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#3129874 - 01/18/13 05:19 PM primer question
randy
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I am needing to do some reloading this weekend. I am currently out of small rifle primers. However I have accumulated a lot of small rifle magnum primers. I am using Hodgdon H4895 powder. Does anybody see a problem with this? I think I will be alright. I expect the velocities to be a little higher, so I will load them on light side.
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#3129902 - 01/18/13 05:41 PM Re: primer question [Re: randy]
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should be fine
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#3130001 - 01/18/13 07:00 PM Re: primer question [Re: Deer Assassin]
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If it was me I would save my rifle primers. There are some differance.
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#3130057 - 01/18/13 07:47 PM Re: primer question [Re: KPH]
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Forgot to mention that im reloading 223.
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#3130126 - 01/18/13 08:27 PM Re: primer question [Re: randy]
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just watch for pressure signs.....flattening of the primer
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#3130183 - 01/18/13 08:55 PM Re: primer question [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
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If you are loading 223 then have at it.
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#3130411 - 01/19/13 06:30 AM Re: primer question [Re: deerkiller300wsm]
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 Originally Posted By: deerkiller300wsm
just watch for pressure signs.....flattening of the primer


Yep. Velocity probably won't change much, but pressure may peak more quickly, or higher. Accuracy may decrease, as well. Treat it as a totally diferent load

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#3130448 - 01/19/13 07:35 AM Re: primer question [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Ive never messed with a pressure gun, bit i really don't see there being enough difference in the 2 to make a difference. To my understanding a magnum primer is best used with larger powder charges and harder to ignite propellant. Your still lighting the same powder and same amount with a hotter primer. But im no expert
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