Re: Small Pistol Primer ?
Hi Ron. I see this question pop up a lot - concerning the use of magnum (particularly small pistol ) interchangeably in standard loads and vice-versa.
The load data in reloading manuals are labratory tested. Having said that, I'd say NOT to use any substitutes in your components - powder/primers - unless you are willing to take the risk to yourself or your firearm. If your manual(s) state 1 1/2- use that. If they call for 5 1/2, go with that.
I am sure that there are many folks who interchange data and have had no problems, but why take the risk? So you go out and buy a brick of standard pistol primers and a brick of magnum pistol primers. Just keep them seperate and pay attention to your loading manual and loading process.
Last edited by jim brady; 02-22-2012 at 04:44 PM..