Thanks for the infoAllegedly they are very similar, or milder, than Win. 209 primers. Many people will tell you this; however, a member on here posted load data using some sort of Clays powder and it showed HIGHER pressure with the Fiocchi primers over the Winchester ones. I'm sure it'll be fine but if in doubt make a few and send them off for ballistics testing at a lab, or buy a cheap shotgun to test several of them in at a safe distance away from others.
Most people you meet will load with Cheddite primers to save money. I've had only a couple of issues with Winchester primers where they did not go off. I did verify they were properly seated, clean, and there was powder and what not in the hull. Other than that they've been great and don't cost a whole lot more in the grand scheme of things. Find the cheapest primer you can that works well for your loads in your climate.
Go here; http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/shotgunI just picked up 5000 fio 616 primers at a great deal. I'm wondering how they compare to win 209's and cheddite 209's. I haven't found much data using Fio 616 in Rem. cases with Clay's powder.
Look through these Hodgdon provided data and tell me again that Ben said 1:1 replacement for Win 209. Loads are in Rem shells win 209 and fio616 primers. From http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/shotgunI contacted Ben at Alliant. He told me that I could use the Fio 616 as a direct replacement to Win 209 with their load data. Have been loading Fio 616 for the last ten years or so with no problems or FTF due to primer. Shooting temp here in Ca. is 32 to 116 degrees. All FTF that I have had have been in Federal Top Gun hulls and due to hull heads sinking in. Bill Hom
Sooooo DGH ....what powder? and which is it 7 1/2 or 8's....LOLLike Hose'em down states
Pick a primer you like, that works for you, and run with it.
The great primer debate will go on forever,
Same as what powder.
same as 7 1/2's or 8's