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Hello. Has anyone had experiences using Fiocchi small pistol primers? Curious as to their sensitivity, cleanliness, feeding during reloading  compared to Federal or CCI. Thanks

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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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They don’t really like the RF100 as much as CCI or Winchester. But I think I’ve loaded almost 4 cases of them without issues


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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've loaded aver 5K this year and have found the Fiocchi's to be similar to CCI and S&B.  no duds so far and the 650 doesn't complain when I'm loading them  

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I've run them through my Stock 2 without issue.  100% ignition, no light strikes.

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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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Showed no difference on my chrono.  Certainly not 40-50 fps.

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I’m nearing the end of my first 12k case and have not had any issues yet. Using them for major and minor loads both and they seem to chrono same as cci for me. 

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Good feedback,thanks guys. Seems like sensitivity isn't a concern, feeding in Dillon primer systems works and chronoing is consistent with  the popular brands.

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Great primers, have shot thousands without incident! 

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I've been through about a case (12000) of them at this point and have had no issues with them at all.

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This is good to hear. Just found a good deal on a case of 12k so pull the trigger based on feedback on this thread. Thanks OP. 

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I've had 1 fail in about 12k shot.  I tried it multiple times, so it wasn't a light strike.

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I finished up a 12k case not too long ago. The only thing I couldn't get them to work for 100% was a G34 with a 13lb recoil spring and 4lb striker spring. Worked fine with the stock striker spring, and in the ~10-15 other guns I used them in.

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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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I just shot my first batch today. About 400 rounds. Not one light strike running an SP-01 with the CGW pro kit.

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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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I have load just one box and loved them. Have not been able to find them ever since. They have the same softness as Winchester and pretty good.


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I have loaded 10k of them. I have had great results with them. They are easier to seat then federal in my opinion. I also load on a 1050 and have them seating deep. I plan on sticking with these primers.

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