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LG. pistol primers or LG. Magnum pistol primers for .45ACP?


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If the reload book calls for large magnum primers, don't try to substitute large pistol primers. Some powders require more ignition for safe loads. I don't recall any loads for .45 ACP requiring Magnum primers.

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Large pistol primers if available. Large Magnum will work but test the load. But don't use Large Pistol instead of Large magnum.

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Winchester does not make Large Pistol Magnum Primers, per se. Their Large Pistol Primers will work in regular or Magnum loads.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/reloading/98940-winchester-large-pistol-primers-standard-magnum-loads.html

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Which do I need to load .45 ACP, Large pistol primers or Large Magnum pistol primers ?

Standard primer for standard loads is recommended. That said, I run magnum primers in standard loads (LPP and SPP) all the time. I run what I get cheapest and in have never had issues running light-medium loads (I don't load anything hot). YMMV.

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