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Old 09-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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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



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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.


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

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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.
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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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