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Remington Shotgun Primers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by HTSmith, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. HTSmith

    HTSmith Active Member

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    It's time for me to restock primers. I have been using Remington hulls, wads, primers, and Alliant American Select for 1 and 1.125 loads at about 1200 fps. These seem to be working just as well as the factory STS loads for me, but then again I'm no expert. Now in my shopping for a new supply of primers it seems that Remington is drastically more expensive than Federal or Winchester. In the Mid South catalog I just got the Remingtons are almost double the cost of Federal. Couple of questions:
    Is there a reason the Remingtons are so much more expenssive, ie are they better? and Does anyone have a good recipe for one ounce loads using American Select powder and Federal or Winchester primers? (All the Alliant data I can find uses Remingtons) Thank you.
     
  2. colonel klink

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    I would say to price around. I just looked at Recob's Target Shop website.
    Federal are $136.89, Remington are $172.99, Winchester are $142.99 & Nobel Sport are $109.99. All prices are per 5,000. They have other brands also & are great people to deal with. You might try Gamaliel's also, heard they had a sale on primers on this website last week. JMO but check around. Colonel
     
  3. HTSmith

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    Looks like its time to switch primers. Thanks
     
  4. Leo

    Leo Well-Known Member

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    I used winchester primers almost all the time in Remington hulls, no problems
     
  5. chipped1

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    I use STS hulls, Rem TGT12S Wads, Win primers, 17.6gr Clay Dot, 1oz lead. Cost per box = $3.50
    Great load for 16 yards.
     
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    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    At the Farm&Home store here, the Winchesters are $34.99/1000 and the Remingtons are $5.99/100. Guess they think the Remingtons appeal to the black powder shooters? Needless to say, the Remingtons just sit there.
     
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    I was a devote W209 and F209 fan for years and It was hard to teach this old dog new tricks but I switched to cheddite and noble primers and I dont have any problem with them.The cost factor made me want change...PJ
     
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    http://cacassociatesinc.com/gpage1.html

    $148.00 for 5000 here in The commonwealth of Pennsylvania @ cacassociates just follow the above link.

    GanderMtn sells them for $4.99 for a sleave. $49.99 @ 1000

    Jason in PA
     
  9. wolfram

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    The Remington primers are good but not worth the prices you are mentioning. Winchester 209 and Federal 209A are also very good primers just make sure you adjust your powder charges accordingly.(check powder man. data) This is especially important with the Federal primer.

    The other bargain brand primers will also do a good job for you but finding the loading data for them is not always easy.
     
  10. HTSmith

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    Hey Jason, is CA Associates walk in only or will they ship? I'm way down here in NC. thanks
     
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    Hey Jason, is CA Associates walk in only or will they ship? I'm way down here in NC. thanks
     
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    goose2 Well-Known Member

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    The Rem sts primers are good but the regular Rem 209p are junk if you ask me. I have had more misfires with them than all the other brands combined. I am partial to win 209.
     
  13. Pull & Mark

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    Yes I noticed the price differences in the last week myself. It would seem that Rem. will have to lower there price soon to be competitive, but time will tell. They may feel their primers are worth more. Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    No they are only walk in due to hazmat charges to ship primers
    sorry to get your hopes up.

    Jason in PA
     
  15. melbournemike

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    I use fiocchi and have had no problems at all and they were $105 per 5000
     
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    I have used Fiocchi primers for Winchester applications for years. Work great for lots less $$. Newer manuals give recipies for Fiocchi applications. Clyde
     
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    I bought CCI from Sportsman's last night for $27, switching from Remington that I have been paying $39.00 for. GaryL.
     
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    Let us know how your CCI's perform ? Do they have a brass cap like Remington's or some other metal like the european primers ?

    I use Remington's too but they are getting pricey.

    ~JB
     
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