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IMR loads for PB powder are listed in their information as being loaded by Fiocchi primer # 617,My distributor carries #616 ,Can someone tell me the difference,,thank you D.Lang ,,mx8dave
 

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Your question spiked my curiosity, so I checked on Fiocchi's website for the answer. As it turns out, only the #616 primer is listed. It is described as "209 size," so I'm GUESSING that the #617 was a different size and may no longer be made.

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The 617 is a relatively new product and is reported to be hotter than the 616...more like a Fed 209A. Ballistics Products is selling 12 ga. 3½" primed Fiocchi hulls that contain the 617 primer and BP describes them as a "magnum" primer.

Link to Ballistics Products catalog page

Link to Google Docs article by Tom Ceretto (see para.4) <br>[This article may be a year or two old but that has no effect on the information.]

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Thank you ,,Hopefuuly we'll get some soon ,but ,I have 15,000 616's to use up first ,,Mx8Dave
 

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News to me. Fiocchi only has the 616 on their price sheets and no longer offer primered hulls anymore or plain hulls. I have 20,000 616 setting on my desk. Tom
 

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Check with Hodgdon and Alliant, since it appears they have done some testing. Check with Fiocchi also, since they manufacture them, There was a #615, which was slightly over sized and the the #616. The #617 has shown up in some areas and is supposed to be a new primer. No quessing about loading data. Get it from the source, powder or primer.
 
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