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Old 02-28-2010, 8:25 PM
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I am just starting the process of reloading and I have been looking all over the internet for Large Rifle primers. I was wondering if $295(shipping and hazmat included) is a somewhat decent price for 5,000 CCI BR Large Rifle Primers (Comes out to $59 per 1,000).
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HELLLLLL NO! You should be paying around $30-40 per 1000. BR primers are higher but not $60 high
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Old 02-28-2010, 8:38 PM
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I figured that that was on the expensive side. Where can you find primers for $30-40 per 1000? I've looked all over the internet and can't find any.
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Old 02-28-2010, 8:51 PM
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Every other place I have looked might have them for cheaper but they are all out of stock. They might be $59 but at least they're in stock.
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If you don't mind Wolf, Powder Valley has Wolf LR in stock for $25.50/k. If you buy 5k, that comes out under $170.

http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/

Wideners has them as well, but they're a little more expensive.

http://www.wideners.com/
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I don't really want to sacrifice any quality, I am willing to spend a little bit more to get a better primer. I am planning on producing match quality ammo(quality not quantity)thanks for the info though.
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Well, since you're going to be fussy , Midway has them in stock for $48.99/k.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=127717

With shipping and hazmat you should get away for $282 and change.
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I don't really want to sacrifice any quality, I am willing to spend a little bit more to get a better primer. I am planning on producing match quality ammo(quality not quantity)thanks for the info though.
There are a LOT of people that are very happy with the Wolf primers performance. It is not in the same league as their ammo
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Try Wolf primers. You will be surprised with the results. It is cheaper, too.


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I have used both wolf primers and am currently using BR2's. Both have worked very well. I got mine for about 55 per 1000 at luckygunner.com. They sell them at angeles reloading store for 65 per 1000. considering the times you may want to find the cheapest in stock and bite the extra money.
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I have used both wolf primers and am currently using BR2's. Both have worked very well. I got mine for about 55 per 1000 at luckygunner.com. They sell them at angeles reloading store for 65 per 1000. considering the times you may want to find the cheapest in stock and bite the extra money.
Are you using BR2's because that's just what you have or do you like them better? Do you think they are worth the extra money compared to Wolf?
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I used to use Federal match primers. After testing it against the Wolf primers, I got rid of all the Federal match primers.
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Wolf makes really good primers. Don't be a snob, save some money.
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Wolf makes really good primers. Don't be a snob, save some money.
Oh thanks for the snob comment! Like I said I am new to reloading and my concern about the Wolf primers was only because I didn't know about their reputation. I figured if I was going to spend money on primers I might as well spend a little more and get quality primers. That was my only reasoning. Now that so many people have good opinions about the Wolf primers I will buy them. I will assume you were joking about the whole snob thing but if you weren't I am sure you were at the whole "newb" point so just bear with me if you could.
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Try Wolf primers. You will be surprised with the results. It is cheaper, too.


I can attest to this.

I've used wolf primers for a lot of my pistol loads and they've given me good accuracy. I haven't done a "Pepsi challenge" or anything to compare the results to CCI or Winchester but so far, they do just fine.
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Cheeper? I bought Remington 9 1/2's for 33.00 3 weeks ago off the shelf at my gun club.
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I use Wolf primers. About 1100 LR so far and no problems noticed. I like them so much that I put all my Winchester primers in deep storage. My only dislike with wolf primers is with the packaging sleeves they some in. Just find them flimsy and they tape them shut..
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Of course "snob" comment was nothing personal, it's just alot of people put down wolf without trying them. If you are a noob to reloading, I would suggest to start on the less expensive side of things until you get the hang of things and figure out what works and what does not.
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I've got both Wolf and Federal Match large rifle primers. I can load up some identical 30-06 rounds and provide a range report, comparing the two primers.

I probably won't be able to get to the range until this weekend.

I suspect there won't be much of a difference.
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I am just starting the process of reloading and I have been looking all over the internet for Large Rifle primers. I was wondering if $295(shipping and hazmat included) is a somewhat decent price for 5,000 CCI BR Large Rifle Primers (Comes out to $59 per 1,000).
I loaded some 30-06 mil surplus brass with 58gr of imr 4831,cci lr primer & 150gr nosler bullets from 100 yard bench using my bedded scoped sako 06 finnbear hunting rifle put 5 shots in less than 7/16 inch that's accurate enough for hunting. A friend went to the same GS with his Sako 300wm for bedding and tuning first 3 shots from 100 yard bench was a group .308.The rifles the GS built were all extremely accurate,requests came in from police depts in several western states .A man I met in a local hardware store had his rifles repaired by the same GS and while on a Wyoming hunting trip some hunters asked where he was from and when he told them Yucaipa they asked if he knew Elllis as they all had rifles built by him.He passed in 1991.

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USI (the clubhouse store) in Concord has Wolf LR primers in stock as of today, $40.00 per K.
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That's expensive! Powder valley has them for $25.50 per K. Do an order with a reloading friend and split the haz mat and shipping..
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