Small Rifle Primer costs going up

Posted by: pyscodog

Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 04:13 PM

I know there's a crunch on Small primers right now. Some say they are all gone. I went to a LGS today and he had several bricks on the shelf. Federal 210M small primers-$79.95 plus tax. WOW! Supply and demand I guess. Sure glad I have some right now.
Posted by: Terry Lightle

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 05:54 PM

Seen it a little while back,walked out without them and got some up the road about a mile for$40 for 1000,know where you were at.
Posted by: pyscodog

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 07:12 PM

I sure hate to see it but I guess its coming. Probably see them at the gun shows for $100 or more.
Posted by: Rustydust

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: pyscodog
I sure hate to see it but I guess its coming. Probably see them at the gun shows for $100 or more.


A friend just sent me a local ad where the AH is trying to sell CCI primers for $100 a brick. Small rifle or small pistol your choice.
Posted by: pyscodog

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 08:12 PM

He can keep them.
Posted by: Dogface

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 08:48 PM

I just purchased a brick of CCI 250s for $34 and a brick of Federal 215 Mag Match for $40.
Posted by: ackleyman

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 10:24 PM

Scalpers taking advantage of panic buyers......take a pill, don't panic!
Posted by: derbyacresbob

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 10:31 PM

If Biden becomes President all ammo and reloading components will be very expensive if you can find any.
Posted by: pyscodog

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/13/20 10:43 PM

Originally Posted By: ackleyman
Scalpers taking advantage of panic buyers......take a pill, don't panic!



I have enough SR primers to last me a long time. Just crapped myself when I saw the price.
Posted by: Rhett Steele

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/14/20 07:22 AM

Check out the primer prices on GunBroker. Small pistol and rifle are going over $100/1k.
Posted by: jsh

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/14/20 10:09 AM

People pay inflated prices only make it worse.

Seems many forget this seems to happen every few years.........
Posted by: Plant.One

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/14/20 12:26 PM

lucked out and buddy of mine found a brick of cci 350's for my cousin for $38 (normal shelf price for that location) a week ago.

he also found a box of 450's for himself as well, same price.

just goes to show that there are still company's out there who arent gouging.


and i know this place, they're never the cheapeast, but they buy bulk and stack their shelves deep and dont do online for reloading stuff. even during the bad old days of post-sandy hook they had the best selection in the state as far as i was aware.

its a few hour drive for me to go there, but almost always worth the trip.
Posted by: reb8600

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/14/20 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Rhett Steele
Check out the primer prices on GunBroker. Small pistol and rifle are going over $100/1k.


Are they actually selling for that price though? I wouldn't pay it.
Posted by: pyscodog

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/14/20 10:20 PM

I just looked on GB. CCI 450's, 5000 count, $505 starting bid and a brick of CCI #41's starting bit $170. I'll find a "Plan B" before I pay that kind of a price.
Posted by: Bear

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/15/20 01:43 AM

I'll will just put my 223 and 17 fireball in the back of the safe shoot coyotes with my 22-250 instead of paying those price gouging prices.
Posted by: 7887mm08

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/15/20 05:20 PM

3 weeks ago my local shop still had rem primers.
I bought a brick each of 7 1/2 and 9 1/2 $43.00 each before tax.
Posted by: pyscodog

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/15/20 05:34 PM

I use quite a few of CCI LR. Got them for $37. No small rifle to be found or at least the two shops I went to today. I have several thousand 210M'S and 7 1/2's but could use CCI 400's if I see them. If not, I'll just work around them with the ones I have plenty of.
Posted by: SnowmanMo

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/16/20 01:07 PM

Word from our supplies wholesaler is that many manufacturers, such as Winchester, are holding back primers for use in their own ammunition lines. With ammunition prices skyrocketing it makes sense that they would try to capitalize on the profits. We often want to attribute noble sentiments to gun related manufacturers but they are just businesses like any other, and they are in the business to make money. I have seen loaded ammunition prices passing the $1 per round for 9mm, 40 SW, 45 SCP, etc. and rifle ammunition like 223 well over $1 per round. So I am not surprised to see primer prices rising. I have seen an increase at the wholesaler level on primers and powder. While it is not as bad as what we are seeing in the private market, it is still a bothersome trend.

We have gotten word that the companies still manufacturing and selling primers are backed up to almost 6 months out. Of course, that is not taking into account a possible Biden win.

It really is the simple law of supply and demand. Those who have the supply can demand the money.
Posted by: B23

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/16/20 01:43 PM

Originally Posted By: SnowmanMo
Of course, that is not taking into account a possible Biden win.


My eyes, my eyes, my eyes!!

Next time could you please apply a *Warning reading this could burn you eyes!* label to this before you post it. scared
Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/16/20 04:02 PM

I bought some Remington 9 1/2 the other day for $5 per hundred. I bought 300 figuring it will get me by with one of my pet loads till the election is over and prices get back to normal.
Posted by: lhitchcox

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/16/20 08:25 PM

Those are scalper prices and I would not pay that price and I would also remember their sins when/if things got back close to normal. We had a nearby dealer who was selling .380 FMJ ammo for $1.00 per round during Sandy Hook. I have not entered their business since then and will never do business with them again.
Posted by: Plant.One

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/17/20 01:37 PM

there are several company's i refuse to do business with based on how they handled post-sandy hook.

lowerthandirt is just one of them. $99 pmags amongst other atrocities .... yeesh!
Posted by: pyscodog

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/17/20 08:50 PM

I saw Wolfe 223 ammo in a pawn shop today for $30 a box. Might have been 50 rounds, IDK for sure.
Posted by: Rustydust

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/17/20 10:04 PM

Before the last primer famine there was a dealer in Boise that had bought up an out of state gun shop a few months earlier. In a back room he showed me a pallet of primers all wrapped tight in plastic. Cases and cases and cases of primers. Got them for next to nothing. Later when primers were like nowhere to be found he had a card table set out with several bricks of those primers on them that you would see as soon as you walked in the store. They were marked more than double the normal price. I was there when one guy came in and he saw the display and exclaimed "You got primers?" The owner said, right in front of me perhaps forgetting that he had shown me his find a few months ago, "Yeah, I was able to find some. I hate to charge this much but I have to recoup what I spent on them." And the guy was so glad that he had some that he paid the price. I am sure that it was about 10 times what he gave for them. Might even be more than that. I always thought that was kind of s#itty and underhanded for this guy do to this and told some friends about this too. I never bought anything else from this guy because of that. He is still in business and doing well I think, but it still irks me to this day him doing that.
Posted by: 204 AR

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 09/18/20 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Rustydust
Before the last primer famine there was a dealer in Boise that had bought up an out of state gun shop a few months earlier. In a back room he showed me a pallet of primers all wrapped tight in plastic. Cases and cases and cases of primers. Got them for next to nothing. Later when primers were like nowhere to be found he had a card table set out with several bricks of those primers on them that you would see as soon as you walked in the store. They were marked more than double the normal price. I was there when one guy came in and he saw the display and exclaimed "You got primers?" The owner said, right in front of me perhaps forgetting that he had shown me his find a few months ago, "Yeah, I was able to find some. I hate to charge this much but I have to recoup what I spent on them." And the guy was so glad that he had some that he paid the price. I am sure that it was about 10 times what he gave for them. Might even be more than that. I always thought that was kind of s#itty and underhanded for this guy do to this and told some friends about this too. I never bought anything else from this guy because of that. He is still in business and doing well I think, but it still irks me to this day him doing that.


I hear ya on that, I really do. But on the other hand, any dealer selling for honest prices right now and back then, will just have his inventory hoarded up to be resold on gunbroker. I don't feel that's right either, but it is America after all.

The people to blame, if any I guess, are the ones buying at high prices out of panic. You can't charge high prices if no one will pay it.

A sad story in my neck of the woods was Lock Stock and Barrel. After Obozo got elected the first time, there was such a run that they ran out of inventory, couldn't get more, and the bank called their loan, at least that's the way I heard it. That's the business side of it, sell cheap and you won't have anything to sell pretty soon in these circumstances. If you can't ride out the hit, well you get the picture.
Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/07/20 05:30 PM

I just visited my LGS and bought a 1000 CCI 200ís for $39.99. A 1000 limit a day and 500 on small pistol primers. All the same price. CCI magnum, large, and small rifle, large pistol, small, pistol, and small magnum pistol all in stock and all for $39.99 a 1000. They have a couple of boxes of 1000 federal rifle primers in stock for the same price as well. They also have two 8 pound cans of H380 for $174 each. I never have had any firearm shoot tight groups with H380 powder accept for FMJ in 243. Iím guessing no one else does either since both jugs had been sitting there for some time. The shop also just received 9mm ammo today and had it for $15 a box.
Posted by: spotstalkshoot

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/07/20 08:20 PM

I passed on an 8# Benchmark 160.00 asking price at a gun show last weekend(Sunday). There were primers on tables 4-5$/100. Didn't buy any of those either, my shooting buddy gave me a mixed brick of Federal 210/210m so it was hard to spend money. I purchased a brick of small pistol primers for 35.00 a couple weeks ago.
Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/08/20 10:08 AM

I might have to buy some small pistol primers even though I donít reload for anything that takes them. Think Iím going to keep at least 1000 on hand minimum of everything for now on. I have a good 4K of small rifle primers on hand and a couple K of large pistol. Iíll probably grab a 1000 magnum rifle next week for my ultra mags and another 1000 of large pistol as well. Tired of looking and seems to be a fair price on CCI. Never can find a thing but CCI the last couple of years anyways so Iím going to eventually convert all my hand loads to using them. Decades ago when I first started it was always Remington on hand at Scheels and Cabelas. The have been as hard to find as Santa Claus and the Easter bunny the last few years.
Posted by: Rhett Steele

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/08/20 10:46 AM

I am good on primers, except for Magnum large rifle. Several 1000 of everything but only 100 of the mlr.
Posted by: Coyote-conquest

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/08/20 06:22 PM

Sportsman's Warehouse had all CCIs for $27 Sunday. I got 2 bricks of 450s and a brick of 500s. Last week I got a brick of 250s for the same price.
Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/08/20 09:44 PM

I just bought two bricks of a 1000 Remington 7 1/2 BR today for $22.50 a brick. Picked them up from guy who bought them from Sportmanís a few months ago for the same price. The Holy grain of primers imo.
Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/10/20 10:28 AM

Same nice guy just sold me a brick of Remington 9 1/2ís for $25. Christmas came twice.
Posted by: Rustydust

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/10/20 12:21 PM

I have been spending a week of off and on cleaning my man cave. Doing some quick mental calculations (not the easiest thing for me!) if I shoot as much every year from here on out as much as I did this year and last, which was plenty, then I should have enough loaded ammo and components to load the ammo back up to last me until I am in my 80's. Not even counting all my rimfire ammo at all or centerfire handgun either. Comfortable feeling that.
Posted by: ackleyman

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/11/20 10:54 AM

Prices around here in the stores for regular primers is $36 per hundred and who knows what for Rem 7 1/2 and cci br primers.
Posted by: vahunter

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/11/20 06:19 PM

Originally Posted By: ackleyman
Prices around here in the stores for regular primers is $36 per hundred and who knows what for Rem 7 1/2 and cci br primers.


$36 a hundred ? WOW I just sold a couple thousand small pistol primers for $35 1K. There was a guy trying to sell SP primers on a local gun board for $750 a thousand. I don't think he sold any.
Posted by: Plant.One

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/12/20 02:51 PM

found a stack of cci 400 bricks first of the month at a local place up north that does not e-retail.

limit 1 brick, 5/100 pks per person, $40/brick.

thats also been their normal price for several years now.

there's fair retailers out there. hopefull ya'll lucky enough to live close to one
Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/13/20 02:03 PM

My LGS has bricks of CCI, 200,250, 550, 350, and 500ís all for their normal everyday price they always sell them for at $39.99 with a 1 brick per day limit per customer accept for the 500ís which are behind the counter with a 500 per day limit. I bought a brick of 200ís, a brick of 350ís, and 500 of the 500ís on the last 24 hours. Iíll go back for another brick of 200,250, and 500 to 1000 more 500ís and leave the rest for someone else. I figured if I keep about 3 bricks of each on hand I wonít run out for years to come. There were almost a dozen people in the store this morning when they opened and I was the only one buying primers. The 22lr ammo was $50 per brick...Iíll pass. I have piles of 22lr ammo from over the years saved up for hunting. It seems like itís always something Iím chasing over the years...22lr, Hornady 60 grain vmax, powder, and now its currently primers.


I picked up another brick and a half this afternoon...

Posted by: Dultimatpredator

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/14/20 04:27 PM

I picked up 2 more Bricks of CCI today for $39.99 and some more varget for $32.99 a pound.
Posted by: Three 44s

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/21/20 09:26 AM

To me, a brick of primers at 40$ is hiway robbery, but we have grown accustomed to it and think itís a ďdealĒ.

I do not shoot competitively so my stash can be stretched out for a long time and when things get out of hand such as right now, I just pull up and wait!

I hear stupids out in the open areas firing off their ARís and AKís like they are trying to convince me they have a Full Auto. I am not impressed!

You have to wonder where is all this ammo and components going because the liberal onclaves are not long on shooting ranges? Are the majority of the recent surge in ammo and component sales going in their ďsock drawersĒ?

It does not add up to make much sense!

The one thing that gives me a bit of optimism is that more gun owners should give us more votes for our side. However, listening to these libs makes me think that all too many of them think, well I am safe now ... I have my one gun and nobody is going to threaten it. Man are they stupid or what?

Three 44s
Posted by: Coyote#1

Re: Small Rifle Primer costs going up - 10/24/20 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: ackleyman
Scalpers taking advantage of panic buyers......take a pill, don't panic!


Good advice!

Last 1000 I bought was high enough @ $64.00! I only bought them because I committed
to an order that the owner had to place for them. I have found them cheaper since & I'm well supplied at the moment.