magnum primers in3006 loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gohring3006, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting ready to load up some 3006 loads with imr 4350 and 200gr.smk wondering if anybody has done this with large mag rifle primers (215s)federal should I reduce charges or keep the same charge as standard primers
     
  2. Elkriver

    Elkriver Well-Known Member

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    I use all magnum primers in my 25-06 .223. 308 dunno if it makes a difference but that's all I use .... Only time I've had issues was with Winchester primers I'm up to 6 duds out of 200 rds
     

  3. Michael Courtney

    Michael Courtney Silver Member

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    If you are already close to a max load you should not substitute primers without working up the load again.
     
  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    thanks for info I haven't loaded any of the 200s yet I'll proceed with caution any load data for that setup would be appreciated in only using the mag primers cause I have them, only if its safe.
     
  5. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I have seen as much as a 30-50FPS increase when switching to from Fed210's to 215 magnum primers in 30-06 size rounds. If loading near max, I would back off a grain of powder.
     
  6. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    only arguement i can make to the previous resposes is that 06 loading data is usually on the low side of the pressure scale. the 2506 and the 270 are loaded to higher pressures in loading manuals and if your using a modern rifle and are sticking to loads right out of a manual your probably not going to get into any problem substituting a mag primer even with there max loads.
     
  7. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    u you are right about the max charges 270 2506 all are loaded to 65000 psi my rifle is modern so I'm going to try it thanks. I'll get back with my results
     
  8. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    As long as you are working up a load the mag primers will not make any difference. I would not just sub a mag primer for a standard in an already worked up load. With IMR 4350 you probably can't get enough powder in the case using 200 gr bullets to be over pressure. Primers do make a difference to accuracy though. I use CCI 250 mags with IMR 4350 in my pet 25-06 deer load because it shoots bug holes with them and does not with other primers.
     
  9. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    good load, shot the gameking 200gr. out of an '06 for a while with i4350 and a 215. That rifle also liked 165 hornady spbt's with i4350 and a 215. I shot a .300" 200 yard group with that rifle (a bdl lh) once at 200 yards with the 165 grain combo. As others have said, I'd work her up with your primer of choice.
     
  10. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    my tv venture loves 165 interlocs 51gr 4064 its sub moa I got about 100 200 gr smks thought I should use them sierra claims they have good luck with i4350 my rifle didn't like them with 4064