Fed 215 or 215M Primers in 6.5 Creedmoor

jbs2014

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When I was at the range the other day I heard some folks talking about using FED 215 primers in their 6.5 Creedmoor. Is this safe? It sounded too good to be true for me. I only have about 800 FED210s left but I have about 8 thousand FED 215Ms from the same lot and two thousand FED215s.

If this indeed works is it a safe in an AR10?

Thank you
 

Jakeweb09

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When I was at the range the other day I heard some folks talking about using FED 215 primers in their 6.5 Creedmoor. Is this safe? It sounded too good to be true for me. I only have about 800 FED210s left but I have about 8 thousand FED 215Ms from the same lot and two thousand FED215s.

If this indeed works is it a safe in an AR10?

Thank you

I don’t use federal primers but use Cci 450 mag primers in my 6.5 creed. No issues very consistent
 

Dmagna

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You have to adjust the powder load to use mag primers. They just hit harder, fed215m and 215s are the same primer, just the M has tighter manufacturing tolerances when produced. I use mag primers when using ball powders.
 

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I'm not that low yet but am preparing to be there one day Talking to re loaders on other sites the general consensus is to use a grain lower on published min/max and chrono for true results.
 

jbs2014

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Ok well thank you all for the info. This should not have any detrimental effects on an AR10 provided I drop a few grains of powder right?
 

Idaholandho

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Ok well thank you all for the info. This should not have any detrimental effects on an AR10 provided I drop a few grains of powder right?
No need to drop to drop a few grains. At the end of the day the burn rate of the powder will make the difference but, I personally would start at the low end of the charge and ladder while using a chrono if substituting primers. You'll be fine, be safe.
 

Tex_Hunter

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When I was at the range the other day I heard some folks talking about using FED 215 primers in their 6.5 Creedmoor. Is this safe? It sounded too good to be true for me. I only have about 800 FED210s left but I have about 8 thousand FED 215Ms from the same lot and two thousand FED215s.

If this indeed works is it a safe in an AR10?

Thank you
It's certainly safe assuming the typical "back off your known load and work up" disclaimer... but I cant imagine that ES/SD would be very good with this setup.
 

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