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Where are there primers for sale?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Johnny Guest, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. gspn

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    Cabelas has a bunch of Remington primers right now.
     
  2. fourdollarbill

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    Kame's Sport in North Canton Ohio has CCI small rifle by the dozen on sale for $29.99. No limit as of today.
     
  3. mhodge

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    I hate to post it, just because they will probably all get bought, but Powder Valley powdervalleyinc.com has some Bench Rest primers. I ordered them the other day and they have shipped It's legit.
     
  4. Publius1688

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    They don't anymore-----just Wolf, which I can't bring myself to use.
     
  5. wgaynor

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    Whitakers in Owensboro KY and Aces in Hawesville, KY. They don't deliver, but if your nearby, it's worth the trip.
     
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    Primer Availability

    Valley Guns 2 in Inwood,WV had about 3 or 4 shelves full when I bought some a couple of weeks ago. They have a website just google them.
     
  7. Publius1688

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    Gander Mountain has small pistol, cci 500, and small rifle benchrest in stock, as of this morning.
     
  8. Peter M. Eick

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    I walked into my local shooting range and they had small pistol primers, aa9, H110 but no powder pistol. I picked up 3000 small pistol, 2 lbs of aa9 and 1 lb of h110 for a total of 129 if I remember correctly.

    I went back home and fired up the presses. It has been too long since I reloaded and I have empty brass all over the place. For me, the primer famine is over since I can in Houston basically walk into any of stores I shop and get them off the shelf. No reason to hold back on loading anymore.

    With that said, today is 357 max, 357magnum and if I get time I will start on the 38/44's today. I need to get about 750 maxes, 3000 magnums and 2500 38/44's made up today.
     
  9. ole farmerbuck

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    What are you going to do in your spare time?
     
  10. mhodge

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    I must have got the last BR2's from Powder Valley. They are supposed to be here Monday so we'll see. That's amazing they were out of stock right after I ordered them, talk about lucky.
     
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    I'll just leave this here

    http://www.recobstargetshop.com/browse.cfm/2,108.html

    just ordered some Remington rifle primers from here, no asterisk next to them, I got a strange shipping notification stating someone mailed me something? Guess only time will tell if it's legit.

    I like the policy though, they are limiting how many can be purchased. Thanks to the previous post about Cabelas, I was able to get pistol primers still, got rifle primers possibly from the above link.

    Hopefully things won't continue to be this bad, I'm just trying to save money at the range, going every friday is getting expensive... I'm beginning to wonder if I yet again picked the wrong hobby, but it's really fun.

    Anybody wanna start an ammo company with me? (joking)
     
  12. Jesse Heywood

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    I bought some Winchesters at the gun show this weekend, which surprised me. I guess the guy didn't read the fine print where it says no primers or powder allowed in the building.
     
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    Nachezss.com has large rifle and small rifle primers.. came in today I think CCI. I was looking for large pistol those are out.
     
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    GimpyLeg: Regarding PMC primers from Wideners

    Hi, new username but long-time reader of THR and reloader/shooter.

    GimpyLeg, I have always used Winchester primers, but due to the recent shortage, my inventory now includes Magtech, Wolf, and PMC primers.

    Bought some small pistol PMC primers from Wideners in November. They are made in Russia, marked "Non-Toxic, Non-Corrosive" on the box, and primers are brass cups marked with "E" on the bottom.

    As to performance, PMC primers required 2/10 grain more powder to match the load performance of Winchester/Magtech primers (Stock Glock 22, Winchester 231/Hodgdon HP/38 powder) and just as accurate.

    My recommendation would be, since they are both made in Russia and wolf primers have been cheaper ($26/case of 5000 at last local gun show in November) and burn hotter (same charge as Winchester/Magtech) to buy the wolf primer if you can.

    FYI, Magtech primers seem to be slightly less tight and Wolf/PMC primers slightly tigher than Winchester in primer pockets (I hand prime all of my cases). I reloaded and shot over 15K non-Winchester primers in 2009, and all the primers have been reliable with no dead primer cups.
     
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    if you use the wolf primers, you need to stick with them. i have heard numerous times that the wolf is stiffer and wears the primer pocket. not a big deal on pistol, or rifle if you don't use expensive cases (range pickups etc okay)..

    i've heard after using wolfs for one or two loads chester-win's are overly loose or will fall out.

    i've always had good luck with PMC products.. don't care for wolf.
     
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    Moderator, perhaps the discussion regarding different primers and their performance/effects on primer pockets should move to another thread since this thread is about the availability of primers and where THR readers can obtain them.

    As to Wolf primers enlarging primer pockets, I am not sure if that is entirely due to wolf primers. My experience has been that Wolf/PMC primers are slightly tigher in the primer pockets than Winchester with Magtech slightly less tight. Wolf primers seem to burn slightly hotter then Winchester and PMC primers less hotter based on the amount of powder charge required to match the same performance of Winchester (Magtech performance is essentially the same as Winchester).

    I thought excessive charge/pressure often caused loose primer pockets; and perhaps, it is pressure not Wolf primer that may be causing loose primer pockets. If Wolf primers burn hotter, a slight less charge may reduce the extra pressure from hotter primers. For PMC, I use 2/10 grain more of Win231/HP38 to match the same performance of Winchester. For Wolf, I use the same powder charge as Winchester.

    My reference loads: 45ACP (230 gr/5.0 gr Win231/HP38); 40S&W (180 gr/4.9 gr Win231/HP38); 9mm (115 gr/4.9 gr Win231/HP38).

    tommyintx, I have noticed that PMC primer cups are softer than Wolf/Magtech/Winchester. If Wolf primer cups are indeed wearing the primer pockets, then PMC primers may be the way to go.

    In my opinion, until the primer shortage comes to an end, Magtech/Wolf/PMC primers all go bang in my reloads. When Winchester primers are available again, I will be buying Winchester (or other US made primers) exclusively even at a higher price to support US vendors.

    I have never had any primer pocket enlargement issue with Winchester primers except for excessive pressure loads.
     
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    A local shop had a few supplies today but not much. I'm only writing about it because it's the first time in almost a year he had anything at all on the shelf. He has/had 5000 CCI #34 NATO primers, 5000 CCI #41 NATO primers, 5000 CCI-500 SP primers, 5000 Remington LR primers, and 3000 Federal SR primers. Like I said, not a ton of stuff but more than I've seen there in a year. It may be a good sign.

    As for powders, a case of H4895, a case of Red Dot, a half case of each W231 and W296, a few 1 lb bottles each of Unique, 2400, Herco and Power Pistol.

    By the end of the day there wasn't much left but like I said, it was there. I expect the shelf to be empty again by tomorrow evening. (I bought 2,000 CCI #34 primers for my Garand :D)
     
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    thanks for the post,

    small pistol out now :(
     
  22. atblis

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    Prices appear to still be creeping up.
     
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    Powder Valley still has LP/LPM and 223/SRM for $25.50/1000
     
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    And they also have #41's for $29.00/k!

    Justin
     
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