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Old September 2, 2000, 01:34 PM   #2
Art Eatman
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I raised this question a few months ago; I had run across a negative comment about them, after I had bought a carton. The consensus of those with experience with the "new" primers was that there's no real difference.

The white-box primers said "For Regular or Magnum" or some such; the blue-box primers are separately for "Regular" or for "Magnum" IIRC. Maybe blue-box "Magnum" primers might be a tad hotter--or it might be some liability issue. I dunno.

I do know that for 50 years I have read the caution that just changing lot numbers in any of your components should mean dropping back 5% and working back up to max.

You can search the TFL archives for more info.

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