Re: Primers and Brass
Unlike powders, rifle and pistol primers are not easy to put in a line of "powerfullness".
The reason is... that the modern primer is more than a pellet of explosive like Azide... it is also mixed with passive ingredents to control heat, and flame duration.
It is also a rumor that "Magnum" primers are more powerful... often they are less powerful and will give lower velocites, but better ignition and lower SD's with heavily coated powders, because of their longer flame duration.
If you were to take a cartridge like the 308 or 30-06, and load it with an easy to light powder like Varget, or H-4350SC... and then test loads by changing the primers... you could make a list of them in order of average velocity... but if you changed powders to a heavily deturent coated one like H-414... and do the same test again, the order of the list would change completely.
[ 03-22-2003: Message edited by: CatShooter ]
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