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Anyone waiting on primers?.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Nutt51, Jan 11, 2010.


  1. Nutt51

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    Hate to rehash an old subject, but I just wanted to ask if anyone
    has any new info. on primer availability.
    I placed an order with Powder Valley back in early April for a few
    thousand small and large pistol primers and 2 lb's of 231.
    Nothing yet.

    Contacted them back in Oct. and they told me my order was still
    active, just did not know when it would be filled.
    No choice but to wait.
     

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  2. DoctaGlockta

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    Wow back in April? Bummer. Who did you piss off there?

    I ordered a bunch of primers (LR, 223, SP) and two kegs of powder back 12.21.09 and got it a week later. You probably ordered some exotic stuff.
     

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  3. Matt Berry

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    My backorder is at grafs, but I'm waiting on a bunch of CCI LP on order since May.
     
  4. jing1117

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    Same here, my back order is still from May - for CCI SP/ LP - but all my Federal backorders already came. I guess we have to wait more.
     
  5. Memnok

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    Has payment already gone through? If not, I'd cancel the orders as there are other sources for those items who have them in stock.
     
  6. mnhogrider

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    Ordered 5K WLP's from PV on 10/26/09 and was E-mailed an invoice today showing shipped.

    I was at the local Gander Mtn. last week and they had CCI large and small pistol primers.

    $49.00/K.

    Gouge.

    No Thanks.
     
  7. Colorado4Wheel

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    federal?
     
  8. DEADLYACCURATE

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    Yea since January 2. It said on the site that it was in stock, but after I placed my order I got an email saying that it went out of stock :steamed:
     
  9. kcbrown

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    I wouldn't cancel the backorders. I'd order from some other place that has them in stock and keep the backorders.

    Primers keep for a long time, and this shortage illustrates nicely that there's a significant advantage to having more on hand than you might need immediately.
     
  10. robin303

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    I ordered 2000 from www.wideners.com of what they had which was the PMC. Got them in about a week.
     
  11. jaybirdjtt

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    Pretty much all sizes are in stock around here but not necessarily the brand you may want. I took a chance on Wolf and picked up some Winchester. Usually I use CCI and I've found those but not in all sizes. The goal......buy whatever quantity of reloading components as my wife will let me get away with. I don't trust the supply or the government (present administration for sure!). Stuff on back order stays on back order!
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  12. chris in va

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    All I have to do is drive 10 miles and get all the primers I need. Unfortunately that usually means 1k as they want $40 for them. It's by far the largest reloading cost, even over my cast boolits.
     
  13. headhog

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    Ordered 10k Federal large pistol primers from Powder Valley on 11/23/09. Just receive shipping confirmation today.... Life is good!:cool:
     
  14. Boxerglocker

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    Christ! 2K at $36 a thousand plus hazmat and shipping. That cost what $50 a K??? :faint:
     
  15. Colorado4Wheel

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    Never order less then 10K.
     
  16. gjk5

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    Sportsman's Warehouse is almost fully stocked lately around here @ $29-$31/K. That's not horrible with no shipping or hazmat.

    Getting those shelves filled back up with powder and boolits too.
     
  17. jimruger9

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    tons at Crossroads of the west show here in Utah over the weekend. Picked up 5k Wolf Sp for $125 cheaper than what I paid at Powder Valley 4 months ago.
     
  18. Cobra64

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  19. shotgunred

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    I can buy all the federal I want locally for $34.00 a thousand. But I still have 10 K on a shelf so I am good.
     
  20. robin303

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    Yea I know. Cost me $104.00. I had to do it or watch all my stuff get dusty.:embarassed: