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Which brand of primer do you use?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ZWCoffindaffer, Jan 6, 2016.

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  1. qotsarock

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    CCI and S&B
     
  2. Bart B.

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    Those Wolf, now Tula, primers need to be hard seated to pocket bottom and properly smacked to detonate them consistently. They are popular in competitive circles but only with firing pin springs' cocked force at or a little above factory specs along with rifle firing pin protrusion from bolt face at least .055" to .060". Chambered cartridges with too much head clearance may not let the firing pin dent primers enough for uniform ignition.
     
  3. TwoEyedJack

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    I have used CCI for years. Had problems with the primer feed on my Dillon 550 using small primers. Tried Remington pistol and rifle and they work perfect. Now I am getting low on Remingtons. I have a few thousand Federals to try next.
     
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    LR Magnum CCI
    .223/5.56 Tula KVB556M, CCI SR Mag.
    LP I have used CCI, Rem, S+B, Win, prefer CCI and S+B
    SP I have used CCI, Rem, S+B, Tula, Win, prefer CCI and S+B

    S+B are hard to beat for the price.
     
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    Ok, so I saw Cabelas had the S+B's also, just picked up some CCI on sale, well their sale price, but when I researched S+B's website they have 4,4 spmp listed for the 40sw. So my question is has anyone else just used the 4,4 sp in 40 with any issues or can they be?
     
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  6. gamestalker

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    From the very get go, which has been several decades, I've used CCI almost exclusively. Other than that, Winchester now and then.

    Shotgun is different though, I always use the primer specified in the recipe.

    GS
     
  7. mikey98e

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    Since the early 80's I've used only CCI primers. For the heck of it I just bought 1000 Remington 1 1/2 primers at Cabelas. Going to use them in my 38 special loads and see how they work.
    -mike
     
  8. Bama Drifter

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    Whatever goes bang...

    I started reloading at the tail end of 2013 (bad timing) thus was only able to find Wolf SP primers, but lucked into some Federal LP magnums, and lately CCI. I try to purchase CCI exclusively due to the stellar reviews from old timers on here and elsewhere. If I could find S&B within driving distance, I'd give them a try as well. Never had issue w/ Wolf. Just seemed hotter.
     
  9. dragon813gt

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    CCI for me. Available locally if I need them. And they are always cheaper than the others. I have some Remingtons as well. Haven't gotten around to using them because I don't feel like working up a load again.
     
  10. Wil Terry

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    Literally, all of 'em !!

    And so it goes....
     
  11. bamacrazy

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    Another vote for CCI!
     
  12. 300Whspr

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    Now I use mostly CCI primers, and some Winchester as well. The only misfires I've ever had came from what I think was a bad lot of Remington 7 1/2's... never bought any more Remington primers after that... and I still have a few thousand of those left.

    For shotgun, I'll use whatever primer the recipe calls for.
     
  13. Hondo 60
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    Depends on what's available when I need some.

    Right now I have:
    CCI SP & SP Mag
    S&B SP & LP
    Winchester LP
    Fed LP
    S&B SR & LR

    In the past year I've used Tula SP, LP, & 223 SR
    Remington SP & SR
    CCI LP

    If all things were equal, I like CCI the best.
    But when I can save $10/box - like I did on the S&Bs - I'll take the savings.
     
  14. Dudedog
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    Agree. 3 boxes of S+B SP on sale = 2 of CCI at the time I bought the S+Bs.
     
  15. gunfighter48

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    I've used CCI for over 12 years and see no reason to switch. They work great for me.
     
  16. murf

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    if you are shooting the triple deuce, use rem 7 1/2 primers.

    murf
     
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