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Midway and primer "alert" (whine...)

 
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:24 PM
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Just curious what do you guys feel is a reasonable shelve life for primers assuming your keeping them indoors in a relatively low humidity environment?
Not trying to say I am old, but I had some CCI 200's that I have had since the late 60's, still had the sticker on them, 72 cents per 100. So I decided to use them for fireforming. Only about 1 in 15 failed to fire, so I guess I got my moneys worth out of them.
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Old 12-24-2009, 03:50 PM
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72 cents per 100 and a box of Winchester 30-06 $4.85, candy bars were a nickel and brand new loaded corvettes were about as much as the average custom rig...I'm not old and neither are you but, we are wiser than back then my friend. thanks for sharing...it brings back memories. Have a Merry Christmas and hope the New Year brings you all you hope for.
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Have some old BR2"s bought in 1988 that I use to fireform. No failures yet.
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I keep all my primers and powder in 50 cal. GI steel ammo cans that seal air tight.
Ya I know you're not supposed to keep powder in enclosed containers, but if my house catches on fire I'm not standing out front, I'm going down the street. I have primers that are 10 yrs old that work like new ones.
Just my 2 cents.
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They are getting hard to come by. I saw 8 boxes of BR2's the other day at a local gunshop, of course it was just before payday and I didn't have the funds. I went back 3 days later, after payday, and they were all gone. It pissed me off that they were $59.99 per 1000. That is ridiculous. JohnnyK.
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59.99 per 1000 man that's steep...not so sure I would be frequenting that store again. Shame on them.
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Not trying to say I am old, but I had some CCI 200's that I have had since the late 60's, still had the sticker on them, 72 cents per 100. So I decided to use them for fireforming. Only about 1 in 15 failed to fire, so I guess I got my moneys worth out of them.
Dave


I've also got a goodly amount from the '60's & if they were properly stored they still function 100% I did have 1 box that did not survive but it was seperate from the rest & smelled like WD40 Duh...
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