Re: Primers - magnum or not?
Hi again Harv.
I have to go strongly with the safety advice given above.
Also I would add that the Speer reloading manual reccomends that I use a mag primers with H335, BLC-2 and H380 but I use regular primers for .243, .223 and .308 win (all loaded with H335, my favorite) and I experience NO ignition problems. Even in 20 degree temps.
I have it from a source that satisfies my needs that federal primers are the hottest standard primers so that is what I use. Period.
Lastly I have heard (take it for what it is worth)that Mr Elmer Keith, the father of the .44 mag, did not believe that magnum primers were necessary at all for any (pistol?) round.
GRAVITY. It's not just a good idea. It's the LAW!