Primers found but it cost

It’s called supply and demand, and it’s going to happen.

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Yes, I know. But it still sucks. I’d understand doubling the price but this is more like 5 to 6 times higher.

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Holy Highway Robery.
In Sept I bought 5k for under $170

Make sure to tell 'em what you really think on their feedback page and on ammo seek feedback

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A B local base charged customers $14.95 for 9mm FMJ recently.

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The dealer isn’t selling many , still has same over head , employees/bills…

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I have a couple friends that run different local gunships and I know for a fact that their prices are a direct reflection of the lack of vasaline use by their distributors.

I have actually paid less at Midway (by watching regularly and buying in the first 10 minutes of availabilty) then what some of the distributors are asking. It sucks being the little guy (just ask ask a restraunt owner next to an open Costco)

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Why not just buy at the base? Then less to complain about. Yes?

Cause he might want to reload??? Some people like doing that…

Every place that sells ammo has a limit on how much you can buy too… there’s no limit on how much he can make himself if he has the supplies.

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That is an insane price! Locally I can get 1000 rounds of factory ammo for $359! Which is still higher than I like…

Primers and projectiles have been hard as heck to find though. If you have to have them, you got to pay. I AM going to stock up like crazy when the prices get back to normal. Reloading is a lot of fun, especially when the components are priced normal.

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Primer prices are going crazy. When I started reloading in September, I was able to find at $75/1000 which was at least double the normal price, but I bit the bullet and bought what I could afford. In hindsight, that was probably a good decision since I’m set on primers for at least a year.

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Ammo continues to ill use gun owners. Primers should only cost about $60 for 1000. .

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So can’t reload 9mm purchased from the base? What am I missing here? Purchase where it cost less. Yes?

@David-65
You seem confused here. Each primer cost about 30¢ each. I get brass free. Billets and powder are still reasonable. All in all I’m still saving money. The base no longer has the 9mm I need. I’m also feeding 4 guns in the family. Eventually reloading supplies will come down in price. Even if it doesn’t come down in price I still do better reloading and I no longer get limited to buying 50 rounds at a time.

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Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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Thats crazy. I was paying about $3.50 for a box of 100 just a year ago. I have tons of primers, several boxes of bullets but no powder (or at least pistol : 9mm and .45ACP powder). Still have plenty of rifle powder, just lack brass there.

Dosent do any good to have a mountain of one component if another is missing.

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Yeah.

It sucks. :frowning:

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Same here, I have primers for small rifle/pistol, larger pistol/rifle, plenty of pills and maybe a bottle each on powder, BUT, I’m going to be careful not to run out of primers since gold bars are cheaper and more available.
Brass? I could fill my queen size mattress with brass🤣

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$52,00 for 1000 is what I paid the last time for 5.56 primers.

Were they CCI #41 primers?