Re: Primer Selection
Unless you test your loads with various primers for accuracy there is no advantage to using one primer over another. For guns that you just want to go bang, anyone's primer will do. For competition or for bragging rights you have to test to find what works best with your loads and guns. Few people do that and just go by hearsay as to what primer is better than another. That is not the way to do it if you care.
Years ago a magazine did a test of primers for how energetic they were with pictures and all. The Winchester family of primers won the photo shoot. Since at the time the best deal I could get on primers was at the gun shows and the deal primers were Winchester, that is what I bought then and still do. My current source of Winchester primers has the best pricing and, except during the OBAMA Fear of 2008/2009, usually has all the primers I need. But I still stock up and the OBAMA Fear has started again, I see. Fortunately I have sufficient supply for a few years.