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Favorite Primers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rustynuts, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts New Member

    I was looking for some CCI 300 large pistol today at a gunshow and no one had any! Saw lots of remington blue box and winchester, but wasn't sure if they're preferred. Same goes for powder. No one had any good selection.
  2. Chief-7700

    Chief-7700 New Member


  3. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Active Member

    1. Federal
    2. Winchester
    3. MagTech
    4. Remington
    5. CCI

    Winchester and MagTech are really tied for second, but you get the idea.

    Hope this helps.

  4. jcwit

    jcwit Active Member

    Anyone tried wolf?
  5. buenhec

    buenhec New Member

    I have been using Winchester for a few months now. I bought 5000 LP Winchester primers at the last gun show. I have used about 1200 so far and have had 10 go bad. They would not fire on the first strike but usually on the 2nd strike ( these were not light strikes by any means). Maybe I got a bad batch. This never happened before. Does anyone know if Winchester exchange these?
  6. Galil5.56

    Galil5.56 New Member

    Man I hate hearing that, as I just stocked up on some Winchester pistol primers after decades of almost exclusive CCI use.

    After countless bricks of shotshell and metallic primers, I can not remember a single dud, and 95% of these primers have been CCI. I wonder if some sort of storage issue could be the problem? I did notice these new Winchester small pistol primers lack chrome plating like older ones, and are plain brass. I wonder if it is nothing more than a cost cutting measure?
  7. USSR

    USSR Active Member

    Cannot speak for pistol primers, but the Russian rifle primers are some of the best there is. David Tubbs thinks enough of them that he bought 700,000 of them. I use them for 1k competition, and get very low ES and SD numbers with them.

  8. Roccobro

    Roccobro New Member

    How about favorite for AR use? I heard one member here say Win primers weren't safe in AR's? I'd just like to standardize my primers to a reputable brand for simplicity's sake and will be buying 10's of k's.

  9. Steve C

    Steve C Active Member

    I've used CCI, Remington, Federal, Winchester, Fiocchi, and some Russian made lead free Large Pistol Primers. They all worked just fine. IMO the best one is the least expensive when time to buy.
  10. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Active Member

    Winchester, CCI, Remington and Federal. In that order...
  11. putteral

    putteral New Member

    I have used about 9000 Wolf small pistol primers without any problems. They all go bang. You can get them for $90 per 5000 at Powder Valley.

    ADKWOODSMAN Active Member

    CCI, Remington, and Federal. I like Remington in my deer hunting loads, CCI for most SASS and IPSC loads--no spring work on these guns.

    I will use Federal when I can get a good deal at a SASS shoot.

    My 357 Herrett loves Remington 91/2 Magnums.

    ADKWOODSMAN Active Member

    Double post
  14. redneck2

    redneck2 Active Member

    I used WW's for LP mainly because they are both standard and magnum.

    Never used Remington. My .357 Herrett Contender will not light off CCI's. No problem with Federal. I use Federal for my rifle stuff, including AR
  15. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Active Member

    I have been using Winchester primers for about 15 years with no issues. Recently I tried some Federal primers and liked them.

    I have shot the Winchesters in multiple AR15's, M1's, pistols, shotguns, and revolvers without any issues.
  16. evan price

    evan price Active Member

    Winchesters. Never a problem with 'em. The large pistol primers can be used for Magnum or Std so you don't need 2 different types.

    Just got 5000 Wolf small pistol from Powder Valley. Will let ya know how they turn out.
  17. KeithB

    KeithB New Member

    I use CCI, but hear good things about Federal and Winchester
  18. Rustynuts

    Rustynuts New Member

    Just got my loadmaster and the manual says only CCI and Winchester unless a blast shield is installed! I'm sticking with CCI I guess.
  19. 1911NM

    1911NM New Member

    WLP has been good for me. Only times I have even seen a winchester primer not go bang was from high primer. Went bang the second time. :D

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