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#193272 - 06/23/18 09:47 PM Re: Primers [Re: wvhitman]
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 Originally Posted By: wvhitman
I've used CCI primers for 44 years. Never had a problem. Never saw a need to switch or try others.


Like Doc Rogers says - I have used CCI large magnum primers (CCI 350) since 1977 (almost as long as Doc) to load silhouette match grade and hunting rounds with H-110 powder and I have seen no reason to change.
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#193279 - 06/24/18 06:28 AM Re: Primers [Re: Gsj]
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 Originally Posted By: Gsj
I have used CCI primers in every handload I have put together, riifle, or handgun ... no complaints. But wondering if there are better options. What would you recommend for the 44 mag?
Do you have a chrono? It helps you get stats on a load you don't see on target. Let me clarify that statement. When I work up an accurate load with any powder in one of my 44 mags I get a velocity read with extreme spread and standard deviation. What I have been able to do is usually lower the numbers by switching primers or at least see if I am already using the best one. I have never had a problem with CCI mags as far as reliability or ignition. Although sometimes another brand of primers tweaks the load. I have found velocity variations such as CCI standard primers give me a certain velocity[1200 fps], switching to WLP the velocity seems to increase approx. +30 fps, and going with CCI Mag normally adds approx. +70 fps. According to my chrono there is also a velocity difference between the different types of mag primers. If I am going for top speeds CCI Mags almost always produced the top velocity.

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#193290 - 06/24/18 11:39 PM Re: Primers [Re: dhom]
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I use primarily Federal Large Pistol/Rifle primers. Pistol primers in the 41, rifle primers in the 460, and Winchester WLRM primers for my 300 Encore.
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#193318 - 06/26/18 09:22 PM Re: Primers [Re: Chance Weldon]
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During the ''GREAT PRIMER FAMINE'' l used most any primer l could

find. Given a choice l preferred Fed LPP MATCH for my sillywett loads...

That changed about a year ago FOREVER... l got a sleeve of 5000

FED LPP MATCH (or so l thought) from a friend... Anyway l opened

the sleeve and found they were large RIFLE.. Not large pistol..

l called Federal over a period of 3 weeks at least EIGHT TIMES.

Always the CS guy was busy Call back or leave your number... Got

tired of their dog and pony show... Gave them away... Bottom line.

Never Never Ever will l use ANY Federal product

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