federal gm215m primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by skinny pedal, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. skinny pedal

    skinny pedal Well-Known Member

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    I found a case of gm215m at sportsmans wharehouse in federal way wa. almost didn't believe my eyes. they had 3-4 more cases as well.
     
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  2. gillettehunter

    gillettehunter Well-Known Member

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    Bought some at Sportsmans Warehouse in Gillette WY just yesterday too. Back in stock for a while.
    Bruce
     
  3. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Seen some at a local gunshop a month back, first time that’s happened in a very long time. Hopefully a good sign of things to come.
     
  4. tim_w

    tim_w Well-Known Member

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    IMO its best to buy in vol of use of a year or more that way you always can wait till they make the next run. I buy a few cases and then when I am half way down repeat the order. That way if I have to wait 6-12 months for good deal I can. I think I posted a notice on hear last time I found them on sale so people could jump on the remaining stock. I had grabbed 2 cases.
     
  5. Riflehunter1776

    Riflehunter1776 Well-Known Member

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    were the 215m's hard to find or something? I had enough to last and never noticed. the only shortage hurting me right now is the berger VLD hunting bullet shortage.
     
  6. shphtr

    shphtr Well-Known Member

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    In the Anchorage area Fed 215M have been virtually nonexistent for the last several years .... and still are no where to be found.
     
  7. Deputy819

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    I also got lucky a couple weeks ago when I walked into our local gun store and saw 5 cases sitting on a shelf where I don't remember EVER seeing them before. I bought some, of course, and can't wait to test as I've been limited to CCI BR2's (not necessarily a bad limitation).
     
  8. Rich Coyle

    Rich Coyle Well-Known Member

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  9. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    They were non-existent here in MI for quite a few years. My local reloading supply guy had multiple boxes full of cases of both the 215's and 215m's. Not sure how many cases they put in a box but he had a stack of them in the corner taller than me
     
  10. Dosh

    Dosh Well-Known Member

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    Many reports of 215 standard same performance as the 215M. Personally haven't found any differences in the two. 215M is said to undergo an extra inspection over the 215 standard.
     
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  11. shphtr

    shphtr Well-Known Member

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    Discussed with chem eng. for Federal at SCI convention and he echoed same as above. If that is true then the one extra inspection must be pretty crucial for Fed to offer/sell another line based on the results of this “one extra inspection”?
     
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  12. Mountain Sloth

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    picked up 300 at sportsman's warehouse yesterday. my father in law uses these and I haven't seen them here for the last 3 years.
     
  13. Rflamm250

    Rflamm250 Well-Known Member

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    So I picked up a case of federal 215 the other day. When i went to load them I noticed purple blobs on half of them and faint traces of purple on the other. It was so inconsistent I could not make myself seat them. I had a partial box from a few years back and they had no purple on them at all. Does anyone know what the purple blobs are?
     
  14. Deputy819

    Deputy819 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they got a little over-zealous with their color coding? My Federal 210M's have red on the inside. Don't see any "blobs" though.....