Can I use large rifle primers in place of large pistol primers?

Large pistol primers are not interchangeable with large rifle primers.

What’s the difference between large rifle primer and large pistol primer?

A large rifle primer is slightly taller than a large pistol primer, as you have noted, it will not seat flush, or below flush, as is required for safe loads.

Can you use rifle primers in a pistol?

Rifle primers only in rifle cases; pistol primers only in pistol cases. Magnum primers only in magnum cartridges. In some very derned few situations, you can use a magnum primer instead of a standard, in a non-magnum case: Only if it is a fairly large capacity case; and only if the powder is a slow-burning type.

Are large rifle primers hotter than large pistol primers?

The standard primer types are pistol, pistol magnum, rifle, and rifle magnum. Rifle primers use tougher cups than pistol primers because the firing pin blow of rifles is usually harder than the firing pin blow of pistols. … Magnum primers are “hotter” than standard primers.

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Can I use small rifle primers for 9mm?

I use federal #205 small rifle primers for 9mm minor no problem. 121grain MG filled hollow points w/ 6.7gr HS-6. Out of a beretta 92 @ 10ft from the chrono I get about 1050 fps which translates to a PF of about 127. Cutting it close but it’s a nice load and works well in the gun.

Are large rifle and large pistol primers interchangeable?

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.

What is the difference between a rifle primer and a pistol primer?

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.

Are rifle primers harder than pistol primers?

Rifle primers may be harder than some pistol primers and some, not all, pistols might not touch them off. The fact that pistol primers are a tiny bit shorter than rifle primers can be ignored. I’ve loaded for 454 Casual, 460 S&W and 500 S&W guns which are all high pressure cartridges (50,000 to 65,000 psi).

Why are there no small pistol primers available?

So what’s going on here — why can’t you find primers? One reason is that primer producers such as Federal and CCI are using the vast majority of the primers they make to complete their loaded ammunition, which is flying off the shelves.

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

Read on another forum that one particular manufacturers “Magnum pistol” primers have the same metal thickness as the small rifle primers and basically are the same. But regular small pistol primers are thinner and won’t handle the higher pressures generated by rifles.

Are large rifle primers interchangeable?

Primers of like kind, size, and application are generally interchangeable. That is any standard small pistol primers should be OK in pistol ammunition.

Can you use Magnum primers instead of large rifle primers?

the answer to your question is yes. It doesnt hurt a thing to use mag primers in non-mag caibers. Just be aware that you MUST rework the load up from the beginning. Mag primers generally cause more pressure than standard primers with the same load.

What is the best large rifle primer?

Best Large Rifle Primers

  • Federal 210M – Listed for over 50% of the loads, this primer was clearly the most popular for super-accurate loads. …
  • Winchester WLR – This is said to be the hottest non-magnum primer, and is hard enough to be used in semi-autos. …
  • CCI BR-2 – The “match” version of 200.


Why is there a shortage of ammo primers?

According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the reason for the shortage was due to hoarding by shooters and the same may be true with primers and other reloading components today.

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.

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Does anyone have small rifle primers?

Federal primers are still out of stock, but there are some primers available, including Tula small rifle primers, Winchester large rifle and large rifle magnum. … Ballistic Products has primers in stock!

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