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Old 05-20-2012, 08:26 PM
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Paid $40 for CCI Large Pistol Primers today




Gunshow in Kingsport Tn and I happened to be in town. I was really looking for another 10/22 for a build(didn't find one that was not overpriced). I am low on primers and found a vendor with CCI's for $32, so $40 including my show entry fee...at least I didn't leave empty handed
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:33 PM
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Assume you got 1000 primers?

$3.20 per hundo is not bad.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:45 PM
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I know the feeling. If I pay to get in, I feel obligated to buy SOMETHING to justify the trip. Last show it was a bundle of SHAM-WOWS and some buffalo jerky.......
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:08 PM
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Many times I put down my $8 and walk out with nothing. I might as well just have purchased 200 primers and at the LGS and been a lot better off.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:11 PM
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It's worth the $8 bucks to hear all the lies and outrageous stories being told.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:12 PM
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Yesterday gunshow I saw a table with some reloading stuff.

He had old boxes of Nosler bullets. Partitions and Combined Technology.
The boxes had been damp, and wrapped in tape to hold them together.
So I bought one box of each. Out in the car I opened them up,
all bullets perfect still in the plastic wrapper with foam padding.
So I went back and bought all he had. 22 boxes.
Various calibers and weights. 7mm. 270. 308. 140gr, 150gr, 165gr.
Some were priced $10.80 and some were priced $12.00 per box.
That paid for the ticket. Oh yeah.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:24 PM
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I been looking for CCI lg pistol primers since last year
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:29 PM
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http://powdervalleyinc.com/

In stock at 26.00. Just bought 10k of them last week.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:51 PM
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Last show it was a bundle of SHAM-WOWS and some buffalo jerky.......
Well, you know the Germans make good stuff...

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Some were priced $10.80 and some were priced $12.00 per box.
That paid for the ticket. Oh yeah.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:45 AM
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Griz, I completly understand Buffalo Jerky.......but you got me on the Sham Wow

I have walked out in the past empty handed....seems like that has happened lately more and more. The funny thing is I always feel like I have stepped back int a time warp. It's 1980 again and all the same old farts are sitting behind their tables just waiting to scoff at anyome that dare try and "negotiate" on their prices. Even though I am way closer to old fart status now they still treat me the same...no respect, I get no respect

When Wolff primers were $16 a thou online a few months ago I hesitated(money was a little tight)..............BIG MISTAKE EH?
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:10 AM
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I'm amazed at these $8 entry fees. Our local show this past weekend was $10 to get in, and it's a pretty small show. At least parking is free.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:19 AM
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I am low on primers and found a vendor with CCI's for $32, so $40 including my show entry fee.
Thats a lot for 1000 primers.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:11 AM
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http://powdervalleyinc.com/

In stock at 26.00. Just bought 10k of them last week.
With Hazmat, shipping and insurance, doesn't that bring your per-unit cost up to about $30?
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:49 AM
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It's worth the $8 bucks to hear all the lies and outrageous stories being told.
Yeah, I just went to a show looking for reloading supplies. I had gone on line and checked out Powder Valley the night before so I would have an idea of what I should pay.

Now I am not against someone making a profit and I would have been glad to give the guy some business but when his prices are so much high that on just two of the powder I wanted would cover the hazmat and shipping (let alone the primers being overpriced!) I had to pass...

Did pick up some stuff from a Dillon dealer though and I had a good time with my son so it would have been worth it at any cost.
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You need to drive out to Montana. NO parking fees...$5 entry...and we have $27 primers. and the primers just went UP. They were $24 for a year or more.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:05 AM
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Yesterday gunshow I saw a table with some reloading stuff.

He had old boxes of Nosler bullets. Partitions and Combined Technology.
The boxes had been damp, and wrapped in tape to hold them together.
So I bought one box of each. Out in the car I opened them up,
all bullets perfect still in the plastic wrapper with foam padding.
So I went back and bought all he had. 22 boxes.
Various calibers and weights. 7mm. 270. 308. 140gr, 150gr, 165gr.
Some were priced $10.80 and some were priced $12.00 per box.
That paid for the ticket. Oh yeah.
THAT was a hell of a snag!

I did the same thing 20 yrs back on Noslers! A large commercial reloader had a fire and they were selling the brass and bullets that had gotten WET. The Noslers are in PLASTIC wrap, so zero damage. I bought them for an average of $4 per box for the smaller stuff and $6 for 7mm and thirty caliber.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:01 PM
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I finally bought some WLPP from powder valley. Hated to pay shipping and hazemat but swallowed real hard and bought enough to bring it down to 30 dollars per thousand. At gun shows in my area it is a crap shoot if they have what you are looking for at a reasonable price. Best deal I have ever ran into was at a local sporting good store, they had Hornady LSWC .45's on sale for 16 dollars for 500 ( this was years ago ). Took two boxes to the register, the young gal wasn't sure how much they were, told her 16 dollars a box and she said no they are not, they are 12 dollars. I said no, she said yes they are, I went back and got 2 more boxes. Still feel a little shameful.

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Old 05-21-2012, 04:28 PM
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With Hazmat, shipping and insurance, doesn't that bring your per-unit cost up to about $30?
Why not buy a decent quantity and cut the hazmat down to a few cents a thou? I went in with a friend last fall and bought 100K of Wolf primers for $15 per K from Wideners. Let the shortage begin!!
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You need to drive out to Montana. NO parking fees...$5 entry...and we have $27 primers. and the primers just went UP. They were $24 for a year or more.

FN in MT
Ya know, when my son is out of the house in a few years my wife and I may take off with the trailer in tow...I can park it for the 17 days I'm gone, have my 13 off. I kind of like MT, at least the parts that don't blend in with ND!

Only thing is would I end up needing a Class 1 hazmat diamond on the trailer???



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Old 05-21-2012, 06:51 PM
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..No Hazmat fee for primers.....!

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Why not buy a decent quantity and cut the hazmat down to a few cents a thou? I went in with a friend last fall and bought 100K of Wolf primers for $15 per K from Wideners. Let the shortage begin!!
Hi Medal another way of looking at the price of primers from Powder Valley;

is if you also buy powder with the same order, there is only one Hazmat fee

for both items. In other words, NO Hazmat charge for the primers, just the

haz fee for the powder. Of course, we buy the powder in bulk to divide the

Haz fee per number of lbs of powder. That's always been my rationalization.

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Old 05-21-2012, 06:59 PM
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I went to the Kingsport show Sat. Didn't buy anything. Did look at a S&W shield in 9mm. Also a Kahr CW9. The Kahr was tempting. Liked the feel of it but the slide is hard to pull back. Most of the dealers were higher than gun shops. The one selling reloading supplies had fair prices.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:05 PM
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32 is probably on the dot. i seen them for 30, but on the internet. 32 out the door is nice, but i would of bought like three to balance out the eight
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:42 PM
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Hi Medal another way of looking at the price of primers from Powder Valley;

is if you also buy powder with the same order, there is only one Hazmat fee

for both items. In other words, NO Hazmat charge for the primers, just the

haz fee for the powder. Of course, we buy the powder in bulk to divide the

Haz fee per number of lbs of powder. That's always been my rationalization.

Tony
Maybe someone can confirm this but I was told by a friend that Powder Valley counts one box of primers as one pound, due to packaging, and two pounds per box of CCI primers.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:07 PM
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OK, I had to go dig out my spreadsheet for the last order just to be sure I got the hazmat/freight right. I got 10K pf primers, 3 kegs of 8# each powder, and 2 bottles of 1# each on powder. The order went over into commercial freight because it was a lot bigger than the 48# for UPS/FEDEX cap. My total cost for hazmat/freight/insurance was $19.63. There were 6 of us on the order. So 19.63 cost spread out over my 43# comes to .46C a pound. And I paid no tax, so there's another 8.25% I saved by buying bulk. When the big shortage hit before the Obamanation took office, I had done a similar stock up, except I did that size order 4 times during the previous year. My friends and I never missed a beat. When everyone else was digging and scratching for left overs at Wally World, staring at empty shelves everywhere in town and shooting 10 or 15 rounds a week because there was no ammo, We were still going strong and never slowed up. Other than a few misc assorted powders I wanted to try, I was/am, still loading from those purchases 3 and 4 years ago, and that's when primers and powder were a lot cheaper than they are now. I don't let my stocks get low, and try to keep at least one presidential term ahead.
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Powder Valley counts one box of primers as one pound, due to packaging, and two pounds per box of CCI primers
Powder Valley boxes it all up, then weighs the box. freight is charged by the total weight.
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