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Rem. 1 1/2 Primers?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by steve4102, Oct 23, 2011.


  1. steve4102

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    I was given a K of Rem 1 1/2 primers. It says on the box they should not be used in the "High Pressure rounds 40 S&W and 357 Sig". Does that mean they should not be used in the 9mm as well?
     

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  2. Zombie Steve

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    I've never shot Remington primers, but it appears to be a regular (non magnum) small pistol primer. Load 'em up.
     

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    I don't think Remington mentions 9mm in their warning. I got a good deal on several k's Rem. 1 1/2 primers during the primer shortage and have loaded them in 9mm and .40 s&w with no problem. So as Zombie says load them up.
     
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    As with any component switch, start low and work your way back up.
     
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    Right, the only reason I asked is that Rem says "high Pressure rounds". The 9mm and the 40 both run a 35K psi?
     
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    Yes, I had never used their 1 1/2 sp primers before until I purchased them, then read the small print about high pressure loads. Since I had them I used them in other cartridges and then gradually worked up to higher pressure rds. I have never had a single problem after about 4 k of them. Haven't tried them in .357 sig or mag. yet. Rem. considers them their standard primer and the 5 1/2 their magnum primer.
     
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    I have used Remington 1 1/2 primers in 9mm and 38 Special for several years without expereincing any problems.
     
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    I have tested and used several K of these primers in my target rounds.
    Like other I have used them in "high pressure rounds" like 380 ACP, 9mm and 38 Special, all have fired without failure. I find very little difference between these primers and others that I have tested, so if I can also quote Zombie Steve... "Load em up"!
     
  9. F106 Fan

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    Just for giggles, look at a spent case and check for the primer backing out of the pocket or for powder burns around the primer.

    The primer shouldn't be flattened, there should still be a radius at the edge of the primer. If you shoot it in a Glock you will probably see a rectangular imprint of the firing pin opening. On any other handgun you will just see the circular dent of the firing pin (also in the center of the Glock rectangle). That firing pin dent shouldn't be fractured.

    It's worth looking at a few cases just to be sure but it's a standard small pistol (non-magnum) primer so I would expect it to work for those applications.

    Richard
     
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    I have seen that warning & can only think the cups are thinner, but as you not, 9mm runs pretty much the same pressure as the 40. I would think they would be fine as long as you stay off the top end loads.
     
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