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Old April 11, 2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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handgun primers, softness

which brands of primers are "softest"..that is, easiest to detonate with a light hammer fall and which are the hardest? thanks.
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Old April 11, 2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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Generally, Federal's primers are among the softest and CCI's are the hardest. Although the hardness may vary from batch to batch.
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Old April 11, 2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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I can't address other brands, since I've used nothing but Remington primers for the last 25 years. I've never had a single problem with literally hundreds of thousands of Remington primers, so I've stuck with them. I originally switched from CCI because of misfires and other QC problems, although I am told that those problems were solved years ago.

I believe that you will have good results with Remington, Winchester, CCI, RWS, and Federal.*
(*If you can afford them. Federal is mighty proud of their primers)

All of the major brands today are excellent.
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Old April 11, 2005, 01:29 PM   #4
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appreciate the assist, thanks
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