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Where are all the primers?!?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Rylander, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Rylander

    Rylander Portland, OR New Member

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    I have looked at a few places and haven't seen primers in stock. I have checked bi-mart, fisherman's marine, and wholesale sports. Does anyone have any info on a good place to look. When they will be back in stock? Any group buys coming up?
    Just started reloading and the lack of primers is frustrating. I am trying to avoid a hazmat fee. Any help in finding primers would be welcome.

    Thank you
     
  2. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Primers are always hard to find.
     
  3. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    cabelas has them here and there... 5-7$ per 100
     
  4. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    You know I would pay 7$ a hundred - I need to find a couple of hundred large rifle primers for getting hunting loads ready for this coming fall.

    James Ruby
     
  5. Zepoll

    Zepoll Keizer Active Member

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    There was some large rifle primers at the Sportsmans Warehouse in Salem yesterday.

    I was in Cabela's in springfield last week and they were out of all primers.
     
  6. 2006scooby

    2006scooby hillsboro Member

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    there is a guy on craigslist that is buying up a bunch of them. he told me in a offer it was 100$ a box. i didnt buy them but i know bi mart gets their shipments in on thursdays. i would also check a couple of the ag building supply stores. sometimes you get lucky in finding stuff there as well. good luck
     
  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have about 4500?
     
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  8. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    a month ago I took delivery of 12K pistol primers... got them because I saved 25$ on hazmat fee by ordering powder and primers together...

    I had always planned on selling most of it as I figure I only need about half or less...

    now despite the price hike, I'm keeping them as it may take a year or so for supply to normalize and selling some for a 10$ profit now may turn out to be a 30$ loss if prices double in a year or so..

    people still remember 2008 where primers and powders became scarce for a while... and went from 15$ to 30$ by the time supply came back..
     
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  9. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    I started stocking up on the also. I have 20k or so and I will keep them. I'm sure they will come back around... one of these days.
     
  10. sneakboxer

    sneakboxer NW OR Active Member

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    Sportys in Clatskanie had a pretty good selection last week. However they were $45 per K and higher. I'm set for a few years so i did not buy any. i did see them if your willing to pay and drive there. (i'd call first incase the hoarders hit the place)
    Best of luck in your search
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    :worship:
    joke
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    12k in my reload room. I think I'll stop buying primers
    Well after the other 2500 come in.:thumbup:
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OOOH SH!T I better edit my last post

    :worship: for sure!
     
  13. bballer182

    bballer182 Molalla Active Member

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    I've always had a few thousand. But as soon as elections were over my stockpile grew to ~15k
     
  14. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I didn't wait for the elections. My "Magic 8-Ball" told me that things would get stupid if BO was reelected. I ordered heavily.

    Can't say how many I have because my local Fire Marshal may have something to say.

    Who knows, at my age I may already have a "Lifetime Supply":D
     
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  15. traderpats

    traderpats MILWAUKIE, OREGON Member

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    OP check the reloading classifieds on this site. A member has been ordering in bulk (group type buys) to save on hazmat. He's run a bunch of orders so far and as of yesterday had "extra" primers in stock. I got in on a couple of the orders and have received kegs of powder and cases of primers to round out my supplies. Good guy to deal with and local too so no shipping ....
     
  16. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    You know his handle?
    I would like a bunch.
    Thanks
     
  17. traderpats

    traderpats MILWAUKIE, OREGON Member

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    It's one of the first posts in the reloading classifieds. Can't miss it....
     
  18. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Just picked up a brick of large rifle primers at the Bi-Mart on Halsey - good enough for this year. There are more primers there - no small pistol or small rifle or powder.

    James Ruby
     
  19. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    And estate sales will be much more fun in the coming years
     
  20. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    And to those thinking this is funny... It is a serious request... If you wont be using it, at least let one of us make use of it when you move on...