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Question on RIO primers?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Scoutman 06, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Scoutman 06

    Scoutman 06 Active Member

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    I see the thread on RIO shells is getting varied opinions but how about RIO primers. I use Promo in AA hulls for 1 oz. loads, usually with Win. 209 or Fiocchi primers but have been having trouble obtaining either one. The local shop has a decent supply of RIO's but I can find no reloading data for the components I'm using in Alliant's website & I'm reluctant to experiment. Anyone used these primers successfully in a 1 oz. load? Thanks in advance, John
     
  2. jhunts

    jhunts Well-Known Member

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    http://www.rioammo.com/resources/PrimerReloadData.pdf
     
  3. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    They are larger. Normally when you go to them you have to stay with them until the hull is worn out.

    Ajax
     
  4. Shooting Coach

    Shooting Coach Well-Known Member

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    Going back to a primer you can't get is a moot point. Hulls don't last forever.

    You might drop a bushing or 1/2 gr if you are worried about it. Unless you are pushing the envelope, no problem.

    I buy these 100,000 at a time. Never one failure to fire, hot or cold weather.
     
  5. BIG PAPA

    BIG PAPA Member

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    Great primer, use it all the time with Promo. 17.5 to 18.5 grains will make you a fast low recoil load. I shot nearly 60,000 of them in the last couple of years with no problems.
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Rio's are my primer of choice, have shot over 5 sleeves of them


    Gary Bryant