What CCI LP primer to substitute for WLP - mag or standard?


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IMtheNRA
February 24, 2008, 01:37 AM
I have some Hornady 240-gr HP-XTP bullets that I'd like to load with Hodgdon H-110 for .44 Magnum.

The Hornady manual says their loads were developed using the Winchester Large Pistol primer, which according to the Winchester package, is used for both magnum and standard loads.

While I have nothing against Winchester, I already have CCI LP and CCI Magnum LP primers and I'd like to avoid having to stock yet another primer type.

All of my other loads using H-110 powder call for magnum primers and I am under the impression that Hodgdon H-110 powder ignites better with magnum primers anyway.

Should I use the CCI magnum primer in this load or do it by the book and buy some Winchester LP primers? What do you think?

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ReloaderFred
February 24, 2008, 02:05 AM
It's been my practice to always use magnum primers with H-110 and Winchester 296. They have served me well with these particular powders.

Hope this helps.

Fred

The Bushmaster
February 24, 2008, 10:48 AM
What ReloaderFred said....

ClarkEMyers
February 24, 2008, 12:54 PM
Do it by the book; but often I can find a book that lets me do what I wanted to in the first place.

Substituting primers changes the load - best to find a book with components to suit your needs rather than to take a load and start switching components arbitrarily.

Given that pressure signs are not reliable in handguns and that the .44 Remington Magnum runs high pressures and that H110/296 are better in full power loads with heavy crimps I'd want some guidance. Still if all I had were CCI branded primers I'd certainly be shooting.

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