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Primers on the shelf!

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Mikej, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Fisherman's Marine, Delta Park, had small pistol and large pistol primers at noon today. Looked to be 24 K of each. I'm assuming the other stores would have split the order so they should have some too.

    Mike
     
  2. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I'm seeing a lot of pistol and Large Rifle primers on local shelves. Now if they would just catch up with the demand for Small Rifle Primers.
     
  3. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I wish they would get some powder choices out West. I miss the days of going to BI-Mart and going "Hmmmm...I think I'll give xxxx a try" , for under $25.00 an lb. Sportsman's Warehouse has been getting powder pretty regular but it all seems to be rifle powder by the time I see the list.
     
  4. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Was at Cabelas in Springfield on Thursday 8-1 and they had large and small rifle and pistol primers. There was Remington, CCI, Winchester and Federal for brands. Lots of bullets, brass and most calibers of dies. There was some powder on the shelf, but not much.
     
  5. Misternt

    Misternt Salem Area Active Member

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    I've seen primers at Bi-mart in Keizer and on Lancaster. SRP and SPP. Both had 1 tray limits. But hey 100 primers is better than no primers.
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    2 days ago ,the SW in orchards,wa had small rifle primers,as well as some others.had several thousand of them,and I did not see a limit sign.
     
  7. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    100 Primers. Wow. That would get me through Thursday of an average week and I only shoot Monday's and Thursdays.:cool:

    Maybe I'm going to get a black powder rifle or pistol. Lots of percussion caps on the shelves and at online companies.

    Either that or drill out my cases to take Shotgun Primers:rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Seriously, I believe the pipeline is starting to fill up as the "hoarders" have filled their shelves.
     
  8. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I gotta wonder what the guys STILL asking $45.00-$50.00 per K in the classifieds are going to do. Do they even reload?

    Oh, and Powder Valley had Tula small and large pistol primers, still had them Friday when I added a couple K LP to my 10,000 SP order.

    Mike
     
  9. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    If they DO reload they were behind the curve and got stuck paying scalper prices. If they DO NOT reload they still behind the curve because no one is paying that anymore, at least not those that did anyway. My assessment - they do not reload and are stuck with unsold primers from the narrow window of opportunity they missed.
     
  10. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    People will probably still pay those prices. In case you haven't noticed, prices on primers have gone up considerably even in the legitimate sources. I used to pay $36-$37 for Benchrest Primers from Powder Valley. Those they have in stock today are now $10 more and Powder Valley is NOT a price gouger. If you want to see one of those, go to Bruno Shooter's Supply.
     
  11. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Douglas county has had primers and ammo on shelves fairly regular for some time now. I am stocking back up.
     
  12. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I had been a CCI primer guy, that's what Bi-Mart had. I've now come to take anything that was on the counter at Sportsman's/Fishermans.

    I don't know what "Benchrest" primers mean, is that a brand? Powder Valley raised the price on Tula SP and LP $4.00 a K I know.
     
  13. 2ndtimer

    2ndtimer SE Washington state Active Member

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    Mike, "Benchrest" primers are offered by CCI and Federal as a more expensive option to their standard primers. They are supposedly more consistent and capable of better accuracy, and some published tests appear to support that contention. When they were only $2 more per thousand I used to use them. Now that they are $10 more per K, not so much. Maybe if I start competing in bench rest I will give them another go.
     
  14. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks....

    So much to learn eh?