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Standard or Magnum Small rifle primers

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Standard or Magnum Small rifle primers

Postby newguy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:58 am

I have a question some books say you can use standard small rifle primers for 223 in a semi auto and some say to use Magnum just wanted to know if anyone has any experience loading 223 for a AR and what they would recommend thanks.



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Postby JohnFH » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:09 pm

I use small rifle primers
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Postby newguy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks I have small rifle primers didn't wanna have to go out and buy magnums

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Postby Mike_Diako » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:21 pm

All I have ever used is standard small rifle primers.
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Postby newguy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:40 pm

While I am on the 223 questions crimp or light crimp or no crimp. Some say some kind of crimp is needed for semi autos some say don't bother

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Postby CTSixshot » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:16 pm

I believe the Winchester primers say "standard or magnum" on the box, so they should cover all loads. Typically the ball powders may call for magnum primers (W748, BL-C2, 2400), but you'll do just fine with standard rifle primers, even with those loads.

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Postby JohnFH » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:54 pm

I don't crimp any rifle loads
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Postby GreggAndrews » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:38 pm

didn't wanna have to go out and buy magnums


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Postby Mopar » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:49 pm

There is a small concern that some brands of standard SR primers may be too soft for use in an AR15 or other semi-auto with a free floating firing pin and may cause a slam-fire.
Specifically Federal and CCI will tell you not to use their standard primers and they both make harder/less sensitive milspec primers for ARs. Winchester on one hand says their standard primers are fine, but on the other admits they dont use them on military ammo they produce.
In all honestly as long as the primer is seated slightly below flush you should be fine with just about anything, but if you want to play it safe you can go with milspec primers or magnums. If the only use you have for small rifle primers is .223 in an AR, there really isnt any reason not to use the milspec primers if you can find them.
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Postby newguy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:57 pm

I am going to use them in a Saiga 223 and AR15. Not me but friends of mine only reason I am reloading this is for others. So I guess i will have them try them with Winchester small rifle primers that I have and if they work ok then i will have them get more if not i will have them buy milspec ones. I am not making any cash on reloading these just doing them a favor but i wanna make sure they work ok or wouldn't be a favor lol

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:41 am

Don't worry about it, you'll not make much profit on any reloaded ammo. Unless you're making specialty niche ammo, you'll be hard-pressed to make worthwhile margins on most of the common calibers.
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Postby newguy » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:44 am

Found a good deal on 62gr pulled bullets no mark 80 dollars shipped 1000 bullets

http://www.topbrass-inc.com/reloading-s ... tem_id=343

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Postby sjcolwell2 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:04 pm

I factory crimp all my 223 ammo.
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