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H110 and WLP

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lee Q. Loader, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. Lee Q. Loader

    Lee Q. Loader Member

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    I know this has been discussed before, but I can't see where there has ever been a real consensus.
    Are the Winchester Large Pistol Primers good for use with H110?
    As you know the primer box reads, "For standard or magnum pistol loads"

    I'm just starting to load 44 mag and I've been using 300 MP. I'd like to try H110, but I'd rather not buy more primers if it's not necessary. I got about 3000 WLP on sale a couple weeks ago for what I consider a steal, $22.99 per 1000.

    If not ok with H110, I'll probably just get some 2400 instead.
     
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  2. cfullgraf

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    I've used WLPP with H110 in 44mag with a 240gr XTP and had good ignition. No issues, just had better accuracy with IMR4227.
     
  4. mcb

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    Same, used Winchester Large Pistol with H110 in 44 Mag with no ignitions issues.
     
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    With a good full charge standard primers work fine with H110 from my experience but I would be more cautious than usual about a diminished load.
     
  6. Toprudder

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    WLP is all I use with H110, never a problem.
     
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  7. Demi-human

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    As well, there shouldn’t be. Best is subjective. For instance, I find WLPs to be adequate for Forty Five Auto, but found much better performance from CCI Magnum pistol primers in Fifty A.E. Did the WLPs work? Yes. But the CCIs were better.

    With that many I would just use them. And at that price, I would do so with a smile!:)
     
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  8. Targa

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    I have used them with H110 in .44mag and they were reliable.
     
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    An emphatic YES! A great combo for Magnum loads! :thumbup:
     
  10. buck460XVR

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    Hodgdon, distributor of H110/W296 uses them for their .44 mag recipes, that in itself should be enough. In large cases like .44 mag, with a legitimate charge and a tight crimp, a magnum primer is probably not necessary for proper ignition. In small cases like .357, with just a moderate powder charge and shot in below freezing temps, definitely a good idea. CCI LPM primers may be a little hotter and may provide one with a tad more velocity and in some combos, better consistency. Only individual testing could tell. For $23 a thousand, I'd load 'em and shoot 'em with a big azz smile on my face.
     
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  11. Charlie98

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    I mentioned this on another recent thread, but I did an informal comparo test with 3 different primers over an identical load of IMR4227 in the .41MAG rifle, that is... a standard CCI, a WLP, and a CCI Magnum primer. LSS, there is a difference... at least in my case with IMR4227, which is one of those nebulous powders that some swear needs a Magnum primer, and some do not... I don't. I consider H110/W296 to be a pretty finicky powder, very narrow load range, and the requirement for Magnum primers. Personally, if I was working up any sort of accuracy load with either, I would test it with both a Magnum primer, and the WLP, if that was a desire. Since my little primer test last year, I've sworn off the WLP... I'm running my current stash out as standard primers, and I'll be going back to separate Magnum and standard primers going forward. Just my .02 worth, YMMV, need not be present to win.
     
  12. Hanshi

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    With near 100% loading density and a heavy crimp a standard primer will do just fine. H110 is one of my favorite powders and works great in my .44 mag with jacketed bullets and in the .22 Hornet.
     
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