Frequent question: What calibers do large pistol primers fit?

Large pistol primers are used in 45ACP, 45 (long) Colt, 44 SPL and mag and larger pistol rounds. Generally, 44 and up use large, 40/10 mm and smaller use small primers.

Can I use large pistol primers?

No. Large Pistol primers are a different cup height then Large rifle primers. As are the primer pockets in the cases. And softer & thinner then rifle primers.

Can I use large pistol primers in 9mm?

45 ACP pistol primer pocket, which would be risky. If you are very determined to use them, apply a large rifle primer pocket uniformer which will mill down the bottom of the primer pocket a little and let them seat right. Small rifle primers work just fine in 9mm and . 38 Super.

Can you use large pistol primers in place of small pistol primers?

As far as diameter goes, yes they are the same between srp/spp and lpp/lrp. There is a height difference between lrp and lpp, this would make for a VERY VERY bad situation if you ever tried to shoot a lrp in a lpp or somehow loaded these up and put them into a lever action rifle, ie 44mag.

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What are large pistol primers for?

It’s conclusive that large primers give more velocity with all powders tested especially the slower ones such as Herco. That is because the large pistol primer has a stronger ignition on the powder charge. Felt recoil was different with some of the loads that read 100 FPS difference or so.

Why are there no pistol primers?

It’s no secret that the demand for firearms and ammunition has reached record levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the civil unrest in cities around the United States, and the prospect of an anti-gun president on the horizon. … Hence, primer production is the bottleneck in ammunition production process.

What is the difference between Magnum and regular primers?

The only difference between a magnum primer and a standard primer is the priming compound. “… magnum primer does is make more gas…” They make no gas at all. They merely burn a bit hotter for a bit longer.

What primer do you need for 9MM?

I’ve used Remington primers exclusively, all types, for over 20 years without a single problem. Medium burning rate powders such as Alliant Power Pistol Hodgdon HS-6, Alliant Herco and AAC#7 are, IMNSHO, the best powders available for the 9MM AND the 38 Special. AAC#5 and Hodgdon Universal are quite good as well.

Can you shoot small rifle primers in 9MM?

It’s just not safe to toss a small rifle (or small pistol magnum, or small rifle magnum) primer in place of a regular small pistol primer if you already have a max or near max load. You could shoot the pressure through the roof.

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Can I use CCI 550 primers for 9MM?

No, not at all. You will not notice a difference between the two primers at minimum powder charges.

What is the difference between rifle primers and pistol primers?

Pistol primers have thinner and somewhat softer primer cups than their rifle counterparts. Small pistol and rifle primers utilize a cup 0.175″ in diameter, while large pistol and rifle primers measure 0.210″ across. Large rifle primers are 0.008″ thicker than a large pistol primer.

What is the difference between large and small primers?

Small Rifle primers leave case heads stronger, and brass lasts longer. Large Rifle primers ignite propellant more reliably and consistently in extremely cold temperatures.

What is the difference between large rifle primers and large pistol primers?

Large rifle primers are taller than large pistol primers, which will/can create seating issues. In my view, that makes them non-interchangeable. Buy the correct primer for the particular application. Large rifle also should have a thicker cup to handle higher PSI.

Is .308 large or small primer?

308 cases come in large rifle and small rifle primer.

Does 10mm use large pistol primers?

Any of the Large Pistol primers will work for the 10mm. I use Winchester LP for my loads and they work just fine. I’ve got five handguns in this caliber, and they all work great with standard primers. My favorite powders in this caliber are Blue Dot, AA-9 and HS-7.

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