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Old August 21, 2015, 08:11 PM   #26
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Sorry guys, I forgot to say that my wife was asking for small pistol primers. Does CCI make BR small pistol primers?
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Old August 21, 2015, 08:55 PM   #27
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I don't think there is such an animal as BR pistol primers, but I could be wrong. FWIW, the Owatonna MN Cabelas had virtually any brand/size of primer for $32/1000 this week. Powder selection was pretty good too.
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Old August 21, 2015, 09:33 PM   #28
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Looks like Federal is the only brand that has 2 grades of pistol primers, regular and Match. None, not even Federal rifle primers, are listed as BR or GM (this year)

Powder Valley http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/
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FED GM200M SMALL PISTOL MAG MATCH PRIMERS (1000)
Price difference is $30 versus $33.
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Old August 22, 2015, 08:06 AM   #29
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Reloading forums need a stick, I want nothing to do with 'naming it' but I believe it is necessary to have one that list all the reasons 'IT CAN NOT BE DONE'. I know, there will be many members that will have trouble distinguishing the difference between reasons and excuses.

Has anyone ever weighed a primer?

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Old August 22, 2015, 08:06 AM   #30
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As far as I am concerned about the best primers is compare how they shoot.

When I am working up a load. I will first find the powder charge that is most accurate. Then load up 5-10 with Win., 5-10 with CCI, 5-10 with Rem...

That will show me witch load shoots the tightest groups.
Then stock up.
The trick today is to be able to find what I want.
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Old August 22, 2015, 08:15 AM   #31
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Then there are head space gages, in the big inning I thought head space gages were made on Mars by Mar-shuns. I could never understand why machinist did not make gages, I can only find one reference to making head space gages, the smith/writer said he purchased gages then mentioned another smith that made them. When making gages the maker should also make a tool to measure the accuracy of the gage.

People make gages, I am a people.

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Old August 22, 2015, 08:20 AM   #32
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Not defending the clerk, but someone selling something is supposed to be an expert on that product, if by position only (if he's selling the stuff he's gotta know all about it, right? ). Go to a auto parts store and every clerk is a long time mechanic, knowledgeable in all aspects of automotive engineering (I'm hoping you guys understand sarcasm!). Perhaps he was confronted with a question he had no answer for and just winged it. How would you as a customer, not 100% familiar with a specific product react if a clerk replied with "I dunno"? So, the clerk has to become an expert to avoid embarrassment, and an upset customer...

Not all misinformation is an attempt to cheat someone...
As long as he followed up with "let me check with the manager/owner" I wouldn't mind.

Heck, it really wouldn't bother me if all he said was "I dunno", at least he is being honest and he looks like a bigger fool when caught lying
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Old August 22, 2015, 08:34 AM   #33
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Sent the wife:

A pawn shop was getting out of the gun business, they had a Spanish Mauser for $35.00, I sent the wife, for some unknown reason there was a delay in the approval. There was something about 'NO' she had trouble dealing with, it just happened she had the grandchildren with her. It was not long before the Pawn Shop thought day care was not good for business, so they made her a deal, they offered to throw a RCBS 5-10 type powder scale in on the deal if she would leave and come back. She called me, she was not happy but I convened her leaving would be a good ideal.

I do not know if it was the grandchildren they were trying to get out of the store or if it was the wife. They did not have a good excuse for the delay and they could not explain why her and not me.

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Old August 22, 2015, 09:53 AM   #34
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Sorry guys, I forgot to say that my wife was asking for small pistol primers.
Yeah, that would have been useful information.
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Old August 22, 2015, 10:08 AM   #35
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I always buy CCI primers if I can't get Federal or Winchester or Remington or........................................................
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Old August 22, 2015, 10:28 AM   #36
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Well I always buy CCI large rifle primers also, primarily for use with the Garand, due to their harder cup and offering greater resistence to slam fires. Then will take Winchesters for more standard usage.
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Old August 22, 2015, 10:28 AM   #37
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Does CCI make BR small pistol primers?
Perhaps we could send your wife back in to ask the LGS guy if they do. I wonder what kind of song & dance she'd get out of him with THAT question!

I pretty much buy what's available, when stocking up on primers. The only non-interchangeability I've ever noticed is that Federal .223 brass prefers Federal primers, and will often mangle other brands if one attempts to seat them in Federal cases. That may have changed in recent years. I kinda scoop the Federal stuff aside and use other brands.
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Old August 22, 2015, 10:41 AM   #38
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I never could tell a difference between CCI and Winchester Primers other than color. They have both worked well for Me.
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Old August 22, 2015, 12:14 PM   #39
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Jes wondering, and not meant to offend anyone, but did anyone understand any of Guffy's posts? Just for my information...
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Old August 22, 2015, 12:27 PM   #40
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did anyone understand any of Guffy's posts?
No. But, they will continue.
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Old August 22, 2015, 12:38 PM   #41
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Come on now. Guffeys been a lot of help to me since I started loading back in April. You don't think he's misleading me do you. Lol. He has helped me with a lot of headspace issues.
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Old August 22, 2015, 01:38 PM   #42
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The best primers are the ones that produce a spark when smacked by the hammer or striker of your firearm....
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