Mag primers for 38 special

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by keas3, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. keas3

    keas3 New Member

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    As wondering if it was even possible to use small mag pistol primers in a 38 special load? I have about a 1000 of them. And nothing to load them in. Can u just reduce the Max load or min load and it will work?

    Can they be used in a 9mm??
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can but it will change the pressure of the load. Might or might not have to do any other changes.
     

  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can. I use mag primers in everything I load. I do not use max charges though.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    CCI mag primers are HARD! You may have issues with a .38 Spl revolver reliably setting them off. Otherwise they can be used in any small pistol application, just work up a new load as pressures will be different
     
  5. jhelms

    jhelms New Member

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    I use magnums in everything. You will need to change your powder charge, but it will actually DRAMATICALLY improve your groups.
     
  6. keas3

    keas3 New Member

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    Do u reload 9mm using a mag primer as well!??
     
  7. jhelms

    jhelms New Member

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    Yes. Between me and my paw in law, 9mm, .38, .357 Sig and mag, .40, and they all get mags.
     
  8. floydster

    floydster New Member

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    Yup, drop your loads 10%, work back up from the starting loads.

    Smokeyloads
     
  9. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't like 'em, but you can use 'em.