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Old 09-17-2017, 06:49 PM
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Small Rifle Primers in a 9 ?

Running Garage sales today netted several bricks of Fed. 200 ans some WW SRP
Just wondering if anyone has used these in loading a 9 MM, and what were your results ??
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:10 PM
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A few years ago during the great loading components shortage I was able to find 2000 CCI small rifle primers that I used in 9MM and small primer 45 ACP. I could tell no difference, but I was using target loads. They worked in all my 1911's and a Browning Hi-Power, but would not go off without 2 or 3 hits in my Ruger LC9.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:35 PM
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Several of our members here use them as their normal loading.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:09 PM
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Thank you, "Good To Know" info
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:28 PM
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Generally the cups are a little harder so stick with full power main springs. The length of the spark may also be longer (brisance) for rifle cartridges. Some people have recorded 25-50 FPS increase in velocity.

Guys running max loads in some pistol games use them in Major loads in 9mm and 38 Super.

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:53 PM
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Several of our members here use them as their normal loading.
Thank you for that information, I have never thought to try rifle primers in my pistol loads.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:06 PM
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Doesn't work for large primers. I've loaded tens of thousands of 9mm, using srp.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:24 PM
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So then small pistol primers should work in rifle that take small primers?
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:48 PM
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I wouldn't.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:03 PM
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I often sub small rifle primers for small pistol primers in full power/high pressure loads.

Rifle primers won't seal the primer pocket as effectively as small pistol primers will at lower pressures and they can leak which can lead to breech face errosion.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:09 PM
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Federal small rifle primers were pretty standard in 38 super and 9mm for USPSA major power factor loads.
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So then small pistol primers should work in rifle that take small primers?
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:42 PM
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Underpowered primers, paired with rather more difficult to ignite rifle powders, will give you lots of duds and hangfires.
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Sarcasm was intended when I posted that.
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Old 09-20-2017, 11:01 AM
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For CCI Primers, the CCI 550 Small Pistol Magnum primer and the
CCI 400 Small Rifle Primer are the same primer.
I use them interchangeably with no differences in velocities or accuracy.
The CCI 450 and #41 are Small Rifle Magnum primers and are NOT interchangeable
with the CCI 550 Small Pistol Magnum primer.
The CCI 450 and #41 have thicker cups that will cause a lot of hang fires or
failure to ignite in pistols cartridges.
Also, the CCI 450 and #41 will create higher pressure spikes in pistol cartridges
that can harm pistols and peoples.
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Old 09-20-2017, 02:41 PM
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Sarcasm was intended when I posted that.
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:25 PM
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ok, small rifle primers will work in small pistol primer pockets, they're harder but will work in most cases.
Small pistol primers should never go into a rifle round. you could easily punch a hole in the primer and ruin your day.
Large rifle and large pistol primers (both standard and magnum) cannot be interchanged.
I use SRP's almost exclusively in my rifles and pistols that require a small primer.

Stay tuned until tomorrow when we discuss Boxer vs Berdan primers.
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