primers

L

luger306

Active Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2008
Messages
40
can you use a different primer than what is called for?
 
G

Gunpoor

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 28, 2007
Messages
436
Location
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Yes, you can change brands of primers but must re-invent the load from scratch. I have found some loads that the primer brand made no difference and others that preferred one brand of primer.
 
R

retiredcpo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 19, 2009
Messages
582
Location
Idaho
so if I was using WLRM primers and switch to CCI large mag primers my load will change?
not sre I likea learning that one with the shortage these days
 
C

Casing

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2009
Messages
49
I've been working on a load for My 280 AI and have been getting good groups with the exception of a flier here and there. I called Jarrett Rifle and they told me to take my best loads and try different brand primers. They say it can make a big difference sometimes.
 
C

coyotezapper

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2009
Messages
991
Location
Central Utah
For example. 7mm mag 120 TTSX N560 Fed 215M 3550 fps. No pressure signs. Kept everything the same and switched to WLRM working load up to same powder charge and got 50 fps. more velocity and major pressure signs. Then tested CCIBR2 and velocities were close to 215M with no pressure signs. You never know. Test every load over when changing any component. Bullets included.
 
V

Varminteer

Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2010
Messages
9
Location
Flagstaff, Arizona
It's interesting watching the chrony results when shooting the same powder and bullet load but using different primers.

In the .223rem case I get a higher velocity with Wolf small rifle magnum primers compared to the others (Fed 205M, CCI BR4 and Rem 7 1/2). Wolf primers show great promise and are readily available at Powder Valley or Brunos.
 

Similar threads

T
Replies
4
Views
1K
Coyoter
C
J
Replies
1
Views
997
nddodd
N
7
Replies
3
Views
1K
7mm Eclipse
7
M
Replies
4
Views
1K
rscott5028
R
B
Replies
13
Views
3K
bamadawg2009
B

Recent Posts

Top