Anyone know where to get Unicorn Droppings (primers) for non ass rape pricing?

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It really sucks, but I actually think this is the ‘new normal’ for primer prices unless you’re lucky enough to score some at cabelas. They’re literally the only retailer offering primers at a price that’s palateable.
 

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At this point $70 is a steal ..... A year ago you couldn't find them anywhere besides on GunBroker , and I you wanted them it would cost you about $300.
Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. I’m buying whenever convenient for me and it’s something I think I’ll need or will be able to trade easily.

I haven’t bought a gun in months, and am instead purchasing reloading components and extra food stores.
 

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Oh, I wholeheartedly agree. I’m buying whenever convenient for me and it’s something I think I’ll need or will be able to trade easily.

I haven’t bought a gun in months, and am instead purchasing reloading components and extra food stores.
Same here , I didn't buy any new guns this year. Been only buying reloading supplies , and occasionally buying bricks of .22 when I see the ones I like available.
 
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was up at ktp yesterday and surprisingly they had about 1500 cci srp's . $11/100 so this seems to be the price when available. No need for me to buy, I did my stockpiling during the Trump era buyers atmosphere. IMG_20210930_092018313.jpg
 

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was up at ktp yesterday and surprisingly they had about 1500 cci srp's . $11/100 so this seems to be the price when available. No need for me to buy, I did my stockpiling during the Trump era buyers atmosphere. View attachment 528291
Pricy but these were pricy even before Rona since they're "benchrest" primers...
 

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Funny how most thought the $70/k Weston Shooters was charging for RUAGs was too pricey to bother. I think they are out of the excess inventory they wished to offload.
 

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Funny how most thought the $70/k Weston Shooters was charging for RUAGs was too pricey to bother. I think they are out of the excess inventory they wished to offload.
Such is the way of the world.
Do we have any feedback on how they worked? Are they hard, soft, etc. I wouldn’t mind a range report from someone who has loaded and shot some.
 

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Someone here posted that they loaded nicely and worked. I've had similar reports from Weston Shooters, Texas and Germany. They are not as easy to get into the primer flip tray though.
 

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Such is the way of the world.
Do we have any feedback on how they worked? Are they hard, soft, etc. I wouldn’t mind a range report from someone who has loaded and shot some.
Someone here posted that they loaded nicely and worked. I've had similar reports from Weston Shooters, Texas and Germany. They are not as easy to get into the primer flip tray though.

I believe that was @Broccoli Iglesias. If I recall correctly, he said that he'd loaded 100 to test, then posted subsequently that they ran fine. Open for correction if appropriate.
 

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I believe that was @Broccoli Iglesias. If I recall correctly, he said that he'd loaded 100 to test, then posted subsequently that they ran fine. Open for correction if appropriate.
Yes. I posted that. Not only they worked fine, they all went off using a competition gun with lighter springs.

for context:

That same gun will ignite 7 out of 8 factory primers and 100% Federal primers.

I did notice they generated a spark (using a revolver). But I dont care about that.
 

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Funny how most thought the $70/k Weston Shooters was charging for RUAGs was too pricey to bother. I think they are out of the excess inventory they wished to offload.
$70K in this market is acceptable.

That is what it costs online + shipping + Hazmat ... usually with a limit of 1K or 2K and if you can find them. Ordering online they come in at $100 or over $100.

We also need to keep in mind how much they paid, that they had the balls to order the primers and they made the transaction very simple.

It is double what primers cost in 2019, but, even paying that, I am still reloading ammo cheaper than 2019 prices.

I also dont have hopes of seeing primers in stock for more than 15minutes any time soon.

But when they wanted to charge $250 or whatever the cost was, LOL. That was a pretty bad miscalculation on their end.
 

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Funny how most thought the $70/k Weston Shooters was charging for RUAGs was too pricey to bother. I think they are out of the excess inventory they wished to offload.

I wouldn't have a problem with $70/k.

My issue was that they were initially charging $250/k. Now that is too pricey to bother.

And I believe that might be why they had "excess inventory."
 

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$70K in this market is acceptable.

That is what it costs online + shipping + Hazmat ... usually with a limit of 1K or 2K and if you can find them. Ordering online they come in at $100 or over $100.

We also need to keep in mind how much they paid, that they had the balls to order the primers and they made the transaction very simple.

It is double what primers cost in 2019, but, even paying that, I am still reloading ammo cheaper than 2019 prices.

I also dont have hopes of seeing primers in stock for more than 15minutes any time soon.

But when they wanted to charge $250 or whatever the cost was, LOL. That was a pretty bad miscalculation on their end.

Doing a quick search right now, the cheapest 9mm 124 grain brass cased ammo I can find is .33 per round, (box of 500 for 165). Add in shipping and hazmat and it's probably another 20 bucks or so. So call it .35 per round.

I'm loading ammo for approx .20 per round right now, using 100$/1K primers as part of my cost basis.
 

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This reminds me ... I have enough powder for 617 more 45/70 rounds.

But I only have 250 pieces of brass and they are loaded.

I need more brass....and powder.
I'm still looking for 4350 or other good 6.5x55 powders. I'm using Reloder 19 as it stands but in my manuals I don't have loads for any other powders I've got and 4350 seems to be the de facto standard, but out of stock everywhere. I used the last of my 3031 a long time ago.

I found some 4064 loads online on forums, but...I'm always a little skeptical of Joe Forumuser's "screamin' hot Mauser loads"
 

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No it was when they were charging $250 per 1k. That was beyond absurd.
Bit more optimism back when the price dropped to $70 as well. We were seeing very frequent drops at the go-to online vendors and even local stock at Cabelas for less (before tax). Since then availability has not improved and is probably a bit worse. Not sure of the cause, but if I had to guess, the Biden admin's ban on new contracts to import Russian ammo jacked demand for primers and loaded ammo back up and at the same time reduced the supply of loaded ammo.
 

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I'm loading ammo for approx .20 per round right now, using 100$/1K primers as part of my cost basis.
Yup, that’s what it’s costing me as well, even at today’s component costs. I sure liked it better when it was .12-.14 each, but .20 is still reasonable enough for now.
 

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I’m still at around 12ish cpr but that will change once I tap into the couple bricks of primers I paid $70ish for.
Though that will be awhile as I still have a ton of primers I paid $20-$25 per 1k for.
 
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