Is this a good deal on primers?





titanNV

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Gonna load a few up to test, but I imagine they are still good as I believe they were stored correctly.
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I still have a couple packages of CCI small rifle and pistol magnum primers from the mid 1980s. Price tag is $1.50; I purchased these primers from Jensen's Custom Ammunition in Tucson, AZ (no longer in business). I suspect your primers are from the 1970s based upon price and packaging graphics. Your primers will probably work; I would be very cautious and stay alert for potential squib-like loads due to under-performing primers. You do not want to have a bullet lodged in your barrel and fire another round into a blocked barrel.

If your primers were not subject to moisture / humid conditions; I suspect they will function reliably like when they were manufactured. The condition of the packaging is near flawless (unlike mine shown below); maybe yours have a collectors value? I have never heard of reloading equipment collectors' like you hear about toy collectors'. I think someone who obtains older reloading equipment is likely to want to actually use it, unlike collectors'.

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titanNV

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I think there are only about 2200. These will be the first I go through.
 

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I seem to recall, having seating problems back in the โ€˜70s, using CCI primers. Large rifle mostly. Of course in those days I was priming on a RCBS Rock Chucker, which never had the best priming system. Today, Iโ€™m a fan of CCI primers!
 

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My dad was getting them from Gemco up in Northern California (Eureka) but they were small rifle and were red cased. Price might have been 75-78 cents per hundred. Early 70's. We were just starting to get into reloading for a rifle he got me after High School. Pick up a Remington model 788 in 222 from Payless Drugs for $68.00. Still have it today.
 

titanNV

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White Front went out around 1974-5.

I think these are from about '73 or so, from the other items in the estate.
 

akholic

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i inherited some of those same primers have not had any problems.large rifle /pistol and small rifle