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Old November 13, 1999, 08:30 AM   #1
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I have a bunch of large pistol magnum primers left over from when I used to load .44 mag. I still load .45 auto (190 gr LSWC over 5.4 gr W231).

What can I expect if I use the magnum primers with this load?

The gun that will fire these is a P-Ord P14.


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Old November 13, 1999, 06:59 PM   #2
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Should be fine; your 231 load is light enough to accept the mag primers. But please observe fired case condition, and all other pressure parameter checks for your gun.

DO NOT get near max when these types of substitutions are made.

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Old November 15, 1999, 06:09 PM   #3
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cannot say about magnum primers, however I once, due to lack of attention, loaded a bunch of 45ACP with Winchester Large Rifle Primers (Winchester primers were supposedly "hotter" than other brands). My load was 5.2 grains Red Dot with 200 grain SWC (900 ft/sec). To make a long story short, experienced NO problem. Since making that one mistake, I pay more attention to what I'm doing.

They say that "god looks after drunks and fools", but it's best NOT to strain the quality of mercy. The load you mention sounds like it's a lot less than max.
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