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Old 04-08-2021, 03:34 PM   #1
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My load shop had a decent stock of primers in today but $200/1,000! I needed some more so paid it but I miss the old days
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:39 PM   #2
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My load shop had a decent stock of primers in today but $200/1,000! I needed some more so paid it but I miss the old days

Heck you can find them cheaper than that at the gun shows


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Old 04-08-2021, 03:44 PM   #3
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Very true. All I needed was small rifle but still...
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:50 PM   #4
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Wow! Apparently I should sell some primers.
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Old 04-08-2021, 04:45 PM   #5
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They are screwing you. Bad. I bought some normalish price the other day. $55/1000.
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:03 PM   #6
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They are screwing you. Bad. I bought some normalish price the other day. $55/1000.
For sure. Even gun show prices are $60/1000 but then Iíd have to go to a gun show. .20/primer makes it more expensive but still cheaper than factory ammo. Was surprised since these guys are usually really good. At least all their powder was at normal price still
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Old 04-08-2021, 05:54 PM   #7
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My load shop had a decent stock of primers in today but $200/1,000! I needed some more so paid it but I miss the old days
Time to take your business elsewhere and tell your local shop that screwing people and being greedy has consequences
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Old 04-08-2021, 06:08 PM   #8
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Southwest Reloading in Mesquite if anyone is wondering. They did still have quite a bit of h100 and cfe black at $29/lb
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My load shop had a decent stock of primers in today but $200/1,000! I needed some more so paid it but I miss the old days

Sorry thatís a bogus price. Surprised a retailer that specializes in selling reloading products isnít in tune better with the market prices and/or perfectly okay with screwing the shooting public. I picked up 400 at Bass Pro the other day for 20 bucks and some change. As stated, time to take your business elsewhere.

The quicker people stop paying inflated prices the quicker the market will stabilize and prices will fall more in line with historical numbers.


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Old 04-08-2021, 08:28 PM   #10
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Very true. All I needed was small rifle but still...
If you have something to trade post it on here. In today's environment I would rather trade that drop the cash.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:34 PM   #11
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I bought some 209s the other day 6.99 a hundred
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:51 PM   #12
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If you have something to trade post it on here. In today's environment I would rather trade that drop the cash.
I post in the trade thread quite a bit. Right now I donít have much excess that I wonít go through this year
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:59 PM   #13
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For sure. Even gun show prices are $60/1000 but then Iíd have to go to a gun show. .20/primer makes it more expensive but still cheaper than factory ammo. Was surprised since these guys are usually really good. At least all their powder was at normal price still
Powder??? Where?
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:37 AM   #14
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Anyone find any retailer that will take back orders on primers?

I recently waited months for 140gn ELDs, but at least I had an order in and knew I was in a line.

As the months go by, starting to get tired of me checking Brownells/Midway/PowderValley/Midsouth/Natchez/Sinclair multiple times daily with no luck.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:14 PM   #15
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A month ago, I bought primers for $4.00 per 100. Today, I went by the same place and paid $15 per 100 for Federal small pistol primers and then something like $11 per 100 for CCI small pistol primers. Stupidly, you have to buy a pound of powder or a box of bullets, then they will let you buy 100 CCI primers. I can get probably 2500 380s out of a lb. of powder. So only being able to buy 100 primers per lb. of powder makes no sense what so ever. Obviously the person who came up with that BS plan, does not reload.
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Old 04-09-2021, 08:23 PM   #16
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A month ago, I bought primers for $4.00 per 100. Today, I went by the same place and paid $15 per 100 for Federal small pistol primers and then something like $11 per 100 for CCI small pistol primers. Stupidly, you have to buy a pound of powder or a box of bullets, then they will let you buy 100 CCI primers. I can get probably 2500 380s out of a lb. of powder. So only being able to buy 100 primers per lb. of powder makes no sense what so ever. Obviously the person who came up with that BS plan, does not reload.
Man I wish I could find federal small pistol primers. My match guns are tuned specifically for them.
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:01 PM   #17
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Man I wish I could find federal small pistol primers. My match guns are tuned specifically for them.
I got 500 today, buddy is supposed to pick up 500 more for me tomorrow. I could possibly have him pick up some for you.
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Old 04-09-2021, 09:07 PM   #18
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I got 500 today, buddy is supposed to pick up 500 more for me tomorrow. I could possibly have him pick up some for you.
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:30 PM   #19
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It’s highway robbery
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Old 04-11-2021, 08:38 PM   #20
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Sorry thatís a bogus price. Surprised a retailer that specializes in selling reloading products isnít in tune better with the market prices and/or perfectly okay with screwing the shooting public. I picked up 400 at Bass Pro the other day for 20 bucks and some change. As stated, time to take your business elsewhere.

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Old 04-11-2021, 08:49 PM   #21
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anything under $80/1000 may end up being the new norm for the foreseable future. i read its already been stated by the big manufacturers that they're not going to build new plants for primers because they ultimately see this all passing in time. all reloading components have steadily been going up, like everything else in the world, for years. i bought some this weekend for $75/1000 out the door. higher than norm, but i look at it this way...its only .03-04 cents more per round, if i could order them, it would cost close to that after tax, shipping/hazmat fee and....at least i have them. can't find crap anywhere.
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Old 04-15-2021, 03:14 PM   #22
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Just paid $94 plus shipping for 1k LRP on gunbroker.....

I feel dirty.... but happy to have some.
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