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Wolf Primers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ahab, Mar 5, 2010.

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  1. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    I know that this is a Trap Shooting site ... but has anyone used Wolf rifle and pistol primers?

    It seems they are all that is available

    Are they any good?
     
  2. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    Some shooters around here have had problems. Lots of duds...
     
  3. Wahoo

    Wahoo TS Member

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    Ahab, my experience with Wolf primers is primarily limited to their Small Rifle Match and standard primers. I have found them to be completely reliable, no misfires, etc. I have loaded Wolf small rifle primers in the Hornet, the Bee, .222, .222 Magnum and the .22 Remington BR. Their regular SR primers were no improvement in the any of those guns, the Match SR primers tightened up the .222 and .222 Magnum a little with some powders but not with others, but did nothing for the .22 Remington BR in which the Federal SR match was clearly better. I have used the Wolf LR primers in my Swift, .224 Weatherby and .225 Winchester but have seen no reason to change from what I had been using in any of those calibers. In short, my feeling based on my experience with Wolf primers in 8 different calibers is that they are reliable amd perform very well but not better than the Remington and Federal primers that I have been using for, in the case of the Swift, 46 years. Having said that, I urge you to buy and try the Wolf primers as you should never, ever rely solely on someone else's opinion. There is absolutely no way of knowing whether they will perform better in your guns than your current choice until you try them.

    Hope this helps somewhat.
     
  4. warpspeed

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    I have used both the SR & SP primers with excellent results.

    15K of the SP and about 5K of the SR. All went bang the first time.
     
  5. StonewallRacing

    StonewallRacing Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Papa. I shot several bricks of the 209's.

    I think I had one dud.

    I wish I could find them.

    SW
     
  6. Hemlock

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    For Wolf primers try wideners.com They have 209s for $150/5000.
     
  7. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    You can get CCI's at Midway. I just bought 5000 BR4's the other day.
     
  8. mjsweims

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    I've used LR and SP Wolf with no FTFs. Also tried some 209's with no problems.
     
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