Do match primers in pistol loads even matter.

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  1. Soonerpesek

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    Me three...........!!
     
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  2. GeoDudeFlorida

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    Yeah I’m not the, “Oh dear, my group opened up three thousandths,” type. I’m more the, “Gun go boom. Hole in paper. Mongo happy!” type.
     
  3. joneb

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    I don't think so. If I recall correctly I could get F-150 and GM-150 primers for about the same price years ago. That being said I have had one FTF with a F-150 primer, I took down the round and found there was no primer compound in the F-150 primer. I never had that issue with GM-150 primers, I have used many thousands of each.
    This was the F-150 with no primer compound, https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?attachments/reloading-003-jpg.86879/
    With all that being said I inspect my primers before seating.
     
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  4. RashQuestion

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    Me Mongo too!!!
     
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  5. reddog81

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    The only difference I've ever noticed is they cost couple dollars per 1000
     
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  6. Single action shooter

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    wouldnt be the first f150 to fail.......o wait we werent talking about pickups?
     
  7. FROGO207

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    Generally with my handgun shooting there would be no way to tell. But with my Ruger SBH with a 10 inch barrel at 100 YDS I may be able to but have never bothered to buy any to test that theory yet. YMMV
     
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  8. JJFitch

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    You can research "Federal Gold Medal Match Primers, what makes them so good?"

    Smiles,
     
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