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Old September 24, 2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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45 acp small primers

i got a bunch of 45 acp brass today with small pistol primers..
I want to reload them and I have some cci small pistol primers No.350
hodgden h-38 powder . in the lyman just gives load data using large primers
.not been able to find any data ..any help would be great
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Old September 24, 2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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I use the same data for small and large primers and find little to no difference in performance.
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Old September 24, 2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Agree with Shootest

Just follow the manual and don't worry about primer size.
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Old September 24, 2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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Ditto the above 2 posts. I did the 10% reduction and worked back up. Right to where i was with large primers. Load like you always did
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Old September 24, 2012, 05:34 PM   #5
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I use 5.0 gr of HP-38/W231 (same powder) for 200 gr LSWC and 230 gr LRN for accurate target loads with moderate recoil.

200 gr LSWC/5.0 gr W231/HP-38 is my favorite 45ACP lead load.

I have used both large and small primer pocket cases with the same bullets/powder charge and they have worked well.

Current Hodgdon load data
200 gr LSWC HP-38/W231 OAL 1.225" Start 4.4 gr (771 fps) 11,000 CUP - Max 5.6 gr (914 fps) 16,900 CUP

230 gr LRN HP-38/W231 OAL 1.200" Start 4.3 gr (699 fps) 12,200 CUP - Max 5.3 gr (834 fps) 16,900 CUP
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Old September 24, 2012, 05:39 PM   #6
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Just use that data thats out there for the LP brass. All test that have been published or posted online show a less than 25fps differrence between the two.
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Old September 25, 2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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thanks for the advise. I don't know anyone that reloads their own ammo. so hearing from other loaders helps .besides that I want to keep my hands...thanks
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