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Old May 3, 2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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A Run on Primers

I have been trying to buy some primers of all sizes to rebuild my stockpile that was ruined in our recent flood in Arkansas. I tried Wideners and they are out of a lot of brands and there web page is very difficult to use. I called them and the woman told me I had to have a drivers license on file to buy. I tried the other place and they are out of everything, Grafts, I think. What's going on? Is everyone stocking up for the big revolution or the gun take away?
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Old May 3, 2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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it might have something to do with those new "serial numbered" shell casings. i could be wrong. maybe because ther prices on everything is going up so high. i can't wait for the revolution
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Old May 4, 2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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DO you not have a bass pro or cabelas or sp/werehouse
near you? thats the first time i have heard that someone
is haveing a prob getting primers
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Old May 5, 2008, 11:23 AM   #4
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Try Powder Valley also, good prices and will combine hazmat fee on primers and powder if both are ordered.
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Old May 5, 2008, 12:12 PM   #5
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Lots of mail order places seem to be drying up all of a sudden.
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Old May 5, 2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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I was at Cabelas Saturday and they had a good supply... $4.99 per 100!!!! I just about fell over. I went down the road to Sportsmans and paid half that.
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Old May 5, 2008, 03:06 PM   #7
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I would check local places (even if they are far) before mail ordering to avoid the $20 hazmat fee and shipping charges.
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Old May 5, 2008, 04:15 PM   #8
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HMMMM, I dont know what it is with bass pro and cabelas,
but i know this, they are getting really GREEDY.
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Old May 5, 2008, 04:54 PM   #9
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I don't know where you are located - but I would go to the biggest retailer of reloading supplies in your area - and talk to them about buying 4 or 5 cases or whatever your annual volume is for the calibers you're reloading.

Primers in the greater Seattle area have been in very short supply for at least a year - on small pistol, large pistol and a varitety of the shotgun 209 primers especially Remington and Winchester.
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Old May 5, 2008, 05:02 PM   #10
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I paid 20 bucks last week for a 1000 # 10s,
that was from our muzzle stuffers club, our
next meet i will get myself 1000 more just for
stocking, you never know HC may come knocking
on my door.
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