It seems even my local source for primers is thinning

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:25 (13 days ago)

I hate cherry picking and pray my empathy blesses me on occasion. But I went back in and bought the last full carton of small pistol primers. (I left 5-6 boxes of 100 for my comrades) They are Federal Match, which I'm not picky, and didn't even know they made "pistol" match. The price was up 22% from two weeks ago.

All the small rifle primers were long gone. They still have shotshell #209 and some Large Rifle and LR Magnum caps. I can't remember if there were some LG Pistol mixed in the rifle stuff. There was absolutely no powder suitable for 5.56 in stock. Mostly slow pistol and slow rifle burn rate stuff. You CAN use magnum pistol powder for .300 AAC and 7.62x39 for those in the know.

Lots of other ammo seems to be thinning but there will always be some hunting calibers available. Defending your home with a .270 or .338 Mag. bolt gun is not the worst you could manage. I think folks will figure that out soon too. Small revolvers and autos are also flying off the shelves at a fair mark up here now also. FYI

We've been preaching this was coming for a while...

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 10:29 (13 days ago) @ WB

Hope everyone stocked up. I've seen a few post they had enough to "see this through." If they know when this shortage will end, sure wish they'd post it.

Rimfire, centerfire, powder, primers, bullets and brass all getting scarce.

I ordered 1,000 once fired, cleaned 9mm brass this morning..

Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11:01 (13 days ago) @ Huey

I don't exactly get a warm and fuzzy feeling about loading them. But, very cheap and I figured hard to go wrong by having them.

I'll be long seating some for my Trail Gun anyways.

Was just able to get 1k 5.56 lake city for about.50 per

Tits LaRue
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 11:12 (13 days ago) @ WB

Delivered. Consider myself fortunate.


James Simpson
Thursday, July 30, 2020, 14:21 (13 days ago) @ WB

I got a call from a friend last February asking if I needed some primers. He was in Pendleton and the LGS was clearing out CCI for some reason. Small pistol primers for $100 per 5k, I took 10k and sold 5k for my price to a work mate who reloads. I'm now watching 1k sell on Gunbroker for $120-150 per 1k. This is 2012 all over again!

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