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In case you're wondering - Federal primers seat better than CCI on LNL-AP

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by IMtheNRA, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. IMtheNRA

    IMtheNRA Well-Known Member

    Yesterday, I had to switch to Federal SP-Mag primers because I finally ran out of my CCI SP-Mag primers.

    CCI SP magnum primers usually seat only flush with the case head, and almost never slightly below. Occasionally I get a high primer.

    Federal SP Magnum primers all seated below flush, like they're supposed to.

    I posted this just in case your Hornady LNL AP is having trouble properly seating some types of primers.
  2. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    Actually, Federal primers seat better than CCI on most presses, and in separate priming apparatus. They're made from a slightly softer material, which is why they're also slightly more sensitive to firing pin impact, and the primer of choice for a lot of handgun target shooters.

    Hope this helps.


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