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difference in primers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by nastynatesfish, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. nastynatesfish

    nastynatesfish Well-Known Member

    It seems every time I go and get small rifle primers they're either out off small riffle or the other two are just a bit cheaper..and in this time of financial challenges(aka being broke as hell) I just wonder what the difference is in magnum or benchrest primers. I'm asking for my 223. Are they more tempermental or do the burn hotter or what??
  2. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    Benchrest primers are supposed to be more consistant. Magnum primers are a little hotter they can be exchanged for std primers, however start lower with the magnum primers and work up to get to your load.

    Do not sub small pistol primers for rifle primers, however you can go the other way, small rifle for small pistol, and again start low and work up. It is possible to have some FTF rounds with the rifle primers depending on how strong your springs are.

    Large rifle and large pistol are a whole differend animal tho.
  3. BFE

    BFE Well-Known Member

    This may help, copy and paste from a larger site.
    Federal 215 Hotter
    CCI 250
    Rem 9-1/2 M
    Fed 210
    CCI BR2
    CCI 200
    Rem 9-1/2 Cooler
  4. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    I found pistol Wolf/Magtech primers a bit hotter than Winchester and PMC (ones marked with "E" on primer cups) a bit less hot than Winchester.
  5. bfoosh006

    bfoosh006 Well-Known Member

    I really enjoy Rem. 7 1/2, Benchrest and closer to a Magnum primer.

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