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Old August 27, 2013, 03:39 PM   #6
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I will not have a chance to try it out until Saturday.

Regarding rifle primers, many of us have standardized on rifle primers for all small primer applications. I have used them nearly exclusively for over 10 years. They can be loaded as if they were magnum primers. I did score some small pistol primers recently though and I loaded my last set of .38's with them. All of my pistols shoot the small rifle primers just fine. I've never changed springs before though and I realize that there may be problems due to the extra hardness of the cup. The Ruger is not a defensive gun, just a range toy. I started with the weak hammer spring and can easily increase it until I get what I like. I'm not sure what parts to polish and am a bit hesitant to try. I appreciate the comments.
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