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Guns, powder and primers Oh My

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Gaucho Gringo, May 9, 2013.

  1. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I just got back from 4 days in Tillamook. No shortage of guns, ammo, primers or powder. Fred Meyer had their gun racks and pistols cases full. S&W, Ruger, Taurus, Sig and a few others. Prices were cheaper than most I have seen online lately, some less than $300.00. Lots of ammo in popular calibers but no .22. Here is the rub, ammo prices were way high like .38 Spl at $42.00 a box. Everything else followed this pricing but at least it was available. When I went in Tillamook Sporting Goods my eyes got as big as saucers and my tongue was dragging the ground. Guns galore, boxes and boxes of ammo of all kinds, lots of powder and primers. Almost seemed like the good old days except no .22. Ammo prices appeared to be lower than Freddies, 9mm at $24.00 a box, high but better than most. I needed primers so I bit on them, CCI at $7.50 a hundred, I know but beggar's can't afford to be choosey. Didn't price the guns as the grandchildren were getting antsy and my better half was giving me the look. I could have easily spent another couple of hours looking. Anyway we will now return you to your regularly scheduled programing.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    100 CCI primers for $7.50 is only a 200% mark up hey thats quite reasonable LOL
     
  3. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Was the tear in the fabric of space and time that sent you back in time on highway 18 or 101?
     
  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    With prices like that on ammo/components I will quit shooting for pleasure and KEEP what I have for if/when SHTF!

    $7.50 for 100 primers? Did you AT LEAST get a good splooge of KY before you got to the check stand? I don't understand why people keep paying to be screwed. Now they know the suckers are there for the fleecing.

    Thank you sir may I have another!
     
  5. Gaucho Gringo

    Gaucho Gringo Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I realize it is overpriced considering that I paid $2.50 a hundred 8 months ago. I said so in my original post. I bought 200 of them to load my 50 rounds of .45 Colt brass that has been sitting in my reloading cabinet for 5 months waiting for non existent primers. Perhaps you would be so kind as to sell me some primers at $2.50 a hundred? What sir? Your silence is deafening. Not wanting to get in a pissing match with you, I don't like it the situation any better than you but I trying to point out with humor(a thing that is becoming extinct on this forum or any other nowadays) what I observed in the gun selling places out of the Portland area. At least they have something to sell.
     
  6. Cheesemaker

    Cheesemaker Tillamook Active Member

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    Most of us locals refuse to step foot in Till Sporting Goods. That is where I'm gonna leave it. And yes his guns are WAY over priced.



    As for Freddies, not alot of us, go there. Most of us locals have our own FFL dealers we go to. And try to avoid retail shops.