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Old July 23, 2014, 07:01 PM   #1
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45 ACP Small Pistol Primers

What's the consensus on which type SPP's to use for the 45 ACP cases that use them? Do I need Magnum primers, can I use standard SPP's? I hear conflicting views on this... I'm finding more and more of these small primer cases, and have started saving them. When I get enough of them, I'll start loading them...
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Old July 23, 2014, 07:31 PM   #2
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Old July 23, 2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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Regular small pistol primers and you don't have to change your regular load. You won't notice any difference at all on target.

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Old July 23, 2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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What Fred said. No ambiguity about it. In the case of the .45 ACP, primer size makes no difference at all.
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Old July 23, 2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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If you are using a load that requires a magnum large pistol primer, then use a magnum small pistol primer. If your load uses standard, then use stander small pistol primers. No need to work up a new load IMHO.
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Old July 24, 2014, 05:21 PM   #6
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I just acquired 4K of Speer and Federal spp brass, along with 15K of CCI 500 SPP.
So far I have shot 400 rounds with my same load of HP38.
No different than with the CCI 300 LPP.

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