WLRM Primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Triple BB, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Triple BB

    Triple BB Well-Known Member

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    I've given up on trying to get my hands on anymore Fed GM215 primers. I'm down to my last 200 primers. I use them in several different loads and calibers and realize there ain't enough to go around. I also recently spoke with a friend in Minnesota who said he talked to a Fed rep who advised it'll probably be latter 2014 before anymore of those primers make it to the public. As such, I went ahead and picked up a 1000 Winchester mag large rifle primers. I've never reloaded these primers before. Does anyone have any opinions. I'm trying to decide which calibers will get the Winchesters and which "one" I'll save the Federals for...
     
  2. Mike 338

    Mike 338 Well-Known Member

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    I'm working up some loads now and did a primer test with Fed GM 215-M, CCI 250's, Win WLRM and Rem 9-1/2M's. The Winchester's printed best @ 200 yds. Just try them both and you'll know which is best.
     

  3. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Active Member

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    I use nothing but CCI and Winchester primers when at all possible. I'm sure you will have no problems with WLRM primers and like said above, just work up your loads again like we always do when we change a component.
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen hide nor hair of a Fed primer for months here. I've got enough for a good spell, but there are many in your boat. Good luck to you. Win primers are the second cleanest after Fed. ( cci were the worst) in the brissance testing we did a few years back.
     
  5. aponcelet1

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    I'm in MN was out and about this weekend all the places i stopped at had Fed primers in stock.
     
  6. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I use nothing but Win primmers in all my loads and have had zero problems
     
  7. lloydsmale

    lloydsmale Well-Known Member

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    every load will do its best with a different primer. take a load that did the best with a fed match mag and increase or decrease the powder charge by a grain and a ww or cci primer might then do better. I do though prefer the fed match mag for my mag rifles. Its my go to primer for them and i too sure wish more would come available. Im down to about 500 of them and i about treat them like gold.
     
  8. KRasmussen

    KRasmussen Active Member

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    I had been using the Fed 215's exclusively in my 7mm, that until I ran out. I was able to pick up 5000 of the WLRM primers locally and have begun using them. I just finished shooting them in the same load I have been using the 215's in. I did notice a slight increase in velocity with the WLRM primers, but only about 50fps. I did drop 2gr in the load to be safe and not knowing if the new primers would make a huge difference or not.