Monday, January 22, 2024

Shotshell Primers

Rarer than hen's teeth... 

First time I've seen any on the shelf in six years

About three times as expensive as the last time I bought any .


  1. I've got one of those muzzle loaders that use shotgun primers. I've been rationing them.

    1. Fortunately the rate of fire on those is glacial at best so you have no choice but to pace yourself. A dozen rounds of those and its time for a snooze on the Lazy Boy. My single shot 1894 #9 Remington side lever is not much better. It just occurred to me that I paid twice as much for that brick of primers as I did for the #9 when I bought it forty odd years ago.

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    1. Only one brick. At $95 I tapped my mad money for the month. Should be enough to last me for a spell as all I'm playing with is break action singles and I'm only reloading 10 or 20 rounds at a time using the little LEE Loader hand tool.