What the heck is going on with the primer supply?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by stev32k, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

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    i like the way you think!
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    We still have stock here local for me, I don't need more but I'm heading out right now to grab some while I can. Here we go again Obama is great for guns and ammo sells, but now that he has another 4 years we better get ready.
    I noticed 22 rim fire ammo at walmart that I was buying a year ago for $12 to $13 for the 550 pack is now $20.00 Good thing I'm stocked on them. I dread what's coming down the pike the next few years not just with our hobby but the survival of the American way of life.
  3. soundguy

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    yup.. 22lr went up here too.

    I like haveing a few bricks of that.

    lets face it.. if the SHT for real.. large guns are nice.. but day in and day out.. hunting small game.. etc.. hard to beat a 22lr.

    easy to carry ammo.. and you can store 10k rounds in a 2g tupperware container. looking at long term.. say.. 10-15ys after loss of society.. 22lr might be the last common ammo past muzzle loaders. just because you COULD have 100K rounds stored up, and only be in it for a paycheck..e tc.. etc.. lifetime supply if you rationed it..
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    Went to a local gun shop today. They had plenty of primers, $32.00 /1000 and plenty of powder, $25.00/lb. Federal 525count bulk pak of 22lr was $20.00. Gun counter was doing a great business.
  5. cpttango30

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    This is why I have 20k primers in my ammo cabinet.
  6. dbach

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    Lets blame Obama. Don't blame me for his second term.
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    Can't get 69 grain .223 SMK over here anywhere. One dealer told me the US is making life difficult because the UK's lax immigration laws are giving too many terrorists assylum in this country.

    If that's the case, the US doesn't consider the strict vetting anyone who gets a firearms certificate has to go through. The police should be able to sus out anyone who has terrorist leanings in the interview prior to giving out the FAC, and they would never legally get close to a gun.
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    That sounds like internet rumor. Obummer is allowing a lot more terrorists to enter this country through our unprotected borders than your Leftist government could ever imagine.
  9. Kevin Rohrer

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    The sudden unavailability of primers is the typical hoarding that goes on whenever a Dem president is elected.

    I can find plenty of primers in my area, because I know where to look. Some research on your part should do the same for you.
  10. The Joker

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    Yea well only one gun store in my area sells or ever carried primers. Their normal price has always been $48 for 1,000 small pistol primer plus tax. $52 **** that I do not support that store anymore. I am scared to even see what they sell it for now.
  11. soundguy

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    yikes!

    usually around 30-33 here.. so if I see them at shows for 28 i grab a few.
  12. BlackEagle

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    @$97/thousand here for CCI primers at my local gun store; @$55/thousand if I get them over the internet; then I have to pay another @$40 for the hazmat shipping cost per shipment. Then I have to make sure I would be at home the day the shipment comes, or go collect it from the depot...
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    I always check Grafs.....
    and others for 5000....
    especially for Magtech primers
    $137 to your house at the moment
    http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/product/productId/23592

    and if you can afford 10K...15K.....
    $21/1000 plus hazmat

    Unless I get super technical on a super round.....
    any small pistol primer has always been fine.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  14. Zhurh

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    BlackEagle, I need to start on pistol primers as most of mine are rifle primers. So why are they double? Is it taxes or is everything double over there? I must be in a race with CptTango. I'm just a little in front of him right now, I think. I have two boat boxes full, over 25K; started stocking up after 2008 election but now, sure glad I did. I'm going to have to take a picture and post.
  15. The Joker

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    The hazmat fee is not bad when you buy in bulk. I recently ordered 12,000 primers and 8 pounds of powder, with only a 1 time hazmzat fee of $27.50 and the other $15 in shipping i paid for was for the other items as well.
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    I've spent time in the UK and France and was amazed at how much more expensive things were. I didn't look at reloading supplies but camera equipment was nearly double what I would pay here. Other items like kitchen appliances were amazingly expensive. A dishwasher about half the size as the ones in the US were twice as expensive. Gas (petrol) was more than twice US prices. I still don't understand why there is such a huge discrepancy in European and US consumer prices.
  17. Maddmaxx

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    I picked up some CCI 500 yesterday here in Alabama for $29.99 a thousand. They have plenty in stock.
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    Wish I could find them for that price. I had to pay $43/1,000.
  19. soundguy

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    similar to prices here, when in stock.
  20. BlackEagle

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    For a lot of things like technology, just take the price in $ and substitute a £. The numbers are the same but the exchange rate is about $1.60/£.

    Many things like primers are imported from the US, so we have the transportation costs and import tarriffs.

    Most things are more expensive because we have big government. Here in the UK there is a national VAT of 20% that is automatically added to the price of most things (some foods are exempt, as is children's clothing). No sales tax to add on. The price on the packet is what you pay, including VAT. The VAT goes into a government budget black hole that is used to pay EU dues and fines, and entitlements to politicians and other terrorists and leaches on society. It also goes (along with our income tax) toward the National Healthcare System.

    The price of fuel (gas and diesel) is between 70-80% tax. Our heat and electricity bills have gone up significantly because of government's demands for green energy.

    There is also a difference in mentality. In the US, Places like Golden Corral succeed by making a little profit off lots of sales. As the Scots say, "Many a mickle maks a muckle".
    Restaurants and other places over here go for making a large profit from a few sales. While we have fast food restaurants and very expensive places to eat, there are relatively few places like Olive Garden or Applebees where you can get a reasonable meal at a reasonable cost, unless you go to a pub (which I don't do much).

    My local gun shop may be slightly more expensive but I try to support him as much as possible.
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