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Old 04-04-2013, 15:36   #1
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Primer shortage recovering ??

Do you guys find it is easier to get primers now?

My supply store has just gotten some 30,000 in stock, some 10k in small pistol.

Perhaps scared folks are overstocked themselves...
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Old 04-04-2013, 16:21   #2
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I placed an order with Widener's last week when I saw they had CCI 500's in stock...got them today and nearly fell over!!! I took a picture and texted it to my friends so they wouldn't think I was full of sh$t...

But then again I ordered 1,000 plated bullets from xtreme and it took three months to get them...

Now I am waiting for powder- they say it will be drop shipped, but it was in stock...


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Old 04-04-2013, 16:51   #3
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I'm guessing it's natural inch-worm progression of supply chain. Wait until more talk of Obama/Biden and Feinstein cranks up, and you will see the folks who were unsuccessful last (current?) go-around be out wiping shelves clean again...


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Old 04-04-2013, 17:05   #4
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Do you guys find it is easier to get primers now?

My supply store has just gotten some 30,000 in stock, some 10k in small pistol.

Perhaps scared folks are overstocked themselves...
That is funny, a whole 30K??? I know people that buy that in one shot, me included. No, 500K would be a decent supply to come into a store, not 30K. One of the local stores here got a pallet of 500K, sold out in one day, so no, things are NOT getting better.
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:18   #5
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That is funny, a whole 30K??? I know people that buy that in one shot, me included. No, 500K would be a decent supply to come into a store, not 30K. One of the local stores here got a pallet of 500K, sold out in one day, so no, things are NOT getting better.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:33   #6
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I was thinking the same thing.
I have a buddy sitting on 140K primers. He could sell some to that LGS.
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Old 04-04-2013, 20:02   #7
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I have a buddy sitting on 140K primers. He could sell some to that LGS.
Gee, wonder what could be helping exacerbate the shortage?
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Gee, wonder what could be helping exacerbate the shortage?
Oh no, he bought most of those from 08-09, the first Obama nightmare had him scared straight. He thought he was over doing it, but now he looks pretty damn smart shooting $20/K primers. He actually hasn't bought anything this go around, good try though Don.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:05   #9
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I was thinking the same thing.
Yep. Grafs and PV are still out of stock on everything. Things aren't recovering. Not by a longshot.
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Old 04-06-2013, 19:47   #10
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Yep. Grafs and PV are still out of stock on everything. Things aren't recovering. Not by a longshot.
I'm on a road trip and passed through Lexington, KY today so I just had to stop in @ Bud's Gun Shop/Warehouse....
They had stacks of CCI primers of all flavors.
The down side was that the price was $39.99 per K.
The good side was they were well stocked.
Needless to say I stocked up some.

The salesman told me that their supply of AR's is now flowing
in steadily and in large quantities. Apparently the manufacturing is now catching up. The walls were racked & stacked with black rifles everywhere......just sayin'....I saw AR's for $800.
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Old 04-06-2013, 21:23   #11
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They had stacks of CCI primers of all flavors.
The down side was that the price was $39.99 per K.
That's not too terribly bad seeing as the local price here is usually $35-36 per K in normal conditions. I just keep putting orders in with Grafs and/or PV and waiting my turn.
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That is funny, a whole 30K??? I know people that buy that in one shot, me included. No, 500K would be a decent supply to come into a store, not 30K. One of the local stores here got a pallet of 500K, sold out in one day, so no, things are NOT getting better.
Agreed, 10K small pistol is probably considerably fewer than 10 customers, and as you mention, might only be 1 customer. The rest have to try again another day.

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Old 04-04-2013, 18:39   #13
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I'd love to be pissed at all the guys buying primers by the 30k (or more), but I just wish I had that much spare $$$ floating around...


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Old 04-04-2013, 19:35   #14
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I'd love to be pissed at all the guys buying primers by the 30k (or more), but I just wish I had that much spare $$$ floating around...


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Where are you in WV? I am in Wood County. If you are close I will let you know the next time we do a group buy. That will make the shipping very small. It won't be until after things settle down a little.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:16   #15
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I'd love to be pissed at all the guys buying primers by the 30k (or more), but I just wish I had that much spare $$$ floating around...
I've never really ordered fewer than 20K (plus 4-8# powder) at a time because I simply don't have enough money not to. (Think shipping/hazmat...)

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Not from the looks of the selfs in my LGS,in my area. SJ 40
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Old 04-04-2013, 22:32   #17
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They are actually sitting on the shelfs for at least a day at the LGS. Not a large selection but at least one brand of all sizes.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:27   #18
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LoL. In a house fire, 140k primers would make an interesting spectacle.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:29   #19
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LoL. In a house fire, 140k primers would make an interesting spectacle.
Well he keeps most at his machine shop, 20-30K at the house. IMO, you don;t have at least 1 years worth as a reserve, you are short. Since Clinton, I have always kept that as a min reserve, every primer size I need for one year. Then when I hit that min, I order another 5K, whether I need them or not. I never run out, never.
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Well he keeps most at his machine shop, 20-30K at the house. IMO, you don;t have at least 1 years worth as a reserve, you are short. Since Clinton, I have always kept that as a min reserve, every primer size I need for one year. Then when I hit that min, I order another 5K, whether I need them or not. I never run out, never.
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