Primers: Substitue Lg. Rifle for Lg. Pistol?


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Dr.Who
November 3, 2009, 03:43 AM
With the shortages of Primiers, I was looking at some large Rifle Primers and noticing that they are the Same Size. Can a Large Rifle Primer be used in a Large Pistol case? Would there be a hardness issue, which would could cause miss-fire event? If they could be used, what would the effect be on the Pistol if a Rifle primer used or vice versa.

I have heard of Rifle shooters using Magnum Pistol Primers in Rifles. Just wondering if anyone has used the Large Rifle/Pistol primer swap...?

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R.W.Dale
November 3, 2009, 04:22 AM
Small primers are the same size


Large handgun and large rifle are NOT

the diameters are the same but the primer height is not. A LR primer in a LP primer pocket would protrude above the face of the case head by a few thousandth

Remo-99
November 3, 2009, 05:16 AM
like krochus mentions LRPs protrude above the casehead in large pistol primer pockets, causing all kinds of issues like binding up a revolver, possibility of a slamfire in an auto, dangerous condition in a tube magazine of a levergun, etc.

jcwit
November 3, 2009, 07:31 AM
Do-Not interchange Large Rifle with Large Pistol, either way.

Hillbillyz
November 3, 2009, 11:25 AM
For what my 2 cents is worth. I load for a 460 Smith. Some loads call for large rifle primers some call for large pistol. When I loaded with rifle primers very few rounds would light off. When I switched to large pistol primers I have never had a problem.

Beelzy
November 3, 2009, 11:27 AM
Do Not do this.

Dr.Who
November 12, 2009, 01:51 AM
Thanks for your replies....

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