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Old 05-10-2019, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question Primers

I am quite sure at some point this has become a dead horse, however I wasn't around here at that time. That being the case I would pose this question and be thought an idiot rather than blow up a firearm, or worse, :roll: and prove it so.
I stock only Win 209 primers:
I have a boat load of hulls that were primed with CCI 209 primers "20gauge"
I have aprox., 5000 28 gauge of REMINGTON flavor that I believe are primed with Remington primers 209??

So, should I change any of my loading to allow for this?? I have heard CCI primers are a bit hotter, Rem- I don't know. ??

What say the collective Guru's here??

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:27 AM   #2
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All I ever use now or since 1969 reloading shotshells are Win 209. Never saw a hull that couldn't be reloaded safely with them. I do have 2,000 CCI 209s in stock, have no idea where or why I got them, so I guess they'll go to my heirs.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:58 AM   #3
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Primers do make a difference in pressure. Check out some of the loading tables. Same charge, same hull, but different primers and see the pressure differences.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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Load them up and go shooting
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:28 PM   #5
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Call up the company that makes your gunpowder. I use Alliant powders and their reps have always been able to tell me about safe substitution rules .

If I recall right , I was told that if the load pressure is between 6500 and 8500 psi, it is considered safe to swap primers.

Please call or email your powder mfg. and don’t take my word for it. I’m a little foggy on recollect, so better to trust the experts than a guy on a forum.
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