask me.
     
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    I never whine about anyone charging more than I'm willing to pay, I just go somewhere else or don't buy. Shooting's a pass-time activity for me, it's not my life.
     
  24. gutterman

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    Lead bullets are higher than need be-but primers are high and powder looks to be on the rise.
     
  25. dragon813gt

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    Just by doing basic math I don't think lead bullets are over priced. Factor in the cost of lead/lube and wages to make them. Along with other factors such as equipment upkeep, benefits for workers and general overhead. The profit margin seems to be fairly slim and volatile due to market fluctuations in costs of raw materials. Cast your own and see how long it takes to cast/size/lube 500. The current prices don't seem bad at all.


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