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Hello all!! My local store has a sale on federal 209A primers, I typically use Winchester’s and have been told that federal primers are a little hotter. Is this true? I also shoot a relatively light load to conserve powder and what not. Would I be ok leaving my powder amount the same since it’s on the lighter side? Or should I turn it back .5 a grain or so?
 

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Yes like I said its a light load for 16 yards and seems to work pretty well. Well enough for quite a few 100 and 200 straights
 

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Is there promo recipe from the manufacture using Fed 209A? If not I wouldn't substitute primers.
 

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1 1/8 1,145 Fed 209A Promo Red PC 17 10,700 - View this recipe
--- 1 1/8 1,145 Fed 209A Promo Fig 8 or DR RF8 16.5 10,300 - View this recipe
--- 1 1/8 1,200 Fed 209A Promo Fig 8 or DR RF8 17 10,400 - View this recipe
--- 1 1/8 1,145 Fed 209A Promo WAA12, DRA12 or DR XL1 1/8 17.5 10,500

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Yes like I said its a light load for 16 yards and seems to work pretty well. Well enough for quite a few 100 and 200 straights
With some loads, it is NOT advisable to substitute primers due to the PSI being increased beyond recommended parameters. However, with a load as light as that which you have given and the Federal 209A primer, your PSI will only go from 8900 to 10300, within safe parameters.
 

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Hello all!! My local store has a sale on federal 209A primers, I typically use Winchester’s and have been told that federal primers are a little hotter. Is this true? I also shoot a relatively light load to conserve powder and what not. Would I be ok leaving my powder amount the same since it’s on the lighter side? Or should I turn it back .5 a grain or so?
When the 209A first came out they came with a warning to be very careful what you put them into. I sold 100,000 of them that were marked as 209's on the 5000 cases. Discovered the error. What an easter egg hunt i went through finding the buyers and telling them of the error. Luckily most were regular customers. No law suits luckily. Refer to the loading manuals for your own protection. Gud luk.
 
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