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Title: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: Blackeagle603 on September 12, 2009, 10:32:50 pm
Any experience reloading with 'em?  Good, bad, indifferent?

Flat busted for small rifle primers (and way low on my .223 stash). I've always just stuck with CCI but found some Fiocchi in stock and placed an order.  Figured the Fiocchi ammo I've shot has been fine so...
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: GeorgeHill on September 12, 2009, 10:39:42 pm
BasinSports.com, I think we have CCI and Federal.
You have to pay a 20 dollar hazmat though. 
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on September 13, 2009, 08:52:59 am
Blackeagle603-  I'm in the same boat as you.  Good experience with their ammo, I didn't even know they offered components.  Looks like you're our test mule........
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: only1asterisk on September 13, 2009, 01:27:18 pm
Right now I'm inclined to buy any primers I find at decent price.

George,  How much for 5k of the CCI?
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: Outbreak on September 14, 2009, 01:03:23 am
Right now I'm inclined to buy any primers I find at decent price.

George,  How much for 5k of the CCI?

Speaking of which, what is a good price for primers? I'm just building my bench and reloading setup so I don't know if the prices I've seen so far are good or not.

What's a good price for 100, 500, 1000?
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on September 14, 2009, 08:15:07 am
If you can find them at or under $30.00/1000 you're doing well in the current market.
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: only1asterisk on September 14, 2009, 12:07:34 pm
If you can find them at or under $30.00/1000 you're doing well in the current market.

Unfortunate, but true.  I buy at $30/1000.  I have yet to buy anything over that.  A couple months ago I was still getting primers at $21/1000 but that hole is dry.
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: xsquidgator on September 15, 2009, 11:58:13 am
If you can find them at or under $30.00/1000 you're doing well in the current market.

Agree.  Back in March my 'local' store (50 miles away) was still selling them for $27 per 1000.  Saw them at a gunshow this summer and their price, as well as every other price of anyone with primers to sell, was $45 per 1000. 

 :hmm  to think a little over a year ago I could and did just go online to Powder Valley and buy 15k of whatever I wanted at about $23 per 1000  plus some S&H :(
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: THE NORSEMAN on September 15, 2009, 07:49:52 pm
That's why when I do buy, I buy  A LOT(for me at least).  Most of my primers have stickers on them between 9.99 and 13.99 per thousand round sleeve, with the odd one here or there at 17.99/1000.  But, if I do get much lower, I'm gonna have to bite the bullet if I can find them. :cuss

As it is I sold a few hundred here and there to a couple co-workers that were needing hunting ammo loaded up and couldn't find primers locally. 
Title: Re: Fiocchi Small Rifle primers?
Post by: Blackeagle603 on September 15, 2009, 08:36:43 pm
I held my nose and ordered 4500 of them (they come in 1500 qty pack). With Hazmat and shipping worked out to $36/1000.  Ouch.  That's a long ways from last years bulk buy at $24/1000.