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primer choice for 30-06

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Unread 04-30-2006, 04:21 PM
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primer choice for 30-06

ive always shot cci 200/cci br2 primers in my 06.been shooting at 350 yards.playing with powder,different bullets.want to try seating bullets in further.but my real question is,what primer,ie-wincherter,federal,remington,cci do you use.and what primers do not seem to shoot well?for my brothers savage 300rum i had handloaded with fed215m,shot ok.loaded same load with cci 250 and shot.6 moa at 100 yards.just trying to limit range time and wasting $$$$ to find a load that shoots real good.ive made accuracy improvement since i started.also just got a forster benchrest seater.cant wait to try it out.ok,i'm done rambling.thanks for your help/experience.jason
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Unread 04-30-2006, 05:57 PM
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Re: primer choice for 30-06

I've never noticed any advantage in the BRs over the regular primers, but all of my guns except one are 1.25" or so sporters except my Sendero. John Barnsness did a test awhile back and said that the CCI 200s were the most consistent in pressure. Those are what I've alwasys prefered and used. I buy them 1000 at a time. capt david
"It's not how hard you hit 'em, it's where you hit 'em." The 30-06 will, with the right bullet, successfully take any game animal in North America up to 300yds. Get closer!
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Unread 04-30-2006, 06:37 PM
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Re: primer choice for 30-06

Top competitive shooters tend to stay away from CCI primers. And the milder ones tend to shoot the most accurate; even in magnum cartridges.

The Russian ones sold by PMC won't deteriorate over time like the others and become non-uniform in their ignition properites. And they are probably the most uniform semi-mild primers made today.

Otherwise, pick one you feel comfortable with, but you really don't need the magnum ones.
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