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A "first" for me -- Wolf primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Corner Pocket, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. Corner Pocket

    Corner Pocket Member

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    Just finished buying a bunch of Wolf primers online from here:

    http://www.wideners.com

    Haven't ever used Wolf before. But given the state of the availabilty of such things, I thought I might as well try a few thousand. :uhoh:

    Wanted you folks to know that they have some, at least right now they do.

    Corner Pocket
     
  2. gspn

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    I'm about to order some as well. They seem to be very good primers from the reviews I've seen. I see no reason to wait 15 weeks for Winchester primers when I can have Wolf primers this week.
     
  3. UnderDawgAl

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    I love them. I have had no misfires after about 1,500 rounds. I HAVE had misfires with Winchester.
     
  4. EddieNFL

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    I switched to SR last year. Numbers were as good as or better than Fed match and BRs.
     
  5. armoredman

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    I might have to try some, can't get anything right now.
     
  6. Gadzooks Mike

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    So far, they've all gone boom. Have only used about 300 or so, however.
     
  7. 45ACPUSER

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    They are great primers, and they were a great value before their price increase.


    Just remember that the Small Rifle are meant for Bolt guns, and it is best to that the Small Rifle Magnum be used for AR use.

    I have used 10k in 9mm ammo, and I am anxious to try some in the 308.

    David Tubb uses them, and that started long before they were vogue!
     
  8. therubberduck

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    I've ordered from Wideners a few times (wolf primers too at that). Good people. However, Powder Valley is a little cheaper. I ordered wolf primers by the thousand for $25.00 last week.
     
  9. cloktime

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    There are 3 kinds of Wolf Primers:
    Wolf SR
    Wolf SR Magnum
    Wolf 223

    I understand that one of these was developed for the AR-15 to prevnet slam fires. I get conflicting info from various suppliers. Wolf won't talk. What's the deal?

    Mike
     
  10. rundm

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    you can be safe and get the sr magnum for the ar15 or whatever else you might load that uses the sr primers. They just have a harder cup to prevent the slam fires you might get from a floating pin. They work well in bolt guns also.
     
  11. Redneck with a 40

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    I've been buying Wolf primers for several years now, because they are more available than the other brands. I've had great luck with the small pistol and small rifle magnums, I just bought a brick of large rifle to load .308 with, I'm sure they will work great, as the others have.
     
  12. freakshow10mm

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    The only thing you need to be aware of with Wolf is make damn sure your primers are seated properly or you will get misfires and hangfires.
     
  13. Historian

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    I have been through about 1000 Wolf SP primers now. When I first started using them, I had several misfires out of the first 200. I came to this forum with the problem and the answer is what freakshow says above. The primers are slightly oversized and when seating them (I use an RCBS Universal priming tool), you need to use a little extra pressure to make certain that they are in contact with the bottom of the primer pocket. If they are not fully seated, you will get a misfire. After solving the problem, I have not had another misfire.

    Historian
     
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    Did the same with Powder Valley last week myself==5K LPM@$25.50 per K. Been looking for US for almost a year NO DICE!!
     
  15. RustyFN

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    Me and two other friends have used around 40,000 so far without any problems.
     
  16. Corner Pocket

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    Gents, I appreciate all the replies. It sounds like I'll have smooth sailing ahead as I receive and utilize the Wolf primers that I just ordered. Cool! :D

    CP
     
  17. Noveldoc

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    They work fine for me. Just remember they are a trifle oversized so will take a bit of extra pressure to fully seat.

    Tom
     
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