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Old January 11, 2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Cabelas got a shipment of primers

They told me they werent supposed to be in til jan 25. Ups guy just dropped 1000 small pistol primers at my door. Hope you guys can cash in.
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Old January 11, 2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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Just looked and they have Remington 9.5's (large rifle) in stock...alas no 7.5s.
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Old January 11, 2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Are .243's large rifle primers or small rifle primers?
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Old January 11, 2013, 06:35 PM   #4
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Old January 11, 2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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??? The .243 Win I load uses large rifle primers.
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Old January 11, 2013, 08:54 PM   #6
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Sorry. I thought it read 223. 243 is large primer
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Old January 12, 2013, 04:28 PM   #7
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I ordered some "06" brass and bullets from Cabela's a couple weeks ago, and all was said to be on B.O.

However, much of the order has been coming much faster.

If their smart, they won't say 3 weeks when it is likely to be 6 or 8.

Much better for the product to get to the customer sooner rather then later from a business point of view.

Worked with a guy that would promise "blue sky" then try to explain why the product wasn't ready as promised. Poor business practice.

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Old January 13, 2013, 05:57 AM   #8
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Ups guy just dropped 1000 small pistol primers at my door.
I'm really -NOT- trying to be rude, but I just do not understand how, why, EVER anyone will order a thousand primers and have them shipped with a hazmat charge.

How much does a thousand primers cost? $30? $40? $65 for bench rest?
And what's hazmat up to these days... $25 or $30, and that doesn't even cover the actual shipping charge.

Why not buy 10,000 of them. Or more?

Yes, certainly I understand that buying 10k or more starts to approach the cost of a used handgun. I know that we all have our budgets to work within.

But buying shipped primers just a thousand at a time is like BEGGING to pay twice the price.
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Old January 13, 2013, 06:09 AM   #9
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being that ive never loaded a round in my life, why would i buy 10,000? I wouldnt buy a 40,000 dollar bass boat if ive never fished. 10,000 primers would be nice if i was retired or shot regularly. Im not reloading. Im assembling bullets. New brass, new bullets. This is a hobby for me, im not in it to save money. Im in it for the enjoyment. Money does not come into play.

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Old January 13, 2013, 06:31 AM   #10
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It's probably just coincidence, but after a couple months of having no primers around anywhere, suddenly all the dealers in my local area are receiving shipments here in Canada. One place even had a sale, so I bought four of the brown Winchester boxes of SPPs. They were only $125 (plus tax) per box and I'm starting to think I should have bought more at that price. Both my wife and I shoot IPSC so they wont stay unloaded very long.
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Old January 13, 2013, 07:00 AM   #11
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Good point. Once i figure if im smart enough to load ammo, i will buy more items at bulk when i catch a deal. Im the only person that hunts or shoots in my family. Im self taught at hunting, shooting, and now that im into loading, that is something im gonna go to the veterans with. . You are a very lucky man to have a wife that shares your passion. My wife collects coach purses and shoes. lol. You better get to buying more primers or you have to answer to the mrs. Thats never an easy thing. take care my friend.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:33 AM   #12
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Hang in there, "318"

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Old January 13, 2013, 11:57 AM   #13
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Makin dummie rounds today.
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Old January 13, 2013, 12:12 PM   #14
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Why not buy 10,000 of them. Or more?
The reason why not more in your state (Ohio) is because you're only allowed to possess, store, or use a maximum 10,000 primers for private unlicensed use (Ohio Fire Code - 1301:7-7-33 Section A). Since your state laws don't mention the term "residence" like many other states, you probably wouldn't even get away with storing extra in a garden shed or outbuilding.

Since we don't have a specific limit up here, it's the rare time I enjoy being in Canada. If nothing else, at least I can hoard primers! Obviously it still doesn't make up for all the other restrictive firearm laws we have here, so let's not get into that
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Old January 13, 2013, 01:03 PM   #15
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Glad you said something. My ignorance of the laws could have cost me more than primers. You might feel your laws are strict, but man o' man can you guys put out good beer.
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Old January 13, 2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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318, I'm not sure if the State Fire Code are laws in the criminal sense, but I bet that if something happened and your house burnt down, your insurance claim would probably be rejected if an investigative fire team uncovered the fact a person had more primers than allowed. That would definitely be a bad thing.

In Canada those laws deal with "how" things are stored rather than "how much". For example, powder and primers except that which is "actively being used" (whatever that means?) must be stored in a wooden box equipped with brass hinges and closure, and also must be labelled "Explosives" and/or with the International symbol indicating an explosive hazard so that firefighters could quickly identify and remove the hazard if they were fighting a fire in your residence (or just get the heck out quickly and evacuate the neighborhood!). It all kinda makes sense really.
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