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Small Pistol Primers

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by robin303, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. robin303

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    Yes, but read the warning on the box. Do not use with 357 magnum, 357 Sig or 40S&W
     

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    Unless you're going to buy a bunch of them try to find some local so you don't have to pay the hazmat fee.
     
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    WOW you saved me some bucks If I can't use them for the 40 S&W. May I ask why. :dunno:
     
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    'Cos it says on the box! Other than that I don't really know. I am sure one of our experienced reloaders will chime in.
    I must add I loaded a 1000 of them in .40S&W for use in my Glock 22 before someone pointed out the warning.I had NO problems with them at all.
     
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    :shocked: OK please do tell...

    I don't use Remington primers... but do know via there website and some reloading manuals I have that 1.5 are small pistol and 5.5 are small pistol magnums....

    Why wouldn't you be able to use Remington 1.5 small pistol primers in .40S&W and .357 SIG which by design take SPP in the first place? I don't load 357 Mag and if I did would use magnum primers so I would ask you about that, but the rest please elaborate.
     
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    I've never heard that either.
     
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    In reading information from other sources, it seems the 1 1/2 primers are made from a relatively soft metal which (presumably) poses a risk of punctured primers with the three identified high pressure calibers. What I find interesting is that their warning does not also include the 9mm cartridge which is just as high a pressure.

    I do not use Remington primers, only because I have been able to obtain plenty of WW, CCI and Wolf for my uses. I cannot comment one way or another whether there is any true validity to their warning. It may be just another case of their legal department justifying their own positions in a downtroden economy.
     
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    I've been fortunate running whatever primer I can get cheapest in light to mid loads in .357mag, 9mm and .45acp. Cheapest works for me... of course I'm nobody special really as a shooter or otherwise.
     
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