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keas3 02-02-2013 01:57 AM

Mag primers for 38 special
As wondering if it was even possible to use small mag pistol primers in a 38 special load? I have about a 1000 of them. And nothing to load them in. Can u just reduce the Max load or min load and it will work?

Can they be used in a 9mm??

hiwall 02-02-2013 02:04 AM

Yes you can but it will change the pressure of the load. Might or might not have to do any other changes.

Rick1967 02-02-2013 03:01 AM

Yes you can. I use mag primers in everything I load. I do not use max charges though.

robocop10mm 02-02-2013 11:55 AM

CCI mag primers are HARD! You may have issues with a .38 Spl revolver reliably setting them off. Otherwise they can be used in any small pistol application, just work up a new load as pressures will be different

jhelms 02-02-2013 12:34 PM

I use magnums in everything. You will need to change your powder charge, but it will actually DRAMATICALLY improve your groups.

keas3 02-07-2013 10:52 AM

Do u reload 9mm using a mag primer as well!??

jhelms 02-07-2013 11:20 AM

Yes. Between me and my paw in law, 9mm, .38, .357 Sig and mag, .40, and they all get mags.

floydster 02-07-2013 04:23 PM

Yup, drop your loads 10%, work back up from the starting loads.


locutus 02-07-2013 07:14 PM

I don't like 'em, but you can use 'em.

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