Jbnut: Sorry for not responding sooner I use CCI 200s or BR2 primers and have never tried mag primers withe this powder. I will be very interested in your results with the H414 and mag primers. They will increase pressure but as I said I have never used them with the H414 as I load 7X57 and .30'06 with this powder and I don't hunt where it is really cold in fact this weekend it could be 90+ degrees.
Back in the 80's I saw a labratory test of CCI, Federal, Alcan, Remington & Winchester primers. Winchester was hands down the winner. Winchester's ignation was much more consistant, even, & controlled.
We have tested Winchester, Federal, Remington and CCi primers in 220 Swift loads. I can't recall all of the specifics but we shot these in a Ruger, Savage, Remington and Winchester rifles (all bull barrel varmit guns). Three of us shot the rifles. At the end o
I wonder what kind of primers are being used on factory loads? I have never seen .223 sold for specific equipment. I wonder if the Military spec primers are just a selling point for the manufactures. I will stick with the 400's and as previosly mentioned ensure the seating depth of the primer is correct.
I load the Berry MFG 230 gr RN with 5.0 gr of Bullseye and CCI LP. I calculated it and it came out to be $11.66 for 50 rounds. Not bad for having fun doing it. Its a win/win. mMy wife likes the saving and I like the time to myself.
I'm with you MTCBag. All I have ever used in working up my loads have been CCI primers. Iuse both the standered an the mag primers not one misfire to date. Now I have a couple hundred Rem 91/2s on hand to try that a friend gave me after that it's back to what I know and trust CCIs.
Hi there, someone of you could suggest me a mild target load for 38 Sp? I have bullets Hornady HBWC 148 gr, VV N340, primers CCI 500 (and Fiocchi leadless Zero Polllution) and cases Fiocchi (retrived from the range, fired only once - I hope!). I'm a bit confused about powder dosage (looking at different VV, Speer, Fiocchi manuals I found min/max dosages ranging from 3.5-4.5 gr up to 4.5-5.5!) Same for OAL: someone suggests to keep the bullet 1 mm below the brass edge, someone else says 2 mm above it: do
Yes Max; you are spot on.
I just went to the San Francisco Gun Show yesterday, (12-Jan-2013). It was insane. The venue is huge, and the parking lot was absolutely full. The Cow Palace, (place where held), is not a small place. It was jammed with people.
I have been actively going to the gun shows for about 3 years now. Even last month, (December 2012), it was OK. However; the place was just absolutely jammed packed yesterday. There was definite panic in the air.
1. All of the pric
Don’t know what bullet you are loading for your Sav but I have used the Sierra #2140 165gr HPBT Game King in everything from the .308 Win to the .300 Win Mag, have seen over 200 deer killed with it and for the .30 cal, that is my go to bullet and I have yet to see a gun that did not shoot it under 1” with a li’l work.
86 Ram: I have been using only CCI rifle and pistol primers(both large and small magnum and regular and some BR2) for ever and did have 1 miss fire (BR2) I still use only CCI in everything except Winchester Small Rifle in my .22 Hornet no problems there either.
One step in the right direction, I do have received a manual. It’s a copy of a the original users instruction booklet, in this booklet is a clear drawing of the parts list. A German friend who collects manuals had one and send me a copy.
It looks like we can start ordering parts and the correct punch to remove the old bushing. This project will take a couple months before everything is back as normal, but at least there is a good chance we can repair it.
I do have a very goo
I have seen primers becoming available lately but also found that some shops are really jacking up the price and it can't be the manufacture. I have seen CCI Large Rifle primers range from $34.95 to $42.95 per 1000 (guess what ones I bought). There is some limiting on quantity, one shop had a 1000 limit and the other had 2000 limit. When I have found primers I have not seen limits to packets of 100. A VERY FEW bullets have shown up and the
Load tested Hornady 68gr match in 223 I am shooting a Savage model 12 VLP 1/9 twist best loaded with winchester brass CCI 400 SR primers 100 meters (109 Yards) were the following;
24.4gr Varget 68 gr hornady match
5 shot Group size 0.355 in
25.3 gr varget 68 gr hornady match
5 shot group size 0.290
temp was -6 Celsius
Have started using American Select for my 9mm target loads. Availability of powders locally is a problem and I am experimenting with what I can find. Loaded with both Montana Gold and Berrys 115gr FMJRN. CCI 500 primers. 5.1 gr powder with oal 1.154. Works very well in S&W Shield.