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Old February 4, 2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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Primers and Powder

I am looking for web sites with good prices on primers and powder. Anyone have suggestions?
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Old February 4, 2011, 06:40 AM   #2
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Old February 4, 2011, 02:08 PM   #3
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I use Graf & Sons.

http://www.grafs.com/
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Old February 4, 2011, 02:13 PM   #4
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Powder Valley is almost always the lowest price, at least every time I've checked they have been.

Right now, they have CCI LR primers at $24/1000 ($120/5000) vs Grafs at $29.29/1000 ($138.99/5000).


That seems to be about the normal price spread too. I have yet to see anyone consistently sell powder and/or primers lower than Powder Valley.
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Old February 4, 2011, 05:51 PM   #5
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Depending upon what you want:

Graf's
Powder Valley
Midway
Champion Shooter's Supply
Sinclair International
Cheaper Than Dirt
Natchez
Midsouth
Bruno
Cabella's

Shipping charges can vary widely.................
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Old February 4, 2011, 06:01 PM   #6
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Unless you're doing huge batches, I found buying from a store is cheaper. You don't have to tack on the haz-mat fees.
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Old February 4, 2011, 06:49 PM   #7
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I agree with semi, in fact I usually purchase at the weekend gun shows where I don't pay sales tax too.
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:13 PM   #8
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Unless you're doing huge batches, I found buying from a store is cheaper. You don't have to tack on the haz-mat fees.

I don't know what your local prices are but mine are high enough that 1000 primers and 1 pound of powder covers the hazmat.

Powder that sells for $17 or so at Powder Valley is $25-$28 locally and primers are generally $3.99/100, $35/1000 or $155/5000 locally.

So, all I need do is buy 2 pounds of powder and 1000 primers to more than cover hazmat and shipping.
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:42 PM   #9
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Buy in bulk, save even more............primers by the 5,000, powder by the 8# jug, etc.......
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Old February 4, 2011, 09:49 PM   #10
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I don't buy that much, 1,000 primers may just last me forever. And the store I use 100 primers are like $1.99 and powder is $18 to $24 a lbs. I guess I could go back and double check what prices are now... But when I got my reloader 7 it was way cheaper for me to get it at the store than online. And thats just it, for me its cheaper because I just buy as I need, 1 lbs at a time. But if I knew a few guys who reloaded around here and we put a mass order in, it'd be cheaper online. And even if you got 2 lbs of powder and 1000 primers locally, you'd still save $10 over the $35 haz-mat fee

I'm not sure, but do they ship primers and powder together? With the powders being "accelerants" instead of "explosives" they may be able to.
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Old February 5, 2011, 06:10 PM   #11
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Powder Valley good prices But Grafs become very competitive on some Items and outright beats everyone if you get a c&r ffl and apply for the dealers discount
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Old February 5, 2011, 06:29 PM   #12
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Powder Valley is good.

Natchez has treated me right!!!!!!!!!!!

A few of got together a couple years back, and ordered almost a $1000 of powder and primers.

I wanted to order some also, but my order put it over the wt. limit.

So, I just figured I need to eat the extra cost, but Natchez did something they call combined packaging and shipped over wt. for just one hasmat fee.

Made my day!

Shipping can be a big issue. Seems like Midway can be a bit high in that deptment, so check that cost before ordering!

Keep em coming!

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Old March 4, 2011, 12:15 PM   #13
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Powder valley was my choice. Besr deal I could find and great service + fasr processing. Thanks for the suggeations.
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:51 PM   #14
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I don't buy that much, 1,000 primers may just last me forever. And the store I use 100 primers are like $1.99
Sounds like a steal if those are CCI or the like. I will buy my next CCI primers at a local gun show the next time I go. Doesn't take long to go through a thousand small pistol primers when you go on a 9mm priming binge.
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Old March 4, 2011, 10:53 PM   #15
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Add Gamaliel's and Recob's to amamnn's list. Peet is right about overcoming the hazmat fee. Our two local shops seem to think they have you at their mercy.
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Old March 5, 2011, 12:57 AM   #16
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Old March 5, 2011, 03:59 AM   #17
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They were CCI. The CCI match grades were $2.99 or $3.99 per 100, I can't remember off hand.
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Old March 5, 2011, 09:41 AM   #18
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I'm not sure, but do they ship primers and powder together?
Yes most places do. The only one I am aware of that doesn't is Midway, that's because they don't stock powder and have it drop shipped from Powder Valley and other places.
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Old March 6, 2011, 08:58 AM   #19
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My problem is that every time I want to place an order large enough to justify the shipping and hazmat fee the place I want to order from is out of at least one thing I need. For example, Powder Valley does not have Bullseye while Mid-South does not have 2400. Madness!

For anyone in the Mid-Hudson area of NY there is a little gun shop in Hopewell Junction, Collector Arms, that has great prices for a local shop. Got 1000 LP primers for $27 even.

Hey Semi, $1.99 per hundred? Really? Where is this place?
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Hey Semi, $1.99 per hundred? Really? Where is this place?
Count me in too... .for that price I would get another 40,000 or so.
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Old March 6, 2011, 09:16 PM   #21
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Old March 6, 2011, 10:37 PM   #22
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Powder Valley
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Midsouth
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Midsouth and Natchez have always been real fast on shipment.
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