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What Brand Of Primer Is This?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rebel Sympathy, Dec 27, 2011.

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  1. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    Howdy, Boys:

    This is muchado about nothing......

    I found a primer in my component box. When I look inside it (down the flash hole) I see a glossy red color. I seem to recall seeing those years ago. Does anyone know what brand of primer this is? I'd like to load it for one of my spare shells....
    Much obliged,
    Mike
     
  2. Neil Winston

    Neil Winston Well-Known Member

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    Federal primers cover the flash-hole with red, but I don't know about the glossy part.

    Now we can wait for the people who will warn you not to use it under any circumstances, the ones who will ask you to send it to them so they can test it for you, hmb who will say that factories generally segregate out the red-covered ones for All-Americans, and then someone will ask if All-Americans really get free shells and how can we be expected to compete with them then and there goes the thread. Sorry.

    Neil
     
  3. XP100

    XP100 Well-Known Member

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    I think the Russian PMC's were red on the end
     
  4. kehrby

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    I think Cheddites have a red covering also.

    Steve
     
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    The old Alcan primers also had a red flash hole cover.



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    A picture of the primer would be worth a 1000 words.
     
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    That would be in all probability a CCI.

    GB
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  7. JRW

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    Red and glossy most likely CCI like Gary said. Jerry
     
  8. Itchyb

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    A little cynical this morning Neil? LOL
     
  9. Rebel Sympathy

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    Thanks, guys. I'm thinking CCI also, since I had a bunch of them years back.
    Mike
     
  10. FalconSprint

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    Looks like a piece of glass, don't it? It's a CCI. I have some that are green also, both CCI.
     
  11. Jawhawker

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    You shouldn't use this primer prior to sending it to a ballistic lab for burn rate analysis. Only after they have confirmed burn rate and provided its safe should you consider using it.
     
  12. Gary Waalkes

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    Wow! I finally understand where all my shooting money goes. It cannot be the 10 thousand registered targets each year - it has to be my habit of destroying unidentifiable components rather than actually attempting to use something that I spent less than a penny on a few years ago.
     
  13. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    If it is indeed red, it musta slipped by QC because that color was supposed to go to one of the All-Americans in the free shell give away program. Send it to Martin, he'll test it and report back to you it's safe to use, now.

    Hap
     
  14. lance howard

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    Neil, Great response. I have been a carpenter all my life but you sure hit that nail square on. Best to you. Lance Howard
     
  15. mrskeet410

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    Didn't someone post a pic of a primer like that they found in a factory Gun Club? I believe the thread went on that they were foreign primers (Fiocchi or Rio) that Remington loaded in some of their Gun Clubs. I believe there post that gave some credibility to that claim.

    Maybe somebody can find that post, but maybe that post was at another website.
     
  16. hmb

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    Neil, If the primer fits use it. Right? HMB
     
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    Nobelsport
     
  18. JACK

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    We have a club member that has a hobby of buying reloaders off the net, refurbing (cleaning) them and reselling them for a modest profit. But he says that the real money he makes is the savings as he gets components for free and loads them up and has no shell cost. He shoots skeet 12 ga out a K80. He says it is no problem. I believe him too. Rollie. Nice guy.
     
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