WTB Federal 215M primers

Discussion in 'Reloading Equipment and Components' started by aroshtr, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    Obviously these are almost impossible to find, but I was hoping one of you guys might know a local person/store that had a brick or two, or three, or twenty to spare. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can make all the phone calls I need to if you have a starting point.

    Thanks guys

    Joel
     
  2. kfrye

    kfrye Well-Known Member

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    RW Hart had some the last time I was in.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I grabbed a 1000 a month ago from midway but they soon ran out. I should have got more. I plan on switching to CCI 250's eventually.

    I was at a small local gunshow last weekend, a guy selling loading supplies had Fed 215's (blue box) but not the 215 GM's (red box)

    If those will do you any good I will track him down for ya, but you can probably find those where you are.

    Jeff
     
  4. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Broz, I probably could track down the standard 215, but like you my next best option is the CCI 250. I just don't have the time to test them to see if the groups or speeds of my loads will change.

    kfrye, I emailed them yesterday, and they are out. I guess i missed them by a few days..... oops!:(

    Thanks for everyones help, but still in the search.

    Joel
     
  5. badaboom

    badaboom Well-Known Member

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    aroshtr

    I have a 1000 (1)box I can push to you.
    RED BOX Federal 215GM got them from Brunos sometime back maybe 2 months ago.
    The issue is cost hazmat and shipping list at burnos when in stock are
    215 LG RIF MAG MATCH 1000 $39.26
    I need to double check if they are match mag primer but I beleive so.
    I'm located In CO
     
  6. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    PM Sent, Thanks Badaboom!
     
  7. moochy28

    moochy28 Well-Known Member

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    An indivisual legally can't ship primers, so don't get caught.
     
  8. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    Thats interesting. I'll have to check into it. Thanks for the warning. I don't want to break any rules.....
     
  9. aroshtr

    aroshtr Well-Known Member

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    Checked into the shipping thing, and moochy is right. USPS does not ship them at all as far as I can tell unless it is between FFL holders. As for UPS, a retailer/dealer must have a contract set up with them in order to ship directly to individuals. So, as far as buying from an individual, I guess its off. Thanks for you help guys, and thanks moochy for teaching the finer points of shipping.:D

    Joel
     
  10. joekidd

    joekidd Well-Known Member

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    I just bought 5000 of 215M from a guy for $25 a brick, and he had more ! If that is a good price for you I can see if he stillhas them.
     
  11. Artpro

    Artpro Well-Known Member

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    Joel. If you're anywhere near a Sportsmens Warehouse, check them out. I just left their Salem, OR. store and they had 4 bricks on the shelf--none last week.
    Art
     
  12. Artpro

    Artpro Well-Known Member

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    Joekid. Where did you get the 251M primers for $25/1000? That's a great price.
    Art
     
  13. 7mmSendaro

    7mmSendaro Well-Known Member

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    I look evertime I walk into any gun shop. Our local Gander Moutain hasn't had any for over a year. One day my Dad walked in and found 3000 on the shelf in very dusty boxes. Bought them all.................you just never know where they'll turn up.
     
  14. royinidaho

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    Reputable smith on here said that 215s were hotter than GMs. Said he hasn't found it necessary to switch.

    After shooting 100 of em' I'd agree and probably won't switch back to the GMs. This is for a large capacity over bore cartridge. (RUM +)