Primer prices

Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by Bowkill02, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Bowkill02

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    I went to my local shop thisevening to get some fed 205m primers and I noticed the price went up from $38.99 to almost $50. That seems very sharp!!!! Cuter man says prices are about to jump. Has anyone else experienced this latley or was I being fed a line of s***.
     
  2. Damon555

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    I learned a good lesson a long time ago.....Buy as many primers as you can afford when (before?) you need them.......they only get more expensive so spending the larger amount up front pays off quite well in the long run.
     
  3. Bowkill02

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    I found a guy that still has 5k at the $38/1000 price. I'm goin to snag a few thousand tomorrow. Hell they may be currency some day
     
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  4. Texas10

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    What is the difference between the Fed GM205M and the GM205MAR? Is it a thicker cup?
     
  5. TAJ45

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    That would be my GUESS.
     
  6. cheek9075

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    Election year is coming. I'd say start stocking up now.
     
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    On blood pressure pills?
     
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  8. Sandstorm

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    Yea that too ---- Mike.a
     
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    I am so old; ask me just how old I am. I am so old I bought my last WW primers for $9.30 per thousand for small and $9.70 per thousand for large. I did pay $20 per thousand for Federal 215's for my big guns.

    About 2020; this might be a good time to buy AR lowers. Better yet, buy a couple 80%-ers. Every "exploratory" dim is loudly proclaiming "I am not a socialist! I just believe in bigger government...".
     
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    Yes, as per conversation I had with cci/federal last year when I ran short of the ar's.
     
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    Here is a thought, if you have any shooting buddies , point out the election year possible $$ jump and see if they need / want any primers & powder. Make a list, check prices at a few on line venders, Bruno's , Graf & Sons, Powder Valley , make an order, then split the S&H per # and the HasMat
     
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  12. misser

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    Fed's 210 33.99 here
     
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    Lets blame it on Trump. LOL
     
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    I think you're being taken for a ride. All the primer prices online are stable
     
  16. Nick Caprinolo

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    I just placed a large powder order at Powder Valley. Also bought 10,000 primers for $36.00 a box. 40 pounds of powder along with it. One hasmat fee and one shipping fee which will be split two ways. There are five of us in my small group and when one of us orders powder there is always at least one other who needs stuff. Saves money.

    I remember a few years ago when you could not get your choice of powder or primers and when you could the price was very high.
     
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  17. chop house

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    oh great... now that 8208 is back available, there is going to be a run on primers.... :D
     
  18. Bowkill02

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    Thanks for all the feed back guys. I just bought several thousand 205m today. I will pick up 1 or 2 more bricks of fed 210s then I'll be good for another decade. I could probly save alittle extra money and stop splurging for the gold medals. I think it's in my head that the "M" really make a differance. What are your thoughts on that??
     
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  19. riflewoman

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    I’m so old I still have some 168 Match bullets I bought for $8 per box.
     
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  20. fyrewall

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    I just incurred an acute anxiety attack - looked at my primer stash and discovered the 2000 CCI 41 were depleted, all but 300 of the Rem 7 1/2's were depleted (for 6.5X47L) and the 1000 Fed AR Match primers, bought last month, were gone (use these in .20's & AR) and 200 of CCI 450's remained. LGS has some CCI 41's @ $40/1000 so off I go. CCI small rifle match are over $50/1000. Cabello's has some 7 1/2's but not at the local store @ $35/1000. I remember the mid 90's component emergency all too well, while driving wife to numerous locations so she could hold training sessions I often stopped at this multi location big general purpose store and successfully bought CCI 200's & 250's but always never bought more than 50% on display - gotta maintain good will.

    My thoughts on the Fed AR Match is they are good primers but appear to have slightly thinner cups than CCI 41's & 450's. No problems with high pressure .204 & .20 P loads and comparable accuracy.

    Supply & demand.
     

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