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Picked up a couple bricks of Win small pistol primers on sale the other day.......

 

The priming compound is bright red and I've found that to be a great benefit with these primers.  When I started loading these primers on the primer tray I noticed some of the primers on the tray had little to any "red" showing in the cups and I immediately culled those.

 

after loading around 500 of these primers, I've had to cull between 5 and 10 primers per hundred from each box. The primers culled had none to less than half the amount of priming compound in the cups as compared to the majority of the primers.

 

 I normally use CCI primers for, well, everything and was wondering if anyone else has seen this with Winchester primers?

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Not problems with either Winchester or CCI.  I switched to the slightly softer Win primers to ensure detonation in my EDC (practice rounds only of course)

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Been using Winchester in my 9mm for 2 Years now after comparing to Rem and CCI. I found the Winchester to be the most consistent and softer then the CCI. Never bothered me that the Red Color was more or less in a cup. Also found that the CCI primers delivers 20 FPS less velocity then win or rem. Found Rem to be the softest of the 3. Just my results your mileage may vary.


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Win are great. Never had any issues. The seat deeper than most and are fairly soft!  

 

I wouldn't sweat it. 

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Win, CCI, and federal have always been reliable for me. I don't ever pull any due to color, I just load em and shoot. 

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Been using Win SPP for many years.  Never culled one due to color, never had a primer related misfire (that I recall).  Dont sweat it.  Load em & shoot em.  

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Use Win almost exclusively. Have seen some that appeared less than perfect. They still did their job.

 

You should load some or all your culls and keep them seperate as an experiment. May save you a few seconds and pennys in the future, or it might alert us to a potential as yet unnoticed QC failure from Win.

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I order Win SPPs by the million.

 

Very, very rarely have a primer issue.  Stop inspecting so much, and go out and shoot.  They will probably all fire just fine. ;) 

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Only use WSP in my pistols. Had too many issues with CCI in my pistols. Now only use CCI in my rifle. Got a love hate relationship with CCI.


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Never an issue with Winchester primers  use them all in pistol and rifle   Load your “culled “ ones. You will NOT notice any difference 

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9 hours ago, Ssanders224 said:

I order Win SPPs by the million.

Not sure if you're ordering for a team/department or other. 

 

I needed to wrap my head around 1M (1,000,000) per year and this is what i came up with-

  • >2,700 rounds per day, each and every day of the year

Now that's some dedication and a serious callous on your booger picker

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Winchester’s have been great for me, I loaded up 12k this past year and have zero issues. I have never culled a single one, actually never even thought of doing it.

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I have had issues with the last bunch of Winchester I bought. Some miss fires but also noticed hard to load in my frankford primer filler with them getting stuck and some were hard to get in the Dillon primer tube, went back to CCI and no issues so far.

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2 hours ago, muncie21 said:

Not sure if you're ordering for a team/department or other. 

 

I needed to wrap my head around 1M (1,000,000) per year and this is what i came up with-

  • >2,700 rounds per day, each and every day of the year

Now that's some dedication and a serious callous on your booger picker

 

If you order ammo from Precision Delta, you’re ordering from him. ;) 

 

Make more sense now?

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4 hours ago, muncie21 said:

Not sure if you're ordering for a team/department or other. 

 

I needed to wrap my head around 1M (1,000,000) per year and this is what i came up with-

  • >2,700 rounds per day, each and every day of the year

Now that's some dedication and a serious callous on your booger picker

You really should see it but when he is actually training normally. 

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15 hours ago, copterdrvr said:

 

 

was wondering if anyone else has seen this with Winchester primers?

Yep... seen plenty like that and they all worked just fine. The red stuff could be a "glue" that holds all the parts of the primer in the positions that they should be. Federal SPP's used to have green stuff and Fiocchi have red stuff. It doesnt seem to matter too much.

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I never had an issue with the red missing from the primer cup, but I only use Winchester Large primers for my 45.  I got a deal on CCI, so I use them for 9mm and PCC.  Since I mostly shoot PCC and I use a Hiperfire trigger, I don't have any issues with CCI.

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Before the Russian primers cut my costs way down, I used only Winchester primers ..

 

Never had a problem with them.

 

Of course, I've never had a problem with a Russian primer, either     :) 

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7 hours ago, MemphisMechanic said:

If you order ammo from Precision Delta, you’re ordering from him. ;) 

 

Make more sense now?

Wow, interesting factoid.?  Yep, makes absolute sense now

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