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Old 01-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #11
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I am new to reloading so some might think this question is stupid. What kind of primer does a 223 take large rifle or small rifle, I'm leaning towards small primer but some one told me at gander mountain that its a large rifle primer?


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I am new to reloading so some might think this question is stupid. What kind of primer does a 223 take large rifle or small rifle, I'm leaning towards small primer but some one told me at gander mountain that its a large rifle primer?
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223/556 uses small rifle primers. If your loading for an ar15 do not use benchrest type primers as the floating firing pin in a ar15 can easily set those off on chambering a round and can cause slamfires.

If you use a titanium firing pin in your ar15 any small rifle primer can be used. Steel pin do not use benchrest primers
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223/556 uses small rifle primers. If your loading for an ar15 do not use benchrest type primers as the floating firing pin in a ar15 can easily set those off on chambering a round and can cause slamfires.

If you use a titanium firing pin in your ar15 any small rifle primer can be used. Steel pin do not use benchrest primers
Remington 7 1/2 are MilSpec and Remington uses them in their military contract ammo.

They are marked "bench rest" on the box.
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Remington isnt exactly good at making quality reliable ammunition either...

Actual benchrest primers tend to be a little thinner as benchrest guns are designed with slightly weaker hammer springs to help trigger pull. Im not sure any actual benchresters use remington primers
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223/556 uses small rifle primers. If your loading for an ar15 do not use benchrest type primers as the floating firing pin in a ar15 can easily set those off on chambering a round and can cause slamfires.

If you use a titanium firing pin in your ar15 any small rifle primer can be used. Steel pin do not use benchrest primers
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I shoot an M1A and was told to use CCI #4 or CCI BR primers to prevent slam fire. So far with the BR primers (600 +) no problem. Had some double taps on recoil, but that I resolved with awareness. I would appreciate your opinion.
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cci are the gold standard primer in my book. if you choose to use br primers just make sure its pointed in a safe direction on loading. in floating firing pin guns you should stick with harder primers. its not going to go boom everytime the bolt closes, you just run a much higher risk of slam fire. ive seen it happen to some folks using factory 308 ammo in m1a before.

oh one other thing, benchrest primers tend to be a little thinner and with the very energetic firing mechanisms of military style semi-autos and you run a real risk of pierced primers. if you get a pierced primer all that hot gass jets into the bolt area and can result in damage to your bolt assembly.

i dont use br primers in any of my guns since i dont have reduced power hammer springs in any gun i own. i dont think they are necessary and can be dangerous in firearms not designed to utilize them.

i know magtech uses very thin primers and i get pierced primers in their 44mag pistol ammo in my ruger 44 carbine.

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cci are the gold standard primer in my book. if you choose to use br primers just make sure its pointed in a safe direction on loading. in floating firing pin guns you should stick with harder primers. its not going to go boom everytime the bolt closes, you just run a much higher risk of slam fire. ive seen it happen to some folks using factory 308 ammo in m1a before.

oh one other thing, benchrest primers tend to be a little thinner and with the very energetic firing mechanisms of military style semi-autos and you run a real risk of pierced primers. if you get a pierced primer all that hot gass jets into the bolt area and can result in damage to your bolt assembly.

i dont use br primers in any of my guns since i dont have reduced power hammer springs in any gun i own. i dont think they are necessary and can be dangerous in firearms not designed to utilize them.

i know magtech uses very thin primers and i get pierced primers in their 44mag pistol ammo in my ruger 44 carbine.

just my opinion
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I will use the BR in my bolts. Standard CCI in the battle rifle.


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