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Primer recommendation for .300WM

 
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:12 PM
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Primer recommendation for .300WM

Any recommendations on what primers to use with H4831sc in a .300 win mag?

Do I need magnum primers?
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:36 AM
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Re: Primer recommendation for .300WM

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Any recommendations on what primers to use with H4831sc in a .300 win mag?

Do I need magnum primers?
I would be using a magnum primer of some description, I prefer Federal Gold Medal Match Magnum 215 primers, when I can get them.
I don't recommend using standard primers in the 300WM, it probably can be done, but large charges of powder may not ignite properly.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:59 AM
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Re: Primer recommendation for .300WM

I've used Fed215Ms in mine for the most part and have had good results. I've also used Fed210s without any problems. Recently, however, I loaded up a few with CCI 250's. This'll be the first time I've used these in the .300 WM and I'm looking forward to trying them.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:46 AM
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Re: Primer recommendation for .300WM

I use CCI Mag primers in my 300 Win Mag with H4831 and they shoot pretty good. Haven't tried anything else. They work for me so why change it.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:43 PM
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Re: Primer recommendation for .300WM

Thanks for the inputs - very helpful.

Does anyone know the difference between "Match" primers like the Federal #215 and standard primers like the CCI #250?

Are Match primers worth the extra pennies?
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:52 PM
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Re: Primer recommendation for .300WM

I only used the CCI 250's when I loaded for the 300WM,and I alway's got good SD's and ES's,usually low teens on good loads.I never tried any other primer for the 300WM,so I cant say if it was better than anything else.
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:18 PM
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Re: Primer recommendation for .300WM

I use Federal 210s. I cut my ES and SD about 40% compared to the 215s, so I'm obviously getting sufficient powder ignition. And this is in Alaska with some cooler temperatures.
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