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  • lazarus

    Ultimate Member
    Jun 23, 2015
    13,894
    It's easy. Just put the case in a press with a flat punch. I have probably done this hundreds of times in the last 50 years. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase reclaimed primers. I never had one fail that I had reused.

    I’ve had a couple that took a second strike, but I think that was the firing pin spring wearing out in my Glock (just replaced it after 3 in 17 light strikes on each of 5 mags of reloads using federal primers). Well, my firing pin was also filthy (never cleaned it in at least 2k if not 3k rounds).

    And those reused primer failures were fairly recent…
     

    FlokiBear

    Member
    Oct 12, 2020
    71
    Midway seems to be getting a steady amount of CCI Small Pistol Primers in but are keeping the limit to 1 and price to $0.08 for some time now.
     

    410scotts

    Member
    Mar 2, 2021
    66
    Columbia, MD
    6 months ago folks were complaining they couldn't react fast enough to order primers and powder when they became available online. I think Midways approach has made it easier for everyone to get what they need.
     

    lazarus

    Ultimate Member
    Jun 23, 2015
    13,894
    6 months ago folks were complaining they couldn't react fast enough to order primers and powder when they became available online. I think Midways approach has made it easier for everyone to get what they need.

    I just tune out people complaining about the price. Sure, I wish it was half the price or less like it was 2 years ago. But hey, way cheaper than commercially loaded ammo in the end and I can GET them. Maybe in a year or three the price will be down a couple cents a primer cheaper and get them in cases or several boxes at a time to spread the shipping and hazmat.
     

    KRC

    Active Member
    Sep 30, 2018
    633
    Cecil County MD
    Midway allows one brick, so all hazmat and shipping charges are applied to just 1k - about $30. Brownell's seems to allow two bricks, still preventing hoarding but halving the per primer shipping cost.
     

    410scotts

    Member
    Mar 2, 2021
    66
    Columbia, MD
    I started reloading about 9 months ago so I've had to take whatever I could get. I did get lucky and score a case of Winchester SRP #41 from Grafs for $250 to get me started.
     

    Uncle Duke

    Ultimate Member
    MDS Supporter
    Feb 2, 2013
    11,990
    Not Far Enough from the City
    I just tune out people complaining about the price. Sure, I wish it was half the price or less like it was 2 years ago. But hey, way cheaper than commercially loaded ammo in the end and I can GET them. Maybe in a year or three the price will be down a couple cents a primer cheaper and get them in cases or several boxes at a time to spread the shipping and hazmat.

    You sound like a guy who will have primers.

    There's another announced price increase next month. On primers, the announced increase is 15%. Add that coming increase to recent Midway and Brownell's published prices, and that's probably pretty much current market price, when primers are available.

    We might one day see .025- .03 primers again. But I wouldn't want to hold my breath waiting.
     

    GunBum

    Active Member
    Feb 21, 2018
    751
    SW Missouri
    The small shop near my 2nd house in KS has had primers consistently all through the drought. Not just any old primers, but large and small, pistol and rifle. They limit to 2 boxes (200 primers) per person per day. They had them at $5 per 100 until the last shipment. Now they are up to $7.50 per 100. The owner of the shop says he’ll lift the limits when he can order primers and get them without restrictions. He has a decent supply of powder too. I was buying 200 primers 1-2 times a week while I was out there so I don’t have to break into my hoard while doing my weekly shooting (I’m there intermittently for work about 40% of the year). Plus, I shoot at least weekly while I’m out there. The range I belong to out there ($100 a year if you want to be real jealous) has a trap range, a pistol range, and a 200m rifle range. If I want to shoot further, the boss owns 3 full sections about 45 minutes away, and I can reasonably shoot 1800m unobstructed with a backstop. Assuming the corn isn’t in the way. :lol2:
     

    FlokiBear

    Member
    Oct 12, 2020
    71
    Get your 209’s while they last 5k limit Cheddite. https://www.ballisticproducts.com/C...Limit-5-boxes-5000-primers/productinfo/CH209/ <@&788428937860350022> primer notifications Same as above but add code HAZ21X for $19.95 hazmat


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    Wish I would have read your whole message instead of stopping at the link and immediately buying some. Total was $95 for 1000 which isn't too bad, but could have been $78 if I used the code. Thanks for sharing
     
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