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45 ACP Small Pistol Primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 345 DeSoto, Jul 23, 2014.

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  1. 345 DeSoto

    345 DeSoto Member

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    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...:confused: 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...
     
  2. HOWARD J

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    Pick up a copy of Shooting Times mag. Sept 2014
    Very good article on your question
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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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.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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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.
     
  5. beeenbag

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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.
     
  6. dickttx

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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.

    BTW, I don't think you could get a consensus on ANYTHING on a gun forum.:)
     
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