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Grabbed the Wrong Primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dkf, Apr 10, 2014.


  1. dkf

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    I went and got some powder and primers today. They had the CCIs all stacked together and I grabbed the wrong primers.

    I usually use the #400 SRP for .223 in my AR but I grabbed the BR-4 SRP by mistake.(bench rest primers) So is there really any difference between the two other than price? I don't really want to work up new loads to use only 1k primers.
     

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  2. Three-Five-Seven

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    The issue is not the load. Rather, it's the strength of the primer cup. If you're willing to risk a blown primer, or a blown out primer rattling around in your rifle, you don't have a problem. In all likelihood, you won't have a problem on any account.
     

  3. dkf

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    So I take it the primer cup is thinner or softer on the BR to increase reliability?

    I am not running max loads. I can use the BR4 for plinking fmj loads or cast boolit loads.
     
  4. SJ 40

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    My understanding from the same question I asked CCI/Omark was the primers were compound weight consistent,cups were same hardness as standard primers with the exception of BR marking. SJ 40
     
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    #5 ess45, Apr 10, 2014
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  6. PhantomF4E

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    You grabbed a higher quality , more consistent box of primers . Save them for a lower quantity of more precision loads if you load for accuracy and consistent groups . IMHO while primers do have a say in overall accuracy , I have not found it to be too significant .
     
  7. dkf

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    Ok so the BR are thicker, the opposite of what I thought. Thanks for the info everyone.