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rx7kevin

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Hi Folks,

I have stock of primers and powders (lessons learned from 2013). I want to replenish what is being used but cannot find our favorites,  small rifle and small pistol primers. Midway, Midsouth, Powder Valley, Natchez, Selway are all out of stock. 

I had sent an email to Midway, but they sent back a general respond of "because covid".

Has anyone spoken or read about primer manufacture capability and delivery? Are they still filling back orders? Are any of the factories reporting down because of covid or other accidents?
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It's not covid, it's the election and the riots that have everyone stocking up again.
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It's not covid, it's the election and the riots that have everyone stocking up again.
You got that RIGHT!!

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Thanks gents. 

Does anyone have any insider info on the primer supply chain?

Is CCI/Rem/Win making and delivering small primers to vendors?

Are they at reduced capacity because of covid restrictions, etc?
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Thanks gents. 

Does anyone have any insider info on the primer supply chain?

Is CCI/Rem/Win making and delivering small primers to vendors?

Are they at reduced capacity because of covid restrictions, etc?

that is the billion dollar question and no one i have talked to has the answer.  yes covid has played a roll in resupply but the panic buying is the biggest cause and no one knows when they will be back in stock.

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The Sportsman's and Cabela's by me have both been getting primers and powders, but at very low volumes.  The guys behind the counter tell me they get maybe a large box of primers and one or two pounds of the popular powders with a supply shipment and they're sold within four hours.

Sucks for me as I was just given a press a few weeks ago and I haven't been able to do much with it except clean, decap, and size some brass.

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Hi Jaron,

Thanks for the insights. That helps.

I was in the same position as you back in 2013 😉.
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I just received this from Midsouth Shooter Supply:

The industry has slowed production with the Social Distancing at the manufactures, but the Demand has sky-rocketed with the state of recent times.  You should be able to add the Primers to your Wishlist, even though Backorders are not allowed at the  moment.  Once the primers come in, which should be fairly soon, you will receive an email notifying you they are currently available.  Then you will be able to place an order if the quantity you want is available.  Be sure to check your SPAM Mail, just in case your inbox doesn’t have our email address in the allowable contacts.

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I know that my OEM loading suppliers are getting them in but in small quantities. Took about a month to get in the 25k CCI 450s I ordered and they have no primers in stock at all right now. My other OEM supplier says the are taking primer back orders for June of next year right now.
There is no OEM brass available as manufacturers such as Hornady, Remington, Winchester and Federal are using it to produce loaded ammunition which they can’t keep on the shelves and they make a boatload more selling it loaded.
Until the stockpiling slows down, the components won’t become available and even then it will take 10-12 months to catch up to get us back to what we are use to pre COVID and rioting crap.
Sadly Speer, CCI, Federal and a half dozen other are all owned by the same company and most of the bullets, primers and brass are going on the shelf at inflated prices assembled for the masses.
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That is very insightful.

Like I have been saying to my friends lately, after Nov 5th, no one will remember anything about the Wuhan virus.

Thanks for your input. Keep us posted if you get in any inventory.
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after Nov 5th, no one will remember anything about the Wuhan virus.

No one but the families of the now over 160,000 dead...or maybe the 5 million others who have made its acquaintance but survived.

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Man, I've been searching off and on the last couple of evenings and if you want anything to do with the words AR, most supplies are out of stock or the price went exorbitantly high. I just ordered a few stripped uppers and the price has went up about 35% over last year. And primers, forget it. I can't find any. I guess I'm gonna have to pay the inflated prices locally.... that is if any of the stores even have any left! Powder and bullets are the same way. Here we go again, another election year. Ugh!
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