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CROWMAN
29-03-2012, 02:28 PM
I popped into my local gun shop this morning to pick up a few items I needed, one of the items was Small rifle primers.

I normally buy CCI 400, there was none of these in stock, so I had to take CCI BR4, I nearely fainted when I was told the price was 50- per box of 1000. :eek: :eek: :eek:

I was told that prices had gone up, I forgot to ask what price CCI 400 in Small rifle were now.

Is the price I was quoted about what you are paying in your area? I would be most interested to know. :confused:

I've only ever used CCi primers for all of my rifles, are other makes as good? Are Privi primers OK ?

Thanks for any /all replies.

;)

basenji
29-03-2012, 03:39 PM
i tend to buy in bulk, 5000 at a time, so they last a few year.Stick to what you know best, Privvy = poo :D from experience.

tacfoley
29-03-2012, 04:14 PM
You nearly fainted because you didn't notice that the BR in the name stands for Bench Rest - the most expensive type of primer imagineable.

Magtec giver me all kinds of problems in seven different rifles. Remington are not the best [ie. sh!te]. RWS are even more expensive than your over-rpiced CCI BR primers, too.

Do yourself a favour and stick with CCI.

tac

Simon_S
29-03-2012, 04:16 PM
The BR is a bench rest primer this like extra deluxe version for long range shooting. You dont need to buy these for normal use.

CROWMAN
29-03-2012, 05:53 PM
Yep, I did notice that they were BR, also knew that they were super doopa Bench rest primers ;) but no ordinary CCI 400 in stock or liable to be in stock for some time.:eek:

The CCI 400 are, when they are in stock 45- per 1000, CCI BR are 50- per 1000 :eek: :eek: :eek:

So it was a case of them or nothing :(

Many thanks for the info on other primer makes, looks like it's CCI or nothing.

How about what price you are paying for CCI primers in your area?

;)

camo304
29-03-2012, 06:47 PM
Yep, I did notice that they were BR, also knew that they were super doopa Bench rest primers ;) but no ordinary CCI 400 in stock or liable to be in stock for some time.:eek:

The CCI 400 are, when they are in stock 45- per 1000, CCI BR are 50- per 1000 :eek: :eek: :eek:

So it was a case of them or nothing :(

Many thanks for the info on other primer makes, looks like it's CCI or nothing.

How about what price you are paying for CCI primers in your area?

;)

Last lot of CCI400 cost 32 a 1000, since moved onto Rem7.5

Simon_S
29-03-2012, 07:08 PM
The ones i use are Federal large rifle for my 308win think thay where 35 for 1000 this was over a year ago.

activeviii
29-03-2012, 09:02 PM
same here, 35 per K last November. I have just paid 39 per K for cci 200 large rifle if thats anything to go by. cheapest i found was reloading solutions

harry mac
29-03-2012, 11:49 PM
Are the Russian primers still being brought in? The Large Rifle ones (KVB7) were less than 30/1000 last time I bought some. It'll be a fair while 'til I buy any more primers as at that price I bought "quite a few":)

Simon_S
30-03-2012, 12:27 AM
Thay did sell PPU large rifle primers at Henry Kranks thay where 28 per 1000 but the last time i was there he had sold out and did not no
when he was getting some in. You can use any brand of primer dont make any difference to the accuracy may be at 600 yards and above
i would start to use BR primers but in most case there no need.

CROWMAN
30-03-2012, 08:22 AM
Thanks for your replies, it would seem that no one who has replied has purchased any CCI primers lately, possibly a nasty shock when you do :eek:

As you have to show your Firearms cert. when you purchase primers, it's your local shop or travel to another area where they are possibly cheaper ? Mail order would I believe be out of the question?

Prices from othere areas would still be of interest and also if any one know's of cheaper priced CCI primers in a reasonable distance from Newport, I would be grateful.

;)

thibben
30-03-2012, 08:56 AM
Re 'Russian' primers - believe these are whats's in the PMC primer boxes, if so they are good primers

Terry

Simon_S
30-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Just had look on Tim Hannam site http://www.timhannam.co.uk and the cci 400 small rifle are 36.65 for 1000 and the BR ones are 40.63 i would
stop buy the BR ones:D

baldycoot
30-03-2012, 01:51 PM
The last time I went for small rifle primers I had to change from CCI to Winchester as they had no CCI in stock.
The Winnies were 22 per 1000 and they are now doing exactly what the CCI's were.

ModricMk3
30-03-2012, 04:43 PM
Got CCI SR primers from my local RFD 30/1000 :)

CROWMAN
31-03-2012, 12:47 AM
Well, it would seem that some of you have purchased CCI primers recently at well under 40- per 1000, I would have thought that the Sportsman shop where I purchased mine, being a very large business would have been able to be competitive, evidently not!

:(

SandyB
31-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Well, it would seem that some of you have purchased CCI primers recently at well under 40- per 1000, I would have thought that the Sportsman shop where I purchased mine, being a very large business would have been able to be competitive, evidently not!

:(

My local rfd was selling (which I bought) CCI 400's for 39/1000 which I bought, then enroute to Coventry payed Norman Clarke's as visit in Rugby 31.74/1000:o, their powder was marginally cheaper too.

Mike357
31-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Currently using Federal large rifle & pistol. Reliable and both just over 30 per 1000.

mag44uk
31-03-2012, 11:22 AM
If any of you are passing through Reading or get to Bisley I have spare primers from a massive purchase I made last year.
These are whats left over after the club "gannets" had their share!
There are standard small and large rifle and pistol primers.
A mix of Magtech,CCI but predominently Fiocchi.
The Fiocchi small pistol primers will be the cheapest you will get!
There arent loads of these,about 5 or 6k of each.
Also have several 1000 shotgun primers.
I have enough to keep me going for a good few years now!
Cheers,
Tony

DedIdick
31-03-2012, 11:40 AM
Currently using Federal large rifle & pistol. Reliable and both just over 30 per 1000.

Moi too aussi, 205 & 210s and I buy a decent batch when my stock drops below about 3000 of each.:D

ricey
31-03-2012, 06:12 PM
About 30 pounds round here

CROWMAN
01-04-2012, 06:35 AM
Well from your replies it would appear that the Sportsman shops are putting a very very large mark up on Primers :eek:

Fliss
01-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Hi Crowman .I bought some CCI br small rifle primers on the 15/2 this year for only 31.74.

Looks like they have gone up quite a bit since then

Fliss

Fliss
01-04-2012, 01:36 PM
whooops should have stated that that was for 1,000.

Fliss

missfire
07-04-2012, 07:38 AM
Yup bought 1000 cci sr for 31.

Mike95
07-04-2012, 10:44 AM
Recently bought a large stock of "Gynex" primers for my club...worked out at 25 a thousand in bulk...no problems with them so far...made in Bosnia!

Mike95

Parabuteo
07-04-2012, 03:08 PM
The ones i use are Federal large rifle for my 308win think thay where 35 for 1000 this was over a year ago.

Just had a chap pick me a box of federal premium gold LR for 34. A local shop wanted 38

Sellier and Bellot at the NRA centre 28 per thousand....fine for .303:)