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fiocchi primers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Diamond 101, Dec 6, 2009.

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  1. Diamond 101

    Diamond 101 TS Member

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    How do they compare to the other primers? How is there reloadability?

    Thanks, Chad
     
  2. Bruce Em

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    I swithced to them about 5 years ago and have had no problems.
     
  4. PerazziBigBore

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    I use them all the time... NOT a cold weather primer.. but in New Orleans.. it rarely gets cold... they are not uniform..as velocity can have almost a 75 fps difference.. (arely) but it does happen.. Normally 30/40 fps.. and pressure can be + or - 300 psi... But certainly good enough.. Shooting.. you'll never know the difference.. Kevin at Downrange has done extensive testing on them.. His results are similar..
     
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    I have 3 Browning XTs ('83, '91, 97) and they will all punch through Fiochhi primers occasionally with the current OEM lower firing pin and spring in GC hulls. Aftermarket main springs increase the frequency of pierces. Use Winchester, Federal, CCI in same hull with same loader and have no problems with any of those.

    It's a PITA to pull and dress the pin each time it happens. It will continue until I've reduced the pin's struck exposure by .006"-.007". Rio primers will do the same thing if I use them.

    There is data for them in the Hodgdon online data guide for 1 1/8 oz.

    MK
     
  6. esoxhunter

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    I have shot 20,000 Fiocchi's without a misfire or any type of problem. I have shot them through a Beretta 682, a Super X-1, a Model 12 and a Model 58 Winchester. No problem with any of these guns shooting these primers. Ed
     
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    I've just finished my first sleeve of Fiocchis. They load fine. Ignition is consistent. I shot 300 rounds today with temps in the teens without incident. I have had no incidents of piercing in any of my guns, O/U or semi auto. They were $9 per thousand cheaper than the Winchester 209s.
     
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    In our area (No. Calif., Oregon, Wash, Idaho) Fiocchi primers are the most available and by far the least expensive ($107 as opposed to $150+ for Win, Rem, and Fed).

    They seem to be about 97% reliable, that 3% attributed to certain loaders, guns, and hulls.

    Without them we'd be in trouble. Cheddites are sometimes available at about $10 to $15 more and are nearly trouble free as well.

    Very few of us are will to pay the price for the "Big Three" components.

    Larry Addison
     
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    Essox- What is a Model 58 Winchester?
     
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    It"s my version of the Model 50!! Hey, give me a break. I'm 65 years old and have had 3 manhattans this afternoon.. Ed
     
  11. WoodsonEnt

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    I have fired 5000 of them with no complaints. I am opening up another sleeve tomorrow.

    Matt Woodson
     
  12. Jeff P

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    i dunno about that them not being cold weather, Mike...

    I've shot 30k or more of them in Alaska...shooting year round, with no issues. Shot 125 of them today at 25 degrees, matter of fact.

    I WILL say that when it's super cold - say 10 below - if you have light loads, they sound funny. But the bird breaks. Long as I stay above 17.8 grains of Red Dot with 1 ounce loads, it's not an issue.

    I like them. Had a lot of trouble with Cheddites, with just the centers of them coming out in the deprime. Pain in the ass....
     
  13. Hatshooter

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    my observations ( used 40K of them ) are great. Now let it go down to 15F and slow powders, you might have a problem. fast powders, no problem.
     
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    they are great BUT after using you will not be able to use any other primers in the hulls you have. Fiocchi's are about .001" bigger and stretch the primer pocket. put another ie: rem win cheddite cci and they will fall out with a slight push. oz
     
  15. shot410ga

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    I have been using them for a couple of years, never a problem of any kind. They have ben interchanged with WW209's in STS and AA hulls. Again with no problem. They seem to work better in my Dillon than any other primer i've used.
     
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  17. Dr.Longshot

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    To the contrary I have had problems with them not firing, with a big dent, traded them for Rio's and never had a problem since, I now use Rio's exclusively.


    Gary Bryant
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  18. Spanky

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    Short time user of some Fiocchi 616's and have used Win 209 interchangably and nothing is falling out as of yet.
     
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