OMG Gander Primer Prices

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cpttango30, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I was in Gander today looking at their ar selection to feel them.

    I wanted to pick up 1k small rifle primers yeah right they got tons of them must have had 20 to 30k all marked at $5 per 100 and BR2 and BR4 marked at $8 per 100 $80 for 1k of primers that is just regodamdicouls. I can pay 1/3 of that on line with shipping and hazmat.
     
  2. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    2 months ago, one of my IDPA buddies emails me and says he's got a line on CCI primers, all sizes, $0.02 ea. $100/5000 primers.

    I picked up 10000. Shoulda got 25000. Oh well.

    It would have been easy to sell 1K for 32-35 ea. Damn gunstores here want $42K for Winchester and Magtech. $46 for winchester and $48-54 for CCI and Federal.

    I've got some old primers with stickers on them for $1.15 a sleeve. Imagine being able to buy 10K for $115 right now. You'd be the Bill Gates of guns.
     

  3. 1hole

    1hole New Member

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    I have wandered through a Gander store a few times, laughed and left. Went to a Sportsman's Warehouse (Columbia, SC) and bought stuff, not a hard choice which big-box store to do business with. Nor which one seeks to gouge their customers.

    Gander is for killing time and looking at stuff, not buying!
     
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  4. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    I refuse to go there anymore, their pricing sux
     
  5. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    It's not just Gander. Cabela's, Dick's, Bass Pro...hell it is most of the big namers. Damn proud of their stuff and not just firearm related. And still I get at least 2 catalogs from Cabela's a month and a sale flier every damn week.

    Gander also owns Overlands which is an on-line store for tons of stuff. I wonder if they are not having trouble there??
     
  6. Fourbits

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    Wolf Primers at Wideners

    I just got Small and Large pistol primers from Wideners (Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC) for under $30.00/1000. Had to pay the fee for shipping.

    It looks like they are out of small pistol primers at this time.

    Fourbits
     
  7. BILLYBOB44

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    Powder Valley is Great..

    Powder Valley has a little better prices, when they do have primers. Got Wolf Large Pistol for $25.50 per K , and CCI-500(Small Pistol) at $27.00 per K. I ordered 5K of each, and powder also, in two different orders, over the period of a month. I do try to buy bulk primers/powder, as I can, to spread out the $22.00 HazMat Fee. Graf's actually has better prices than PV, but is at least 6 months wait/back order...I have another 10K on order with them????:confused::eek::)
     
  8. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    There is a Gander Mountain in the town next to me and I'm always amazed at their prices on everything from guns, ammo, reloading supplies, hunting gear, you name it. I honestly don't see why or how people are paying those prices. I did manage to find a good deal their recently but it's rare.
    The only thing you can get there at a good price is the Gander Mountain line of clothing which is actually nice and durable.
     
  9. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    Wasn't that long ago that I was paying $15 per 1000. Unfortunately things "CHANGE".
     
  10. BILLYBOB44

    BILLYBOB44 Active Member

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    Not that long ago???

    It has been 15-20 years since primers were $15.00 per K.--:confused::p:)
     
  11. NYPD13

    NYPD13 New Member

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    It was only a few years ago that I could pick up a box of Federal for $15-20. Now I find $45-50 is the norm locally so I just started buying bulk online to make up for the HazMat charge. I only reload for cost savings, not accuracy, hunting or competition.
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    The small shop on the other side of town was $28.00 per 1k the last time I was in there. I paid $21.00 the last time I purchased any. I still have 7k of the $16.00...18.00 variety. The $21.00 box was Rem 5 1/2. Since I thought I had no lg pistol, and there were none to be found, I figured I would shoot my .357 more. 2 days later I found a bag w/ 1k of lg pistol and 2lb of powder I bought a year earlier and never put on the shelf.
    Rileys use to do mail order, not sure if they still do. Powder comes in 1lb..8lb.
    Welcome to Rileys Gun Shop - Hooksett New Hampshire
     
  13. Benning Boy

    Benning Boy New Member

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    I judge a store by it's 7.62x39 prices.

    I thought the Mom and Pops were crazy for $8 a box, till I saw $15 at Gander. For the Russian stinky rounds. That were $4 two years ago.
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Gander can Kiss my hariy butt crack after a squiggy poop.

    I just ordered 10k primers for a little over $300...... I should be sent for a year or two.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

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    There ya go, less than 1/2 the price.
     
  16. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    WOO HOO I got 10k plus primers in stock right now. I am set for at least a year or two.