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old 97* (209)size primers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by flchevelleman, Nov 30, 2009.

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  1. flchevelleman

    flchevelleman TS Member

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    found 500 old (new primers) sould i use them in my sts hulls?
    I am using 209 winchesters now. would i use the same recipie,
    sts hulls ,red dot 19.5, 209 winchesters,1 oz, orange claybusters/
    thans for any help, TIM
     
  2. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I just loaded and shot the last of those I had and broke good scores with them. About the same loads as you use also. Hap
     
  3. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Good with big flake powders like your Red Dot.

    Not good with ball powders.

    Not certain how they work with those in between like the various Clays powders. Anybody have any insight to that?
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I believe the flash hole was not covered, and fine stuff would get in and make for burn rate inaccuracies.

    I used them with 452 for a long time with no problems, however.

    HM
     
  5. DecalDude

    DecalDude Active Member

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    I just used some that were atleast 10yrs old and 2 divorces lol they worked out better then the 2 exs more reliable too!! They were Win209

    Jerry
     
  6. wm rike

    wm rike Member

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    My recollection is that they are not the same size as the 209, and once you've put a 97 into a hull, the 209 will be too loose, or visa versa. Could be wrong, but it wouldn't hurt to try swapping primers on 4 or 5 hulls before you make the big jump.
     
  7. Mr. Charles

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    They are the same as the Remington 209 except for the open flash hole.

    They are the same size also. They work great with 800X. I came upon several thousand for $15.00 per sleeve. I load 20 ga. with them and no problems.

    Use only large flake powder.

    mc
     
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