Fiocchi primers?


November 27, 2010, 04:51 PM
I finally ran out of my stash of small pistol primers and had to buy some. Oh how the prices have changed in over a decade, I should have bought more during the Clinton years.

Anyway, I had a choice of 34.95 / M for cci or 39.95 for 1500 Fiocchi . I asked the guy if Fioochi was okay stuff and he said he had not received any complaints.

Well, doing the numbers in my head, I figured that Fiocchi sounded like a hell of a deal.

I noticed while loading a small test batch of .40 S&W that using a Lee auto prime (square tray) that the Fiocchi primers felt like they 'snapped' into place. That was a different feeling. I've been using Remington 1 1/2 or CCI for primers and those seem to be a linear push.

Anyway, did I buy decent primers? The price is decent enough that I wouldn't mind buying some more.



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November 27, 2010, 04:53 PM
Can't speak for the primers, but I love their loaded ammo.

November 27, 2010, 04:56 PM
I've never shot their loaded ammo but I've picked up and reloaded a number of .40 cases. Good brass imho.


November 27, 2010, 05:37 PM
I have CCI, Winchester, Remington, and Federal primers I have been using. I have some Wolf, but have not used any. I bet the Fiocchi primers work just fine.

Redneck with a 40
November 27, 2010, 05:49 PM
I've got about 6 bricks of wolf sp primers on hand, that I bought 5 years ago for $20/1000. I've had zero problems with them.

November 27, 2010, 11:27 PM
I have been using Fiocchi for the last 5-600 rounds or so and I have had no issues.

Hondo 60
November 27, 2010, 11:47 PM
Haven't reloaded with their primers, but their loaded ammo is top notch.

The local MC Sports (a chain of sporting goods stores) almost always has Fiocchi ammo on sale.

Last week I bought 2 boxes of .357 mag for $17.99/box. Usually it's about $30/box from other places.

November 28, 2010, 01:47 AM
I've only loaded Fiocchi shotshell primers, and in over 15,000 of them, I've never had one fail to go off.

Hope this helps.


November 28, 2010, 04:33 AM
I like Fiocchi ammo and their brass. I haven't tried their primers but I also would bet they are fine.

November 28, 2010, 04:24 PM
In my opinion they are a little oversized. I have to grab the back of my LNL to get enough force to seat, then sometimes they don't bottom out and hang up the shell plate. I have no problem on my LNL with CCI primers.

November 28, 2010, 04:43 PM
Only primers I use are Remington, Winchester, Federal and CCI. Would use the others if my local dealers carried them.

November 29, 2010, 06:11 PM
No issues whatever with the Fiocchi primers.

November 29, 2010, 06:15 PM
I use whatever primers I can get :D

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