Federal Magnum primers


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Rod B
September 9, 2008, 06:48 PM
A shooting buddy advised me of a gun shop close to his place of work were having a clearance sale on some Federal primers. I told him I could use a box of 1000 large pistol primers.

He picked up a carton for me & when he presented them they were "magnum " large pistol primers. I did not want to seem ungrateful or hurt his feelings; so I didn't comment on the item. :o

The only cartridge I reload using large pistol primers is .45ACP. I load for target use only using lead bullets over a moderate charge of Bullseye or WW231.

My question is can I use these magnum primers? I was thinking if I reduced the charge by a few tenths of a grain this might compensate for the extra energy delivered by the hotter primer.

Comments would be greatly appreciated.

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DEDON45
September 9, 2008, 09:54 PM
Sure you can use them, just back off the charge a bit and work back up.

The Bushmaster
September 10, 2008, 10:57 AM
Absolutely...Back off the maximum powder charge by 10% and work up. If you have a chronograph it will be of help here...

Rod B
September 10, 2008, 06:05 PM
Thanks for the replies gentlemen, I'll try some slightly reduced loads.:)

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