Midway and primer "alert" (whine...)

Mike6158

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So I'm sitting here at my computer when BAM three emails with something about Primers came in from Midway. All three were alerts that the three different magnum primers that I had asked to be notified about were in. WOO HOO!!! I clicked the link... :cool: out of stock... clicked the next link :cool: out of stock... clicked the last link IN STOCK... and they were 215M's!! Jackpot... ADD 5 to cart.... ORDER.... :D What??? you've got to be f'ing kidding me... there's a big round zero in the quantity ordered column... and Out of Stock, no back-order displayed on the screen. gun)

I think they should have at least saved me a box. Don't they know who I am? :D
 

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I did the same thing, but I didn't try ordering as our local supply is looking better every week. The last gun show I went to guys actually had to take primers home and didn't sell out :)
 

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Just curious what do you guys feel is a reasonable shelve life for primers assuming your keeping them indoors in a relatively low humidity environment?
 

Mike6158

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I've got pistol primers that are at least 8 years old and they shoot fine. A few, not many anymore, of my rifle primers are 5+ years. I've heard that as long as you keep them reasonably cool and dry shelf life is quite a while (hesitant to quote a number due to bad memory :D )
 

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Mike6158, sounds good I think I'm ok then as I'll probably only keep enough around for 1-2 years at the most. Got your PM Thanks.

Merry Christmas to you and yours also and may the New Year bring you all you hoped for. Chas.
 

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I have a 1000 f215's sitting on my shelf, and went looking for imr 4831 at 3 places, last place found 8 #'s, by then ID SPENT ALL MY CASH ON bullets:)
 

Mike6158

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I have a 1000 f215's sitting on my shelf, and went looking for imr 4831 at 3 places, last place found 8 #'s, by then ID SPENT ALL MY CASH ON bullets:)
Powder Valley has Hodgdon 4831 in 1# and 8#... at least that's what the website says. :D No sense in letting the money that's left sit around.
 

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Just curious what do you guys feel is a reasonable shelve life for primers assuming your keeping them indoors in a relatively low humidity environment?
Not trying to say I am old, but I had some CCI 200's that I have had since the late 60's, still had the sticker on them, 72 cents per 100. So I decided to use them for fireforming. Only about 1 in 15 failed to fire, so I guess I got my moneys worth out of them.
Dave
 

Chas1

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72 cents per 100 and a box of Winchester 30-06 $4.85, candy bars were a nickel and brand new loaded corvettes were about as much as the average custom rig...I'm not old and neither are you but, we are wiser than back then my friend.:) thanks for sharing...it brings back memories. Have a Merry Christmas and hope the New Year brings you all you hope for.
 

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Have some old BR2"s bought in 1988 that I use to fireform. No failures yet.
 
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I keep all my primers and powder in 50 cal. GI steel ammo cans that seal air tight.
Ya I know you're not supposed to keep powder in enclosed containers, but if my house catches on fire :D I'm not standing out front, :D I'm going down the street. I have primers that are 10 yrs old that work like new ones.
Just my 2 cents.
Tarey
 

johnnyk

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They are getting hard to come by. I saw 8 boxes of BR2's the other day at a local gunshop, of course it was just before payday and I didn't have the funds. I went back 3 days later, after payday, and they were all gone. It ****ed me off that they were $59.99 per 1000. That is ridiculous. JohnnyK.
 

Chas1

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59.99 per 1000 man that's steep...not so sure I would be frequenting that store again. Shame on them.
 

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Not trying to say I am old, but I had some CCI 200's that I have had since the late 60's, still had the sticker on them, 72 cents per 100. So I decided to use them for fireforming. Only about 1 in 15 failed to fire, so I guess I got my moneys worth out of them.
Dave


I've also got a goodly amount from the '60's & if they were properly stored they still function 100% I did have 1 box that did not survive but it was seperate from the rest & smelled like WD40 Duh...
 

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