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Fiocchi primers?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by clutch, Nov 27, 2010.

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What brand of Small Pistol primer do you use

Poll closed Dec 27, 2010.
  1. CCI

    30 vote(s)
    65.2%
  2. Federal

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  3. Remington

    10 vote(s)
    21.7%
  4. Winchester

    25 vote(s)
    54.3%
  5. Fiocchi

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  6. Wolf

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  7. Magtech

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  8. other

    1 vote(s)
    2.2%
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  1. clutch

    clutch Member

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    I finally ran out of my stash of small pistol primers and had to buy some. Oh how the prices have changed in over a decade, I should have bought more during the Clinton years.

    Anyway, I had a choice of 34.95 / M for cci or 39.95 for 1500 Fiocchi . I asked the guy if Fioochi was okay stuff and he said he had not received any complaints.

    Well, doing the numbers in my head, I figured that Fiocchi sounded like a hell of a deal.

    I noticed while loading a small test batch of .40 S&W that using a Lee auto prime (square tray) that the Fiocchi primers felt like they 'snapped' into place. That was a different feeling. I've been using Remington 1 1/2 or CCI for primers and those seem to be a linear push.

    Anyway, did I buy decent primers? The price is decent enough that I wouldn't mind buying some more.

    Thanks,

    Clutch
     
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  2. Mr.Davis

    Mr.Davis Member

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    Can't speak for the primers, but I love their loaded ammo.
     
  3. clutch

    clutch Member

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    I've never shot their loaded ammo but I've picked up and reloaded a number of .40 cases. Good brass imho.

    Clutch
     
  4. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

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    I have CCI, Winchester, Remington, and Federal primers I have been using. I have some Wolf, but have not used any. I bet the Fiocchi primers work just fine.
     
  5. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    I've got about 6 bricks of wolf sp primers on hand, that I bought 5 years ago for $20/1000. I've had zero problems with them.
     
  6. chineseboxer

    chineseboxer Member

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    I have been using Fiocchi for the last 5-600 rounds or so and I have had no issues.
     
  7. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Member

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    Haven't reloaded with their primers, but their loaded ammo is top notch.

    The local MC Sports (a chain of sporting goods stores) almost always has Fiocchi ammo on sale.

    Last week I bought 2 boxes of .357 mag for $17.99/box. Usually it's about $30/box from other places.
     
  8. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Member

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    I've only loaded Fiocchi shotshell primers, and in over 15,000 of them, I've never had one fail to go off.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  9. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    I like Fiocchi ammo and their brass. I haven't tried their primers but I also would bet they are fine.
     
  10. jon123

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    In my opinion they are a little oversized. I have to grab the back of my LNL to get enough force to seat, then sometimes they don't bottom out and hang up the shell plate. I have no problem on my LNL with CCI primers.
     
  11. ranger335v

    ranger335v Member

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    Only primers I use are Remington, Winchester, Federal and CCI. Would use the others if my local dealers carried them.
     
  12. amlevin

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    No issues whatever with the Fiocchi primers.
     
  13. sansone

    sansone Member

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    I use whatever primers I can get :D
     
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