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Old August 1st, 2019, 05:15 PM #11
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tell me more please just used them last weekend for some 223 loads
Not much to tell. I used a standard load that had worked in the past, definitely not too hot. Primers cratered and some pierced. The gas that escaped through the primer acted like a torch on the bolt and firing pin, ruining both. Stopped using Winchester primers, no more issues.
I have used CCI BR, Remington and Russian primers since. Sadly, the Russian primers fell victim to Hillary Clinton when she was suckretary of state under Zerobama and are no longer imported.
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Old August 1st, 2019, 06:09 PM #12
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I am currently getting everything together to start reloading 223/556 on my new xl650.

Does anyone have anything negative to say about the following primers:

Fiocchi small rifle
CCI
winchester

Is there any other brands you would recommend?

When I first started reloading on my 550 I bought over 75k of the S&B small pistol primers for $18/1k. But it looks like they stopped importing them. I wish I had bought more while I could. Down to my last 20k

So you spent $1350 on primers? You must shoot alot!
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Old August 1st, 2019, 07:34 PM #13
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So you spent $1350 on primers? You must shoot alot!
Yes I did. That was over about a year. But I was buying $250-300 worth at a time, because why would you buy 2 or 3k with a $30 hazmat fee. That makes the primers or powder a lot more expensive. I also loaded up on projectiles also, but never any more that 5lb of powder.

I've only been reloading on my 550 about 5-6 years, but when I first got into it I was shooting 3-4 times a week. I actually like reloading almost as much as shooting.

Only working 2 days a week has it's privileges.
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Old August 1st, 2019, 07:38 PM #14
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Which SPP do most people use for a plinking round for 223? Not looking for precision so much just a round I can use in multiple AR's.
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Which SPP do most people use for a plinking round for 223? Not looking for precision so much just a round I can use in multiple AR's.

"SPP"????? Small Pistol Primer????????

Don't use a Pistol primer in a rifle cartridge.

Use what's designed/made for the caliber.

I use Winchester SR (Small Rifle) primers and Federal 205 primers in .223.
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sorry. meant small rifle primer
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If you own a Ruger revolver in .30 carbine and a M1 carbine which primer do you use. Pistol or rifle primer?
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Heck when I was shooting USPSA in 9x23mm small rifle primers were the ones you were supposed to use. I was using whatever I could find, mostly CCI or Tula (or other brands from that part of the world like Wolf). CCI because the sporting goods manager in the WM in Falling Waters, WV had a husband who reloaded and they carried a little bit of everything as it was the manager's choice. Tula I got online somewhere.
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