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Federal Gold Metal 210M vs 210M primers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Fumbler, Dec 22, 2005.

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  1. Fumbler

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    Does anyone know if there's a difference between Federal's large rifle primers marked "GM210M" or "210M?"

    One is in a white box and says Gold Metal Match and the other is a red box and says only Match.

    I have a feeling there wont be much difference but was curious if anyone else knows.
     
  2. USSR

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    Fumbler,

    Fed 210M is Fed 210M. What you've got is a box with old packaging and a box with new packaging.

    Don
     
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    Thanks, that makes sense.

    The 210M's box is marked 1993 and the GM210M is 2001.:)
     
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    The GM210M is a match primer, the 210M is not,,the difference is the most qualified person on the line who injects the primer compound makes Gold Metal Match Primers,,the rest are 210M primers.....
     
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    Negatory, xring44. Federal makes four large rifle primers and ONLY four large rifle primers: 210 (standard rifle), 210M (standard rifle, match), 215 (magnum rifle), and 215M (magnum rifle, match). The "M" stands for match. Over the years the packaging has changed, and that is the only difference between the two boxes that Fumbler has.

    Don
     
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    The red box explicitely says "Match" and the "M" designates it as a match primer compared to the regular 210.

    What I didn't know was whether or not the "Gold Metal" designation meant they had two different grades of match primers (or three grades total).
     
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