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Federal match magnum primers vs federal magnum primers

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My local supply store carries both At the same price the difference is the color of the box their in. I've looked online but I can't find anything saying what the difference is . I can also get plenty of cci and Winchester but I haven't tested them all out enough to figure out if any have an advantage over the other . Hopefully someone here will no what the deal is with the fed match vs plain federal primers
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I don't load any thing (yet) that takes a small primer but I've been thinking of switching to WLP because they are for both mag and large primer .. I have some 50ae and 44mag loaded identical except some have WLP and some cci 350 and some fed match large mag primers I haven't had a chance to test them to see if theirs a difference
 

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As I suspected the only difference is the label .. When I think of match grade ammo I assume each charge of powder is exact . As for primers I expect them to put the same amount of care and quality in them all . But since their the same price I'll buy the match primers as long as their available
 

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As I suspected the only difference is the label .. When I think of match grade ammo I assume each charge of powder is exact . As for primers I expect them to put the same amount of care and quality in them all . But since their the same price I'll buy the match primers as long as their available
Supposedly, they are made on the same equip. The diff is the best inspectors check the the match primers, so they should be slightly higher quality. My take on primers; it can matter or not.
I work up a load with a given primer. Once the load is shooting well, I switch 2-3 diff primers, it often doesn't matter. Some rifles, some loads, there is a measurable diff in accuracy, but it's rare.
Btw, why are you buying mag primers? I will only use a mag primer if using slower powders & even then, in charge was above 45gr or so.
 

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Supposedly, they are made on the same equip. The diff is the best inspectors check the the match primers, so they should be slightly higher quality. My take on primers; it can matter or not.
I work up a load with a given primer. Once the load is shooting well, I switch 2-3 diff primers, it often doesn't matter. Some rifles, some loads, there is a measurable diff in accuracy, but it's rare.
Btw, why are you buying mag primers? I will only use a mag primer if using slower powders & even then, in charge was above 45gr or so.
I buy them because I load a lot of 50ae and 44 mag..
 

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I buy them because I load a lot of 50ae and 44 mag..
Depending on your powder choice, you don't need a mag primer for either.
 

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