Quick Answer: What are large pistol primers used for?

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 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 I use large pistol primers in Rifle?

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 you use large pistol primers in 223?

I absolutely do not recommend shooting pistol primers in the . 223 cartridge. Pistol primers are thinner, God knows I have had enough problems with WSR primers piercing and eating up firing pins.

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What size primer does a 9mm use?

Surprisingly, the 1½ primer is also listed for the 9mm Luger, the 9mm +P and . 38 Super. These latter calibers are not low pressure. The 9mm Luger has a SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute) pressure limit of 35,000 psi, and the +P version’s limit is 38,500 psi.

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.

Why are there no pistol primers?

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.

What is the difference between pistol and rifle primers?

Re: Difference Between Rifle and Pistol Primers

122″, while large rifle primer pockets are . 128-132″. In construction rifle primers of both types generally have thicker cups than pistol primers to withstand the higher pressures they’re usually exposed to.

What’s 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.

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Are large pistol primers and small rifle primers the same?

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.

Can you use small pistol primers for 223?

I did the same thing, they work great. I Loaded small pistol primers{ federal 205} in . 223 casinge, shot across the course in a service rifle match, no problems. No difference in point of impact from the rifle primers and no damage.

Can I use Magnum pistol primers in a rifle?

Not recommended. Rifle cartridges have more pressure than what the mag pistol primers are made to handle. You can go the other way rifle in pistol. What you could run into is pierced primers with gases coming back into the action and you.

What calibers take large pistol primers?

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 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.

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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