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Reloading question re .45 ACP

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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When reloading for my .45 I found I used LARGE Rife primmers - rather than Large Pistol - Is there much difference and should I just get rid of
my reloads ??


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Old 09-23-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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I would not recommend doing that. Rifle primers tend to be a bit hotter then pistol primers due to the nature of the powders used in rifles being harder to ignite. You could experience large increase in pressure which could cause all kinds of problems....the most serious being ka-boom with shrapnel.

I would get rid of them.

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if you want to save your omponents just use a bullet puller and once the bullet and powder are out you can fire the primers in the pistol then reload as normal.

you can re-use the bullet and powder if you remember what powder you used.

ive done the same thing in the past. your not the only one
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I know a guy that made the same mistake with a 44 mag, but he figured it out when he back-tracked after he fired the first round, which cracked the cylinder of a Ruger Super Blackhawk. Lucky guy, a less strongly built handgun could have given shrapnel.

Pull the bullets just to make sure you don't grab them by mistake in the future. Follow JonM's suggestion if you want to save components, but definitely make them "unuseable".

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