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Old 05-06-2010, 03:22 PM   #1
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ive been reloading for my savage for a while (12bvss in .223) and ive been using cheap primes that i bought last year when that is all i could i find. They are magtech srp 7 1/2 using them in rem cases 70 gr berger vld's and 25.8 gr of varget and so far they average group is about .7-.8 and thats not too bad but i really think it could do better. Now ive heard that using better primers can result in better accuracy. Is this really true? Which primers should i go with? i found alot of places that have remington benchrest 7 1/2 small rifle primers at a decent price. What do you think?
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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I've had great results from using benchrest primers with standard (non magnum) loads. My personal favorite is CCI BR-4 (small rifle) and BR-2 (large rifle). The Federal are good too. I haven't used many Remingtons. They're not different "power"-just more consistent.
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my problem is consistency. Ill get 3 rounds in the same hole and then the last 2 shots in a line from 11 oclock to 5 oclock on either side of the 3 shot group and it jacks my group size up 4 thenths of an inch. Ive strived very hard to make sure my powder is always coonsistent, it makes sense that it may be the primers.
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Whenever I find a load that works great in a gun,I will then try every different primer I have to see if it tightens or widens the groups of a given load.

You'll be surprised the difference that a little primer makes. Some are good,some bad.You just have to find the perfect match of primer/powder/bullet.
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I have 5k wolf small rifle and 5k wolf large rifle primers. I have not seen any accuracy degradation from the use of the wolf primers. 5k are only $140 plus shipping.
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The only rifle I have that I load for max accuracy is the .25-06. I only use the CCI bench rest primers for it.
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thanks guys i picked up a brick of cci br4's last night from a local guy. Midway wanted 48.00 for them plus 19.00 ups plus a 25.00 dollar haz mat fee so i got them for 42.00 instead of 92.00 by calling around
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I have found the CCI makes some top notch primes and I do alot of reloading some for match shooting I use Large Mag pistol Primers from CCI I have tryed a few from Germany and fall back to CCI
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Whenever I find a load that works great in a gun,I will then try every different primer I have to see if it tightens or widens the groups of a given load.

You'll be surprised the difference that a little primer makes. Some are good,some bad.You just have to find the perfect match of primer/powder/bullet.
I agree.
It all depends on what your particular firearm likes. I've seen a load close by 3/8" between winchester and remington primers.

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