Sgt. : The manuals will tell you what size and type of primer they used to develope each load. This information will usually be given as a primer number such as CCI 200, WSR, Rem.9 1/2, WSP,or CCI 550,it will be up to you to LEARN the nomenclature. There is a BIG difference between rifle and handgun primers though they are the same size. There is a difference between Magnum and Standard primers and as krwada said changing primers either by brand or heat is like changing any other
To give you some more ideas about the Dutch gun store prices:
.357 Mag / 50 rounds / Magtech / $ 39.00
.44 Mag / 25 rounds / Speer-CCI / $ 65.00
.45 ACP / 50 rounds / Magtech / $ 48.00
9mm / 50 rounds / S&B / 31.00
.22LR / 50 rounds / CCI Blazer / $ 9.00
.223 Rem / 20 rounds / NNY / $ 29.00
.308 Win / 20 rounds / NNY / $ 32.00
Powder / Hodgdon / H-110 / $ 96.00 / 0,5kg
Powder / Alliant / H-2400 / $ 93.00 / 0,5kg
Powder / VithaVuori (European) /
I have no experience with BT's. One of my sons shoots a Browning A-Bolt in 30-06. He regularly takes whitetail at 300 yards with 150gr Sierra Game King, flat based bullets over a charge of IMR-4895 lit by CCI primers.
I shoot 165gr Sierra BTSP from my Rem 742 in the same caliber. For me AA4350 produces stellar results.
I would expect good results with 4895. You won't know until you try. That's what makes this addiction so much fun.
Read all you can get your hands on. I have a 308 for hunting and just having fun. I use Win brass, and CCI primers. The 308 is a nice choice to start with easy to load will digest most halfway good loads well. Now after you read you get to play and find the combo that works best. I shoot Sierra GKBT's in 150gr with the Win brass, CCI primers and IMR4320.
go 1fishing= I killed a doe about 60 yds. last fall, the bullet want in the chesh and came out the other end. I useed asierra 85 gr BTHP # 1530 with 4831 power and cci 200 priemer, with a oal of 2.653". I also killed a 6 piont with it last year.
You might want to check with CCI about a possible recall on that batch # of primers. I think I remember them having some problems with a few batches a while back. If I remember correctly, it was a storage corrosion issue. I would stop using those until you have researched the issue.
That .42 cents worth of brass can be made into charms for a female shooter's charm bracelet or necklace.
I agree with BillK, Check the seating depth of the primers before firing. If the primer is not seated properly you run the chance of a slam fire and it dosen't matter what brand pf primer it is. Even the military spec primer if not seated right will slam fire. Had friends that loaded for their Mini14s that had slam fires thought it was the gun then the primer brand but it came down to primers not seated properly.
I shoot a 300gr load in my Desert Eagle 50 AE but it's a Hornady XTP-MAG. It preforms very well. I offer this just as comparison information for you. The load is 30.1gr of H110 with CCI #300 (Large Pistol) Primers. The Hornady Manual #8 says the velocity is 1,300 fps. Hope you enjoy your Eagle as much as I do mine.
~ Keep your powder dry, SnapShot
My first post on the site! The OP caught my attention since I found out about the primer size difference the hard way. I recently picked up Winchester WLP intended for 45 ACP with Federal brass. (This was my first attempt at reloading) Basically I've been kicking myself since I found out that 45ACP used different primer sizes. I also was able to seat a CCI Small Rifle primer as a test. From my docs on how a primer should sit in the case, it seated firmly without protruding above rim. I can't see an
I use VithtaVuori N320 powder 5,3 grains / CCI LP primer / 230 Grain FMJ. The gun i use i a S&W 1911. (Chrony test shows a AVE speed: 894 fps)
This load works perfect and most accurate on the 25Meters range for target shooting. This has modest recoil and is quick back on the target. This load is all so used by my for the PP1 (Police Pistol 1)
well i went with a starting load of 18.1 - 18.6 - 19.2 - 19.7 - 20.2 - 20.7 that should get me started I loaded 10 rounds at each load. I will shoot two 5 shot groups and see how things go. I have had really good luck with the hornady 60 gr v-max w/ 18.2 gr. IMR 4198 CCI 200 primers. My AR only has a 4x32 scope so i am shooting at 50 yds and getting less than 3/4 " groups I thought that was pretty good for me especially with that scope. I am going to start loading for my 7