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Offline onegunred

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Primer Question
« on: February 26, 2024, 08:39:36 AM »
What is the preferred primer brand for use with a reduced power mainspring in a Ruger Blackhawk ?  For large pistol as well as small pistol.  Thanks, Jerry

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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2024, 09:00:45 AM »
I believe the consensus is that Federal primers are the "softest".  You can almost judge by the packaging!

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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2024, 10:18:32 AM »
The absolutely best primers are any of the ones you can find on the shelves . . .
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Re: Primer Question
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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2024, 02:24:01 PM »
The absolutely best primers are any of the ones you can find on the shelves . . .

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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2024, 09:16:22 AM »

 ;)  PLUS ONE for ALL of THE ABOVE.

And to continue, Federal Small Pistol and Large Pistol are the easiest for ignition.  Small and Large Pistol Magnum are interchangeable.  Small Rifle are a Suitable Substitute for Small Pistol.  Large Rifle ARE NOT suitable for substitute.

At this point in time, Any Primers you can find of the Shelf are suitable, except perhaps for some foreign stuff.  Changing to a heavier Main Spring may be necessary for some primers (CCI).  Main Springs are Cheap, Primers are Not.

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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2024, 09:43:07 AM »
...  Changing to a heavier Main Spring may be necessary for some primers (CCI).  Main Springs are Cheap, Primers are Not.

CCI primers are no longer hard like they used to be.  I used CCI small rifle in my tuned CAS guns with no problem.  The dent in the primer was just a tiny bit less than Federals.

Now, I always heard that Winchester primers were "mid-range" in primer hardness.  But a shooter at a match Saturday was having a lot of misfires in pistols and rifle with some ammo from a commercial reloader with Winchester primers, and his pistols were stock new Vaqueros.  So who knows what was going on there. 

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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2024, 09:29:34 AM »

 :)  Well Heck  ;)

I must admit to being a creature of habit.  I have not tried using primers other than Federal for many Lustrum.  No real desire to dispute with success.  Hence, my rather jaded opine of CCI primers.

I will, in this instance, defer to Abilene as I have not even been tempted to "try" CCI following my initial foray which resulted in very poor performance.  At some point, I may well purchase a single package of 100 just for grins and giggles.  Maybe not.  I was up to join the National Procrastinators Anonymous but decided to wait until Spring.  Still looking for my 'round tuit.

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Re: Primer Question
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2024, 09:33:01 AM »
Still looking for my 'round tuit.

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