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magnum primers in .223

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by shenck, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. shenck

    shenck Well-Known Member

    I am loading .223 using 748 powder, one book list magnum primers another doesn't. What do you guys think are magnum primers necessary?
  2. SC_Ed

    SC_Ed Member

    I use magnum primers with all ball powder in 223. W748 should make some good loads.
  3. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    That's also my philosophy, magnum primers with ball powders. Unless you're using some Winchester primers.
    I use CCI in all my brass.
    Win 209's in my shotshells.

  4. shenck

    shenck Well-Known Member


    I have worked up all my loads that take large rifle primers using magnum primers that way all I ever buy is magnum primers. This is the only one I have that takes small rifle primers, and this is my first reloading for it.
  5. shenck

    shenck Well-Known Member

    military primers

    By the way does anyone know what primers the military uses?
  6. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Well-Known Member

    It's CCI # 41 MILSPEC primer for small rifle.


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