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Posted: 5/3/2009 5:17:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:18:43 AM EDT
I have had primers for over 4 years, and they still shoot very well.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:20:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:24:17 AM EDT
keep 'em in a cool dry place & they'll last alot longer than 5 years
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:25:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 5:26:04 AM EDT by PA452]
I've used primers that are at least 25 years old and never had a problem.

In fact, up until just a few years ago when I ran out, I was still using large rifle primers for my .243Win that came out of little wooden boxes that look like something from an antique shop.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:51:51 AM EDT
I have some small rifle primers that my Grand Dad bought some 50 years ago and they still reliably go bang when used.   Just store them in right conditions and they will last longer than your lifetime provided you don't use them up first.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:51:54 AM EDT
I have loaded primers that were well over 20 years old. No significant problems that I can recall.
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:51:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/3/2009 5:52:17 AM EDT by pale_pony]
oops
Link Posted: 5/3/2009 5:53:28 AM EDT
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