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I know it's a long shot, but I'm looking to buy small rifle primers in the OKC area and I'm not having any luck. Gene Sears is totally out and doesn't know when he will get any more in stock. The other OKC retailers are out as well as are most online retailers. So, does anyone have any they would like to sell? I would prefer CCI 400 primers, but would buy any that are comparable.

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You may be in for a long search. A local gun dealer three days ago said he can't locate any any even from jobbers. To make matters worse, none of them could say why they are not available, just that they can't get any, and he was looking for Remington, Winchester or Federal rifle primers, both large and small. There is another dealer here in town that has CCI primers in stock, at least he did last Tuesday. I didn't pay any attention to whether they were small rifle or large rifle. If you haven't had any luck by this Tuesday (he isn't open on Sundays or Mondays) post again and I will find out what he has and let you know.
 

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You might try a Cabelas if one is in your area, I know their way over priced but if your out $10 more per 1,000 will work. Where I live large and small rifle primers are very rare. No problem with pistol primers. My opinion is there is alot of panic buying going on. Good luck with your search.
 

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I went out to the dealer this morning but it turns out all of his CCI primers are magnum and he only had 8 boxes of those left. He said that people were buying small rifle and pistol primers of both sizes of any kind that they could find.
 

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You don't think the shortage is due to the increase in demand of .223 ammunition either new or being reloaded? If you're trying to buy small rifle primers to load in you anticipating purchase of your new AR-15 type rifle, you may be in for an additional disappointment. Thanks to the full faith we have in our government; i.e., the full faith that the Assault Weapons Ban Law will be here shortly. It's bad news no matter how you look at it. Good luck. Darrell
 

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I went ahead and ordered 5000 CCI 400's from Recobs, they were out last time I checked. Also added some Clay Dot to the order as well to spread out the pain of the $22.50 hazmat fee :). When I'm not trap shooting I like to shoot my mini 14, and with the cost and scarcity of .223 ammo I finally decided to start reloading my brass...I can save about $5 for a box of 20 and I do enjoy the reloading process.

Thanks for all of the responses, Phil
 

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Guess you need to come to Vermont. I was in a local shop today and they had plenty of primers, all sizes, all brands. Said they weren't aware of any shortage.

Bought some Ruger factory large capacity mags while I was there...
 

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good primers here in the midwest have been scarce too,i think bt100dc is rite on the money,been waiting on a backorder list for a year for fed.205m,and vitavori 235 powder,now rem 7.5 are getting hard to get,mark
 
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