Large Pistol Primer brand choice for .45acp loads......

Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by Dub, Sep 13, 2020.


First choice brand of large pistol primers for .45acp range & home defense loads

  1. Winchester

  2. Federal

  3. CCI

  4. Remington

  5. other.....please explain

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  1. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    I started using federal because my cowboy guns/Colts
    had action jobs done by the Arizona Thumber..
    My loads with Winchester primers would not go off so I switched to Federal ..
    The Thumber also advised Federal when I called him..No problems after I switched...
    All other pistol loads I will use Winchester. They feed better in my Dillon..
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  2. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    Winchester because they were recommended when I started, CCI because I could get em.
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  3. Heavyopp

    Heavyopp Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Curious as to what progressive press you where using back in the 70’s
  4. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jul 6, 2014
    Me too. I can't think of any non-commercial, non-shotgun ones other than a Hollywood.
  5. Steve B

    Steve B Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2011
    I've used all brands, but have settled on Winchester. Winchester consistently ignites really light charges of fast burning powder all the way to heavy loads. Federal primed loads always seem to spit out ash and CCI chrono numbers weren't as consistent. Plus I used Winchester in heavy 44 Mag loads with great results. Just my experience.
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  6. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Remington & Federal primers are not used much by this crowd.
  7. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I use them, they function just fine in my Dillon 550 and in the ammo I make and in the pistols/rifles I have. I attribute the 2 failures with Remington LPP to the fact that it was in the very first batch of ammo I made in 2014. Noob primer seating issue. Since 2014, TulAmmo, Wolf, CCI, Remington, S&B, Fiocchi, Winchester and Federal have all worked fine in my press and my pistols/rifles
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  8. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    I was going to say I have used the Rem LG rifle & Federal 210M in both M2 ball & Match 7.62-51mm. Not a single misfire from the Federal Match 210M & 2 from the Remington out of thousands.
    CCI has been a favorite of mine for pistol, not so much for Match Rifle rounds.
  9. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2020
    Federal is always my first choice
  10. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I just used my last box of 1000 TulAmmo large pistol primers. Looking in the stash, gonna go with the Remingtons next.

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