Finally found some primers!!!

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JARHEAD1371, May 2, 2010.

  1. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    Last week my wife was in NC for business and picked up 600 CCI LR Bench rest primers for me. About 2 months ago I called the gun shop (it will remain nameless and will NOT receive anymore $ from me) and they had plenty primers in stock for $42 per 1K. When she went there they jacked up the price and she paid $54 for 600! I understand supply and demand, I just think jacking up the price that much is horrible. Especially since the gun shop is very close to a USMC base and is owned/operated by a retired Marine LtCol. Anyway, I went into Scheels here in Rapid yesterday and they had several bricks of the CCI primers I need. I picked up 1k for $44 and made a point to thank a manager for not jacking up the price. He did say they are becoming more and more available.
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear you found some. Been seeing CCI, Winchester, primers, but not any Federals.
     

  3. happylilcuss

    happylilcuss Well-Known Member

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    In reno we can get the winny and the cci's but like the previous poster I have not found any fed primers in over 11/2 years.. Super hard to find.
     
  4. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    LT Col or not what BS to go from $42 @ 1k to $90 @ 1k. Greed comes in all shapes.
     
  5. Shane G.

    Shane G. Active Member

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    Last bunch I bought at a shop was about $32 perK for Win LR and got some CCI 400's for the same price.

    Look at gun shows and they were high dollar $40-$45 perK or more.

    We got a group order together and think it was 27,000 of various Wolf brand and was roughly $27 per K and that shipping included in the price.
     
  6. Gunpoor

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    I bought 1K Win LRP and 1K Win LPP from Sportsman's Warehouse in Loveland, CO. while I was visiting my son and D-I-L. One was priced for $35 and the other $38 and I thought that was pretty high. Guess I got too used to them selling for $10 per thousand for so long, athough I saw them for $80 a thousand about six months ago at a shop here in KS., but I will quit reloading before I pay those extortion prices.
     
  7. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Sportsman Warehouse is where I found them as well.
     
  8. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I bought 1K of the CCI BR2's about two months ago in Fishersville, Virginia at Dominion Outdoors for $60. I thought that was pretty darn high but I needed my fix. JohnnyK.
     
  9. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard that Federal is too busy filling govn't contracts and that's why no one can find them. I don't know how true that is however.
     
  10. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I think Jarhead1371 is right.
     
  11. Frank7mm

    Frank7mm Well-Known Member

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    Midway had federal 215m's last week. I managed to order 4k @ $40 each.
     
  12. mjlucht

    mjlucht New Member

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    @Jarhead1371

    Just wanted to thank you for taking the time to swing into Scheels rather than one of our competitors. Keep in mind that shop managers will generally price match on lots of different equipment not sure about the primers though.

    If you ever feel curious just give the store a call.

    Thanks again,
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    Matt L.
    scheels.com
     
  13. BowElkStalker

    BowElkStalker Well-Known Member

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    Just paid $30 for Federal small pistol on sale. Also had CCI small rifle on sale. Here I can get primers for $31.50, magnums for $34. not sure what the BR stuff goes for.
     
  14. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    I could always find small rifle and pistol primers but rarely large rifle and never BR. I went back yesterday and bought another 1k, no one bought ant since I was there last. They still have 4k left but I'll let someone else get them.