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Cheddite Primers Very Corresive?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by MaxumImpact, Jun 20, 2012.

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  1. MaxumImpact

    MaxumImpact TS Member

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    I have been told by a gunsmith that Cheddite primers are much more corresive than other primers. They can cause major damage to internal and external parts of our guns....

    Has anyone heard or experienced this issue?
  2. dss8110

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    B.S.I have used them for 2 years shooting 3 times a week.
  3. gsw7880

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    Been through 20k plus and have had not one problem.
  4. skeet_man

    skeet_man Active Member

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    Of the problems associated with Cheddites, being corrosive isn't one of them.
  5. Guard Rail

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    I have shot sleeves and sleeves of them, and everybody I know shoots them. No problems that I know of.
  6. napawino

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    Your gunsmith is full of BS. They are not corrosive and are a great primer for the money. I have used thousands and have had zero problems.
    Fred-napawino
  7. Jason Hassler

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    I've been shooting cheddite primers for years. Probably been through at least five sleeves of them with no problems. I hear people trashing them all the time but after shooting that many of them I have to say that I've had absolutely zero problems. Every single one of them has gone off and seem to be pretty consistent. Anyone have anything to report on their new American target line of primer? I've heard they are exactly the same, just a different color? I just got a sleeve of them so we'll see.
  8. Franktri

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    It seems that the purists of this sport sometimes get carried away with their criticisms of off-brand stuff.. I have NO problem with them. They're the same as the Win 209s that I also use interchangeably..
  9. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Active Member

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    Probably the most widely used primer world-wide! I call BS on the shade tree tinkerer for starting this rumor!

    Hap
  10. hmb

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    I have found that Cheddite primers are prone to firing pin piercing. Maybe that gunsmith was referring to the damage caused by that event. HMB
  11. dgh

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    corrosive huh... nothing wrong with them

    what primer was he trying to sell you?
  12. shot410ga

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    They work in every shell I've ever loaded them in. Never a failure or puncture in many sleeves, And reloading is about cost savings. Cheddites fit the bill.
  13. todd farris

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    I have shot them for eight years and use at least 10000 a year. I use them for all four gauges and have never pierced one(I use them in 682s, 1100s, BT99 and a 101). I have never seen any type of issue with them. Finally, the other day I had my first dud primer. Haven't looked back yet, still loading the hell out of them!!

    Todd
  14. Auctioneer

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    NO, What was the gunsmith trying to sell you?
  15. Johnny

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    That person is no gunsmith!
  16. GoldEx

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    I would find a new gunsmith.

    Jeff
  17. Dave P

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    Rob, if I were shooting a K-gun I would shoot new brand name shells!
  18. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Rob, if you Peirce a primer with a firing pin, you don't get corrosion. What you get is erosion from the hot gases escaping from the shell.
  19. acorange

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    The new American Target primers are very good.....almost better than the regular Cheddites.
    They are all silver color and kind of look like a Fiocchi primer but are made by Cheddite and are VERY inexpensive.

    $18.00 to $22.00 per 1000 depending on how you buy them.
  20. paul7177

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    I have not seen the new primers. Are they packaged differently? What have they changed?
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