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Old 02-16-2011, 02:35 AM   #11
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Negative. 10mm does as well, plus its superior to 45, so I understand the change


Negative. 45 acp is the only pistol round loaded in the Federal Champion name so it's the only one loaded in their plant that requires LP primers.

Robo, I never thought about using them when Large primers are harder to find but then I never ran out. Right now I own 50 small primed 45s and I'm debating what to do with the brass.
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Just sorted through about 300 .45 Auto cases from my last trip to the range. I managed to pick up about 40 of the little buggers. So, from now on, I will have to watch for small primers in my returning .45Auto cases. What a pain. However, it is less of a pain than when my 1050 press locks up and I have to clear the shell plate to eliminate the problems.
These are a mixture of Federal and Blazer and the brass, other than the head-stamp, definitely look identical.
I also found about 6 Winchester cases that had huge flash holes. Looked like someone had reloaded their indoor, plastic-bullet cases. I had heard that some "non-toxic" primer rounds were made with larger flash holes, but these were HUGE and were in "Winchester" cases.
The bad thing is that I didn't come home with much more brass than I took, so I look at it as having "lost" about 50 cases out of 300.

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Doesn't bother me too much iive got about 200ish of em atm from range pickups when I hit 500 ill loadem and shoot.

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Negative. 45 acp is the only pistol round loaded in the Federal Champion name so it's the only one loaded in their plant that requires LP primers.

Robo, I never thought about using them when Large primers are harder to find but then I never ran out. Right now I own 50 small primed 45s and I'm debating what to do with the brass.
Spitty, sort+save them. When you get enough for a run, go ahead and load them up.
BTW, there has been some talk on the .40 S&W+10MM that the small primer cases actually have a stronger web area, due to the more brass/less primer factor. Some of the "Boys" over on the Glock Forum are getting some "Atom Bomb" type loads out of their 10's.
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Negative. 45 acp is the only pistol round loaded in the Federal Champion name so it's the only one loaded in their plant that requires LP primers.

Robo, I never thought about using them when Large primers are harder to find but then I never ran out. Right now I own 50 small primed 45s and I'm debating what to do with the brass.
Send them to me Spitty--I'll use them..Bill.
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Send them to me Spitty--I'll use them..Bill.
I haven't shot them yet.....
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I haven't shot them yet.....

That's ok spitty just send them to me anyway...

I have a bunch of small pistol primers.

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That's ok spitty just send them to me anyway...

I have a bunch of small pistol primers.

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I do too but only 50 pieces of 45 brass that will take them.
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Is the price savings really that substantial to purchase the Federal stuff from Wally World? Maybe Blazer is a good alternative for you, and that might be available from say Big 5 or one of the other sporting goods store available to you.
I've got three sorces for ammo in my little town, the local gun shop (that thinks they have enough of a monopoly to get away with $creewing you) Wally World, and an Ace Hardware. Wally World beets the LGS, but ACE beats Wally World hands down EVERY TIME. Usually $2-$3 less per box.
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The 45 auto does not have a lot of powder, I'm betting a small primer will do just as well as a large primer. Has anyone compared the size of the flash hole?

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