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Title: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: jdn181 on April 17, 2009, 07:00:01 PM
Box of 1000 Federal Primers for $84!?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=127132997

Bought a box a couple days ago for $35 and I thought I was getting raped. Guess I need to start buying more primers and selling them online hehe.
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: Biff on April 17, 2009, 07:10:19 PM
This week I paid over $12 for two 100-round boxes of primers.  I have observed that many of the gun stores are rationing a max of 200 primers per sale.
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: EmmaPeel on April 20, 2009, 03:12:54 PM
Where are you finding them?  We can't find any, anywhere locally or online.  50,000 bullets and no primers sucks!
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: spartan on May 04, 2009, 05:43:21 AM
Paying that much for primers still makes it cheaper to roll 1000 rds of my own .44 Mag than it does to buy it.

Around here the only component available is powder.  Bullets, primers, brass... All of them have dried up.  It was 2008 the last time my local shop had primers. 
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: EmmaPeel on May 18, 2009, 09:51:23 AM
We can get bullets, powder and we pick up all our brass.  Large pistol primers are starting to show themselves rarely.
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: byronw999 on May 26, 2009, 02:39:04 PM
If you have a Cabelas near you call them weekly... They are getting in small amounts of various primers.. $33/1000 and limit to 2k per person per day.. I picked up 1k when at the Ft Worth store last week...Really didnt need them but since thats what i mostly shoot what the heck
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on July 03, 2009, 06:39:08 PM
Just paid $63.18 ordering a box of 1000 primers from Cabelas. They are on back order for a few weeks. I couldn't afford Gun Broker and felt I needed to get those sooner than later.
Title: Re: WOW! Primers going for a mint on Gun Broker
Post by: jdn181 on July 12, 2009, 12:41:53 AM
Primers are still a no-show around my way. (NW Houston). However, I was up in St. Louis over the 4th of July and went to Graf's in St. Charles. Oodles of primers and just about everything else. Stocked up on 2700 bullets (.224" and 45cal mix) and then shipped them all back home to Houston. 47lbs of bullets! I'm set for the next half-year hehe!
Title: Re: Primers
Post by: The Sage of Monticello on July 25, 2009, 01:59:02 PM
I would avoid Gun Broker as their prices are outrageous. Just had my shipment ship out after three weeks of waiting for small pistol primers at Cabelas.

I regrettably placed an order for Large Pistol Primers from PowderValley Inc that was in stock.

They never answer the phone on their 800 number and I only received an automatic reply message with an order number.  ???

However, I have not been charged but the company has not returned my two emails in the past five days. It's fair to say I won't be ordering from them in the future.  :-\