plez help with primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bigsal5353, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    I live in Pittsburgh PA and cant find FGM215 primers anywhere, was even down at Cableas last week.

    my pet load for my 300wm uses FGM 215 primers.. SINCE I cant find them, SHOULD I use match large rifle primers OR magnum rifle primers???

    Im thinking that I should go with the magnum primers, since using the match large rifle would probably effect my load more??

    whats your thoughts
     
  2. RDM416

    RDM416 Well-Known Member

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    Third Generation Shooting Supply (advertiser on this site) did have some, I got some in from them just a few weeks ago...... don't know if they still have any or not.

    Check around and you should be able to find some Fed 215s. Others on this site have said the Wolf brand primers are shooting real well, but I have not tried them. I was fortunate enough to get a heads up from a BR shooting buddy a few years back on the Fed Gold Medals getting hard to get and stocked up with pretty much a lifetime supply so I have not had to experiment with other primers since we got into the Fed GM primer famine.
     
  3. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    My local gun shop has both 215 and 215M, but he charges and arm and a leg. Right now I have 10,000 215 federal primers, that should last a week or two.
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    I have a few hundred thousand of each. If you feel like driving a few hours west, I'll free up some..
     
  5. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    Joel, Pittsburg is west of you, he'd be driving east...
     
  6. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    Thankfully the supply has freed up some...Powder Valley, Inc.

    In stock for $33/1000 Only problem is when I have to order powder/primers I end up with a truckload so that the haz-mat fee does not hurt so muchgun)
     
  7. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Who asked you?
     
  8. bigsal5353

    bigsal5353 Well-Known Member

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    joel, thanks for the offer but with the gas prices being so high it would be the same as the haz mat fees