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July 24, 2012, 05:23 PM
Can you use 209 muzzle loader primers in shot shells that call for a 209 primer? The powder in the shot shell is red dot. Thanks in advance for the help.

July 24, 2012, 07:09 PM
The size 209 primer was used in shot shells long before muzzle loaders were modified to use them. Typically, shot shell reloading recipes are primer specific; however, some reloaders interchange some primer brands. Any number of primers can be used with Red Dot powder, but the powder weight will be different for different primers. Check a reloading guide.

July 24, 2012, 10:05 PM
I am thinking the Black Powder 209's may be a little hotter. Besrt to check with Manufacturer.

July 24, 2012, 10:14 PM
muzzle loader 209's give you less spark than a standard 209. They will fit and function but not the best pick and standard 209's are cheap go get a box.