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Old April 6, 1999, 01:24 AM   #3
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
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Thaddeus: Consider me yelling and screaming that Mal H is absolutely right in both these primer-threads!

Rifle primers only in rifle cases; pistol primers only in pistol cases. Magnum primers only in magnum cartridges.

In some very derned few situations, you can use a magnum primer instead of a standard, in a non-magnum case: Only if it is a fairly large capacity case; and only if the powder is a slow-burning type. Even then, there are commonly equally good loads with other powders not needing magnum primers. For pistols, it might be something like a .45 Colt to be shot in a modern Ruger. For rifles, I don't really know...

Me, I'd let some other fella demonstrate his "high-falutin'" load in his gun...
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