Where to buy primers?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Quaddrager, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Quaddrager

    Quaddrager Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Need large rifle @ large mag primers. None to be had here in cali, need some quick. Any info would be a big help. Thanks
     
  2. Quaddrager

    Quaddrager Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    I guess everyone's in the same boat as I am. LOL Thank's anyway
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,032
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    When I started reloading, I bought a brick (1,000) of each, Mag, Large, and Small rifle. And when I use a box, I just go to my local store and pick up a box or 2 for $5.00-10.00. Works out ALOT cheaper that way if you just bite the bullet and drop the coin from the beginning. That way when you run down and you can't find a brick to replace your old one, you stay pretty well stocked during the hard times.

    My local shop keeps a good supply of them normally, but for a while there it was getting tough to find ANY primers. Lately the primer demand hasn't been so bad, so I've been able to pick up a box or 2 here and there, like I normally do.

    Just food for thought.
     
  4. Quaddrager

    Quaddrager Active Member

    Messages:
    32
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2012
    Yea, I have a brick of each also. Just started getting a little lower than normal & when I went to replace them, I soon found out that here in cali they were very hard to find. Everyone that I have called has been having the same problem. I'll keep looking should find some soon. gun)
     
  5. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,280
    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Even a few weeks ago the local joints seemed to have a decent amount coming and going through the stores. I picked up a couple of cases to enjoy the ride a bit easier. In the last week or two though they seem to be pretty well dried up. It'll change; you just have to be ready to ante up when you finally see them.
     
  6. gamehawker

    gamehawker Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    933
    Joined:
    May 15, 2011
    So true.

    I've got four 1,000 count bricks of Fed 215 GM on backorder.

    At less than $33 per brick I think primers are relatively the less expensive component of reloading!
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,280
    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    I checked out one of the other local shops and they had about everything other than 22 cal stuff. Funny how one is out and another is rather well supplied.