Hello all, I'm using a great load the only problem is I get a cratered primer 1 out of 10 times. If I drop the charge I get velocity extreme spreads that are too high, but no more cratered primers. I just wanted to run it by some people so I know I'm not crazy to keep shooting it. My load is: .308 Lapua brass 175 SMK 44.0 gr Varget CCI BR-2 primers .010" off the lands (According to the Hodgdon website 45 grs is Max with Win. brass, Win primers giving 2690fps out of a 24" barrel.) Now out of my 26" Krieger barrel I'm getting around 2680fps @ 80 degrees. I've reloaded them 4 times and the primer pockets still aren't loose. I looked at some factory federal 175gr match ammo that I shot last winter and noticed some barely there cratered primers. (if they were any smaller they wouldn't exist!) The 1 in 10 cratered primer that I get now is alot larger then the factory's crater. So it might be from a week firing pin spring? Since I know this isn't easy with out seeing the primers I showed them to a reloading store owner, with 30 some years experience and a competive long range shooter. They both said they are safe to shoot. I believe since the powder and velocity is under max and the small factory cratered primers I should be ok? So what do you guys think? Should I move on to a different powder? Or would I be crazy for staying with a load that has occasional cratered primer?