Federal 215 primer question?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Rflamm250, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Rflamm250

    Rflamm250 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know what all the purple blobs are on the newer federal 215 primers are? I picked up a case and dumped 40 out in a tray and there is purple crap all over half of them and traces of purple on the others. I got out a box of older 215 s and there is no purple on them at all, just the red like the 210s. The inconsistency of the purple got me worried so I did not load them. Should I have any concern.
     
  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I have some 215M primers from 2012 and they have the purple on them. Think they use the red/purple to help differentiate.
     
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  3. OH58DViper

    OH58DViper Well-Known Member

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    My 215M are all purple
     
  4. can1010

    can1010 Well-Known Member

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    I have primers from when Obama first got elected and they are all purple. thank god I bought them then never had to worry even to this day
     
  5. FlGunner

    FlGunner Well-Known Member

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    Yep, all purple for 215 Mag.
     
  6. Rflamm250

    Rflamm250 Well-Known Member

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    Well I guess they are normal. I wonder why my old ones have no purple.
     
  7. BJH

    BJH Well-Known Member

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    I have gone through several cases of each..215 and 215M. The regular 215 has always been red and 215M always purple. At least for the 20 years I have been shooting them, and the ones I have bought. I am not sure why your older ones were red. Maybe the were the regular 215s that got boxed incorrectly?