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    best place to buy....

    i am pretty set on powder. does anyone know the BEST place to buy primers these days? thanks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willicd76 View Post
    i am pretty set on powder. does anyone know the BEST place to buy primers these days? thanks!!!
    Midway USA has no haz mat fee on primers right now. I like Powder Valley when they offer no haz mat. Otherwise, I will buy locally at Sportsman Warehouse and Cabela’s. Other vendors I will shop with free haz mat.


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    midways prices are terrible even woth free hazmat. they are still over $30 per 1000. i guess i am living 10yrs ago when i could order from PV for $19 per K for whatever i wanted!!!

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    just checked...The deal on primers from Midway is for CCI's only
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    bullets.com is shutting down and has them on clearance with discounted hazmat fees.

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    I usually place a large order for powder and primers with Powder Valley every couple of years. I'll get a group of buddies together and we will order the maximum amount that will ship in one box. Unless you can catch a sale they beat most places on price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willicd76 View Post
    midways prices are terrible even woth free hazmat. they are still over $30 per 1000. i guess i am living 10yrs ago when i could order from PV for $19 per K for whatever i wanted!!!
    You can forget that kind of pricing. But if you are patient you can find them for about $25/1000 delivered if you buy in bulk. I think my last order was for Winchester SP and LR over a year ago and they were $22/1000 at Cabela's and I bought 40-50k or so. Not sure if the Tula primers are still available but I got them from PV for $16/1000 about 4 years ago and they are a good primer.
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    I'm happy with my orders from both of these two sites. https://www.natchezss.com/ just had free hazmat last week on orders over $150 so I ordered 10K of primers with couple powders etc. Got my order in two days I think. Very happy with both places.

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    Powder Valley - price makes up for HAZMAT and shipping, powder, primers, bullets, brass SOMETIMES sales at Midsouth, Natchez, Graf's, Cabela's ... are better

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    Just happened to spot some of the older CCI primers at the range 15 dollars a thousand bought all they had . work great am not sure if they go bad but these work fine. The range has a better price than mail order . and says he is still making a good profit. 5 to 6 dollars cheaper than cabelas. The main problem which local cabelas is when they put primers on sale they are always sold out of small pistol from day one.

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    Cabelas often has
    Sellier & Bellot Primers for around $20 a brick


    One of the best firearm related search engines on the internet. Has current lowest prices available from many suppliers.

    https://ammoseek.com/
    https://ammoseek.com/reloading/primers

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    Day in and day out it is hard to beat Graf's.
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    thanks guys. i appreciate the tips. just bought a bunch more powder from bullets.com and hi-tech so my primer dough is running short.

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    I ask my local gunshop to order what I need. I pay cash, ask for and get a nice cash discount. There is no paper trail, either, for the frightful among us.

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    My first choice is my local gun store. My second choice is Academy Sports and Outdoors. Their prices on primers are very good.

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    Red bear in my experience primers do not go bad. I have used Western brand dating from the 1920s and I am still using Remington 9 and 1/2 m primers from the 1960s in cardboard boxes that are water stained. They all went Bang.

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