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    Dogs Afield has my primers on backorder for about 2 weeks . The charge just showed up on the account , and I see on their website it is an in stock item . Paid $49 for a thousand at a gunshow ,Dogs Afield at $40.95 including shipping charge.Now if I could just find .308 for my deer rifle regards.......
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    Wow 40 bucks we just paid 16.99 percent 1000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTS View Post
    Wow 40 bucks we just paid 16.99 percent 1000.
    Where was that? I have never paid less than $26 a 1000. Dogsafield has the best price and no hazmat fee that I could find online.
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    Previously there was a post of a very low price for 1000 primers that were made in Russia. I don't know if this is them or not. My memory may not serve me correctly but I think you had to buy a bunch of them to get this low price.

    Again, my memory is not what it used to be.

    The period in front of the 209 got me to wondering. What does the 209 mean? I have been buying these primers forever but if I ever knew what the 209 meant, I have forgotten.
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    Wayne.

    209 now adays has NOTHING to do with measure outside diameter.
    209 primers actually measur APPROXIMATLY .243 -.244 orso.

    What the .209 referres to is the diameter of the "batter Cup" inside the primer.
    You use to be able to buy a tool from Herters to make your own primer cups out of beer cans and put in a "cap" and reinstall it in the battery cup.
    Those caps were toxic and corrosive


    A Long LONG time ago, you could actually reload your PRIMERS.
    That tool was made for a .209 diameter battery cup. The battery cup measures .209


    If you take apart a FIRED 209 Primer,, you will find the battery cup measures Approx 209 thousanths in diameter. or .209

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    I got a machinist friend to make me some inserts to allow me to use .209 primers in a .32 revolver. We were surprised when we measured the O.D. and saw they weren't .209.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Nutt View Post
    Previously there was a post of a very low price for 1000 primers that were made in Russia. I don't know if this is them or not.
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    I like the Remington 209's most of the other ones swell after their fired and their hard to get out of my wingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Peters-labguy23 View Post
    Where was that? I have never paid less than $26 a 1000. Dogsafield has the best price and no hazmat fee that I could find online.
    Local gun shop.....they were on sale 16.99 ......but reg. price was only $20..... most major retailers like dogs afield Cabelas ect were 25 to 35 bucks.

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    I recently bought some Federal primers and they come out of the wingers easy also.
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