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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by v0lcom13sn0w, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    picked up some 9mm 115gr xtremes. i had no idea they carried them. it was a couple bucks higher than xtremes website but thats to be expected from a retailer. anyway, after being excited about that i found some S&B small rifle primers for 19.99 a brick. i did not know they made primers. never had a problem with their ammo and so i figured, hey! why not? im normally a winchester &cci guy for primers and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these? is the price too good to be true? did i just waste $20?

    i bought some tulammo ones in the past despite poor reviews and out of 4000 ive not had one misfire. i hope i have the same experience.
     
  2. Trailboss

    Trailboss Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Good primers, no worries.
     
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good deal!:)
     
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  4. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    I've been using S&B LR & SP for the past year - nary a problem!
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've read, just recently, that some folks have experienced a lot of problems with the S&B primers in two areas: the fit into the case (very tight in some instances) and their inconsistent feed in a primer feeder. They say the primers themselves work just fine once you get them seated.

    Have you had either of those issues?
     
  6. twowheels

    twowheels portland, OR Active Member

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    Go for them and see if you like them. The price was right. I have shot a lot of S and B ammo without problems, but I haven't tried their primers. But I do prefer federal primers, even though I also have used a lot of winchesters as well.
     
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  7. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    awesome, it probably will be a bit before i put'm to use but i will report back once i do. thanks for the input. im hoping these SB primers arent BS primers!
     
  8. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    1: As my Pro 1000 press and I are just past that awkward first date stage, I've only tried CCI - so I can't comment on S&B in Lee's it-shakes-gravity-feed-should-work system.

    2: S&B SP seem to require a bit more pressure to seat - this may be imagined, as I've read that they're 'just a little bit larger' so many times I probably believe it.

    3: Zero issues using them with the primer feed system on the turrets or single stage.

    I really think the issue is S&B brass - ALL primers are more difficult to seat, at least with 9mm.
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good to know. I've heard about problems with S&B brass as well. I've got some mixed in the used 9mm brass I have on hand. I've only deprimed them so far, I haven't tried seating any new primers just yet. I guess I'll find out :)
     
  10. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think there supposed to go bang.. mine did.. good luck, you should have no problems
     
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  11. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    I don't sort out the S&B brass, just use to to the extra force necessary to seat.

    Haven't had any issues!
     
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