Re: Primer Selection
I've used Federal, CCI and some German brand of small rifle primers, and never really had any trouble with any of them. They all seated well, except in some military cases that I hadn't reamed out the primer pocket well enough. They all made the powder go "bang" and I didn't see any real difference in shooting performance.
I have used CCI, Federal and PPU small pistol primers with similar results and no particular problems.