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Fiocchi small pistol primers opinions


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Back when primers were scarce, they were the only ones I could get locally.  I normally use Winchester and the Fiocchi were a direct replacement in my loads and thru my 550.  The bonus was that you got (I believe) 1500 for the price of 1k.  Now I can't find them locally, I would use them if I could.  No problems I could see.

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Friend who shoots light tuned Tanfo's thinks they are as good as Federal and he uses them interchangeably.

I've shot about 15K of them and never had a loading or an ignition problem, though mostly with 1911/2011 pistols.

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I "tested" them against cci, s&b, and federal on my chrono and they seemed to run about 40-50 fps slower than the others with same load, etc. If you're barely making pf with others I'd up the charge a little with them, otherwise they shoot fine.

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Other posts I found suggested they are in between Federal and Winchester in softness and don't have issues with lighter hammer springs. I usually stock up on Winchester SPPs when Brownells has their 1 cent hazmat with free shipping, but I'm down to <2k SPPs at the moment so decided to take advantage of Midsouth's free hazmat on the 12k case quantity; it was the cheapest option I found for SPPs. 

 

Any one know how they hold up to 9mm Major loads? 

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On my second box of 12000, and they have been working well. I do use slightly more powder than with CCI. Only complaint I have is the individual packets are 150 primers, which I have to split to groups of 100 for my Dillon press. I usually end up making multiples of 300 cartridges at a time because of that.

 

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