Small rifle and small pistol primers


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kbsrn
November 29, 2007, 02:10 PM
Can I use small rifle primers in place of small pistol primers?

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308win
November 29, 2007, 02:22 PM
I wouldn't. Search this thread and you will find your question has been asked and answered many times and recently.

Jim Watson
November 29, 2007, 03:09 PM
At one time Federal recommended using their small rifle primers to load .357 magnum with. That was before they came out with magnum pistol primers.

A lot of IPSC shooters use small rifle primers. Sometimes for better ignition of large loads, sometimes to disguise signs of excess pressure in their overloaded .38 Supers.

I found that a small rifle standard primer gave more velocity than small pistol standard in 9mm P, but LESS than small pistol magnum. Are pressures in the same relative proportions? I dunno for sure, but I quit worrying about it.

But I am not telling YOU it is ok. You might do things differently.

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