Primers, Need tight fitting brand name
I am looking for a primer manufacturer that tends to have oversize primer diameters, if there is such a thing.
My problem is with my .270Wby Magnum. The only brass available for this caliber is the Norma manufactured brass (same company that makes the Wby brass). I do not load the cases too hot. My load is H1000-72.50gr, 140 Accubond. Speed is 3,290fps.
Norma is good brass, but a little on the soft side. I can get 2 or 3 reloads out of the brass before the primer pockets get so loose that I have to pitch the case. The cases are pristine in every other aspect except for the expanded primer pocket.
I currently use Federal 210M & CCI's BR2 primers with equal results (very good). But I hate tossing the perfectly good cases, just because of expanded primer pockets. It would be really nice if primers came in .001 incremental diameter variations (so we could choose our own class of fit).
Just for your knowledge base, you should know that Hornady brass is way too soft. At least for the .300Wby case. I bought a batch of 50 once to try out. Well, even mild loads that showed no pressure whatsoever with the Norma .300Wby brass, blew every primer pocket so badly that when I opened the bolt the spent primer would fall out. None of the hornady cases could ever be reloaded. It was so bad that I had to pull all the loaded rounds apart and pitch the brass. It was one of those lessons learned the hardway.
I wish Lapua would make Wby brass. Lapua brass is much harder than most, that is why you see the heating evidence near their necks. The brass is so hard that they have to anneal the necks (make the brass soft) so they conform to the chamber neck in the rifle to seal the gas pressure. I'll bet you can reload Lapua cases many times before it has to be pitched.
So, in conclusion, Does anybody out there know of primers that fit exceptionally tight?
Or another manufacturer that makes .270Wby brass?
Thanks in advance for any info,