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Old 11-20-2009, 11:16 AM
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match primers

hi all,could someone explain the difference between fed.215 and 215 match primers,whats the difference in the characteristics.is one of these more suited for large charges of slow powder.thanks
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:31 AM
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Re: match primers

Match primers are made more carefully in hopes they will be more consistant. That's all. A good run of standard priemrs can be just as good, and most are.

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:16 PM
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Re: match primers

What you see in the increased costs of "Match" primers is to cover the additional quality control steps they are submitted to in order to help insure dependability and consistency. Of course, as with "Premium" gasoline, your personal experience and milage may vary.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:32 AM
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Re: match primers

thanks for your inputs guys
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Old 11-21-2009, 01:37 AM
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Re: match primers

As B'tube states, there is no difference in the primers. There is no quality control on the production of primers beyond what may be performed on the components. The assembled primers are packaged and shipped. The difference is that more experienced workers are used on the BR production line, with no differentiation in components, implying that there is less variation in the final product. That's it. What you purchase may or may not be better than the standard product, and vice versa.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: match primers

To expand a bit on winchester 69s post, match primers are the first run of primers from a batch. They're made on machinery that was freshly calibrated, with chemicals that were freshly mixed. I do believe that all they are simply the primers from the first shift of a new batch. They are a little more consistent, but not everybody receives any benefit from that.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: match primers

I've also noticed that when they are available and the "normal" primers aren't they shoot better than nothing so I bought them instead of waiting
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