Trying to load up on reloading supplies

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Bearcat
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Well finding primers have been a task for sure. Finally found a supplier with quite a few CCI small primer #500 in stock. They limited customers to only 2 packs of 1000 count. Guess I could order again in a day or so if I needed to stock pile them or wait until this shipment comes in.

I just purchased some Hornady XTP Bullets 38 Caliber 125 Grain JHP's. Also got 2 lbs. Vithtavuori 3N37 powder (seemed to get great reviews from reloaders).

The load manaul states the start grains of 6.3 should achieve about 994 fps with this load. Looking for a decent hot round.

Waiting for contender to finish deer hunting so I can get a tutorial or reloading. Been reading my Lee manual and trying to get myself up to speed as best as possible.

Oh well.............gotta go.
 

contender

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It seems that many dealers seem to be getting only certain types of primers. And only in limited numbers. I know of a dealer who has Lge Pistol primers,, but can't get Sm rifle at all, and another one who has sm rifle but no pistol primers at all. It seems like a lot of funny business to me!
Glad to hear you got some supplies. As for the Vita 3N37 powder,, they do make a lot of good powders. Many competitors use the VV powders. We'll be able to work up something for sure!!!
 

gmaske

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contender":1ium417n said:
It seems that many dealers seem to be getting only certain types of primers. And only in limited numbers. I know of a dealer who has Lge Pistol primers,, but can't get Sm rifle at all, and another one who has sm rifle but no pistol primers at all. It seems like a lot of funny business to me!

I'm glad I'm not the only one that smells FISH! Somehow the whole thing doesn't quite add up for me anyway.
 

Yosemite Sam

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Yes, and I can order .44 Special brass from Midway (sometimes) or Starline directly, but my dealer, who has supposedly had an order in for 6+ months, still hasn't gotten any. Lots of powders one week, then nothing for a month.

It's a weird world out there right now.

-- Sam
 

SBH4628

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Some one say "Primers" :D Sorry Guys just had to do it :shock:
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stare-decisis

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SBH4628":1fwmuxq3 said:
Some one say "Primers" :D Sorry Guys just had to do it :shock:
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There's a smart man, Stockpiled while he could. I remember when I got into reloading about 3 yrs ago, primers at the local MC sports were 1.89$/100.
And lots too... :cry: SHould've stocked up. Now I just paid 4.99$/100 but at least I got a couple thousands now.
 

SBH4628

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stare-decisis":3i4gsxs8 said:
SBH4628":3i4gsxs8 said:
Some one say "Primers" :D Sorry Guys just had to do it :shock:
378401577.jpg

There's a smart man, Stockpiled while he could. I remember when I got into reloading about 3 yrs ago, primers at the local MC sports were 1.89$/100.
And lots too... :cry: SHould've stocked up. Now I just paid 4.99$/100 but at least I got a couple thousands now.
We have a MC Sports here...Sad to say ,I have more then they ever have/had......On guns and reloading :shock:
 

Jeff H

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SBH4628":1dp35e4b said:
Charon":1dp35e4b said:
Does your fire insurance carrier know about all those primers?
Kinda...No :D

Not that anyone really pays attention to this but:

IIRC I was reading one of those storage and handling papers for primers and powder (maybe in a reloading manual but I really forget where I saw it) a while ago and seem to remember 10k being the supposed max in a residence.
 

SBH4628

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Jeff H":370veik9 said:
SBH4628":370veik9 said:
Charon":370veik9 said:
Does your fire insurance carrier know about all those primers?
Kinda...No :D

Not that anyone really pays attention to this but:

IIRC I was reading one of those storage and handling papers for primers and powder (maybe in a reloading manual but I really forget where I saw it) a while ago and seem to remember 10k being the supposed max in a residence.
Thanks for the info..This is the back of my garage,not the residence :D
 

I_Like_Pie

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Scored 1000 Large rifle primers last night. $28. Was grinning from ear to ear.

That many rifle loads will last me a while. But the 10,000 reserve on pistol primers is getting really, really low....starting to get worried. Could try the wolf ones, but not that desperate yet.
 

twobisquit

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DGW1949":17gjwuiu said:
The last time I saw a brick of WLP's for sale, they was marked $55. :shock:

DGW

I bought some WLP's yesterday for $28 so it looks like it is not the manufacturers that are doing the price gouging. Some dealers are a little more honest than others
 

Bucks Owin

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twobisquit":2vr8t0to said:
DGW1949":2vr8t0to said:
The last time I saw a brick of WLP's for sale, they was marked $55. :shock:

DGW

I bought some WLP's yesterday for $28 so it looks like it is not the manufacturers that are doing the price gouging. Some dealers are a little more honest than others
Where did you get my favorite primer for that price? Hope you're right....Dennis (who wishes he lived near SBH4628! :wink: )
 

hutchman

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We have a store with a new gun section here in town. They seem to be able to get more supplies and ammo than anyone. Their prices are resonable.......not cheap but reasonable. I try to buy a good portion of my stuff from them....and as far as guns.....crap, they have a bunch of my money this year.

I don't know if they try harder or just have more money for stock than the other guys!
 

twobisquit

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Bucks Owin":1aq0zgpa said:
twobisquit":1aq0zgpa said:
DGW1949":1aq0zgpa said:
The last time I saw a brick of WLP's for sale, they was marked $55. :shock:

DGW

I bought some WLP's yesterday for $28 so it looks like it is not the manufacturers that are doing the price gouging. Some dealers are a little more honest than others
Where did you get my favorite primer for that price? Hope you're right....Dennis (who wishes he lived near SBH4628! :wink: )

Dennis- I got some WLP's at Glenrock Componets in Glenrock Wyoming. They are a small shop but have mountains of primers and powder of all kinds. I asked the owner if he ships out and he said he "does not like to."
I also picked up 4 boxes of the elusive .380 ACP for $12.15 a box.
 

eric conrad

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I paid $39.00 for 1000 WLP the other day. Thats only $4.00 more than I paid in jan. for the same.
I see a FEW more primers now but powder is hit and miss. I get on the phone and start calling around.
Eric
 
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