Where are all the CCI primers?

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  1. Chris Anderson

    Chris Anderson Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking high and low for some CCI #BR4 primers for some 22 Hornet loads, but no luck. I spent lots of time googling and checking all my usual shooting sports businesses. Lots of places list that primer but they're all Out of Stock :(. I found a few places in Canada that have some BR#4's but they can't ship to the US.

    Anyone have an idea where I might find some #BR4 primers?

    Thanks in advance.

     

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    marlin92 Well-Known Member

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    Several ads 9n gun broker
     
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    Thanks marlin92 (I should have thought to look there <sigh>).

    Phew!

    $129 + $38.50 Haz-Mat charge + UPS shipping charges for 1,000 primers! Boy have things changed since the last time I bought primers. I bought several thousand primers when I started reloading so it's been a long time (probably 25 years) but the price range I remember is $20 - $30 for 1,000.

    It would be really nice to just buy a couple of hundred until I see if they make my loads shoot really good but the none of stores around have any on the shelf (according to their web page inventory). Maybe I'll call around to a few and check that their web inventory is accurate.

    But at least I know I can get them at GB. Thanks for your help marlin92.

    Chris
     
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    stonecreek SCC Secretary Forum Owner SCC Board Member

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    It's doubtful that the CCI BR4 would make any detectable difference in your Hornet. Sometimes small pistol primers (non-magnum) will tighten a Hornet's velocity spreads and groups. One brand is about as good as another.

    Primers will eventually be cheap again. Bide your time.
     
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    So how much a 1,000 were they before all this craziness started?
     
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    use federal small pistol primers for all my hornets, exp the 17hornet.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    About $45/1000 primer brick.
     
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    I bought several thousand-count bricks of BR4s before the madness in 2020 and $45 was the bargain basement price for them.

    I think retail is $55 or so.

    Right now the prices on GB are supply demand game.

    OP, what state are you in?

    David
     
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    I bought several thousand-count bricks when I started reloading, except mine are all CCI and Remington. :(

    I'm in Utah.

    Thanks
     
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    dgeesaman Well-Known Member

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    Well in my experience the CCI 400 is basically equal in performance to CCI BR4.

    I’m shooting mostly BR4 because I developed a few loads on them. It could just as easily been Rem 7-1/2 or CCI 400. I doubt you’re missing much.

    David
     
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    Thanks David.
     
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    Which leads me to ask. "How come CCI-BR4 primers are nowhere to be found in the US but there are several places in Canada that have them in stock and ready to ship?"(they can't ship to the US :()

    That makes no sense to me.

    Thanks
     

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