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Thread: CCI 350 Large Pistol Magnum Primer box from C. 1980

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    Boolit Buddy Liberty1776's Avatar
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    CCI 350 Large Pistol Magnum Primer box from C. 1980

    Remember when primers came in tiny little boxes, all lined up against each other?

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    I still use them. I have the tray also.

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    I remember them well. When I began reloading in the late 70's, those were the boxes primers came in. Being in a rural area, there were only 3 shops around the county that sold them. I still have a few trays of them in various sizes. It seems I'm always winding up with a few of something left over from the early days.

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    I recently bought a brick for $10.00 at a local flea mkt.

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    I have over 100 bricks of those in SPP and LPP, been stored in a closet and they all still go bang exactly as if they were brand new!

    It’s funny to have a few bricks stacked next to a few bricks in the current Federal packaging.

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    Boolit Master
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    now we know to go the nc to get primers

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    Boolit Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by too many things View Post
    now we know to go the nc to get primers
    Lol, I just happened to be able to buy at the right time and have always had an affinity for accumulating primers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty1776 View Post
    Remember when primers came in tiny little boxes, all lined up against each other?
    Yep, I particularly hate Federals packaging.

    Winelover

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    I have happy memories of those packages as well , I could load my round lee hand primer without spilling them .

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    I dislike the federal packaging, its way over done, takes up all the shelf space, two 1k boxes Federal occupy the space of 10k cci large rifle or pistol. I thought manufactuer's were trying to reduce over-packaging.

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    I still have several thousand that I use regularly. Just used some yesterday. Work as good as the day I bought them. Stored in military metal ammo can's in the house.

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    They were a tad bit cheaper too.


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