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Old 04-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #11
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The Speer RHT lead free non-toxic ammo in .45 ACP uses small primers. Speer (Federal/CCI) do not make large lead free primers. Streamlines the process. They load fine, shoot fine. I segregate mine and save them for when I have easier access to small primers.

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Default Small VS. Large Primers in .45 ACP Cases.

I work for a company that recycles once fires brass. The small primers in the .45 ACP brass are used in all Non-Toxic rounds. From what I have been able to assertain, the most toxic part of any round being discharged is the residue from the primer. In order to comply with the Non-Toxic standards, a new explosive for primers had to be developed that was Non-Toxic. This was too hot for the large primers, hence the new small primers. Now the bullet, powder and primer are all Non-Toxic. We have to sort through all of our .45 ACP brass and segregate all of the small primers from the large, before we process it for sale.

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I work for a company that recycles once fires brass. The small primers in the .45 ACP brass are used in all Non-Toxic rounds. From what I have been able to assertain, the most toxic part of any round being discharged is the residue from the primer. In order to comply with the Non-Toxic standards, a new explosive for primers had to be developed that was Non-Toxic. This was too hot for the large primers, hence the new small primers. Now the bullet, powder and primer are all Non-Toxic. We have to sort through all of our .45 ACP brass and segregate all of the small primers from the large, before we process it for sale.
I'll be honest that does not sound like a fun job I was ready to quit with a batch of 200 or so.

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They are used for the "Non Toxic" line of ammo for indoor range shooting. Fed, Win, Speer, and another company that I can't remember off the top of my head load smalls in ACP's. HATE it! Throws off my timing when I am loading....my best is 1000 45 ACP's in 40 minutes on an RL1050! Save them and reload them with small primers. You have to swage the primer pockets as they are crimped in like military ammo.

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