Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!
twister

Federal small pistol primers?

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have a source for small federal pistol primers? Recently ran low, so I went to the lgs to pick some more up. The salesman told me they haven't seen any this year. Also told me the other brands are drying up quick. So, does anyone have a source for the Federals? Thanks for your help, Dave.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good luck.  I've had federal's on backorder for 3 months now.  Nowhere to be found right now.

 

Edited by Edge40

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go to Midway USA and have them notify you, you have to act quick.  But I scored 2 flats 2 weeks ago and I got the message at 8pm and didn't see it until 9am the next day and they still had them.  Same thing had happened 2x before in the previous month but they were gone when I checked at 9am the next day.

So they're out there just have to be patient and persistent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, MissionaryMike said:

Assuming standard hazmat fees ($25-30), how much would you guys pay per 1k if you found an online source?

Rounded up to the next $, midway got $343 for 2 flats, I think the price before hazmat was $31.79/m.  I think the price is up to $34.79/m now.  I'd not quibble.  Found them listed at other sites down to $28/m, but they never had any.

Midway is not always the cheapest, but they are consistent.  Graf's, Natchez and Widners sometimes have better prices, but haven't been able to find any for quite some time.

Remember the Hazmat fee won't increase for multiple flats.  So the 2 flats I got only had 1 hazmat fee.  So the price I paid with hazmat for 2 flats came out to be $34.30/m.  There is a limit of how many flats per fee, but I don't remember what it is.

Edited by pskys2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'd pay up to $35 per thousand before fees. remember people selling them for twice that during the panic....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I walked in a LGS here. They had 10k. I bought 8k. Should have bought them all!

 

$35 per 1k. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have not layed hands on any new FED100's in over a year.   Found some 150's, but no 100's!

Just buying what I can get.

Edited by Yeti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I purchased 2K at one LGS and 1K at another this morning. As another poster said they are out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Powder Valley had Federal 205s this week.  Not sure if they are still in stock.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/16/2016 at 3:07 PM, The_Vigilante said:

     So here we go again!  More shortages for reloaders.  Makes you wonder

Just the economy people are getting scared politically and are starting the early onset of panic buying. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just picked up 5,000 Federal SP primers at the last gun show I went to.  $140.

He had more but I just picked up what I needed for the brass I bought a few months back (small primer .45 acp - hey, for the price I paid for that brass that no one want to fool with, I couldn't pass it up).

If primers are beginning to be hard to find I might have to buy some more next weekend at the next gun show.

Edited by M1A4ME
added description

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My Cabela's gets them pretty regularly, though I see they're out of stock online.  Put in a backorder, should get filled in a week or two.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did a back order in March at Cabelas.  I got the primers 2 weeks ago.   I keep enough buffer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got 12k off Midway within the past few months. I haven't seen them anywhere else for a long while and have never tried backordering.  I just say f it and grab Wins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't find Federals, so I have been using Winchester SP.  Have not had any issues with WSP, plus they come packaged so that you dont have to shake them to get them all facing in the right direction.

think people are starting to hoard again with the election coming up... will get worse if HRC wins...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...