Powder and Primers!!

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by AlphaCoyote, May 21, 2013.

  1. AlphaCoyote

    AlphaCoyote
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    Things are loosening up, at least where I am. My LGS is overstocked with small pistol and small rifle primers, and has a whole shelf of various popular pistol and rifle powders in 1 lb. and 8 lb. kegs. All at normal prices, and this is stock that came in last week and still hasn't sold, despite an ad and a line out the door on Saturday. Things are looking up!
     
  2. DSbur

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    OK, I'll bite, where exactly are you and what is your local gun store?
     
  3. bmo

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    Yeah which store? Could use some small rifle primers.
     
  4. zippygaloo

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    It's been months. No powder in sight. I am tired.
     
  5. AlphaCoyote

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    Sorry. I'm in Las Vegas. Bought several pounds of various pistol powders for about $27/lb. CCI Small Pistol Primers = $33/1000. Same with Federal SRPs. I was there on Saturday, and there was still a ton on the shelves when I was there yesterday (Tues.). Either the manufacturers are starting to catch up, or people who stockpile have done so now, or both.
     
  6. 2ndtimer

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    Probably more the latter. People who were desperate to buy have finally achieved a comfort level of supply, or have run out of money attempting to do so in a crazy market. From what I have heard/read, the manufacturers have been running at full capacity for months trying to meet the demand and will hopefully continue to do so until retail prices return to a more palatable level. I hear there are some places that are already there. (Of course, not where I am, but somewhere!)
     

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