Federal Primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sniperjwt, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. sniperjwt

    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    called the local gun shop yesterday and asked to see if they had any primers and to my surprise they did. He had a lot of primers to be honest, they even had some federal primers. I have not seen federal large rifle primers in a LONG time. Unfortunatly for me they were not the match primers they were just the regular 210s but hey beggers cant be choosers right. Hopefully in the next couple of months it will get even better. At least i hope so. :D
     
  2. Chas1

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    About the only primers you can find around here are shotshell primers...and they got them by the boat load collecting dust.

    Whoever's in charge of production or responsible for the serious lack of magnum rifle primers is missing out on some serious revenues.
     

  3. sniperjwt

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    that is very very true
     
  4. boomtube

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    There's always a lot of stuff on the store shelves...shortly after a large delivery! Try it again in a few days, things may be back to "normal."


    "Whoever's in charge of production or responsible for the serious lack of magnum rifle primers is missing out on some serious revenues."

    Not sure that's true. I mean the factories are all maxed out on production now so the only way to do more would be to enlarge the plants. That wouldn't be smart because the current shortage is due to panic buying and that will eventually run its course. Then a larger plant would still have to paid for even tho the demand for primers will crash when the hoarders do get tired of buying everthing in sight. Just give it time, things WILL return to normal.

    Due to the fact the hoarders won't be buying any more primers for a LOOONG time, I suspect retail prices will drop to or maybe even below the levels of pre-BozO.
     
  5. Jinx-)

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    I see more and more primers on the shelf, it is not like it was year ago... The other thing I noticed is the prices, they gone up on powders and primers, say RE-15 cost 20 bucks 3 years ago now its sold for 30..., CCI LR were like 28 bucks and now they more like 40... Conclusion, factories do produce adequate amount to fulfill the demand, at the same time retail prices gone up, I think the distributors making most of the money nowadays :cool:
     
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    " I think the distributors making most of the money nowadays :cool: "

    It's the so-called "law" of supply and demand. They were making profit at all levels before.

    When we stop paying what they ask and products start piling up on the shelves and the whole system backs up, THEN prices will drop to what ever we WILL pay. Even back to where it was before the frantic-panic buying started but that may take another year or more. Fear dies hard!

    When those who have gladly paid 2-3 times normal for a lifetime stock finally stop buying everything they can find at any cost it will reduce even normal pressure on the incoming primer & powder supplies. That will be even better for non-hoarders as "(great) supply and (lower) demand" will then drive prices back down.
     
  7. Jinx-)

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    True, some got stockpile of primers which should last their life times three, but they still can't stop buying them, some sort of compulsiveness, like if they start they can't stop, until they run out of money :D here is one example I just hope high humidity will not ruin them.

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  8. sniperjwt

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    That aught to last you what about a week or so. :D
     
  9. Jinx-)

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    I only keep 1500 primers and I think its to much, I buy 200 - 500 at the time when I get bellow 1000, when primers were dry last year I hit the point when I only had 300 primers. I think in the picture guy has 60K or maybe more, but they all different SR, LR, SP, LP
     
  10. Chas1

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    Jink, is that a powder dispenser filled with powder sitting next to 1000's of primers?
     
  11. Chas1

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    Boomtube, not suggesting primer manufactures acquire additional buildings or increase existing facility square footage just better utilize what they have. As an examply reduce office space (especially exec's, exec secretaries, break rooms, dining facilities etc). I'm not sure what the footprint is for a primer machine etc but I'll bet they could sqeeze a few more than we think into production. The E/R in the short term would be enormous such that any capital investment could be paid off before demand could drop.

    Of coarse this requires out of the box thinking and folks-management/employees aren't always so willing...I know I used to come in and revamp organizations-headcount, facilities, production, systems etc. It can be a hard sell but trust me theirs a way to increase output with minimul capital investment...sometimes with almost none.
     
  12. Jinx-)

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    I got this picture from other forum, where one guy answered the questions: Where all primers went? So he replied I got them stored in my basement here some of them, as far as powder dispenser I have no clue, once again I didn't take this picture :rolleyes:
     
  13. Chas1

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    Jink, thought you might know. Sure looks like it to me. Thanks for responding.
     
  14. boomtube

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    "Boomtube, not suggesting primer manufactures acquire additional buildings or increase existing facility square footage just better utilize what they have."

    I've never been in a primer factory but from the photos I've seen I doubt they could reasonalbly add another production line in an office or coffee/lunch room. The price of those machines probably cost a bit too, which would then sit idle after the present panic subsides.

    Sometimes thinking outside the box requires understanding how large the box really needs to be.