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Old 01-16-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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I'm using CCI and Federal Match primers with Alliant powders and both brands have worked without failures of any kind.

Good luck and be safe!!


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Of course these days you use what you can get your hands on.
From a quality standpoint, AFAIK, the usual suspects are fine. NOTE: There are some quirks with Remington primers that I don't care for. YMMV.




I have used Remington primers exclusively for over 30 years without a single issue.


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I have used Remington primers exclusively for over 30 years without a single issue.
Oh, they work ok. I just detest the fine print issue w/ the 6 1/2 & 1 1/2. If your unfamiliar with the issues with them, you get stuck with a brick of primers you shouldn't use. Maybe they could just make SP & SR Primers that aren't restricted to certain calibers? That would be swell.
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Oh, they work ok. I just detest the fine print issue w/ the 6 1/2 & 1 1/2. If your unfamiliar with the issues with them, you get stuck with a brick of primers you shouldn't use. Maybe they could just make SP & SR Primers that aren't restricted to certain calibers? That would be swell.
The 1 1/2 is small pistol standard and the 5 1/2 is small pistol magnum.

The 6 1/2 is a standard small rifle. The 7 1/2 is a magnum small rifle primer. It's also MilSpec. The 9 1/2 is large rifle standard, and also MilSpec. 9 1/2 M is large rifle magnum.

And I agree they should just mark them standard and magnum to avoid confusion.
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I use magnum primers for everything. I do not start at max. But I have worked up plenty of hot loads. A lot of people do that. The reason for me is I simply load too many calibers. I would have to stock just about every primer there is.
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The 1 1/2 is small pistol standard and the 5 1/2 is small pistol magnum.

The 6 1/2 is a standard small rifle. The 7 1/2 is a magnum small rifle primer. It's also MilSpec. The 9 1/2 is large rifle standard, and also MilSpec. 9 1/2 M is large rifle magnum.

And I agree they should just mark them standard and magnum to avoid confusion.
The 6 1/2 is "sort of" standard small rifle. If your small rifle is a .22 hornet.
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Remington does not recommend this primer for use in the 17 Remington, 222 Remington, 223 Remington, 204 Ruger, 17 Remington Fireball. Use the 7-1/2 Small Rifle Bench Rest primer in these cartridges.
This 6-1/2 Small Rifle primer is primarily designed for use in the 22 Hornet.
Because the .22 Hornet is so common these days, it deserves it's own primer.
I suppose I can use my remaining 900 6 1/2s for magnum pistol loads.

Then there is the 1 1/2s:
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Special Note: These primers are NOT recommended for loading high pressure loads such as 357 Mag, 357 Sig or 40 S&W. Please consult a Reputable Loading Manual for loading data.
The .40 S&W is not a magnum cartridge. In fact one must ask if 9 mm loads are safe with them, since it operates at similar pressures.

This all would be less of a problem if Remington made this info a bit easier to find. I made the discovery with the 6 1/2s just wandering around the internet. I go home & sure enough, fine print.
In my ignorance, I believed that when a primer is designated "Small Rifle" it should not be a huge leap of faith to assume that would include .223.
This of explains why they were the only small rifle primers available that day. In my innocence, I just assumed that it was because Remingtons are typically more expensive then their competition.

Note: the warnings are from the Midway USA site.
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I simply use the MilSpec 7 1/2 for all small rifle applications.

I am not allowed to discuss my use of or experience with the 1 1/2 by the mods.

All I can say is that after some very bad experiences with CCI, I switched to exclusive use of Remington primers more than 30 years ago, and they've never let me down.


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