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Just getting started reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bullseyes76, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. bullseyes76

    bullseyes76 Active Member

    Hello I just started reloading . I bought a single stage Lee kit with everything needed to start including dies and caliber lenght gauages.

    My question is this if I start to reload 7.62x39 . I was told not to use regular primers . If shooting out of a old suplus rifle say forinstance sks. Why are the primers to soft or something ? Thanks
  2. Starter52

    Starter52 Well-Known Member

    REGULAR primers ? ? ?

    Using standard primers (as opposed to magnum primers) depends on your type of powder. Some powders are harder to ignite and the manuals recommend magnum primers.

    If by regular you mean Boxer primers (as opposed to Berdan primers), well, that's a whole 'nuther story. . .

    Follow your manual for loading the 7.62x39 and you'll be OK.
  3. bullseyes76

    bullseyes76 Active Member

    What I mean by regular primers is that someone said that the boxer primers were to soft and I needed to get mil spec heavy duty ones ? Any truth to this
  4. bullseyes76

    bullseyes76 Active Member

    and I thought you couldn't reload Berdan primers?
  5. Grandpa Shooter

    Grandpa Shooter Well-Known Member

    A. If you have a strong firing pin spring in your SKS you may have a problem with it piercing the standard commercial primers. You may want to get some Wolf primers. Check the thread on here (this forum) for Wolf primers.

    B. Yes, you could reload cases which have Berdan primers, but trust an old man, you wouldn't want to. It's a PIA.
  6. kennedy

    kennedy Well-Known Member

    I think what your mean is you might need to use cci #41 mil primers, for use if you think you might get a slam fire. they are harder and will help prevent a slam fire. I have thought of using them in my ar-15 but can`t find any so am going to try winchester small rifle primers, hopefully my ar will not have a slam fire problem with them.

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