Out of Primers

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  1. Shooter2747

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    Well I'm all out small pistol primers as well as small magnum pistol primers so I will be experimenting with small rifle primers and small magnum rifle primers. Will load up six of each 38 Special/357 Magnum. then off to the range to see what the outcome will be....Wish me luck!! LOL
     
  2. Frulk

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    I’ve used SRPs in .327FM with no issues. Different animal I know but work up carefully.
     
  3. GE-Mini-Gun

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    IDPA shooters and others have been using SRP's for years
     
  4. film495

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    if you were in NH I'd be begging you to trade me SRP for SPP, need some SRP ... have plenty enough SPP and LRP ..
     
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    Welcome to THR.

    When you get access, the for sale forum has several posts on primer trading so that will be a good place to start. Might even mention it in the reloading forum.
     
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  6. CZ9shooter

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    I've used SRP's in 357 mag. No issues.
     
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  7. Shooter2747

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    for sure. Shipping would cost to much.
     
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  8. wlkjr

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    I just swapped 8000 small rifle for 7000 small pistol primers last week. I had tried to use small rifle in my Glocks but only had about 50% ignition. The cups on the small rifle primers are a tad too hard for a Glock, but seem to work fine in revolvers and some other brand pistols.
     
  9. kmw1954

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    I too was going to suggest seeing if you could swap those rifle primers for pistol primers. After-all one can use rifle primers in pistols but pistol primers don't work so well in rifles.. If we were neighbors I's swap with you w/o question.
     
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  10. Bfh_auto

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    You may run into light primer strikes depending on your revolver.
    I use SRP in my Blackhawk and Rossi. But I do run heavy charges of H110.
     
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  11. reloaded_in_pa

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    Ask a local shop if you can put a sign up in their store saying you'll trade SRP for SPP. I'm sure there will be guys willing to trade even up.
     
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    I remember it used to be when I dropped a primer and didn’t see it easily I though “meh”

    Now I’m scrounging around until I find it. That’s a quarter now!
     
  13. mmb617

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    I've been doing some similar experimenting as I have far more SRP's than SPP's. So far in my M&P 9mms I've found that Federal #205M and CCI #400 both work 100% of the time but CCI BR4 have frequent light strikes and CCI #41 don't work in my pistols at all, but are 100% reliable in my AR.
     
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  14. FROGO207

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    I had previously swapped 99% to SRP after experimenting when getting caught short in a past drought. I only have a couple striker fired pistols that do not fire off SRP reliably so I keep a couple K around for those. Makes inventory and bulk purchase much easier now. Just make shure to drop back a bit and work up again.
     
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  15. Average Joe

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    SRP's will work fine, it all depends on your firing pin. Some of my handguns will not ignite a SRP and some will..... Trial and error.
     
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    Likewise in Pa
     
  17. n2omike

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    Some SR primers are made from metal that is thicker/harder than others. Some CCI is supposed to be bad about light strikes when used in some pistols. Other brands, no problem.
     
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    A while back I read a post regarding cup thickness on SRP, SPP and SPM. The SRP's are .020, The SPP's are .017 and the SPM are like the SRP's at .020.
    The only outlier was the CCI 41 5.56 Military primers, they are .021.
    The bottom line was that some striker fired weapons had issues applying enough force to reliably set off the primer.
    Don't rely on my oldish kinda fading memory, do your own research, but that's what I recall.
     
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    If your revolver hammer springs are what they should be. No problem. I used up a goodly supply of SR just that way.
     
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    I have a collection of old S&W Wonder 9's (59's and variants). They were stainless frames with hammers and firing pins. They cycle SRP's in 9mm just fine.
     
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  21. wlkjr

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    The small rifle primers I was using were S&B. Could be the cups are either harder or thicker or even both. Softer primers like Federal might work ok. Anyway, I found someone who was willing to swap for small pistol and we are both happy.
     
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    Just watched Powder Valley list a brick of CCI 450 Magnum Small Rifle Primers for $150.00
    Showed they had 2 bricks in stock. In an instant they were gone.
    Never known PV to gouge before.
     
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  23. euclid

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    The ONLY small rifle primers I’ve had trouble igniting with my striker fired pistols are S&B. WIN, Fed, CCI and Wolf all worked fine.
     
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    I had a couple FTF obviously light strikes with S&B SPP yesterday with a revolver that had a lighter mainspring installed. Two other stock revolvers shot them without a problem. The revolver with the lighter mainspring had fired 1000 rounds of Remington factory ammo with no FTF so maybe S&B are slightly harder to ignite. Changed the mainspring back to stock.
     
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  25. kalielkslayer

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    I recently loaded 800 9mm with SRP (Fed). Ran 150 of them through a Glock 17, 19, and 2 Springfield XDMs. Not a single issue.

    Waiting for permissions to get on the trade page as I have 4,100 LPP primers I won’t use.
     
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