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Old May 28, 2015, 07:28 AM   #1
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Can you use magnum primers when reloading 9 mm? I ran out of standards but still have a lot of magnums. BTW, I'm using a 115gr fmj with 4gr of Bullseye. Any suggestions?
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Old May 28, 2015, 07:48 AM   #2
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Start low and work up.
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Old May 28, 2015, 07:55 AM   #3
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Yes you can. As said, just start low and work up.
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Old May 29, 2015, 07:32 AM   #4
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I've been doing it for years; decades before there were any "panic" buying shortages.

I suppose if you were on the ragged edge of a cylinder/chamber bursting load a magnum primer might push you over into the danger zone so to speak. But for "normal" loads do as advised: start low; work up ... same as always.

The only "danger" I foresee is some magnum primer cups are proported to be harder than non magnum. Couple a weak hammer or firing pin spring with a hard cup and you might have ignition problems.
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