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Old January 16, 2006, 03:59 PM   #1
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new reloader with primer question

im going to reload 45 lc and 38 special. do they take the same primer?? small pistol or large pistol? thanks denny
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Old January 16, 2006, 04:08 PM   #2
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No. The 45 Colt uses large pistol and the 38 special uses small pistol.
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Old January 16, 2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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thanks for the info.
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Old January 16, 2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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No problem. If you chose carefully, you can use the same powder for both. Check the loading manuals for this. I've been relaoding both cals. for 25+ years and I like 2400 and Unique for both. I live in a rural area with limited availibility of componants, so I've not tried many other powders. Check around and see what others recommend.
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Old January 19, 2006, 06:56 PM   #5
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Winchester 231 and Titegroup works well in both
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Old January 20, 2006, 08:43 AM   #6
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Killer, the type and brand of primer is always listed in the load manual.
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Old January 20, 2006, 12:48 PM   #7
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Winchester has got some 45 brass with small primmers. i think most pepole don't like them, could be a problem trying to stuff a large primmer into one of them. Would'nt be much of a problem the other way round. I loaded a few of them, i just keep an eye on them when primming. Probably not as bad as some of the amerc cases with off center primmer holes.
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