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Dating primers

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Benchrest, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Guys


    I've only been reloading since November of last year, so I have no reference for dating (by price) a stack of primers my brother's friend gave to him. All CCI, priced 99 cents to $1.49 per tray, and purchased from Bi-Mart and Payless.

    I was just curious if anybody had an idea.


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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Primers are ageless.....
     
  3. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Just curious when they might have been produced.
     
  4. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    I remember buying primers back in 1978 for that price. Hope that helps.
     
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  5. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Dating primers. Kind of hard up to get a date. Try e-harmony.com
     
  6. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Just as soon as I posted I knew I'd get flack for the title :thumbup:

     
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  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    White and green are late 60's early 70's the ones with the Blue on them are before the White and Green and before my oldest primers The tan boxes run up into the 90's at least
     
  8. ridnjon

    ridnjon vancouver wa Active Member

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    Now that's funny! Good one mark
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I am currently using some white and green box CCIs that were given to me and marked $7.90 on the box (brick) and they are all going 'bang'.
     
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  10. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    If you have primers that old, clearly you aren't shooting enough:cool:

    I recall primers costing about $0.97 per 100 back in the early 80's in the Seattle area. I kept a box with the price sticker on it for a long time but finally tossed it. Made me too sad when I compared it with today's prices.