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??Federal 209 primers??

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Big Jack, Oct 29, 2010.

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  1. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    In helping to clean out a deceased shooter's reloading supplies, I purchased a quanity of Fed.209 primers. Can't find them listed in any of the current information and am curious as to where they fall in the brissance (sp) charts.
    I know they are not as hot as the current 209A's and have been told they are about equal to present Winchester 209.

    Big Jack
     
  2. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    One is LUP, one is PSI. About a grain of powder difference with the same FPS.

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  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    I have an old pamphlet that came with the new 209A primer (years ago) and basically it stated that when using a 209A vs. the 209, you can reduce your powder drop by half a grain to achieve the same speed.

    But, as stated above it's best to check the published data.

    As a safety measure, I'd contact the Federal customer service and ask for their advice and obtain some published data.

    Curt
     
  4. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input..a fella locally came up with an old book that listed the Fed 209 and provided all the necessary info.

    Big Jack
     
  5. Jawhawker

    Jawhawker TS Member

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    Big Jack, if interested and your in an area that I will sometime be, I would consider trading you new primers of your choice for those old Fed 209's. Just an offer.
     
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