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#189313 - 02/01/18 04:33 PM Primers
longhunter
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When reloading .357 and .44 will regular large pistol primers suffice or do I need to get some magnum primers.
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#189318 - 02/01/18 07:34 PM Re: Primers [Re: longhunter]
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Your reloading manual will usually tell you which to use but if you are loading heavy charges of H110 or 296 (both are the same powder) then a magnum primer is recommended. If you are using a mid range load of a faster powder then standard primers are almost always recommended. Many of us use 2400 in both calibers & use standard primers while a few will use a magnum primer but that just rises pressures & a magnum primer isn't necessary. Pick your poison, switching from standard primers to magnum primers will increase pressures with the same powder charge.

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#189340 - 02/02/18 01:54 PM Re: Primers [Re: sixshot]
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Also, Winchester Large Pistol Primers claim to be for both standard and magnum loads.

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#189342 - 02/02/18 05:33 PM Re: Primers [Re: spinsail]
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 Originally Posted By: spinsail
Also, Winchester Large Pistol Primers claim to be for both standard and magnum loads.



And they're all I use for cases that require large pistol primer.
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#189343 - 02/02/18 08:56 PM Re: Primers [Re: s4s4u]
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 Originally Posted By: s4s4u
 Originally Posted By: spinsail
Also, Winchester Large Pistol Primers claim to be for both standard and magnum loads.



And they're all I use for cases that require large pistol primer.


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