Odd 45acp blazer brass

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  1. dragonreg

    dragonreg New Member

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    I recently purchased once fired brass, mostly blazer. Blazer Brass I've used in the past was inscribed "cci 45 AUTO". this reads "BLAZER 45 Auto". I mention only to accurately describe. My only concern is the primer; it's a small primer in all those I just bought. My shop says they don't know what to sell; standard or magnum or rifle. ANY IDEAS are greatly appreciated.
  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum dragonreg.

    I reloaded those in the past, until it got to be a pain in the butt to load when they got mixed with the "normal" brass. Now I just throw them in my unwanted brass bin and don't mess with them.

    To answer your question, though, you use standard small pistol primers!!
  3. woolleyworm

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    Welcome to the forum! The SP 45acp's have been causing all kinds of problems in the last couple of years. They're becoming more and more common too. I used to just toss'em in the scrap pile, but now I figure that they're still very capable of being useful. I could use SPP's in them if I ever needed to in a desperate situation. I have enough standard cases for the time being, so for now they just sit.

    If you bought a large batch, I'd just keep all your standard brass seperate and load up what you have using SPP's. I'd suggest using Winchester SPP's as a first choice along with Titegroup or W231.

    The other option is to see if you can get a refund; did the shop specify that these were non-standard primers? If they want to keep their reputation, they should give you your money back if you don't want them and didn't know they were SPP's.
  4. RandyP

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    On a slight 'plus' side, you can use the same load data for those pesky small primered brass cases as you would for large.

    But they are a royal PIA to sort.
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    Do a search on "small primer 45 ACP". This topic is making the rounds of reloading forums. In tests, the only difference in shooting/loads/functionng/accuracy is a velocity difference of less than 25 fps lower with small primers vs large pistol primers. Only problems arise when a batch of brass is dumped into an automated priming system w/o looking at the primers.
  6. PanhandlePop

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    Use standard, not mag, primers. I hate the things, but I save what I scrounge and once, if ever, I have a hundred or two I'll go ahead and use them. Right now, I use the few I have to make dummy rounds as needed.
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    I too use them to make dummies, for 'flinch' training..
  8. dragonreg

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    Thanks for all the response. The search netted a bunch of articles. I guess I'll keep these separate from large primmer 45 even though it's going to be a "pain in the butt" as many of you pointed out. Thanks Again
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    Get used to the pain. Someday all ACP brass will have small primers........
  10. Orin

    Orin New Member

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    Its wise to keep brass in lots of 50 or 100 so you can recoerd how many loadings they go thru. Otherwise you mix weakened & strong casings. I don't toss old stuff but I do refrain from high energy loads in anything over 10 loads.
  11. gdmoody

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    Lets hope not, but if they do, I will just adjust to the butt pain. . .:D:D
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