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X-Treme primers any good?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ole farmerbuck, May 11, 2017.

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  1. ole farmerbuck

    ole farmerbuck Member

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    Since I haven't been on much for a few years I'll ask and hope this hasn't been talked about too much. Has Extreme primers been good to go? I just read about them
     
  2. Load Master

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    I have not tried their primers. They have been out of stock anytime I've decided I need some. That said, I've purchased many thousands of bullets from them. Never had an issue. I also know they stand behind their products. If you had a problem I expect they would make it right to your satisfaction.
     
  3. Kp321

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    Just my opinion, a bullet company doesn't just build a primer factory. I'll bet they are buying from an established manufacturer and repackaging them. Do a little research. My money is on Tula.
     
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    I have purchased and am using 5k of the SPP. They work great so far.

    Here is what i found on them. This is from another thread. They are made by UNIS GENIX.

    "The X-Treme brand of primers is owned by Howell Munitions & Technology, Inc. of Lewiston, Idaho, who is managing several defense industries of Bosnia and Herzegovina since December 2013. The list includes Binas, Igman, Pretis, Ginex and Zrak."

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  6. LiveLife

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    And Powder Valley has them in stock (except SP) for $24-$25/1000 - https://powder-valley.com/products/PRIMERS/Attributes/Brand/UNIS GINEX/Search.aspx?Collapse=

    FYI, Powder Valley has Fiocchi SP primers for $36/1500 ($24/1000). I use them for my test loads and I like them - https://powder-valley.com/default.aspx?page=item+detail&itemcode=FC445SMP

    X-Treme has only LP/LR primers in stock at higher prices - https://www.xtremebullets.com/X-Treme-Primers-s/48701.htm

    Cabela's still has S&B LP/SR/LR primers for $19.99/1000 - http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/prod...&type=product&MDK=dynbanP_SL&MDC=cat333152280
     
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  7. loose noose

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    I bought some of the Ginex LR primers about a year ago for about $15.00 - $19.00 per 1000, they did not want to go into my .303 casings, however I had some Federal primers that went right in. Don't care to try them again, they seem to be irregular in dimensions.
     
  8. Duvel

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    I've only used Unis Ginex LP, and a very limited use at that, but they're the most difficult to seat out of S&B, Fiocchi, CCI, Fed, Rem, Tula, & Win.

    In new Starline brass I'd call the force necessary "significant" on a turret press, and about 10% required a second strike in a stock-spring G20.

    Their cup is very consistent with a random 5 measuring .2104, and they had the 4th smallest diameter out of the primers mentioned above. Given the force necessary to seat and no visible deformation I'd say the cup is hard as a rock!

    I've loaded a batch of brass on the single stage and with a hand primer, will see if that makes any difference in reliability.

    Good thing I bought 5K :)
     
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