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Primers and FMJ shortage

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 45ACP223, Jan 22, 2013.


  1. 45ACP223

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    Anyone have a lead on where I can find Large pistol primers and 230gr. FMJRB bullets? Everywhere I've checked is out of stock.
     

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  2. ron59

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    Put an order in at Powder Valley and wait for it to be filled. Best you can do, should have stocked up before now.
     

  3. Steve in PA

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    Midway USA has Rainier 230gr bullets in stock.
     
  4. Murphy's Law

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    Try Precision Delta for the bullets. Good luck on the primers.... possibly Gun Broker but you'll pay a pretty penny for them.
     
  5. 45ACP223

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    Thanks Steve for the tip! I just placed an order. The search continues for some lg. pistol primers....
     
  6. emb111

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    I placed an order for 230s with Grafs. After the last time, I keep stocked up and order well in advance. Good luck on the primers. Just keep checking everywhere you can think of and places you haven't. Midway, Cabela's Powder Valley, Midsouth, Wideners, Sinclair, Graf and Sons, and Brownells to name a few,

    Good luck.
     
  7. roger123

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    Seems like my LGS only has LPP in stock. Have you checked locally? I pay slightly more but it's worth it to get them.
     
  8. tiny68

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    3rd Generation Shooter Supply has a couple of options for large pistol mag primers. You should be able to back off your load slightly and use them fine.

    I ordered 2k WLP from them the week before x-mas. I got lucky.

    They also show to have two 1500 boxes of 230 Hornady RN FMJ. May be more than you want but it would hold you a while.

    http://store.thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com/

    Hope this helps, Tim
     
  9. shotgunred

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    Your best bet right now is going to be to look locally.
     
  10. bennie1986

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    I havent been able to find jack for primers locally. I have only used cci, how do other brands compare?
     
  11. F106 Fan

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    What difference does it make? You gotta take what you can get.

    I bought 15k Tula when primers ran short late in the summer. I have only used the SRPs but they work fine. I have 5k each of LPP and SPP that I haven't opened. I'm sure they will go bang.

    Some people don't like Remington, some people don't like Winchester, I prefer Federal, etc. But right now I would take what I could find.

    And I stocked up a bit BEFORE the election.

    My guess? You won't find supplies for a year or more unless you get very lucky! Might be longer. With Obama in for 4 and Clinton likely for 8, it could be a long time before things shake out.

    Richard
     
  12. emb111

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    I agree. For most purposes, the brand makes little or no difference. They all work just fine.
     
  13. shotgunred

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    My local gun shop was restocked with Montana Gold's today(9, 40, 45, 38).

    No 223 and only large rifle primers.
    But last week they didn't have anything. They also had a fair amount of finished ammo including 22.
     
  14. jay29

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    Thank God I jumped on the panic wagon four years ago and bought over 40,000 primers. That really paid off. :wavey:
     
  15. fredj338

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    I've used just about every primer brand but Magtech or PMC. They all pretty much work fine. Some are hotter than others, so if you are loading near max, always work the loads back up. In precision rifles, primer brands can matter, sometimes quite a bit.
     
  16. shotgunred

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    I love Magtech not only do they work but when they come out of the case they are the right side up for primer tubes. You don't have to flip them before you load them.:cool: