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Clay, Beekeeper,Del or anybody how does a 8 1/2 Win mag primer compare to a Fed 215 or Rem 9 1/2 primer?

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  • Clay, Beekeeper,Del or anybody how does a 8 1/2 Win mag primer compare to a Fed 215 or Rem 9 1/2 primer?

    Clay, Beekeeper,Del or anybody how does a 8 1/2 Win mag primer compare to a Fed 215 or Rem 9 1/2 primer?

  • #2
    Sorry, can't help there I only use Federals.

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    • #3
      Win. sells WLR and WLRM primers, don't know about 8 1/2 primers. Win is what I use.

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      • #4
        These are the WLRM.

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        • #5
          A WLRM, Remington 9 1/2M, and Federal 215's are all magnum primers. Load data usually specifies which primer was used, but I think all are about the same spec, although one may be a little hotter than others. I use all three for various loads, but never mix primer manufacturer's or magnum and non-magnum in the same load. Never had a misfire from either, but can't say the same for CCI and PMC.

          Clay or Petzal probably has the real skinny.

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          • #6
            The Federal 215 is said to be the hottest. As for the difference between Winchester and Remington primers I'm not sure. As WAMTN... said I use the primer recommended by the load data.

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            • #7
              Due to the recent primer shortage I have varied from my usual Federal primers. Frankly so far the CCIs have performed just as well. If you change primers back off on the powder a couple grains and work back up to your favorite or maximum load. Perhaps Federal will get primers back on the shelves soon but right now not ever the new Cabela's in Billings, MT has any.

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              • #8
                According to Jim Shepard and the Sooting Wire our much needed primers are being held on the docks by US Customs. Hummm.

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                • #9
                  So where are they coming from? Russia?

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                  • #10
                    I use only the Federal 215's, but if this crazy market continues, we may all have experiment.

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                    • #11
                      Here is my dillema I have some 215 and 9 1/2 primers but I plan on doing some serious reloading this summer and stock up my ammo shelves and I can get my hands on some WLRM primers is it going to change my accuarcy or am I wasting my money? Of course I suppose right now any primer is a good primer.

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                      • #12
                        Only thing I can suggest is load some of each primer everything else being equal. Then run them over a chronograph to check velocity for speed, and extreme spread for efficiency.

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