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Wouva1 09-24-2013 08:53 PM

.223 rem primers
 
What do most people who use .223 rem use as there favourite primers,I'll be reloading soon for my howa .223 and was just wondering that's all.....cheers

jjfuller1 09-24-2013 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Wouva1 (Post 1382132)
What do most people who use .223 rem use as there favourite primers,I'll be reloading soon for my howa .223 and was just wondering that's all.....cheers

I have always used CCIs... just bought a batch of federals to try.

jpattersonnh 09-25-2013 12:53 AM

I've never found a difference between CCI, Winchester, Federal in small rifle primers.

sandog 09-25-2013 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 1382357)
I've never found a difference between CCI, Winchester, Federal in small rifle primers.

As jpattersonnh says, they are all good. I don't have a bolt .223, I shoot an AR and a Mini-14, so I load with the CCI #41 primers which have a harder cup like military primers. But I've never had or knew anybody that had a slam fire using regular small rifle primers in an AR. I have a slight preference in my pistol and larger caliber rifles to use Winchester primers.

robocop10mm 09-25-2013 01:26 PM

For the Howa, Fed, Win, CCI, Rem. If you are looking to wring the absolute nth degree of accuracy look at match/benchrest primers.

For ball powders in cold climates, try magnum primers

alsaqr 09-25-2013 01:50 PM

Started reloading .223/5.56mm in the mid to late 60s. This year i have loaded over 4,000 rounds. My favorite .223 primers are Winchester followed by CCI. Other brands would likely work just as well.

mseric 09-25-2013 03:22 PM

I use whatever is availble, but if I have a choice, I prefer Rem 7 1/2. They are Magnum primers and work well in my 5.56 and my Grendel.

aandabooks 09-25-2013 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by mseric (Post 1382860)
I use whatever is availble, but if I have a choice, I prefer Rem 7 1/2. They are Magnum primers and work well in my 5.56 and my Grendel.

The Remington primers is what my reloading guru turned me onto when I started reloading .223. I use them for both my AR loads and my bolt gun.

Shade 09-25-2013 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 1382357)
I've never found a difference between CCI, Winchester, Federal in small rifle primers.

I concur. I have worked up loads for each primer and have not been able
distinguish a difference in .223 Remington/5.56 NATO or any other rifle load.
Now this is with standard Small Rifle primers, I was not comparing Magnum,
Bench Rest, Mil-spec or other types of Primers. Also true with Large Rifle
primers with the same exclusions. Also Federal and Remington Large Rifle
Magnum primers are interchangeable.

IMO the relatively large charge of propellant negates and small differences
in rifle cartridges. However, it would be prudent to work up loads when
changing primers just to confirm there are no differences in your load and
firearms.

I have seen differences in pistol loads, when using different primers.

mseric 09-25-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by aandabooks (Post 1382911)
The Remington primers is what my reloading guru turned me onto when I started reloading .223. I use them for both my AR loads and my bolt gun.


Just make sure your Rem primers are 7 1/2 not 6 1/2. 6 1/2 are not to be used in the 223/5.56.


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