federal primers in winchester brass is it safe?newbe

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  1. manhoer

    manhoer Active Member

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    I am new to reloading and was wondering if it was safe or recomended to use federal primers in wincester brass.I'm loading 223 have perchased the brass but canot find any win primers only fed availeble.should I take back the brass and exchange it or dose it realy matter?I want to do it right.
     
  2. BountyHunter

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    Yes, primers are not manufacturer specific to a case.

    BH
     

  3. manhoer

    manhoer Active Member

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    thanks.probably a stupid question but better safe than sorry
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Youll be just fine. Heres an analogy for you;
    Can you only shoot Winchester brand bullets in your Winchester rifle? NO can use any brand you want, right. You just have to try a few brands to see wich works best with your rifle/load. Brand means nothing, size does.
     
  5. Fitch

    Fitch Well-Known Member

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    Not a stupid question! Guessing is stupid. Asking questions isn't. Ya done good! :)

    As has been said, you can shoot Federal, CCI, Remington, <whatever> primers in Winchester brass.

    However, while the brand doesn't make a difference, the type of primer, regular or magnum, pistol or rifle, does make a difference.

    Highly recommended that you pick up a Speer reloading manual, start on page 1 and read all the way to the reloading data. There is so much information in there you will find useful.

    Fitch
     
  6. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    +1, you did good. and like mentioned above, theres alot of usefull info in load books, they explain alot. and like we both said brand doesnt matter, size does. Look in your load book, and see what primers they recomend for your caliber.
    Also burn rate charts and conversion tables are handy, and theyll be in there too
     
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    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    When I first read this, I thought of several sarcastic remarks. It seems like such an obvious thing. Then I remembered sitting in my one bedroom apartment twenty years ago wondering the same darn thing. :rolleyes: No one to ask so I did just what Fitch suggested. My first manual was the Speer. (has great pictures) I read it cover to cover several times over. Thank God for the internet! I'm glad people have a place to ask those kinds of questions and guys like Fitch who will actually treat them with some respect. I need to take a lesson or two in that.
    Tom
     
  8. rhouser

    rhouser Well-Known Member

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    +1 Always ask.... can't hurt, and the fella's here know the answers...
    rc
     
  9. AtownBcat

    AtownBcat Well-Known Member

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    Just a little friendly advise...whatever you do don't ask something like that over on snipers hide...they will harass you into throwing your reloading gear in the trash. Everyone here has always been great with me and my newbie questions. Now I he moved on to novice questions.
     
  10. manhoer

    manhoer Active Member

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    thanks to everyone I have a reloading manual but it was not specific on the question I asked. thanks again