Originally Posted by livethehobby
i am an experanced hand loader. not novice but also dont know it all i am trying to find out what advantages spherical powder has over Extruded. i shoot 4831 & 4831sc in most of my rifles. im looking to get in to a beter primer. im switching to cci( good or bad i dont know yet). i use Hodgdon Powder( just what i found and like the best) im just a hunter and a recreational shooter. not any compition but love the chalange of long range shooting. i hear that spherical powder needs a magnam primer. if any of you prefer spherical over Extruded please say why and what primer you have found to work the best. thanks
I also have 30+ years of reloading experience. When I was reloading for modern day pistols, I would reload to the spec. If it said use std primers, I would do so. Over the last 10 years I have acquired several vintage Military rifles. After much research, I have found that almost all Military loads specified Magnum primers. For example, in my MINI-14 vs my Sons M16 FA rifle, Both weapons work just fine with Magnum primers (however I have never tried std Primers). I have a Browning MG in chambered .30 cal and a Ruger MK77 in .30 cal. Both are chambered in 30-06. I have reloaded for both of these weapons and both are happy with Magnum primers.
Unless you are looking to build rounds for a specific rifle/pistol and your looking for extreme accuracy, I would look to a specific load requirement. But if your looking for general reloaded ammunition (that may or may not be used in a Military rifle) I would use Magnum primers.