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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by xdmikey, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. xdmikey


    Dec 5, 2009
    Cypress, TX
    now that i have your attention:
    i've been using srp for pistol reloading(about a year)since i heard it's fine to do so(per arf).
    i use those same primers for my ar loads(not hot, just plinking).
    question is when i order from PV should i order srp or the 223? i think that's what it's called, maybe 556.
  2. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Clarksville, Tn.
    I believe the 5.56/223 primers are harder to keep from going off in a semi auto rifle. I would not change unless you need a lot for a semi auto rifle.
    Just my 5 cents worth.

  3. fredj338


    Dec 22, 2004
    Hmm, I tend to use what is supposed to be used. Rifle primers are slightly hotter than pistol primers, they also have slightly thicker cups. If you work your loads up & the gun fires, then you can use them, but not advised. For rifles, if you shoot a semiauto, you don't need the mil spec primer (CCI#41), but they will help prevent a slam fire. Just stay away from Fed in semiautos & you should be fine.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010
  4. squirreld


    Jan 15, 2006
    US of A
    wolf/tula have 3 different SR primers.

    based on the info here,|284|737

    1. You have your regular 223 primers (223 is somewhere in the product code), these would be like Small rifle.
    2. Then you have your 223M (223M is somewhere in the product code), these would be a small rifle with a harder cup for the free floating firing pins in AR's.
    3. Then you have your 556M (556 is somewhere in the product code), these would have 2 additional things over the standard 223 primers. A harder cup and a lil more oomph!

    The equivalent specs in the old wolf product codes would be
    1. SR (standard)
    2. SRM (harder cup)
    3. 223 (harder cup and more oomph)
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2010
  5. xdmikey


    Dec 5, 2009
    Cypress, TX
    thank you gentlemen!
  6. My2Dogs


    Jul 30, 2008
    yup just placed my order tonight, I ordered 10k primers 8 pounds of unique and 1000 45 berry bullets, guy said I saved about 50 on shipping (actually just a little shy of)
    so I am very happy, local dealer had 4 pounds of unique for 12 dollars less than the 8 pound jug I just purchased.