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Last week I got 40 bags of Lawrence Mag shot for $28.50 per bag. The Winchester primers I got in the order were $145. If the primers would have been $100, I would have saved 22.5 cents on each box of shells. I will shoot reloads for doubles at the next shoot I attend (Dixie Grand). My doubles targets will cost me 90 cents more because of the primers. I will miss 12 days of work, spend 11 nights in motels, eat food every day, use a lot of gas and probably buy something I do not need. I will not be concerned about the extra 22.5 cents per box my shells cost.

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Pat,

you are the voice of experience and no matter how we look at it, our sport is an expensive hobby and maybe why it is called the sport of Kings.

But I don't understand what caused the price of primers to shoot up so much. I mean was China also using the primers to coat their nuclear power plants or what.


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Racer,

I paid $235 for 10,000 Fio 616 primers from Gene Sears last week. In the same order I paid $23.60 for 1,000 Win SPP and $25.1 for 1,000 Win LMR primers.

Federal primers for metallic reloading seem to be hard to get right now. I suspect it is due to a gov't contract.

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OK. What is the answer to the question? Why are primers so expensive?? Recobs has Remington Primers for $170 a sleave!! Is it the war? Some expensive chemical in them? Will the Wolf and Fiocchi folow suit cause they can?
 

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Cray, I bought the shot because I needed it at this time and my club placed a large order. I don't know when the club will place another order or what the price of shot will be when the club does place another order. I got 20 bags of #8 and 20 bags of #7.5 about 10 days ago. I now have 8 bags of #7.5 left. My hydraulic PW press has been working.

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