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Old March 29, 2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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Did I screw up?

I ordered primes from Weidners. They didn't have the Wolf 5.56 primers in stock so I ordered Wolf QQQSR223 KVB-223M SMALL RIFLE PRIMERS. Weidners says:

SMALL RIFLE 223 (part # QQQSR223) NEW NEW This is the newest primer available in the Wolf line. It is ever so slightly hotter than the small rifle magnum primer and it comes with a brass colored thick cup. This primer can be used in place of the SRM primer or used when a different powder is used that is hard to ignite.
I'm loading 26.5 grains of Varget with a Hornady 55gr FMJ and CCI #41 primers at 2.22 OAL. I am firing this load in an AR-15 with a 5.56 chamber. What kind of change would I expect with the wolf primer? I am a full grain below 223 listings with pressure well below 5.56 level. Is that wolf primer that much hotter?

I am making some stash ammo. Sealed in 30 round packs, 40 packs stored in a 50 cal can. I will use that CCI #41 for that.

Mostly what I'll use the Wolf for is just every day shooting.
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Old March 29, 2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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That's the primer you want for the AR. The KVB-223M is the Russian primer made to copy NATO specs. TulAmmo has sold it for awhile (I got 5000 of them at Natchez's last sale), and apparently Wolf is just now adding it to their line.
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