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Primers for 85+grs of powder ???

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Unread 02-06-2006, 09:26 AM
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Re: Primers for 85+grs of powder ???

All I have ever used is the fed215 primers when over 85 grns. They have never failed me.
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Unread 02-06-2006, 10:44 AM
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Re: Primers for 85+grs of powder ???

Just to be clear: The "M" designation in Federal primers (205M, 210M or 215M) designates a match grade primer, not magnum primer. All Federal 215 primers are magnum primers and non of the Federal 210 primers are.In either case, the addition of the "M" designation indicates a match grade primer.
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Unread 02-06-2006, 01:41 PM
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Re: Primers for 85+grs of powder ???

In the past year or so here I have noted continued references to the Fed 215 but did not always "assume" it was the standard or the mag. Mike/TX

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VH, Your post is a lot more understandable than mine, it was the above statement that I was attempting to address. But, I really believe that there is some confusion about the letter "M" in Federal primers.

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Unread 02-06-2006, 05:05 PM
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Re: Primers for 85+grs of powder ???

Thanks VH, your exactly right on with what I was referring to. I have been working with a few different loads as of late and will be again soon, which will be using the Fed 215's in one flavor or another. In a couple of rifles I have actually noted a difference, but since most all I have worked with have been off the shelf factory stuff, you seldom see anything that is day and night.

The two 7 mags I will be playing with shortly will both definately let you know what they like and dislike, even though they are OTS as well. They shoot as good as I have seen. Just getting away from some of the more sensitive powders we were using and figured since it was on my mind I would ask.

Thanks again, you folks are a wealth of info.
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Unread 02-06-2006, 11:08 PM
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Re: Primers for 85+grs of powder ???

Heres a good site on explaining the primers.

Maybe useful. Aaron
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