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Not the same size primer

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Unread 03-17-2012, 02:57 PM
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Not the same size primer

Here is two 45 auto shells. The one on the left is smaller than the normal large pistol primer on the right. Now I've come across these several times from federal wal mart ammo. Any idea what size primer it is?
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    Unread 03-17-2012, 03:38 PM
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    Re: Not the same size primer

    They're small pistol primers. Its not just Federal and its not just Wal-Mart, its an effort by numerous manufacturers to go "greener", one more thing to look out for on range brass.
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    Unread 03-17-2012, 03:47 PM
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    Re: Not the same size primer

    Great. So now I need two differant kinds of primers for one caliber. That's kinda crappy.
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    Unread 03-19-2012, 07:06 PM
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    Re: Not the same size primer

    I used to find it all the time with WW whitebox 45 ACP plinking ammo
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    Great. So now I need two differant kinds of primers for one caliber. That's kinda crappy.
    Toss them into a bag or box or ?? and keep them separate...and when you get a bunch get some small pistol primers and load JUST THOSE CASINGS and when finally fired and ejected...say goodbye to them!
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    Toss them into a bag or box or ?? and keep them separate...and when you get a bunch get some small pistol primers and load JUST THOSE CASINGS and when finally fired and ejected...say goodbye to them!
    Yup that's what's gonna happen less you think I can get a few bucks for recycling them?
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    Unread 03-23-2012, 02:39 PM
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    Yup that's what's gonna happen less you think I can get a few bucks for recycling them?

    No one will buy them if they realize they use small primers. You might try selling them to a scrap guy for the brass..??
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