One of my lgs/ffl buddies recently told me that the reason that primers were not available was because the primer compound came from China. Any kind of truth to that?
jd,One of my lgs/ffl buddies recently told me that the reason that primers were not available was because the primer compound came from China. Any kind of truth to that?
If you can find Sellier and Ballot primers, the European rifle primers are US Pistol primer depth. The are like a magnum pistol primer with a cap that can handle rifle cartridge pressure.I wonder if our gooberment has stopped the sale of rifle primers (small and large) and small pistol to non-gooberment buyers. I've seen CCI large pistol primers available pretty regularly lately, but no small pistol, small rifle or large rifle primers to be found anywhere.
Don't forget the ongoing worker shortage due to the covid thing. I can't imagine the firearms and ammunition industry was/is immune to the situation of everyone staying home and making more money than going to work.Utter BS. When the pandemic hit, firearm and ammunition sales surged while manufacturing took a hit due to government mandates imposed upon manufacturers to maintain imposed safety measures. Consequently, production took a big hit and the supply chain became lean to none as sales continued to sky rocket. Supply and demand turned on it proverbial head, so to speak.
As ammunition manufacturing has attempted to fill the void, what primers were being produced all went to ammunition manufacturers in order to keep their needs met.
Word is that the supply chain is being restored, still has a ways to go to pre-pandemic, but it's improving.
Primers are beginning to become available and should continue to do so.
Maybe there are plenty of primers in Canada because they are limited in what guns they can have. There should be a excess of pistol primers and the average citizen is not unloading 30 round magazines of 223.Primer shortage but they're still selling powder. If you are quick enough you can get a good compromise powder to hold you over. But I don't see the sense in buying powder without having primers first. If you live in Canada you can buy all the primers you need. I searched online and found a reloading supplier based in Canada but if you try to place an order it will tell you they will not ship to the USA. So why Canada has plenty of primers for sale and the USA has next to nothing? I think the Canadian supplier name is Bullseye.