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Small Rifle for Small pistol primers

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by SJS46, May 7, 2009.

  1. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    So the question i have is, why can't you use small rifle primers in the place of small pistol, they are exactly the same size. I can't see were it wouldn't work, anybody got and opion or and answer? i think i'm going to load up a few and see how they work, seeing that i'm getting low on SP and have a lot of SR.
    Thanks,:thumbup:
     
  2. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    They work great on full size and well built pistols. On cheaper pistols or ones with weaker springs they can fail with light primer strikes since typically the metal in the cup is harder in small rifle primers then pistols.

    I have great results with small rifle in my sig 226 and have seen them worked great in a glock 17. But in my Keltec pf-9 I had light primer strikes in 1 out of 4 rounds. For the range it still works but anything half way important I would not use them.

    Steven
     
  3. SJS46

    SJS46 yamhill county Active Member

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    Ya i was told the SR had a heavier metal too but i will be shooting them in a Glock 17 and 22 as well as a HK usp so sounds like i could use em for plinking. But yes i wouldn't want to load anything i had to depend on.

    Thanks for the info, think maybe i'll load some up and try em.

    Steve,
     
  4. blacktail hunter

    blacktail hunter southern oregon Member

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    Would that work the same with sp for sr or is the sp to weak for use in a rifle?