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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2020, 09:54:36 PM »
In my view, it's like a 67 Vette, you want one, supply and demand will apply. 

For very limited things like gas and food during an emergency, sure, but for stuff that is a want, arms length transactions are the backbone of capitalism.

Lol primers are hardly a 67 vette ... they are more like the TP Of 2020 😂

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2020, 11:06:48 PM »
 High prices and lack of availability will be the ďnew normalď until the 2024 election at the earliest! :twocents:
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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #32 on: December 03, 2020, 11:52:42 AM »
I've got lots of used primers, is there a market for used ones?
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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2020, 12:13:10 PM »
In a shtf situation there is. I was very surprised how much info there is on how to reload primers. Now is it perfect no is it as good as store bought no is it the most time consuming way in the world to build ammo probably but in the event of you need a bullet to make a kill and survive it's something to have in the mental safe

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2020, 12:16:12 PM »
I've got lots of used primers, is there a market for used ones?

I think scrap metal price is around $150 a ton but can you imagine what it would cost to shoot a tons worth of primers.  :yike:

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2020, 12:33:28 PM »
I saw a guy selling (not here) 5.56 nato green tip for $2 a round...  at those prices I might consider selling some!

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2020, 12:43:35 PM »
I went to Gun Broker and poked around.  looks like the auctions are up to about 200 per 1000 primers (SR and SP). 

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #37 on: December 03, 2020, 12:44:47 PM »
I've got lots of used primers, is there a market for used ones?

I have heard of people using them to fill shooting rest bags... 
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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #38 on: December 03, 2020, 12:46:34 PM »
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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #39 on: December 03, 2020, 12:55:20 PM »
Not that I can remember where I read it because Its like so much other stuff you read, but I did recently read that gov antis are trying to tie the hands of the lending institutes in order to disrupt the fire arms and related industries.

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #40 on: December 03, 2020, 01:22:03 PM »
I am always surprised to see complaints about free markets on a hunting site.  This is an interesting perspective on gouging as a deterrent to hoarding. https://www.johnlocke.org/update/how-price-gouging-laws-subsidize-hoarding/

Back in March Sportsmans warehouse was selling primers for 2 cents.  If you were smart enough to load up, you deserve to be rewarded.  You may have chosen to buy TP instead. That's what makes markets.

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #41 on: December 03, 2020, 01:48:26 PM »
In my view, it's like a 67 Vette, you want one, supply and demand will apply. 

For very limited things like gas and food during an emergency, sure, but for stuff that is a want, arms length transactions are the backbone of capitalism.

Lol primers are hardly a 67 vette ... they are more like the TP Of 2020 😂

Agreed!

The point is that in some places we say the price is gouging, and in some places we gladly pay $100k for a car that sold for $7k new.

If there was a law saying you couldn't sell primers for more than MSRP, there would be exactly zero for sale right now. 

Some people find value in buying a box for $200.  They think it's worth $200 to buy one now vs. $35 later.

It's getting rather predictable, every time social media gets worked up, many gun owners think the world is really coming to an end this time and they need another 20,000 rounds of .22 to get through it.

Gouging is charging a bunch for something someone can't live without and you are the only place they can get it.  Primers don't fall into that category for sure.

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #42 on: December 03, 2020, 02:05:38 PM »
Meh.  I don't need any, and I'll remember who it was who was attempting to profit in lean times.  It's a small community, and I prefer people know I would have their backs, instead of looking to make a quick buck.

To each his own.

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2020, 02:43:08 PM »
Im not in need either but I also know most components are spoken for before they arrive.  Small community thing.

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Re: where are all the primers?
« Reply #44 on: December 10, 2020, 07:21:44 AM »
Picked up a tip from co-worker and picked up a 1000 large rifle primers 35 bucks Federal primers.
Starting to think CCI doesn't make primers any more.
But ya even at the store I was at looked like I bought the last box unless they had more in the back.
But I do recommend talking with everybody in your network of peeps sometimes it works out.
Still pretty dry on powder supply
Even though I got a notification from midway yesterday
For blc-2 which is excellent powder for 308,223.
Never mind the blc-2 just looked it sold out already.


« Last Edit: December 10, 2020, 08:00:23 AM by hunter399 »
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