CCI Primers???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by MontanaRifleman, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I have typically used Fed primers in the past, but have not been able to get any of the magnum rifle primers for over well over a year now. I can get CCI 250's for $35/1000, and they seem to come available more often than the Fed primers. My guess is that the CCI primers will work just as well as the Fed primers, but I thought I would ask and see if anyone had any personal experience and preference before I went out and bought some.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Mark, I have and use both. I have used both in 300 Win's, my 338 Lapua and many other magnums and they both shoot great so I use the one that groups tightest at 300 yds. In my sons 300 win the 215's were slighty tighter group in my Lapua it likes the cci 250's.

    I feel you will be ok with them specially if it involves H-1000.

    Jeff
     

  3. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jeff, It will mostly be with Retumbo in the 300 RUM. If nothing else, they will get me through until some Federals show up.

    Any other comments are welcome.

    -Mark
     
  4. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

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    My 300 WM and 338 WM both seem to like the CCIs and Fed GM215M about equally (and a good thing, too :) with the scarcity of Fed primers), and group about the same. I've also used the Winchester mag primer, but neither rifle groups as well with those (and they seem to bump pressures more). Only way to tell for sure is to shoot them, though...

    Have fun,
    Brian
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Mark, you have a pm.

    Jeff
     
  6. RockyMtnMT

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    I switched over for the same reason last year. They seem to work fine for me.

    Steve
     
  7. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Well-Known Member

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    I have a Parker Hale 1200 in 7mm Mag that had some work done that would not pop a CCI primer, but would pop a Fed 215M primer. The CCI cups are harder. The gunsmith fixed the issue and now it pops both just fine.