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Unread 07-14-2013, 12:30 AM
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differences in Primers

I can not seem to find the differences and I wanted to see if someone could enlighten me....

I have red Federal Mag 215 primers..... But then I also have Blue Fed Match Mag primers..
Whats the difference??
Is it big enough that I should use some for one gun and others for another??


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Mario
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    Unread 07-14-2013, 06:25 AM
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    Re: differences in Primers

    Ill put it this way. Im one that truely believes primers can make a big differnce in accuracy and usually try 3 or 4 differnt ones to fine tune a load but over the years fed match mags have proven themselves the best in my loading of magnum rifles so often that I about use them exclusively. Only change in that routine is lately ive been trying others because im down to 4 packs of fed match mag and finding them is harder then the old finding a needle in a hay stack saying.
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    Re: differences in Primers

    The difference between the regular 215 and the mag match primer is that the match primer is just a more consistent lot of the regular 215s.
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    Re: differences in Primers

    Great. Thanks for the answers!!!
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    Re: differences in Primers

    I agree with lloydsmale

    If there were no availability issues I would use Federal Match exclusively. However, I have success with others. A Google will find you a comparison of different brands.

    Right now I'm trying out some Wolf Magnum Rifle primers.
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    Unread 07-14-2013, 10:04 AM
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    Re: differences in Primers

    Some good info on primers:

    The Rifleman's Journal: Primers - Large Rifle Primer Study

    The Rifleman's Journal: Primers: Lead-Free Primer Evaluation

    The Rifleman's Journal: Primers: Seating Pressure and Pre-Compression

    The large rifle primers from Russia are quite popular with competitive shooters. Used to be sold by PMC, then Wolf and now TulAmmo. One of the best track records in the accuracy of ammo than most anything else for the last decade or two.
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