Fed large mag v/s match mag primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nddodd, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys whats the difference between fed. gold medal match large mag primers and regular fed. large mag rifle primers.



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    Nathan
     
  2. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    The reason i am asking is becouse a store not far from me has 6000 Fed. lrg rifle mag. primers and i cant find any match anywhere.
     

  3. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Hi Nathan,

    The story is that the match grade primers are manufactured with some additional efforts to increase the primer to primer consistency - power/temperature/burn rate. I go with the match primers since they don't cost too much extra, but I've never really seen any research demonstrating the tangible improvements over their regular grade of primers. Since primers are so tough to get right now, I wouldn't hesitate to use the regular large rifle magnum primers. I'm not sure you'll measure any difference in group size on your targets.

    Paul
     
  4. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Paul, i believe i will head up there tomorrow and buy a thousand or so. I will let yall know if my groups change alot or not.


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    Nathan