Jump to content
Brian Enos's Forums... Maku mozo!

magnum primers regular loads


tiger49931
 Share

Recommended Posts

can you use magnum primers in regular 9mm loads ?? if so how much do you down load the powder charge?? i cant find small pistol primers but found a few thousand small pistol magnum? didnt buy them for fear of blowing my gun up ..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I haven't tried them in Minor 9mm loads but in 9Major loads, I did not see any difference in avg speed/Power Factor. I would still back off a few tenths and try them but I doubt you will see much difference.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I found myself in the same position, and I bought 200 Federal Small pistol magnum primers to test out. Interestingly enough, IIRC, I gained 12 FPS for both of my common loads with Federal small pistol primers. I did decrease my loads before testing so they were about 2/10's under what normally made minor in my gun. They were minor 9 loads of WST and Titegroup using Bayou 124gr coated lead bullets at 1.140" OAL. Hope that gives you another point of reference. Take into consideration though, I'm not sure exactly what happens to max pressures of the load, even if the FPS is in a safe range, so keep an eye on your cases/primers for pressure signs.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I went through 5000 Wolf Magnum Small pistol primers last year with exceptional results.

I initially reduced my loads by 10%, but eventually worked back up to my standard small pistol primer loading with no signs of over pressure and great accuracy.

I actually prefer the Wolf Mags now and only wish I had picked up another couple of 5-10 thousand before this current madness. LOL.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...