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Primers!!!!

Post by bakerjw » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:34 pm

Primers!!!! I want primers and no one has any in stock!
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Post by Bendersquint » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:16 pm

bakerjw wrote:Primers!!!! I want primers and no one has any in stock!
What size do you need?

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Post by bakerjw » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:56 am

Just looking for some small rifle and small pistol. It's my own fault for not keeping my supplies well stocked.

But to make things worse... I just got my Dillon 550 press up and functional over the weekend. Damn is it nice to punch out 100 rounds every 10 to 12 minutes.
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Post by Bone16 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:40 am

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Post by Baffled » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:40 am

This stupid "run" on damned near anything gun-related will HAVE to abate at some point. The question is, when?

I really need to get set up for reloading. I especially want to cast my own 9mm 147 grain subsonic loads. It can get nice and cheap that way.

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Post by jreinke » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:49 am

Read something yesterday that the reason there's a shortage of primers is that the manufacturers are using all they make for ammunition, which has a higher profit margin. I seem to remember the same thing happening in the late 1990s during the "Arsenal Tax" scare.
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Post by bakerjw » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:34 am

I saw an article the other day that predicted that the current ammo, firearm, and materials shortage would last at least another 9 months. there is a shortage of barrel grade steel and AR Bolt carriers. All reloading supplies are being diverted to ammunition. First comes defense, then LEO, then civilian use.

It's going to be a slow Summer at the range since replenishment is near non existent.
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Post by 66427vette » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:44 am

Sorry I have to laugh when gun guys run out of things . You guys have had since 08 to stock up.

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Post by bakerjw » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:29 pm

I don't think that anyone saw the run that we just witnessed coming.
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Post by Bendersquint » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:05 pm

bakerjw wrote:I don't think that anyone saw the run that we just witnessed coming.
Then noone watched the election. As soon as he won I knew it was going to happen, just WHEN I didn't know.

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Post by bakerjw » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:17 pm

Things started getting scare after the election. It was Sandy Hook that propelled it to a whole new level. Between the election and SH, I picked up a few new guns. The store were still stocked. As of the week of Christmas, barren.
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Post by Surly » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:49 pm

I saw it coming and I have been stockpiling everything since '04. Bought some last minute stuff before the election and bought as many primers as I could the day after...in addition to all of the .308 PMAGS Cabelas had for $21 each. No regrets on my hoarding. Buy it cheap, stack it deep. lol!!

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Post by mx201er » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:46 pm

That is the one thing I can still find! The local BVAC outlet here in MT has CCI and Winchester primers for $33, rifle and pistol. Too bad I cannot find any bullets :P
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Post by 66427vette » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:29 pm

You only had since 08 to stock up...

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Post by TonyT » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:57 pm

Its true, when you find a deal, jump on it and stack it deep! I've been investing in "precious metals" since Clinton. (thank goodness)
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Post by Kramer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:17 am

66427vette wrote:You only had since 08 to stock up...
I stocked up after the "Great Primer Famine of 1994"...and grabbed more after the '08-09 disaster. :lol:

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Post by stengun » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:42 pm

Howdy,
Kramer wrote:
66427vette wrote:You only had since 08 to stock up...
I stocked up after the "Great Primer Famine of 1994"...and grabbed more after the '08-09 disaster. :lol:
Back in 2010 I used the last of my primers from the "Great Primer Famine of 1994". I guy I knew from the gun show circuit "knew a guy that knew a guy" that scored CCI primers that were made for commercial reloaders and I was able to buy 20,000 SP primers for get this.......$175.00. I also bought 20,000 LP primers but they didn't last as long.

I started hoarding primers and ammo in late '07/early '08 because I thought Hilary was going to be elected POTUS.

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Post by Kramer » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:35 pm

I forgot that I also stocked up around 2006-2007 when I picked up a few MGs.

Back in the late 1980s and very early 1990s, I used to buy CCI primers at $5.00/K when you bought 5k of a specific size/type, no mix and match. Me and a shooting buddy would order 20-40K of primers at a time.

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