In the wake of that awful shooting at the school in Connecticut (USA) there is increased rumble about an Assault Weapon Ban in the press. As always, this has sent shooters into a wave of panic buying and components are a #1 item.
When I went to the Big City there wasn't a primer to be found for centerfire rifle, in small or large varieties. That is in several large stores. In Cabelas they had some but were limiting purchases to a few boxes per customer. One store had primers but had jacked their prices up 40% (And in doing so, lost my business forever, those carpetbagging ba$tards)
All this means that in all likelihood, you folks across the wine dark sea will soon feel the crunch. I would stock up if you can. It may take a while but it will surely come.~Muir