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Remington 6 1/2 primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by KansasPaul, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. KansasPaul

    KansasPaul Well-Known Member

    Back when reloading components were getting impossible to purchase I came across 1K Remington 6 1/2 primers thinking that I may use them for trading for other components. Well, components are certainly more available and I now have a box of primers that I don't want to see go to waste. Can these be used in .223? For some reason I'm thinking that the 6 1/2 primers are best suited to cartridges such as the .22 Hornet. Anyone have experience with these?


  2. Ol` Joe

    Ol` Joe Well-Known Member

    Remington specificly states they are intended for low pressure cartridges and not for the 223/5.56 class of cartridges.
  3. hivel37

    hivel37 Active Member

    Perfect reason to buy a .22 Hornet.:)
  4. Those Remington 61/2's can be used for .223, but only for light loads. Keep the load at Hornet pressure levels and you'll be fine.

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