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#196797 - 12/27/18 05:16 PM Primers for 454 Casull loads
kalhoon
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I see some of you do not use mag primers when loading 296 and H 110. for 454 Casull loads.Is this because it is a rifle primer?I know with pistol primers I always use a mag primer with 296/110.Just dont wont any squibs.

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#196799 - 12/27/18 06:26 PM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: kalhoon]
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I used small rifle mag
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#196800 - 12/27/18 06:49 PM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: H2OBUG]
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CCI 450 here!

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#196814 - 12/28/18 12:52 PM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: racksmasher1]
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I've had good results with Remington 7 1/2, CCI 400 and Federal 200 primers in .454 Casull. All give great accuracy, low extreme spreads and good velocity. My favorite is Rem 7 1/2. CCI 450 magnum small rifle primers have not improved any aspect of my .454 loads.

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#196815 - 12/28/18 03:24 PM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: Seminole Wind]
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When I had a 454, I used 30+ grains of 296 and a cci small rifle primer. I never had any issues of squib loads. I'll admit, I didn't really do any cold weather hunting; coldest temperatures I had it out in and shot was 15-20 degrees F.

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#196817 - 12/28/18 03:40 PM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: Brenden]
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Remington 7 1/2...
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#196826 - 12/28/18 10:03 PM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I've used both standard and magnum primers in the Casull, with consistent results and very little difference in velocity. Accuracy does not appear to change between brands or types of primers.

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#196832 - 12/29/18 06:45 AM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: MS Hitman]
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I HAVE ALWAYS USED REM 7 1/2's
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#196833 - 12/29/18 09:44 AM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: 45MAN]
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Another Rem 7-1/2.

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#196842 - 12/30/18 02:44 AM Re: Primers for 454 Casull loads [Re: 500WE]
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Rem.7 1/2 with h-110 and 296. Use cci 400 for 2400.

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