Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by gun'sRgood, Sep 24, 2022.
...but are they looked down upon?
I have probably used a 100+k of them.
No issues and they seemed to work well for me. They seemed a hair milder than CCIs, maybe 10-20 fps less with the same charge.
Always picked them up when Cabela's had them for $20/k.
Hmmmmm. I was wondering if he paid $60k (as in $60,000) for 12k (as in 12,000). I assume, and sure hope, it was $60 per 1000.
$60 a k or 12k for $60,000, or 12k for $60?
Yep primers are high right now but $5000 a k is a little steep!
The biggest issue with primer failure is not the primer itself, but how it has been seated. I tend to seat on the heavy side in order to assure the anvil is already slightly compressed.
Reload .45 colt for the marlin lever, 9mm for the s&w mp, 9mm,.38 spl,.357mag,.45 colt
and 45acp for the blackhawk revolvers.
Been able to shoot all the primer brands I have bought over the years with no problems I've noticed., cci, federal, remington. Magnum, bench .
Small pistol, large pistol, small rifle. I just plink and as long as I don't try to fire small rifle primers in the s&w mp I'm a happy camper.
I get the occasional primer upside down or crunched sideways but rare (maybe once in a brick of primers). Operator failure.
Yes, they work well.
Yup. I’m an “all of the above” kind of guy. They all have their place, even the ultra soft Rem #1-1/2. Find the primer based on application and buy until you don’t think you need more. Then buy more.
I like Remington 7-1/2 primers for my small rifle cartridges but I've used CCI and Winchester.
I've used Federal at times when I could not get something else but I prefer to stay away from them due to their soft cup reputation.
I bought a 1000 Tula primers once. The availability was spotty and I like to be able to have a consistent supply of things.
Not by me, and lots of others.
Winchester cups are too soft for my liking, CCI is my go-to, as less primers get smashed. If you have alot of crimped brass, Ginex works well, because they are the hardest cups, and survive the crimps during seating. I've heard some glocks don't like them.
And today I shot my first Ginex. Right now brand loyalty isn't an option. It's what ever I can find. All of these primers worked out well for me. If I had my pick it would be CCI.
CCI 250s for all my magnum rifle loads. Why??? Cause that’s the way I’ve always done it. But they are scarce these days. But 2,500, just for magnum rifle, will last a while although I have given 400 away recently.
Winchester LRP for my non-magnum rifles. Why? Again, that’s what I have always done and it works.
Small pistol? I use everything. I have Winchester, Remington, Federal, CCI, Ginex. I don’t have a preference other than I hate Federal packaging, and the Ginex are a little harder to seat.
.223. I treat this caliber differently. The ammo is for AR platform guns so my preference is CCI #41s. But I have several 1,000 CCI BR primers and a couple thousand CCI SRP. I’ll use those if I ever run outta of #41s, and can’t find more.
Shotgun. My “go to” are Winchester 209s. That said I have a couple K Federal Magnum 209 (M?) I keep around for slower burning powders. I recently loaded up some Longshot hunting loads. When I was done I questioned why I didn’t use the mag primer data and use the Feds? Cold weather was my concern. For shotgun games I’ve recently been using Cheddite. Nary a failure in the 3,000 I’ve used. And they are slightly bigger than the Winchesters. For worn hulls you can really tell the difference seating them, which makes me feel good. I try to use Winchester the first 2-3 loadings, then Cheddite since they really tighten up the primer/pocket fit. But dumping 100-125 hills in a bag, sometimes I get confused and just load Cheddite.
They all worked as advertised. But, my inventory of shot shell primers is dropping.
My shot shell loads are target level and not near maximum so it really does not matter which primer I use.
But, for the past coupe years, my shooting has been reduced so I have not bought shot shell primers much in the past couple years.
I'm hoping this craziness will go away soon and purchasing levels will return to some kind of normal level.
If you purchased 12,000 primers at $60/1000,
$60/1000 x 12,000 = $60 x 12 = $720
So if you paid $600 for 12,000 primers, you got a discount as you actually paid $50/1000.
My experience with S&B primers is similar, consistent and reliable primer ignition.
Only regret is wish I had bought more at $20/1000.
I am pretty sure every one understood what you originally meant. I know I was just giving you a hard time. But as LiveLife said you just confused it a little further with the math explanation.
I wish I could find a couple thousand at $60 per. I am not fussy about which brand they are. But maybe we are seeing signs that the prices are creeping down at least a little.
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