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    Primers local gun shop $5 a hundred powder older cans 20 a lb jacketed bullets 100@ $15.99 , saw them today did not need any so did not buy .

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    I just wish I was there yesterday in that 4 minute window to get me some of those coveted primers!

    Does Powder Valley have a "Notify Me" option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VariableRecall View Post
    I just wish I was there yesterday in that 4 minute window to get me some of those coveted primers!

    Does Powder Valley have a "Notify Me" option?
    ...............I dunno, but I'm thinking if they DID, it's been disabled, so prolly not. There's undoubtedly folks sitting there in front of the comp and eating breakfast, lunch and supper and reading a book. Every 10 seconds they hit refresh.

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    Our club's manager told me just a few months ago that we had 2 million primers in stock for sale to members. He put restrictions on quantity (1K/week) and kept the price to what he thought was reasonable but enough so that folks wouldn't be coming in every week ($40-45/K, depending on type). The club is still down to about 1% of that amount. We have well over a hundred members, and while action pistol can burn a lot of ammo in matches and practice, it's still pretty rare that somebody would use a thousand a week. Our conclusion is that most buyers are trying to stock up. There might be a few flipping primers on the statewide market for ~$100/K.

    I offered some of my stock to the club at cost for resale, but the manager told me that I should keep it and use it myself (why I bought it, of course) or sell it at the local market rate.

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    I still have a few thousand primers for what I shoot, so I am happy. Not really. It is annoying to have to ration what I have because once it is gone, I am stuck. I don't like that feeling.

    Thus, I've been researching how to make your own primers. Caps are super easy. Even making black powder isn't hard and you can shoots well (using it in 1858 Cap and Ball).

    Reloading center fire primers is a bit harder, but it is quite doable. First, before you freak out, you must work in small quantities "just in case". Thus, you only work with 33 grains of primer compound when you make it, which is about enough for 100 primers.

    Short version is you clean, disassemble and remove the dent from your old used primers. Use pistol primers because the metal of the rifle is thicker and harder. Then you put in the compound, seal it up and put in the anvil. The easiest is the H-84 compound, which is the old pre-WWII corrosive primer. Non-corrosive primer materials is a bit harder to get the materials.

    Anyway, some useful links:
    A full set of instructions: http://aardvarkreloading.com/primers.html
    A forum to discuss making primers: http://www.forums.sleepingdogammo.com

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    There's a huge group buy running on MeWe right now. Name of the group is Bang Buttons. It will be closing soon though, he's got huge amounts of orders. Getting them through Fedarms, I think it is, and they're Russian made primers. SPP, LPP, SRP, LRP, no magnums.

    I'm in for 15K of them. Small primers are .04 each, large are .05. Delivery in late June. Send him payment for primers and order details, shipping costs will be calculated and charged at delivery time

    I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/bangbuttons
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    Quote Originally Posted by rondog View Post
    There's a huge group buy running on MeWe right now. Name of the group is Bang Buttons. It will be closing soon though, he's got huge amounts of orders. Getting them through Fedarms, I think it is, and they're Russian made primers. SPP, LPP, SRP, LRP, no magnums.

    I'm in for 15K of them. Small primers are .04 each, large are .05. Delivery in late June. Send him payment for primers and order details, shipping costs will be calculated and charged at delivery time

    I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/bangbuttons
    I would need to be desperate to pay for something up front to someone I do not know, and hoping for a delivery in 5 months. What if JOHO ban import of primers with an EO?

    I hope it works out for you and the others trying to manage through this shortage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rondog View Post
    There's a huge group buy running on MeWe right now. Name of the group is Bang Buttons. It will be closing soon though, he's got huge amounts of orders. Getting them through Fedarms, I think it is, and they're Russian made primers. SPP, LPP, SRP, LRP, no magnums.

    I'm in for 15K of them. Small primers are .04 each, large are .05. Delivery in late June. Send him payment for primers and order details, shipping costs will be calculated and charged at delivery time

    I want you to join my group on MeWe: https://mewe.com/join/bangbuttons
    I'll try to get in for at least a few K. It would be nice just to know I've got some on the way. Waiting to be accepted to the group right now.

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    I got in the group. It seems legit. I was pretty skeptical at first but all the indicators point toward a solid operation. My biggest concern is that by the time the shipment is in and individuals receive their orders there will be primers back on the shelves at the lgs and I'll have russian primers when I could have american made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolHandMoss View Post
    I got in the group. It seems legit. I was pretty skeptical at first but all the indicators point toward a solid operation. My biggest concern is that by the time the shipment is in and individuals receive their orders there will be primers back on the shelves at the lgs and I'll have russian primers when I could have american made.
    I don't think you have to worry about it.

    I predict that the primer situation won't return to normal in the next four years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolHandMoss View Post
    I got in the group. It seems legit. I was pretty skeptical at first but all the indicators point toward a solid operation. My biggest concern is that by the time the shipment is in and individuals receive their orders there will be primers back on the shelves at the lgs and I'll have russian primers when I could have american made.
    Nothing wrong with Tula or Wolf primers. IIRC the US Marksmanship unit was loading rifle ammunition with Tula primers as they were better than ours. I only have about 30k left as people where willing to pay $20/1000 more for the Winchesters so I sold all the Winchesters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dverna View Post
    Nothing wrong with Tula or Wolf primers. IIRC the US Marksmanship unit was loading rifle ammunition with Tula primers as they were better than ours. I only have about 30k left as people where willing to pay $20/1000 more for the Winchesters so I sold all the Winchesters.
    ..............Exactly. A few years back Graf & Son had some LR Milspec primers on sale. It said they were PMC Russian. THere really wasn't a shortage but wanting to stretch a buck I called them about those primers. They said they were Russian primers and that the Marines at Quantico were using them for reloading their match stuff. Haven't used any yet so I cannot speak personally about them, but they had a great recommendation!

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    The import of russian primers was banned in 2014. I used a lot. Wish I still could get them. Purchased 20K SRM in 2016. That was the last time I could find them. I ran out about 1 1/2 ago.
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