Firearms Talk banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
11 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
hey everyone, anyways ive looked long and hard online and at local sporting stores, but i cant seem to find small rifle primers if my life depended on it, i always get the same response "oh our suppliers dont have any due to the war." so does anyone have this problem or is it just me? if it is then where the heck should i be looking?? thank you for your time

bainey
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
13,934 Posts
It is not the war so much as guys that are hording. They are buying 5000 or 10,000 at a time now. The demand has also gotten higher due to the recent skyrocketing prices on everything in the world except our paychecks. Yes it is hard to find some and when guys do they buy them all. The last time I went to Gander Mtn I bought every single pack of Small rifle, Large rifle, and large pistol primer they had on their shelf. That is just the way I roll.

The primers used by the military and the ones used by reloaders are not the same and I am sure they are not running on the same line either. Plus not every manufacture of primers (CCI, Federal, Remington, Winchester, Wolf, Magtech ect...) are making primers for the military.

So their is a war on line is total BS. They don't have them because they can't keep up with demand. At least that is what the guys at Midway USA told me. He said they are setting records everymonth for the ammount of stuff being sold.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
578 Posts
So their is a war on line is total BS. They don't have them because they can't keep up with demand. At least that is what the guys at Midway USA told me. He said they are setting records every month for the amount of stuff being sold.
Yep , the whole thing is a self contained monster .

I'm sure the first series of price hikes were helped along by the war due to the simple usage of raw materials in the quantities needed , then came the added fear of electing Obama .

As the retailers ran low or out they pushed the demand back to the whole sellers and eventually the manufactures at every stage businessmen decided they could get a little bigger piece of the pie for themselves which only added to the rumors and buying frenzy which in turn causes another bump of higher prices and on and on the monster feeds itself .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,861 Posts
My dad was looking for some hollow point ammo the other day. The guy in Walmart told him that they didn't have any hollow point ammo because it was all going to the war.

For those that don't know, HP ammo is strictly prohibited by The Law of Land Warfare.

Like others have said, it's a combination of price hikes in raw materials and hoarding that make things expensive and hard to find.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
23,968 Posts
The last time I went to Gander Mtn I bought every single pack of Small rifle, Large rifle, and large pistol primer they had on their shelf. That is just the way I roll.
This made me chuckle. Not something I would expect to hear from you Captain...



My dad was looking for some hollow point ammo the other day. The guy in Walmart told him that they didn't have any hollow point ammo because it was all going to the war.
LOL - Nothing like getting the most accurate information available from the helpful folks at Wal*Mart...

I would have loved to hear that conversation - Did your dad inform him of the Hague? LOL


JD
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,861 Posts
LOL - Nothing like getting the most accurate information available from the helpful folks at Wal*Mart...

I would have loved to hear that conversation - Did your dad inform him of the Hague? LOL


JD
My dad did some interesting work in Viet Nam for the Special Forces and LRRPs. He isn't all that familiar with the Hague Protocols.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,250 Posts
I have been buying all my reloading gear from MidSouth Shooters Supply for the last 15 years and have only once been told that they were out of small rifle primers - and that was last December. They also said it was due to wartime production. I re-ordered from them in March and was able to buy as many as I wanted. Also their prices are better than anyone else, and they are courteous. They will also package your order to save you money on hazmat fee's if and when possible. Try to find THAT anywhere else...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
578 Posts
My dad was looking for some hollow point ammo the other day. The guy in Walmart told him that they didn't have any hollow point ammo because it was all going to the war.
LMAO !!

Ah the wisdom and sound advice of a Mart store employee , just send chills up my spine with every new story !!

I was once behind a lady in a KMart years ago waiting to get my hunting license .

All she had told the teenage kid behind the counter was she wanted to buy a knife for her husband .

Well he starts whipping out the largest Buck knives he has , The Skinner , The Buck Special and a few others , then we have the Bowie knife imitations and the Taiwanese made , "GI Joe single handedly killed the Ruskies" Serrated Combat knives with fishing gear in the handle and a compass tail cap .

I couldn't take it anymore and finally excused myself and asked the lady just what her husband would be using the knife for .

It would be a general purpose pocket knife so I whipped out my own little Schrade and said "Like this ?" to which she nodded her head and I pointed her to the exact same knife for $15 in a display case .
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
138 Posts
I tried ordering 210M yesterday from Midway--- they said they were out. In fact they had no large rifle primers at all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Primers

Here are some numbers of stores here in South Dakota that have reloading supplies. It might be expensive but at least you can get stuff you need.

Cabelas Mitchell SD 1-605-996-0337
Scheels Sioux Falls SD 1-605-334-7767
Sportsmans Warehouse Sioux Falls SD 1-605-978-9800

Gas prices are killing us, so the stores are probably willing to sell and ship if they have customers to deal with. I would call Sheels first, they are reasonable, Cabelas second, Sportsmans also have a store in Watertown SD, don't have a number for them though.

I hope this helps if you need it. Good luck !

wrench

striving to enter at the narrow gate
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
260 Posts
shortage

also so many newbys getting into reloading and some posters saying they shoot 500rds on weekend.surplus wont last forever.;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
138 Posts
How long have you been reloading WildCatt? I read that you have been shootings compititions since the 60's, so I'm going to go out on a limb here are guess that you've been reloading for that long as well.

If so:
How much was a pound of powder back in the 60's? Was it hard to get primers late 60's, early 70's?

I'm guessing you consider someone like me a "newbie" having only been at it for 15 years-- I'd love to pick your brain on the subject of reloading sometime.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,250 Posts
I tried ordering 210M yesterday from Midway--- they said they were out. In fact they had no large rifle primers at all.

I don't know why everyone goes to MidWay! You should try http://Midsouthshooterssupply.com- they generally have everything in stock - and for less than MidWay or anyone else for that matter. They also package your order to save you money and will ship primers with powder to save you hazmat fee's - they are very customer oriented!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,250 Posts
I'll try them next order--- -thanks for the link!
YW - I've been buying from them for 15 years and have only had one problem with out-of-stock small rifle primers last December. They re-stocked within 2 weeks however. Their prices are the best I've found.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top