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Primers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by willing, Oct 14, 2009.

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  1. willing

    willing Member

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    Is there a technical reason that pistol primers are not magnetic while shotgun primers are? What is the anvil in a pistol primer made of?
    Bill
     
  2. brent375hh

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    All pistol & rifle primers I have used are brass cups and anvils. I don't know why 209s are steel.
     
  3. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    It's the outside cup that is steel.
     
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