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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #1
 
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When loading the 45LC which primer do you use?

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #2
 
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Standard for smokeless.

Magnum for black powder.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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Depends on the powder. Powders 296, H110 HS-6 and HS-7 in my manual says LPM, the rest LPP.
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Didn't vote.

Primer selection depends on the powder. Not the caliber. I load mostly 4227 in my .45 Colt cases now and that requires a Magnum primer. Unique, Green Dot, Red Dot use regular primers.
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Primer selection depends on the powder. Not the caliber. I load mostly 4227 in my .45 Colt cases now and that requires a Magnum primer. Unique, Green Dot, Red Dot use regular primers.
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Use the recommended primer for the powder your using.
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Winchester manufactuers a single primer for both magnum and standard loads that is the primer I use.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #7
 
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It depends on powder. Depending on the powder and load you can over pressure using a magnum primer when one is not needed.
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Try regular primers with every powder you use. If you are getting un-burned powder on your shooting stand, then go up to Mag primers with that powder. It's something like premium gasoline, if regular pings, then go up to the more expensive product.
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With the powders I use and loading for a Rifle only, I use standard large pistol but that is what is called for in the 49th Edition Lyman and in the 8th edition Hornady and they dont differentiate for the powders.
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Try regular primers with every powder you use.
Well, I disagree as there are certain powders that we 'know' need Magnum primers like IMR 4227 and H-110 for consistent loads. Some loads are more consistent with a certain primer.... A chronograph is nice for this analysis. For example in my Trail Boss tests, I found some places where the Magnum primer worked better. Another bullet type and the standard primer was better.... In some cases the powder (like Unique) doesn't care what primer you use (nice to know when primers get scarce) . So if I like a powder, I'll test with both, just to 'see'. I do back to back tests so only the primer is different for that session.
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Back during the first Obama shortage Magnum primers were all I could find. So I adjusted my loads down a bit and kept a close eye on things. Since then I've just continued using them, makes my stocking easier. Plus I find the Mag primers light off powders like Universal/Unique more consistently and the load burns cleaner, special in large volume cases like the 45LC.

I would never try to use them with the fast burning powders like Bullseye, Titegroup, Clays, etc. Could definitely be a dangerous combination.

In any case caution should be the name of the game when ever using any combination that hasn't been explicitly tested and publishing in a reliable loading manual.
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Winchester manufactuers a single primer for both magnum and standard loads that is the primer I use.
+1 same here sure makes reloading easier you never have the wrong primer.
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I like Winchester.
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I use the Winchester Large Pistol primer regardless of powder type in the 45 Colt and any other large pistol app as well. I've never had any ignition issues. They've held tight to some stiff loads over the years too. One primer for all large pistol apps, means I can easily buy in bulk. CD
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I use what is listed as per my reloading manuals
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