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Federal Gold Medal 215 match primers vs Federal 215 primers

 
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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Re: Federal Gold Medal 215 match primers vs Federal 215 primers

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A long time ago Kirby Allen stated that the 215s were hotter than the 215Ms.

I tried it and found the statement to be true, in my case, and I suppose all cases. Unless Fed has changed things.

Shooting only extreme magnums and a 338 RUM "extremely loaded (99, 101.5 and 142.5 grains of US 869 and 50 BMG) I have been sticking with the 215s and getting great results. Though 869 isn't the most consistent powder in the world.
I'll need to reevaluate, and watch more closely the next time we run out of 215
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Re: Federal Gold Medal 215 match primers vs Federal 215 primers

I would agree with a prior post about looking at the ES using the 215 primers. If they look good, I wouldn't bother changing anything. I have found tighter ES using 215M primers in my 260. With my 6.5x284's I have seen differences between the Federal standard, match, and magnum primers. The match give best ES in my Savage with 4831sc, and the magnum give best ES in my Cooper with Retumbo. If there is a difference, it is usually in ES rather than group size between the standard and match primers. I went through all this four years ago when primers were scarce and standard primers were all I could get(hope I doesn't happen again). I had made the decision before that time to use the match for all my work given the small price difference.
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I would agree with a prior post about looking at the ES using the 215 primers. If they look good, I wouldn't bother changing anything. I have found tighter ES using 215M primers in my 260. With my 6.5x284's I have seen differences between the Federal standard, match, and magnum primers. The match give best ES in my Savage with 4831sc, and the magnum give best ES in my Cooper with Retumbo. If there is a difference, it is usually in ES rather than group size between the standard and match primers. I went through all this four years ago when primers were scarce and standard primers were all I could get(hope I doesn't happen again). I had made the decision before that time to use the match for all my work given the small price difference.

I found it somewhat Ironc that you found your best ES with the 215M in you 260... I just loaded a bunch of 6.5WSM brass with 210M's last night

I am going to fiddle with the 210M's in my Lazzeroni Patriot as well, nothing like good 'ole tinkeritis to keep a guy busy



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Re: Federal Gold Medal 215 match primers vs Federal 215 primers

I am getting ready to buy 1,000 soon. Any more opinions on which?

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