I appreciate the idea of properly engineered components but I have to admit...I have never seen or had a slamfire in any floating pin 223 or 556 rifle I've ever been around. I even had a few batches of primers that pierced easily even with low pressure loads. They lightly singed the tip of a few firing pins but never a slamfire.I have a bunch of CCI #41 that I bought way back when I thought I wanted to load for my AR15. But ammo was so cheap so I just bought a ton of it and have about 10k primers. Didn't know Winchester made them too. Supposed to prevent slamfire in AR. So I have a lot of CCI#41, probably a lifetimes worth. Better more than less I guess.
Thanks rp-I use smoke's powder. I have carolina blue, black, orange brown, telemagenta, sulfur yellow, and yellow green. So far I've had trouble with yellow not covering well on my first batch but I increased the amount of powder used and it come out good.
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Any small pistol caliber can use a magnum primer.Anyone know what round uses small pistol magnum primers?
I've only ordered 1/3 pound packs from smoke. Out of the 1/3 pound bags I have not fully used one up or even hardly made a dent in it. I think I've used light blue more than anything and ice coated several thousand rounds with it. I don't think skimping is really worth it. I've calculated the cost per round of powder coat somewhere around $0.00001 per bullet, give or take a zero in there.Thanks rp-
My problem, I think, is that I’m cheap and was scrimping on power!
If our range ever opens back up I might make an attempt to shoot up some of them so I’ll have an excuse to cast/PC some more.
I don’t use them and have plenty of the others. But I bought some stuff at an estate sale and there were mag primers in that stuff.Any small pistol caliber can use a magnum primer.
If that is all you have, then you as the reloader must adjust the load at the bench to account for the additional 15- 20 fps they typically produce. A good rule of thumb for magnum primers roughly equates to around 10% more powder charge for most powders.
Magnum primers were designed to provide better ignition in large volume cases like .357, etc. Do your due diligence and work up a load that suits your firearm. Check for accuracy and watch for pressure signs. There are not too many reloaders out there that don't do this already.