Question: Can I use Magnum pistol primers for 9mm?

Can you use Magnum pistol primers in standard loads?

You can load 357mag with mag primers. Mag and rifle primers are thicker. Some guns may get light strikes.

Can I use Magnum primers for 9mm?

Chances are, those magnum small pistol primers aren’t any hotter/harder than small rifle primers. The short answer is yes, you can use magnum primers for 9mm.

What primers can I use 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 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.

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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 do you use small magnum pistol primers for?

Magnum primers are used mainly to ignite slower, hard to ignite, powders. Just follow the data you use. It’ll say if they used Magnum primers or not. Powders from Hodgdon will use them when the cartridge name includes the word “Magnum”.

Will CCI 550 primers in 9mm?

From the searching that I’ve been doing both in this forum and elsewhere it seems that CCI Small Pistol primers (500) and CCI Magnum Small Pistol primers (550) can be used in 9mm.

Can I use 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.

Can I use small pistol magnum primers in place of small pistol primers?

To summarize, most agree it is OK to use magnum primers in standard loads if you start your charges low and build up. All of those folks using the mag. primers say that they shoot just fine, and cannot tell the difference between standards and magnums.

What small pistol primers are best?

Best, Small Pistol primers?

  • CCI #500. Votes: 14 66.7%
  • WINCHESTER. Votes: 7 33.3%
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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.

Is small pistol primers the same as small rifle primers?

As mentioned above, the “small” primers are the same diameter, but the rifle primers have thicker and harder cups, so they might not fire when hit by a pistol/revolver firing pin.

What’s the difference between large pistol primers and small pistol primers?

Recently some companies started making cases with small pistol primers for the 45 ACP. … 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.

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.

What calibers use large pistol primer?

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. You don’t have a choice as the primer size is determined by the diameter of the primer pocket in the case.

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