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Can you believe the primer prices?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ma96782, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    LOL....yes, currently primer prices are up. But, jeez this is...........87 cents for 100 sm rifle primers.

    CCISmRiflePrimers87for100006.jpg

    LOL, I must be very old........I can't even remember when I bought it.

    Aloha, Mark
     
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  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Seeing as how you bought it at a payless shoe store... it's probably been a while.
     
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  3. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Payless is what Rite Aide drug stores used to be called
    I have some CCI primers with .67 cent price tags from BiMart on them bought mid to late 60's
     
  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I remember paying this for a gallon of gas also.
     
  5. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    The old Payless stores in the 60's were great. Sporting goods section had all the fishing and hunting stuff a person could ever ask for. Total shame they evolved into Rite Aid
     
  6. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    I really miss the old White Elephant prices, CCI Mini Mags $9.99 a brick, Blazers $8.99 a brick. Even now, we are starting to miss the "new good old days" of $20 bulk packs of .22 LR ammo. If I recall correctly, the CCI Speer Lawman ammo was around $10 for a box of 50 .38 spec or .357 Mag with Speer JHP bullets. And they had cheap .38 Spec Win ammo (158 gr RN lead) for $5.99 for a box of 50. Hmmm, I guess this means I am old, too.....
     
  7. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Even better to buy the carton

    primers.jpg
     
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  8. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    When I was learning to reload in the early '70s, the guy that was teaching me sent me down to Payless for a lb of 4831, and a brick of primers.
    I walked out with both and didn't spend $20.00.
    I was hooked!
     
  9. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    Back in the eightys at coast to coast in madras primers were $1.19 per hundred, a new clerk sold us a brick for $1.19. good score that day.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I bought a few on-line right after the Sandy Hook deal.. $20/1000.
     
  11. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    xlsbob,

    Thanks for the picture. Seeing is believing.

    IIRC.........those red colored boxes came after the green boxes. In other words, you got ........"a hell of a sale/price."

    Anyway, in my quest to show my oldest.......

    CCI8abrick002.jpg

    $8 a brick (CCI brand). So, that would be 80 cents per 100.

    LOL.......you know how some folks are always asking about "shelf life of primers?" Actually, I've stopped re-loading large caliber rifle rounds for quite some time now. So, I don't know if they work. But, I'd take a bet that they do. LOL.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  12. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I've used old "stayneless" primers to load new ammo, I think they had a price tag around $4, they were in an old lot of stuff I purchased after the original owners death. Shot just fine.
     
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  13. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    What are they going for now? If you can find them? $40/thou at Cabela's.

    If you're really desperate you can go to "Bruno's" and pay $60 plus ship and hazmat fees of around $50/shipment.

    Not sure if one needs Astroglide or Preparation H in order to shop with "Bruno".
     
  14. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Wait until we say "remember the good 'ole days when we were only paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas".
     
  15. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The old PayLess drug store in Lloyd Center is one of the places I would go to buy sporting goods in the 60's. Bought two nice Eagle Claw trout spinning rods for a $1.99 each. Going through a bunch of empty ammo boxes yesterday and came across a few old plastic Coast to Coast Mastercraft .22LR boxes.They look exactly like the CCI 100 pack boxes but they are over 45 years old. I liked the boxes but the ammo cost about twice as much. So I would just buy the old paper boxed 22's and then just transfer them over to the plastic boxes.
     
  16. motoman98

    motoman98 Gresham, OR Active Member

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    OMG, I remember a Red Brick of .22lr @ $4.50, individually 49c. New then, CCI Primers @ .49 also.....Oh, a 5 or 10lb brown paper bag of surplus 4831 was 59c a lb. 50c if you bought the whole 37lb white cloth bag from a battleship gun. Sporting goods store out in N. Portland on the way to Scappose: those were the days! lol
     
  17. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Same for me with both Payless's in Bend and Redmond - but in the late 70's early 80's for me.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Vaseline
     
  19. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    Shipping primers is expensive and annoying. However it doesn't seem he's doing you any favors to start with, and it also seems like he's doing little to "lube" the process along, looks more like kerosine and beach sand is his favorite lube.