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7.62x39 quirk

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ar10, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. ar10

    ar10 Well-Known Member

    I managed to scrounge enough to get 256 cases that were actually usable and found that the Win cases had large rifle primers and Rem uses small rifle primers. I haven't sorted through all of them yet, but I think CCI and the mil stuff is also large as well. Just curious as to why.

    Also, while sorting a bunch of .38/357 cases I came across 21 cases headstamped WW then .351ww and sp or sl. Now what does that fit :confused::confused::confused: I think I also tossed some into my .30 carbine bag but haven't sorted those yet.
  2. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    .351win SL. The sl stands for self loading. A fairly popular cartridge from the early 20th century. A lot of prisons used them.
  3. res45

    res45 Well-Known Member

    Not sure why they use the LR primers,Rem. is supposedly switching over to LR primer in the 7.62 x 39mm brass also,at least thats what a gentlemen from Blue Star C & B said.
  4. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    NOOOOOOO! say it ain't so:eek:

    why does everyone think it takes a LR primer to light a platry 30 grains of powder?

    how many small primed cases ya got? if the price is right I'll buy em.:D
  5. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

  6. tkcomer

    tkcomer Well-Known Member

    I have some brass ordered from Blue Star. They didn't have any packaged and ready to go but did get some in and are sorting through it. They also said Remington was switching to the LR primer. Not sure what I'll receive, but what ever it is, I hope it has the same sized primer for the lot.
  7. ar10

    ar10 Well-Known Member

    How 'bout this. I'll trade my LP brass for your SP brass.:D:D
  8. xsquidgator

    xsquidgator Well-Known Member

    So that explains it! I picked up a couple dozen of those at the range and only after I cleaned them up did I notice they were SR. Kept 'em separate and figure I'll use 'em sometime.
  9. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    I don't have a lot of LR cases but I'll count em and see how many I got. They'll be KP stamped Lapua
  10. Snapping Twig

    Snapping Twig Well-Known Member

    My Star brass is LR IIRC.
  11. steve4102

    steve4102 Well-Known Member

    Hey krochus, I still have a bunch of Rem brass if you still want it. I'll trade you KP for Rem or I can sell you the whole lot.
  12. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    I shoot only RP 7.62x39 brass. Anyone that wants to trade large primer brass for RP can drop me a PM and we'll work a swap. :)

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