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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by moooose102, Apr 27, 2009.

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  1. moooose102

    moooose102 Member

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    yes, i know, another wrong primer question. but it certainly is not for a lack of searching. :scrutiny: some combinations can be done safely by reducing the loads, and i do not have enough experience with this, so i am asking. federal magnum primers, and AA#7 in 45 auto. can this combo work, or it it going to be trouble? i will reduce by 20% for starters,. but what i do not know is if aa#7 is so volitle that it will ignite all at once :what: (with the magnum primers) instead of burn.
     
  2. Walkalong

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    It will work. Definitely not the best combo for it, but you will be OK. You can use the start load in manuals with AA #7, even with the mag primer.
     
  3. The Bushmaster

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    What Walkalong said. No need to start at -20%. Start at the start load in your manual and work up. Again. This is where a chronograph would be a big help.

    Let us know how it comes out. Especially if you use a chronograph.
     
  4. moooose102

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    Thats fine, i just did not want to have missing or mangled body parts!
     
  5. RyanM

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    Magnum primers are supposed to only add the equivalent of something like 0.1 or 0.2 grain of extra powder. I'd just cut the max load by 0.5 grain to be safe (and then reduce that by 10% as a starting load), and that should be enough to not worry about it, as long as the other components are the same.
     
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