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View Poll Results: Are primers getting easier and cheaper to obtain?
No change; still scarce and expensive 12 10.71%
little change: a bit easier to get, still expensive 39 34.82%
getting better: getting easier to get and price dropping 28 25.00%
Definitely better: easy to get and price dropping 33 29.46%
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Old July 12, 2010, 10:24 AM   #26
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Went to the gun show yesterday, lots of primers . Cheapest was $28 per k, most expensive $38 per K. So they are available and prices have come down some.6 months ago they were $50 per k when you could find them.
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Old July 12, 2010, 12:03 PM   #27
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I get mine at the LGS/range. They've always had primers available (unless someone panicked and bought everything) but they're $39 and haven't dropped the price.

On a side note we need another 'leap' in technology that does away with primers. If you look at history, ammunition has eventually consolidated itself, and it's time to do it again.
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:25 PM   #28
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The last time I bought any primers was on inauguration day 2008. Go figure the place was packed. Paid $34 a 1000 for CCI LPP's. Haven't been able to find any since in 60 mile radius. Was at same store today, all they had in LPP's were Remington. Never used them, but was willing to try. They had 5k on the self. I asked the kid how much and he handed me a box of 100, which were marked $4.99. I asked what they would sell me 1k for, he says "well these Remington's $49.99". Couldn't do it.
I can drive to Powder Valley in about 2 hours and pay $25.50 per k for Wolf. So much for supporting my local businesses.
I guess things are a little better, this place used to have a sign taped to their empty primer shelf. 300 primers per customer.
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Old July 23, 2010, 10:20 AM   #29
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local store prices here are still $4.50 to $5.00 a hundred. Just ordered 5000 CCI 450's online at a cost of less than $3.00 a hundred including the Hazmat and shipping.
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Old July 23, 2010, 06:37 PM   #30
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A Cabela's two hours away now has every primer size by most manufacturers, when six months ago the shelves were bare. The prices were $30-35/k.
They just sent me 10k of large pistol that I had ordered back in October 2009
They came in 2 boxes of 5k each with separate shipping and hazmat.
I was not impressed (at least not favorably)
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Old July 24, 2010, 07:46 PM   #31
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Just bought 1,000 Federal small pistol primers for $29.95 yesterday.
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Old July 24, 2010, 10:04 PM   #32
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Just checked the desicant packs in my Y2K cans, they where $15 to $21 per K then. I must of been stupid to put so many away back then, Y2K never happened right?
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Old July 25, 2010, 06:00 PM   #33
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Localy they have had primers the whole time. I think it had something to do with thier high price of $25 per 500 with a limit of 500 per customer. Cabella's had plenty of all primers the past 4 times I have gone in the past weeks. It is the hour and a half drive for the 75 miles that I hate. (Traffic on I35 in Austin is like a crap shoot with dice loaded for snake eyes.) They run from 35 per 1k on up depending on brand. If I need a thousand I go to Cabella's if I just need a hundred to tide me over for the week I go to the local store.
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Old July 25, 2010, 10:40 PM   #34
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a change in a week

Stopped by the Fife, wa. Sportco a couple of weeks ago where they have ieen rationing out two boxes of 100 at a time if they had any in. I showed up last week and asked "how many I get"? The reply was "how many do want?". Picked up a case of 1000 for $28. Woo Hoo! Let the good times roll!
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