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Old September 22, 2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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small pistol primers

for .38 CAS DOES ANY ONE USE CCI MAG PRIMERS?
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Old September 22, 2013, 09:36 AM   #2
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I would if that was all I could get.
I would not use them if I had a choice.
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Old September 22, 2013, 09:47 AM   #3
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I would if that was all I could get.
I would not use them if I had a choice.
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Old September 22, 2013, 05:33 PM   #4
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You shouldn't need the mags - regular ones should work just fine for the 38s. What are you using for powder?
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Old September 23, 2013, 09:33 AM   #5
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Old September 23, 2013, 06:08 PM   #6
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glee - I am assuming that your post of .36 gr of HP38 was intended to be 3.6 grnot .36 gr

My Speers manual (#14) indicates that the minimum starting load suggested for 38 spl is 3.6 gr. It does not have a * next to it which is their way of indicating that a mag primer is suggested. Go to the powder manufacturer's site and double check their loading data - always a safe thing to do - and see if they recommend a mag primer but you should be just fine with a regular one.
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Old September 23, 2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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The above information I just passed on was for a 158 gr bullet. I'm not sure what you are using so double check the powder mfg. site for the bullet weight you are going to use. With a 158 gr bullet - Speers shows a velocity of 855 fps (page 876)
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Old September 23, 2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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OOPS

Yes it was suppose to be 3.6,but I am using 120 gr bullets
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