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Old 09-10-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Default Remington no. 6 1/2 primers in .223?

I've already loaded 40 rounds of .223 using Remington no. 6 1/2 small rifle primers. That's what the guys at Cabelas told me to use.

Now, I'm all ready to load 50 more....and, after checking again, I read all over the web NOT to use 6 1/2 in .223, use 7 1/2!

Anybody have any knowledge on this?

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Old 09-11-2010, 01:58 AM   #2
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6 1/2 is a regular primer the 7 1/2 is a bench rest primer. The difference is PRICE. Remington are not the softest cup out there that would be federals.

The bench rest primers are made a little different than regular primers. From what I gathered all the bench rest primers are made by workers that get the most constant amount of priming mixture in the cup.

My sierra manual says 7 1/2 for both ar and bolt guns.

Some say the 7 1/2 cups are a little harder than than the 6 1/2's. I am assuming these are for your AR. So keep an eye on them while shooting.

I have used both remingtons, Winchesters, CCI BR4 and CCI 400's and wolfs. I will use Wolf as long as I can get my hands on them.

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Yep, for the AR.

I read so many posts about them that they're made specifically for the .22 Hornet and that using them in anything else could cause permanent damage to the bolt.....?

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All I can say is they never hurt my bolt on the 700 or my ar. Keep an eye on them if they look like a little volcano then stop shooting them.

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Default Remington 6 1/2's?

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Yep, for the AR.

I read so many posts about them that they're made specifically for the .22 Hornet and that using them in anything else could cause permanent damage to the bolt.....?
Kind of funny that you bring up the Rem. 6 1/2's Lon. Back last year they were my "go to" primers for several of my small PISTOL loads.
Around here the small pistol primer supplies had dried up/priced out of this world also. I'm too damn cheap to pay $40-45 per K for primers! My local gun club got a shipment in of Rem. 6 1/2's, and I tried a K on .38/.357/9MM, with good success. Bought 1K at $27.00 and tried them-went back and bought 5K more, and still use them in some of my heavier pistol loads. I did back down my powder charge a hair, and all of my handguns still have strong springs to light off the harder primer cupl
I think the Rem.6 1/2's are like using a Small Pistol Mag. primer in most loads. All worked well for me then==AND== now, I need to get over to Powder Valley and get some of those $18.00K Wolf primers...
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Went to Bass Pro last weekend and got the 7 1/2s. The only brand they had left were Remington, no Wolf, CCI, or Winchester. Wasn't going to take any chances on the 6 1/2s, but it was interesting to see that is said "Benchrest Primers" on the box.

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I would order primers from Wiedners myself.

Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply INC

best price on primers I have found.

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+1 to using 6 1/2's if you need to. Benchrest primers - from what I've heard - are harder than the 6 1/2's, but the regular SR primers will work just fine.

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