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Need Help on Primer Selection for Competitive .223 shooting

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by rumack, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. rumack

    rumack New Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I have a customer who is going to be reloading some .223 cal ammunition for competition bench rest shooting at 600 yards. Can you help me to give him some guidance with regards to which primer to use? He will be shooting in relatively cooler (40-65 degrees Fahrenheit) weather. His choice right now is CCI small magnum rifle primers, but he is open to better suggestions.
  2. Lee C.

    Lee C. New Member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Antigo Wi.
    I shoot nothing but CCI primers, but I would say is to try a few others just to make sure it's the best one for that load.
  3. 300 H&H

    300 H&H Active Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    CCI makes a match primer that I believe is just as hot as the small rifle mag primers, but is suppossed to be more consistent. Most of the guys here that use the 223 prone at 600 are shooting 69gr up to 80gr Sierra matchkings behind some amount of Hodgedon's Varget powder. Recipies will vary, but this is generally what I have seen. The 1 in 9 barrels may not stabalize the 80 gr matchkings very well.

    Hope this helps
  4. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 New Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    I perfer the CCI BR primer, but the Fed gold medal is just as good
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