Remington, Federal LR primers in advance.

The Oregonian

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Had a load that came with my rifle and it called for Rem primers...have been using that with good results but struggling a bit to find an obvious load on my new lot of powder (H4350 for a 30-06). Have several ok loads (.75 MOA) but nothing jumping out from the crowd. I could be happy with those results but think the rifle is capable of better. ES is not great but velocity is good with no pressure signs even a grain or two above book max. Rifle is Darrell Holland built on Borden action with 24” Hart barrel.

I bought some Federal 210’s to try out...just curious what I may see as Rem doesn’t have the best rep for primers from what I have read online. What may be the biggest difference between the two primers, assuming the Feds are a step up? Improvement in ES? Accuracy? Etc?

Thx in advance.
 
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Rich Coyle

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Primers is the last change I make when searching for accuracy. I pick the best load and load up five of each primer I have. I do this same thing twice to verify the no desirable are and the very good are.
 

orangediablo

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Did a side by side comparison with CCI 200 and Fed 210 primers. Fed consistently had lower ES and SD (about 20% lower) in my loads. I haven't put them against Rem though, and don't feel I need to.
 

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I've had great results with fed primers being more consistent than most others. Just watch as fed primers tend to be a little hotter than others so your load may not show pressure with rem but could with the fed.
 

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I've had great results with fed primers being more consistent than most others. Just watch as fed primers tend to be a little hotter than others so your load may not show pressure with rem but could with the fed.
Thanks. Going to start from scratch at book min and find a new load rather than just plug in new primers.
 

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