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Primer Poll

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hondo 60, Aug 20, 2011.


Favorite Small Pistol Primers

Poll closed Sep 19, 2011.
  1. CCI

    83 vote(s)
  2. Federal

    25 vote(s)
  3. Remington

    10 vote(s)
  4. Tulammo

    7 vote(s)
  5. Winchester

    45 vote(s)
  6. Wolf

    10 vote(s)
  7. Other - please specify in a post

    4 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    Powder Valley has Tulammo primers for $20/1000
    Having never used them, are they good primers?

    What's your favorite?

    Multiple answers are allowed!
  2. Furncliff

    Furncliff Well-Known Member

    CCI because a LGS carries only that brand. I've used Winchester' that I picked up at an estate sale. Can't say I noticed a difference. (pistol caliber only).
  3. tooltech

    tooltech Well-Known Member

    Having used just about every brand readily available, I'm currently working my way through 15,000 Tulas I bought from Powder Valley. I'm about 4,000 in to the stock, and have not had a single primer failure. Each and every one has popped on the first strike.

    I have heard some say they are slightly larger, and not all presses feed and seat them well, but My Hornady is perfect with them.
  4. natgas

    natgas Well-Known Member

    I've used most all of them and haven't had any problems; currently working on Wolf and have about 2,000 left; At $15/1000, they are hard to beat compared to $30+ for the CCI and others
  5. Otto

    Otto Well-Known Member

    Tula is good stuff, get 'em while you can at this low price.
  6. Josh45

    Josh45 Well-Known Member

    Can't really vote being I only have used CCI. After reading some of these post, I think Im gonna try to find some Wolf and Tula. At those prices, It be hard to pass up.
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I have used Fed, CCI, & Tula. I like Tula best. I bought 40K of Wolf but I haven't seated the first one yet.
  8. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    Over the years, have used Winchester, CCI, Magtech, PMC, Wolf and Tula with Winchester primarily.

    Recently, I have used Tula in SP/LP/SR/.223/LR and although they mostly require more effort to seat them to proper seating depth of .004" below flush in hand priming tools and press priming, they have ignited consistently for me with consistent shot groups.

    I did a primer comparison test with Winchester and Tula LP primers in 200 gr SWC and W231/HP-38 and the shot groups/felt recoil/extraction were comparable.
  9. Rule3

    Rule3 Well-Known Member

    If they where all the same price I would buy Winchester but I use Wolf:)
  10. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Well-Known Member

    I tend to like what ever is available at a good price when I need them. Therefor I like them all. The wolf/Tula/PMC do tend to seat harder in some brass but I use them in brass that exhibit loose primer pockets and prolong brass life some.:D
  11. Capt. Ct.

    Capt. Ct. Well-Known Member

    I voted for CCI. I haven't noticed a lot of difference from one brand to the other. Fact is I haven't used anything but Remington since my buddy gave me 14,000 of them.;)
  12. oldreloader

    oldreloader Well-Known Member

    I use CCI, Tula, Winchester and Wolf.The only difference I can tell is the Wolf require a firmer seating in LPP. They all go bang.
  13. eam3clm@att.net

    eam3clm@att.net Well-Known Member

    I tested the velocity of 9mm and 40s&w loads using cci and tula primers and my average velocity only dropped 10fps. CCi did have the highest AVERAGE velocity but some of the cci clocked slower that the tulas. The cci primers were gun show specials marked cci oem and were 100 for 5000. I wished I had more money that day. I have not had any FTF with the tulas even in my p3at and unless powder valley starts carring regular wolf sp for 15 a thousand my next bulk purchase will be the tulas. For business ammo I keep winchester sp on hand because I have used them longer.
  14. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    CCI is my favorite. I have used Winchester when I couldn't find CCI's.
  15. GLOOB

    GLOOB Well-Known Member

    +1 on Tula and Wolf primers. That's all I buy, anymore.

    VINTAGE-SLOTCARS Well-Known Member


    CCI for 35 years :) !!!!
  17. res45

    res45 Well-Known Member

    I used them all with the exception of Rem. nobody around this area has ever carried Rem. primer but on rare occasions. The Tula/Wolf primer both made by "Murom Apparatus producing plant" in Russian have worked really well and I plan to buy more in the coming months.

    I basically only had about three FTF over 30 years of reloading and all those were gun related due to weak firing pin or hammer springs which was easily fixed by replacing the springs if possible or switching to a primer with a softer cup.
  18. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    By the time I add freight and haz mat, it is not a bargain. I will stick with locally avaialble CCI.
  19. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    I bought 10k Tula's last winter when PV had 'em for 20 bucks per 1k and threw in free shipping and no hazmat, also, I believe...Anyway, I have found them to work just fine for everything I load. I do find them a little more difficult to seat than some other brands, but no big deal.
  20. Uniquedot

    Uniquedot Well-Known Member

    I have always preferred Winchester followed by Federal, but i use every brand available and have a bit of stock from them all. I recently bought a case of the tulas for $94.00 and am running through those now. I have not tested enough of them to draw any conclusions however, but so far they seem to be as reliable as any of the others.

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