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Old August 1, 2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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How much do you spend on primers?

I found CCI No.400 Small rifle primers at a Cabela's Outpost for 31.99 per thousand. Is that as good as it gets?
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Old August 1, 2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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Powder valley has them for 27 but hazmat will add to that, it really depends on how many you are going to purchase to offset the additional cost.
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Old August 1, 2014, 08:43 PM   #3
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For "Off the shelf primers" that price isn't too bad.
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Old August 1, 2014, 09:11 PM   #4
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That's a good price. I haven't bought any in awhile. but the the last small pistol and rifle I bought were about $40 a 1000.
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Old August 1, 2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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$30 per thousand is a fair price.

I use tula primers. With fees and shipping, I am doing $28 a thousand. I need to pool together an order of 10 thousand primers to get that price.

$30 a thousand cci is not bad.

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Old August 2, 2014, 04:51 AM   #6
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Our LGS has CCI pistol primers on sale for $23.99 this month. SR is $29.99, large rifle magnum is $31.99.
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Old August 2, 2014, 04:58 AM   #7
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IMHO the cost of primers don't really matter . Remember we are talking pennies here . $30 = $.03 per primer OK how about the ridiculous price of $50 per 1k = $.05 . Alright now lets think a little deeper . I load match grade 308 for $.52 a round and 223/5.56 of $.38 around when spending $30 on primers . Is it really a deal breaker if your 308s were $.54 now and your 223 were $.40 each .It's like saying a good price for me to load 308 is 52 cents a round but I'd NEVER spend 54 cents per round that's just crazy , I'd rather sit home and wish I was shooting . I will not deprive my self from shooting because primers are $50 per 1k . Now with small hand gun rounds that 2 cents is a bigger % but I'm still not going to deprive my self from shooting for 2 cents
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Old August 2, 2014, 11:29 AM   #8
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I agree. The primer is the least expensive component in loading.

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Old August 2, 2014, 11:41 AM   #9
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$35/1000 is the going price around Burlington, Vermont...
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Old August 2, 2014, 11:47 AM   #10
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I found CCI No.400 Small rifle primers at a Cabela's Outpost for 31.99 per thousand. Is that as good as it gets?
Only thing I've seen cheaper is Wolf.
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Old August 2, 2014, 11:27 PM   #11
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I have spent as much as $35.00 for a thousand CCI #300 LPP and as little as $27.00 a thousand. When I paid $35.00 they were very hard to find. I paid $27.00 last night. It is what it is. If I need /want primers I have to pay the price. Of course that does not mean I have to like it.
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Old August 4, 2014, 04:24 AM   #12
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i buy locally for all my powder and primers.
25$for tula primers
31$ for winchester
35-40$ for CCI
i havent bought remington but once, but u think they are pretty high, some people sell them for 5.99 a box

tula primers sometimes seat a with a little difficulty, iu think its due to the anvil being slightly higher than the cup, but dont let the price fool you; i have never had a bad primer with tula. i dont use it for precision ammo or SD/hunting rounds, not for any reason other than the cheap cost. i guess something just feels wrong about using something that cost less than everyone elses product, although it shouldnt have that stigma, it does

i disagree that primers are the cheapest part of reloading, at least when we are talking pistols, i pay 21$ a pound for titegroup and hp38, in a 38spl/9mm(2000 roundsa per pound) tthats only 1-1.5c a round, compered to 2-4c a round for the primer. also when casting your own bullets, that makes the projetile even cheaper than primers, heck when you arent paying for brass anymore.....primers are THE MOST expensive part of reloading. that only goes for pistols though, in rifles, yes its the cheapest part
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Old August 4, 2014, 04:32 PM   #13
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In my area -- they're around $ 30 - $32/ 1,000 .......when you buy in case lots ( 5,000 to a case )...

Prices were up a little at the local gunshow last weekend ( lots of tables were asking around $40 per 1,000 ...but I think for too many of those guys, they paid over $ 35 / 1,000 for them ...and now they're having trouble selling them, except to a shooter that only needs a few hundred....
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:11 PM   #14
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Last time I bought it was $33/K and it hurt to do so. I remember $9.95/K.
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Old August 4, 2014, 05:21 PM   #15
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You might as well buy them. The price isn't going to go down. The shooting community, that is full of newbies, don't have any idea of what the historical prices were. The manufacturers do know and have been shown that the majority of the community are willing to pay the price.
You will never see $1 or $2 primers again.
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Old August 4, 2014, 06:27 PM   #16
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I just picked up 1000 wlp for $29.95.
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