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    Quote Originally Posted by Hostile79 View Post
    There is a gun show around me this weekend. I am hoping I can find some primers there.
    Well no primers at the gun show except for one guy selling older primers $20 per 100!!!!

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    Sadly, people will pay that much for them...

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    This is a great time to get to know your LOCAL reloading supply shop. What I have often suggested to my reloading students is that after making a lot of effort to get to know the owners personally, you should then offer to pay up front for supplies. This does work. They feel obligated, since they are sitting on your money, to put you at the front of the line. They will thank you for trusting in them. And, that makes for an even more solid relationship. I have a standing positive cash account at two of the local (to me) suppliers. I just don't need anything at the moment (planned way ahead of all of this and am sitting proud on primers and powder.) Overall, it's a short amount of cash to have a great relationship with these local guys who are under pressure from the general public. When I walk through their front door, I'm never just "another customer".
    Try this, and report back.

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    I actually do side work for my local FFL, so I’m in good with him. But he still has no line on primers at the moment other than the inflated ones on gunbroker.

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    I have an indoor range were they police the brass and sell unsorted to those who shoot.

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    if you know anyone who needs large rifle standard and or magnum primers I will trade for equivalent for small pistol primers

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    My local gun store got primers this week and I bought 1,000 small pistol for $100. That’s a lot better than the $200 per 1,000 I had been seeing. I would have bought more but $100 per 1,000 still seems pretty high to me.

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    My tens of thousands (all sizes of pistol and rifle) cost on average $28 per thousand.
    No, I am not sharing or selling any.

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    I work weekends at some public land near town. I have been there for about 3 years and the shooting has slowed way down. I use to get almost a 5 gallon bucket of assorted brass per day now I get maybe a milk jug of brass. I have lots of some calibers but have sold most of less common ones. maybe one person a day would stop by usually at the end of the day to pick brass, now I see 3 to 5 different people per day swinging through and they are all gong home empty handed. Like others, I see people picking .22 brass now as well.

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    I hope that the people picking brass, like yourself, are doing so to actually USE the brass to reload. Picking brass merely to sell at the scrap metal place is a waste of a great resource. It's why Ammo Brass Trader exists, to facilitate the trading of otherwise un-needed brass. Someone will need it for reloading. I would think that there are plenty of odd jobs that would yield more $$$ than picking small lots of brass to sell at the scrapper.

    One of my best friends, an elderly fellow up in Maine, where I used to live, first became known to me when asking others at the gun club there what the club rules were for4 brass left behind. Everyone told me to look for the old guy with the goatee, in the beige Lincoln. He was delighted that I sought him out, and generously GAVE me all of the brass that I needed for reloading. I've since moved to Florida, but we still talk on the phone, and he sends me any brass I ask him for. He's still picking, but never sells it for scrap metal.

    That my two cents worth. There's plenty of brass out there, even in the really oddball sizes. When you get that brass, bring it here for trading with folks that really need it for reloading. And, always tell others about Ammo Brass Trader. It would be helpful to us all to get more folks trading brass here.

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    Thanks, Duke.
    Latest stitch in the thread 7/14/21
    I am a resourceful reloader, mostly wildcats, haven't fired any factory ammo short of rimfire in 20 years.
    6 months of Joe Biden and it doesn't seem to be letting up
    What good is a brass case without a primer?
    Great election! Real accurate vote count, guys! What did they think? It was legitimate, my butt!
    I wouldn't let him feed my dog!
    I know it's not the government, for Pete's sake, it's the fragile mentality of the mass public.
    Hold on and hold out. 1929 is right around the corner again. Déjà vu, Dude!
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check