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Posted: January 04 2017 at 6:50am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Yesterday I went to the gun shop in a town 25 miles NE of me for primers and powder. Found a pound of Bullseye for a fair price these days, but the primers? Holy Cow! A single box of CCI #300 LP primers were $4.95 a box! I was there just three months ago and they were $3.95. Yeah, I hate to complain but that's getting a might harsh. But again, they WERE in stock. Something to say I suppose as a mere mortal being able to buy stuff now since the hoarders are fully stocked and products are again available huh? But $50.33 for a brick of primers is outrageous to me. Just sayin is all, as the kids say today. Just sayin.... But I did tell the owner to take that little 9mm off his hip and stick it in my ribs to make it easier for him to rob me.

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 7:57am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Haven't priced them here lately but I bet they aren't getting any cheaper. The last I bought were $30something.
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Posted: January 04 2017 at 8:42am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

And here I thought since "Billery" lost the election the price gouging would let up. Apparently not....

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 11:14am | IP Logged Quote joed

Don't complain, couple years ago primers were going for $12 per
100.    And that was if you could find them.

I believe it's a law of supply and demand, and greed.   When I
bought my first centerfire rifle, a Remington 700 BDL in .25-06
finding ammo was tough, it wasn't a popular cartridge.   You
couldn't buy ammo at Kmart (anyone remember them) or
Walmart. I still remember buying that rifle for $238.     

Managed to find a sporting goods store 1 mile from the house
that had 4 boxes of ammo.    To shorten the story, I noticed every
time I used up the supply the price of the next stock was up $.50
to $1.00 a box.   Didn't take me long fo figure out I needed to
become a reloader.   Now you know how I started.

Heck, looking back to 1978 a box of 101 Sierra bullets cost $6.75,
the same bullets now are somewhere around $19.    I still have
one box left that I paid $6.75 for.



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Posted: January 04 2017 at 11:38am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Primers in my area are readily available and down to around $35 per K. A bit cheaper at the last gun show that I attended. Most powders were available as well and that price was from $20-$30 pound depending upon the type.

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 12:36pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

I need another gun store. The one I've been going to is a "mom & pop" shop that sells weapons at MSRP and components appear right up there too. If I go to Grander Mountain, 40 miles away, it's the same story but far fewer components.

I tried to get my neighbour across the road to go in with me on splitting the hazmat fee and shipping but he's both too cheap and fully controlled by his wife. He's "allowed" to buy only one single 100 container of primers when they go shopping for stuff in the big city. So I've no one to share the cost if I order online.

Guess I'll continue working my right arm and hand more so I can draw my recurves again and get those fingers strong enough to do a correct release. I dowel out and spine my own ceder shafts and lacquer is still affordable. Only things I'll need to buy is fletching, knocks, and points. It'll do me good to shoot my bows again anyway.

Like I said, I hate to complain. Really do....

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 1:02pm | IP Logged Quote joed

Ranger, you live in the sticks don't you?   Myself I would enjoy that
kind of life but there is a down side to it as you see.    

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 3:45pm | IP Logged Quote nhblaze

Last summer I stocked up.
CCI primers at Runnings were
29.00 / 1000

I was really afraid Hillary was going to win

I'm all set for a couple of years,
but I'm NOT hording      

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 7:22pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Powder Valley has all Winchester primers in stock for 28/1000. I can order 50K & have them delivered to my front door
for less than 5% cost of the primers. For me that's appox. 1470.00 They always let me mix primers & powder under one
hazmat if I kept my order under 50 pounds. I know that sounds like a lot of money but it will keep you shooting for a
long time.

After the primer shortage of a couple times ago & the shortage of Alliant powders I said never again will I get caught
short. With that said the LGS I purchase powder & primers from at times have primers 30-35/1000 & most powder under 30.




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Posted: January 04 2017 at 7:32pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

And Ranger 'bout yer complaining.........love it. At those
prices you have ever right.    

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 8:34pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

I can barely afford to buy a pound of powder and a few primers now and then. $1470? That's about what I live on each month.
Yup, I gotta train more and get my hand & arm ready for bow work.

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 8:47pm | IP Logged Quote Ranch 13

About once a year Graf's will get a pretty good sale on primers. That's when I
buy a full case of what ever I'm short on. Usually runs 150 or less per 5000 .
Sure beats the hit and miss availability at the local stores and fluctuating
prices.

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 8:54pm | IP Logged Quote LAH

Ranger you need to sell Ranch a couple steers & buy some
primers. I hear Don has plenty of room for a few.

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Nope I'm retired, only have the dogs, chickens and these two old senile
saddle horses to fuss over, and sorta like it that way.

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Posted: January 04 2017 at 11:15pm | IP Logged Quote JD45

Who buys primers by the 100? Of course they'll rip you off that way.
Average is about $30 a 1000 here. Still too high.
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Posted: January 05 2017 at 8:27am | IP Logged Quote LAH

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Many people buy a 100 at a time. I know folk who may load
only a couple hundred a year & have no space to really
store loading stuff. They load out of shoe boxes so to
speak. I also know people who can't allow over 50 bucks or
so each month for a hobby & believe me I've been there. I
know it's not the best way to purchase but for some it's
the only way. And I agree sometimes you pay more than you
should.

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Posted: January 05 2017 at 9:11am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Yes, I live in the sticks. And I'm surrounded by ignorant backward hillbillies too. They believe that reloading is simply cramming a bunch of powder (any type) into a case and hammering a bullet on top of it then shouting "Yee ha!"
They have no conception of chamber pressure, burning rates, or any of the basics even of what is needed to build safe ammo.
Morons. This is what I have to contend with. Ignorant hillbillies.

Who buys primers by the hundred? Well does one have a choice when the shop removes them from the case. Prices them. Then puts tape over the ends and sits em out on the shelves. Then they throw away the box the 1k came in. And they do the very same thing at Gander Mountain and Academy Sports. There's no one that sells components in a 60 mile radius that sells primers in a brick, and if the did the price would be the same. Ya either buy em or throw rocks.

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Ranger, there is a lot to be said for the sticks.   I say that after
spending most of my life in the city.

You think you have morons?   There's more in the city, believe me.

Looks like you're stuck with the price of the primers local.   To bad
you have nothing close that sells by the 1k.


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Posted: January 05 2017 at 12:44pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

They still sell for the same price here. Be it in a 1k package or not.

Big city? Yeah, worked for one.

And actually morons are universal. They're everywhere.

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Ranger, I feel your pain.    I never had it so good as when I lived in
NW FL in the early 2000s.   Had a Mom & Pop LGS about 2 miles
away.   Primers were $1.60 per hundred and $11.45 per 1k.   

Not sure what they're going for here as I bought enough to last me
for years.     

I've given up on Gunshows too.   $6 to get in and the prices are no
better then the store about 1/2 mile away.    I see used guns selling
for as much as new ones.   Whenever there is one in town I head for
that LGS as they usually have a sale going on.

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