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Why are primers so high $$

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BT-100dc, Jan 19, 2009.

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  1. BT-100dc

    BT-100dc Active Member

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    Anyone know why the continual increase in the price of all types of primers (pistol, rifle & shotgun) as compared with wads & powder? Seems like at least a 50% price increase since the beginning of 2007. Correct me if I'm wrong but other than lead, primers have increased in price more than other components. This question is geared toward reloading, not the new shell prices. Darrell
     
  2. markdenis

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    It is called American Economics. If you are dumb enough to pay the high prices, they are more and willing to take your money!
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Supply and demand, I can tell you that finding small and large rifle primers in my area is not easy. I suspect panic buying plays a part.
     
  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Load Fio 616's, or Chedittes. They work fine, at a much lower cost.
     
  5. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    They're doing like the appliance store - everybody pays the delivery/hazmat surcharge. Sorta like the guy I used to buy rock off of, one day he's says, "It'll be an extra $25 this time because of the high price of gas." I live 6 miles from the quarry and he lives between the quarry and my house. Haven't needed any rock for a couple of years now.
     
  6. alfermann66

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    Drew, only a true "SUCKER" doesn't realize or care when he/she is being had.

    Buz
     
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