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TexMex247

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Recently I've been focused on getting moa accuracy out of a diamond back AR10. Although it may never happen there's always room for some extra components in the old tool shed. So, I took the plunge and ordered 500 pieces of starline 308 match brass.

I was thinking well, I have a few thousand more small rifle primers, so why not ? I've read both good things and bad about them but I did read on starlines website that they still use their standard .080" flash hole. The only hang up about sr primed 308 rounds seems to be cold weather related ignition issues.

Since I plan on using them strictly for target loads, I figured I've got nothing to lose. But I'm still asking the question...bad idea ? Or smart move?
 

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No problem.
I'm using small rifle primers in 6 Creedmoor. Same flash hole.
Lots of writeups out there on this issue. It's not an issue. Unless you get the small flash hole.
Most of those guys sand down the decapping pin. You don't need to worry about it.
 

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I've ran a ton of Lapua 308 palma brass in my 7mm-08ai and it has a .059" flash hole versus the standard .080". I've never had a single issue with ignition in our winter temps.

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Recently I've been focused on getting moa accuracy out of a diamond back AR10. Although it may never happen there's always room for some extra components in the old tool shed. So, I took the plunge and ordered 500 pieces of starline 308 match brass.

I was thinking well, I have a few thousand more small rifle primers, so why not ? I've read both good things and bad about them but I did read on starlines website that they still use their standard .080" flash hole. The only hang up about sr primed 308 rounds seems to be cold weather related ignition issues.

Since I plan on using them strictly for target loads, I figured I've got nothing to lose. But I'm still asking the question...bad idea ? Or smart move?
The only bad idea is buying something FIRST and asking questions and opinions SECOND. I'll never understand why people do that.
 
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The only bad idea is buying something FIRST and asking questions and opinions SECOND. I'll never understand why people do that.

Some may find this interesting.
From my former career as an ad agency monkey…we had data for literally everything.

For expensive purchases (which are often equally emotionally and financially driven), most folks do as much or more “research” after they’ve bought the item, to reinforce and confirm that they made a smart purchase.


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