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Wolf SP gone, anyone have a source for small pistol primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CozMoDan, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. CozMoDan

    CozMoDan Member

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    I e-mailed Wolf and they replied "We have no SP primers coming in the near future". That was it. Anyone have lesser expensive source for small pistol primers?
    TIA

    The Coz.
     
  2. MrOldLude

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    Powder Valley. They were running a special on CCI, but that might have ended after the holidays.
     
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    5000 CCI 500s from Grafs for $117. Be aware they have bumped their HAZMAT fee to 27.50.
     
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    Or you can use their regular small rifle primers. Those will work. Just be careful not to get the small rifle magnum primers because the cups will be too hard to set off in a handgun.
     
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    After some reloaders experienced primer ignition issues in 2010 with Wolf SP primers (silver/nickel colored primer cups) with the claim of harder primer cup (not with Wolf LP bronze/brass colered cups), Wolf SP kinda disappeared from the market place/gun shows.

    In 2011 another brand called "TulAmmo" began selling primers and loaded ammunition in the USA. As far as I know, both Wolf and TulAmmo (or "Tula" called by many) are manufactured in the same Murom munitions plant in Russia. I am not sure but some PMC primers (at least the Non-Toxic primers) may also be manufactured in the same plant under contract for now Korean owned PMC.

    Unless you can find some "new old stock" (NOS) Wolf SP primers, your best bet may be buying Tula SP primers, which in my opinion, is essentially the same.
     
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    Tula SP primers have the same problem as newer-stock Wolf SP primers. Get Wolf SR primers (odd copper color) instead. No problems with either brand of LP primers.

    I recently bought a bunch of CCI primers from Graf's. $100 per case if you have a FFL on file. $115 per case if you don't, and that might qualify for reduced shipping charges.
     
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    Hi-Tech Ammo has CCI SP primers for $120 for 5000. If you buy 30K primers they waive the hazmat fee.

    http://hi-techammo.com/
     
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    That's where I get mine. In fact I got an order in yesterday.I use all three brands and they all work fine! The Tula don't give me ANY problems.
     
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    I also like Powder Valley for primers and powder when I'm buying enough to offset the Hazmat fees.
     
  11. CozMoDan

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    Has anyone else tried using small rifle in handgun loads? I have always woundered about that.
    The Coz
     
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    Yes, I use Wolf SR primers when I load .357 Magnum. When I first started out reloading I bought Federal SR's and used them in both .30 Carbine and 9mm because I didn't want to have 2 different type primers that looked just alike. (I was afraid I might get them mixed up and use SP primers in the .30)
     
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    Yes, during the Obama shortage all I could find was CCI 400's (SRP) so I used those in my 9mm and .38SPL loads for a time maybe 5k+ worth. But now I am using Tula and Wolf in the handguns and CCI 41's in the AR15.
     
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