Reloading Primers

Western Reloading Supplies offers the ideal primer for your application. Winchester, CCI, Federal, and Remington are just a few of the well-known manufacturers whose reloading primers we carry in a wide range and quantity.

All of our primers are available in stock from Western Reloading Supplies in 1000-count APS strips, 500 and 1000-count boxes. Make Western Reloading Supplies your primer headquarters.

What is a primer?

The component of a pistol or rifle that ignites the gunpowder is called a primer. As a result, the ammunition is forced out of the gun barrel through combustion.

Some analysts compare the primer to a miniature volcano or rocket engine that spews burning slag into the cartridge’s gunpowder.

Why are Primers so Expensive Now?

The recent pandemic has unquestionably impacted the ammunition market. One of the most powerful forces at work in the market is consumer demand, and when ammo production can’t keep up with it, shortages result. Insufficient raw materials for primers and powder can make the problem worse.

Show Filters

Showing 19–36 of 57 results

Showing 19–36 of 57 results

Reloading Primers In Stock

Your go-to store for reloading primers in stock is Western Reloading Supplies.

Because we give excellent service at low costs, we are the biggest supplier of primers from all brands. CCI, Federal, Remington, Winchester, and Cheddite are among the brands.

We offer all you need, whether you are reloading for a pistol, rifle, shotshell, or muzzleloader. We pack powder and primers in the same box for one risky cost.

Whether you need a thousand primers or wholesale primers, we can help. We can supply all of your reloading requirements, such as reloading powder, primers, bullets, brass, and reloading equipment.

Primers In Stock

Casimir Lefaucheaux, a French gunsmith, invented the first pinfire primer in 1828. Almost simultaneously, the Boxer primer was created, followed by the Berdan primer, patented in 1866. The primer initiates the complete firing procedure.

The full range of shooting primers and accessories is available from Western Reloading Supplies for hunters who like to make their own ammo.

Top brands, including Winchester, Remington, Federal, and others, are available for selection.

To construct your ammunition, combine your preferred primer with premium powder, brass, and bullets.

To complete your equipment, check out our primer trays, primer plugs, primer sleeves, and priming systems.

At Western Reloading Supplies, we have a huge selection of fantastic discounts and top brands!

What are the major primer manufacturers in the U.S.?

The major manufacturers of primers in the U.S. include:

  • Winchester Ammunition, based in Oxford, Mississippi, and East Alton, Illinois
  • Cascade Cartridge Inc., also known under the abbreviation CCI, is based in Lewiston, Idaho
  • Federal Premium Ammunition, based in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Remington Ammunition, based in Lonoke, Arkansas

These top companies supply primers for law and military enforcement as well as civilians.

What are the primers manufactured in the U.S. made of?

The chemicals used to make American primers are non-corrosive and non-mercuric. Lead sulfate, barium nitrate, and antimony sulfide are among the ingredients used to make primers.

What are the Most Common sizes for Primers?

Though primer sizes vary per manufacturer, the most common sizes include:

  • Small rifle primers, which are approximately .120 inches tall and .175 inches in diameter
  • Small pistol primers, which are designed for handguns and are similar in size to small rifle primers
  • Large rifle primers, which have a height of .128 inches and a width of .212 inches
  • Large pistol primers, which have a height of .120 inches and a width of .212 inches

The ammo’s caliber determines the size of the primer you require. Consult our specialists at Western Reloading Supplies if you’re unsure of which primer to choose. We’ll gladly point you in the proper direction if you need us to!

How do I re-prime my cases?

To re-prime:

  • First, you need to de-prime using a de-priming die or sizing die.
  • Next, clean the primer pockets, with various tools available, to remove the carbon buildup.
  • Clean your cases and trim/chamfer if necessary.
  • Now your cases are ready to insert the new primer. This is done using a handheld, press-mounted, or bench-mounted priming tool. After this step, you are ready to measure and load the powder.

What should I consider when reloading and handling primers?

When reloading and handling primers, consider the following:

  • Always refer to a loading manual to see which primers to use.
  • Test different primers to find the one that offers you the most accuracy
  • Avoid touching the primers with your hands, as oils can affect reliability.
  • Use safety glasses to protect your eyes from possible explosions and injuries during the priming of cases.

Can I buy primers online?

Yes, visit the Western Reloading Supplies online shop and choose from our wide selection of top-quality primers!