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Old October 14, 2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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209 primer question

Can anyone tell me the advantage to 209 primers over the number 11 caps?
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Old October 17, 2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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Don't know of any real advantage other than the fact that the 209 being a standard shot gun primer is more readily available and due to phisical design is easier to handle.
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Old October 17, 2005, 08:49 PM   #3
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#11 caps have a very small charge in them. Sometimes you will get dry fire with them. Especially if it's damp.

209 shotshell primers give a much larger ingition charge which means a more reliable powder burn and quicker burn. (less *pop*.....Boom! and more *pop**Boom*)
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