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heres a link that "converts" the reloader lingo of primers into common "dummy" language. sometimes its confusing to a newby reloader to understand just what a CCI 400 primer verus a Federal 205 primer is..(same primer actually!)

maybe this can become a "sticky"??:eek:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/primers.htm
 

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oops!! corrected!! was SOOOO excited!!
 

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They are not the same primer, they have the same usage.
same primer..same usage..BOTH are small rifle primers and therfore basically interchangeable when reloading....unless you really want to nitpick that is... or you have info I dont..PLEASE share!!

course maybe someone with more knowlege will educate both of us!! I did say I am somewhat a "Dummy" in this area...
 

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I have seen this before, the error under Federal is still there.

Federal does Not make a 250M primer. They may have years ago, but no longer. It is also important to note that with Federal the "M" after the Number does Not stand for Magnum, it stands for Match. Examples would be Fed 210 vs 210M, both are standard Large Rifle Primers, the "M" is for Match similar to the BR or bench-rest reference in other brands.

Here is a more accurate chart.

http://www.handloads.com/misc/primers.asp
 

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thanks Steve!! I like that chart better than what I posted!!
 

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I always just call them by their number. I use CCI250s, 350s, 450s and 550s across the board in everything.
 

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heres a link that "converts" the reloader lingo of primers into common "dummy" language. sometimes its confusing to a newby reloader to understand just what a CCI 400 primer verus a Federal 205 primer is..(same primer actually!)

maybe this can become a "sticky"??:eek:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/primers.htm
Actually, a primer is a primer is a primer. NOT.
Here's a test test showing pressure differences with different primers, same load.

Handloader Magazine published an article by A-Square where they tested different primers with a load in the 7MM ReMag.

160 grain Sierra boat-tail, 66.0 grains of Hodgdon H-4831 and Winchester cases.


Winchester WLRM (magnum)¬___ 3045 fps, 67,600 psi

Winchester WLR (standard) ____ 3024 fps, 64,400 psi

Federal 215 (magnum)________ 3036 fps, 61,400 psi

CCI 250 (magnum)___________ 3039 fps, 61,500 psi

Remington 9½ M (magnum)____ 3041 fps, 59,300 psi

CCI 200 (standard)___________ 3011 fps, 54,800 psi

Look at the spread between the Win. LRM and the Rem 9 1/2M
 

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Actually, a primer is a primer is a primer. NOT.
Here's a test test showing pressure differences with different primers, same load.

Handloader Magazine published an article by A-Square where they tested different primers with a load in the 7MM ReMag.

160 grain Sierra boat-tail, 66.0 grains of Hodgdon H-4831 and Winchester cases.


Winchester WLRM (magnum)¬___ 3045 fps, 67,600 psi

Winchester WLR (standard) ____ 3024 fps, 64,400 psi

Federal 215 (magnum)________ 3036 fps, 61,400 psi

CCI 250 (magnum)___________ 3039 fps, 61,500 psi

Remington 9½ M (magnum)____ 3041 fps, 59,300 psi

CCI 200 (standard)___________ 3011 fps, 54,800 psi

Look at the spread between the Win. LRM and the Rem 9 1/2M
That's why a smart handloader reduces powder charges and works back up when any component is changed...
 
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