Re: Should I stay with this load?
Primer craters might be from the primer jacket being soft, or possibly varying in hardness which should not happen but can. If there isn't any bright circular marks on the case head and extraction is easy with no bolt uplift resistance - shoot the suckers.
When the printing is gone from the base of the case, your primer has plumb vanished, the flash hole is about the size of the primer pocket and it angles out to the extreme edge of the case, the case has a belt formed on it like a magnum, only it wasn't a magnum..., you can't find your ejector plunger and spring, your bolt appears to have been locktited in place (red locktite - not that pussy blue stuff!), you start coughing and choking from the nasty smoke injected into your nostrils, your ears are ringing like someone just stuck a vacumm cleaner to each side of your head, you have to pick little sharp things out of your cheeks below the safety glasses and you have to beat the bolt open with a three foot piece of two-by-four - then you got pressure... Little bit of primer cratering just ain't no big deal. Lots of factory loads crater primers, ever check Weatherby factory stuff?