Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.


Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jl_chevy, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. jl_chevy

    Expand Collapse

    Apr 8, 2012
    my 34 likes federal primers could not find any small pistol , so picked up small pistol mag . I have used them before when that was all i had on hand . my load is 4.0gr power pistol and black bullets internnational 147 gr with small pistol & 3.8gr with mag primers . Looking to see what other think about this . Thanks
  2. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan
    Expand Collapse

    Oct 19, 2011
    I'm not much of a fan of the idea of using magnum primers for standard loads. I really try to follow the directions.

    It's true that Federal SPP are out of stock at Powder Valley but the Federal Match SPP are in stock and only $4 more per 1000.

    I would just order a few thousand match primers and not worry about the $20. In the bigger scheme of things, $20 just isn't important.


    #2 F106 Fan, Sep 16, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
  3. shotgunred

    Expand Collapse
    reloading nut

    Mar 1, 2008
    N W Washington
    I use magnum small primers all the time for "normal loads". I never run the ragged edge so it has never been a problem. If I was close to or at the top end of a load I would back off and work my way back up.

    By all the time I mean that is all I have used for the last 3 years. What can I tell you I got a great deal and bought lots!

    A lot of competition shooter over at BE do the same thing. You will find a lot more information on it over there than you will here.
Similar Threads Forum Date
Primers Reloading May 3, 2015
primers Reloading Jul 25, 2013
Primers Michigan Glockers Apr 25, 2010
Primers Michigan Glockers Apr 19, 2009
primers!! Band of Glockers Jan 7, 2009
Duty Gear at CopsPlus