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Wolf Primers?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by smanocchio, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. smanocchio

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    Im starting to get to the point where ordering online in bulk will be the way to go to save some money. I noticed wolf primers are substantially cheaper than CCI. Do any of you guys have any experience or opinions on these primers? Any input would be appreciated. I will mainly be loading 223 and 40/45 with them.

    Ive been using CCI, No41 for 223, and normal small/large pistol for 40/45. Would I notice any difference switching?
     
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  2. MAC702

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    I can't tell you if there will be any differences in performance as I don't do that kind of testing.

    But I have used tens of thousands of Wolf primers, including the SRM for .223 loads, and LP for .45 ACP and .45 Colt.

    They go bang everytime.
     
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  3. smanocchio

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    Thanks for the reply mac. Im in the same boat as you, and I mainly just load plinking ammo. I found a few other forums and it seems the general consensus is they usually work good. Guess its time to place a bulk order for some and give them a try.

    $14/1k is amazing compared to the $33/1k Ive been paying for the CCI No41 primers.
     
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  4. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    I've run thousands of Wolf and Tulas (they both come from the same plant, I think), and they've been fine. About the same hardness as Winchesters in my experience.
     
  5. Hoser

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    I use lots of the small rifle magnum primers. No issues at all.
     
  6. smanocchio

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    Thanks for giving me some reassurance in my soon to be purchase guys.
     
  7. 390ish

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    I shoot a lot of Tula primers for 45 acp and they are great.
     
  8. Whatever the primers are in my WPA .308 are hard as a rock or something. I can't get my rifle to fire those damned things on the first trigger pull for the life of me.
     
  9. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    Usually when it takes a second strike or more it's a seating problem.
     
  10. michael e

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    Used TULA since was half price. Have ran them threw several guns with no failures. Used LPP and SPP from them.
     
  11. MAC702

    MAC702 Senior Member

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    Well, what rifle, and can we assume you've tested it with other brands of ammo?
     
  12. Thompson Center Venture .308

    I've used Winchester, Prvi Partizan, Hornady, and Fiocchi to name a few. The WPA ammo I got from LuckyGunner just doesn't want to fire.

    Sometimes it shoots the first time, mostly not though. I read that the primers are thicker to prevent a slam fire in military semi auto rifles.
     
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  13. shotgunred

    shotgunred local trouble maker

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    I use them for the AR.
     
  14. Bello

    Bello America/Italia

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    I use Tula for range plinkers; cci for my gun games.

    Rob
     
  15. SWIMMER

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    I know they go bang but are Tula primers corresive? Thanks.
     
  16. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    I bought years ago 5k of Wolf SR primers when everything was "out".
    They worked just fine in my .223's.
    I did not buy them anymore since Federal and Winchester came available again and I don't buy Russian or Chinese if I have the choice.


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  17. SBray

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    I believe Wolf is made by the same plant that made PMC primers. I had bought three sleeves of PMC shotgun primers a few years ago and thought they were great! They seemed to be consistent with Winchester primers. I wouldn't hesitate buying Wolf, or PMC primers, especially at the right price.

    JMHO,

    Steve

    SWIMMER,

    They are non-corrosvie.
     
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  18. gwalchmai

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    Wolf/Tula primers are non-corrosive. PMC is a South Korean company and I don't think they get their primers from Tula.
     
  19. SBray

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  20. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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