which primers do you use?

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  1. 99monguse

    99monguse XDTalk Member

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    I plan to get into reloading soon but im curious as to what brand primers do you guys use and like. I plan to reload 9mm and 45 eventually.

     
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    I like CCI.

    Right now I'm using wolf and will until I run out. But I like CCI the best.
     
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    CCI are my preferred as a primary with Winchester as an alternative. Not to say others aren't just as good; these are just what I've used with good success over the years.
     
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    Second that. CCI produces quality and I have never had any problems with them. Nor have I heard any of my friends having problems.

    Hope tis helps. :)
     
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    I have probably used them all but for Magtech & PMC. I just got some S&B to give a go, but except for Wolf small pistol, I have never had issues. For rifles I am more picky but everything matters for precision rifle when you start stretching distances.
     
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    I used some magtech that I bought when it was impossible to find anything (just before the election).
    Loaded them in 9mm and had no issues.
     
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    yet another copied text by Marcus521
     
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    I've never had any issues with CCI
     
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    Federal, Winchester, Remington, CCI, and Wolf.
     
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    I was planning on getting a Dillion 650xl but I was told that I should start with a single press until I have that down. I have been watching video after video after video on reloading and I understand the steps and why they're done, but I think understanding something theoretically is one thing but actually doing it is something else entirely. Maybe I should get a RCBS starter kit with a single press first. :confused:
     
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    Right now Tula for SP and Wolf for LP no problems with them, have used Remington and Winchester as well
     
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    If you want a progressive, get it ... I think the idea originated out of the days when a single was affordable, the turret was much more expensive, and the progressive was very expensive ... Therefore the advise was to not spend a bunch of money, until you were sure you wanted to get $$$ into reloading ... And there is always the safety factor of learning on a slower system.

    You can screw up with any press, but you can still run a turret or progressive as a single operation press, if you want ... And you can make all the same checks that you would make if using a single stage press.

    IMO, the key is to pay attention to what you are doing, ALWAYS ... And evaluate your purpose and needs.

    FWIW, my first press was a Hornady Progressive ... I wanted to load for handguns, knew I'd get bored, if I wasted an entire day on a single stage press, and thus would probably stop using the press, so I went with the more complex press and it's higher production capabilities.

    Buy what you want, but take your time learning how to operate it safely.

    If I wanted to load for accuracy, in a rifle, I'd have started with a single stage press.
     
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    I use federal since I can pick I up locally.
     
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    I have loaded 10s of thousands of rounds and have never had a problem with any US made primers. I like CCI for pistols because they feed best in my RCBS primer press that is getting rather worn
     
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    Winchester, then CCI

     

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