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Primer Poll

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hondo 60, Aug 20, 2011.

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Favorite Small Pistol Primers

Poll closed Sep 19, 2011.
  1. CCI

    83 vote(s)
    57.6%
  2. Federal

    25 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Remington

    10 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. Tulammo

    7 vote(s)
    4.9%
  5. Winchester

    45 vote(s)
    31.3%
  6. Wolf

    10 vote(s)
    6.9%
  7. Other - please specify in a post

    4 vote(s)
    2.8%
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  1. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Member

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    Powder Valley has Tulammo primers for $20/1000
    Having never used them, are they good primers?

    What's your favorite?

    Multiple answers are allowed!
     
  2. Furncliff

    Furncliff Member

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    CCI because a LGS carries only that brand. I've used Winchester' that I picked up at an estate sale. Can't say I noticed a difference. (pistol caliber only).
     
  3. tooltech

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    Having used just about every brand readily available, I'm currently working my way through 15,000 Tulas I bought from Powder Valley. I'm about 4,000 in to the stock, and have not had a single primer failure. Each and every one has popped on the first strike.

    I have heard some say they are slightly larger, and not all presses feed and seat them well, but My Hornady is perfect with them.
     
  4. natgas

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    I've used most all of them and haven't had any problems; currently working on Wolf and have about 2,000 left; At $15/1000, they are hard to beat compared to $30+ for the CCI and others
     
  5. Otto

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    Tula is good stuff, get 'em while you can at this low price.
     
  6. Josh45

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    Can't really vote being I only have used CCI. After reading some of these post, I think Im gonna try to find some Wolf and Tula. At those prices, It be hard to pass up.
     
  7. kingmt

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    I have used Fed, CCI, & Tula. I like Tula best. I bought 40K of Wolf but I haven't seated the first one yet.
     
  8. bds

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    Over the years, have used Winchester, CCI, Magtech, PMC, Wolf and Tula with Winchester primarily.

    Recently, I have used Tula in SP/LP/SR/.223/LR and although they mostly require more effort to seat them to proper seating depth of .004" below flush in hand priming tools and press priming, they have ignited consistently for me with consistent shot groups.

    I did a primer comparison test with Winchester and Tula LP primers in 200 gr SWC and W231/HP-38 and the shot groups/felt recoil/extraction were comparable.
     
  9. Rule3

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    If they where all the same price I would buy Winchester but I use Wolf:)
     
  10. FROGO207

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    I tend to like what ever is available at a good price when I need them. Therefor I like them all. The wolf/Tula/PMC do tend to seat harder in some brass but I use them in brass that exhibit loose primer pockets and prolong brass life some.:D
     
  11. Capt. Ct.

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    I voted for CCI. I haven't noticed a lot of difference from one brand to the other. Fact is I haven't used anything but Remington since my buddy gave me 14,000 of them.;)
     
  12. oldreloader

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    I use CCI, Tula, Winchester and Wolf.The only difference I can tell is the Wolf require a firmer seating in LPP. They all go bang.
     
  13. eam3clm@att.net

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    I tested the velocity of 9mm and 40s&w loads using cci and tula primers and my average velocity only dropped 10fps. CCi did have the highest AVERAGE velocity but some of the cci clocked slower that the tulas. The cci primers were gun show specials marked cci oem and were 100 for 5000. I wished I had more money that day. I have not had any FTF with the tulas even in my p3at and unless powder valley starts carring regular wolf sp for 15 a thousand my next bulk purchase will be the tulas. For business ammo I keep winchester sp on hand because I have used them longer.
     
  14. gamestalker

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    CCI is my favorite. I have used Winchester when I couldn't find CCI's.
     
  15. GLOOB

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    +1 on Tula and Wolf primers. That's all I buy, anymore.
     
  16. VINTAGE-SLOTCARS

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    primers

    CCI for 35 years :) !!!!
     
  17. res45

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    I used them all with the exception of Rem. nobody around this area has ever carried Rem. primer but on rare occasions. The Tula/Wolf primer both made by "Murom Apparatus producing plant" in Russian have worked really well and I plan to buy more in the coming months.

    I basically only had about three FTF over 30 years of reloading and all those were gun related due to weak firing pin or hammer springs which was easily fixed by replacing the springs if possible or switching to a primer with a softer cup.
     
  18. Mule

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    By the time I add freight and haz mat, it is not a bargain. I will stick with locally avaialble CCI.
     
  19. ColtPythonElite

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    I bought 10k Tula's last winter when PV had 'em for 20 bucks per 1k and threw in free shipping and no hazmat, also, I believe...Anyway, I have found them to work just fine for everything I load. I do find them a little more difficult to seat than some other brands, but no big deal.
     
  20. Uniquedot

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    I have always preferred Winchester followed by Federal, but i use every brand available and have a bit of stock from them all. I recently bought a case of the tulas for $94.00 and am running through those now. I have not tested enough of them to draw any conclusions however, but so far they seem to be as reliable as any of the others.
     
  21. sirgknight

    sirgknight Member

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    I buy Wolf primers @ $15.50/1000:
    A few years ago, when primers were nowhere to be found at a decent price, I decided to use Nobelsport and Cheddite shotshell primers which were readily available on the internet. I called a few of my reloading buddies and asked if they wanted to go in together and place an order to try them out. This group purchase made the hazmat and shipping very minimal to each of us. This was my very first departure from buying the usual Winchester, Federal or CCI primers and from buying any of my reloading components "locally". So, when Wolf primers first appeared on the market they were literally half the price of other primers and it was a no-brainer to try them. I refuse to pay inflated prices for anything that I can live without, because prices on any and everything that we purchase today are predicated only on what you are willing to pay and not by a reasonable profit. If you are willing to pay $40/thousand for primers, then the price will be $40/thousand. If someone developed and sold "Shasta" primers for $5/thousand I would be the first in line to try them.
     
  22. Redneck with a 40

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    When they are available, I like CCI's across the board. However, during the Obama scare I used several thousand Wolf primers, LR's, SRM's, and SP's, without any issues. So first choice = CCI, second choice = Wolf.
     
  23. newfalguy101

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    I stared out with Winchesters as they were the least expensive, and have stayed with whatever is least expensive
     
  24. 1SOW

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    #1 Federal SPP. They are 100% reliable in my lightly sprung pistol. and seat nicely using my press.
    #2 Winchester for the same reason. (before I got an extended FP these were 98% reliable--now 100%.)
    #3 Haven't tried "Magtech", but I hear they will bang with light hits.
     
  25. frankge

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    I think the great primer dry up scewed the big US producers becasue now like me, we got to using them and now cant see goging back for 10 bucks more a 1000. I'd rather buy american... how about some of these companies sell to american reloaders instead of to higher profit ammunition manufacture? Used Tula, Wolf, PMC, Nobel Sport, and Cheddite. At least most of powder I use is US made. So is the brass I monky.
     
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