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Some primers are hotter than others. I personally like winchester primers,have always used them and have never had a bad one,due to manufacturing problems.Brandon
 

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I used to use winchester primers but got a deal on 5000 sts primers and think I am going to stick with them. They both worked just fine for me but I think the sts primers burn the powder I load better.
 

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Federal 209A...Hot!

You are able to use less powder to achieve the same speed.

Never had a bad one in over 20 years and 100K shells.

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I have been shooting Wolf's less than $90.00 for 5000 and they work great on my third batch of 5000. Using STS hulls, Downrange 1 oz. wads, and 16.3 grains
of red dot works great for me. Bill
 

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There is only one caveat I consider with shotgun primers.

Hot primers for slow powder. You need a decent burn, and getting it started right is the secret. NO hot primers for fast powder or light loads.

All else is to no effect. Metallic loading is another story.

HM
 

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ok so far i guess it don,t matter well years ago we did not have a lot of brands now there is so many primers and talk about wad,s well gee,s hard to put a load together ok reson i ask this ??? is i want to load sts hull,s and use clay,s powder loading 1 oz what primer is best yet you read about this powder and green dot and red dot well it goes on and on what wad what powder what primer as we reload the ? i ask what is the best and does it or don,t it matter i guess it if it goes goes boom and they all do i guess it is what you want to pay sure is alot out there thanks,,
 

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$90.00 for 5000? If I may ask where did you get that deal? I live in Ontario Canada and I'm having a hard time finding prices for primers.
 

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Shilo, It does matter what you use with what in a big way. Get a manual and make sure you are doing it right. Or you can get to powder manufactures online also. Bill
 

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Brandon: I have sevral bad AA primers that I can send you. Hard hits and no bang. I have sent them back to Winchester and they usually make good on them with a coupon. I have one sitting around in a cut open shell from last week. When do you want it? Fred [Yes, I still prefer AA over all th others]
 

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I have loaded STS, Winchester, and Federal primers. I have several malfunctions out of each hundred. The gun goes band but there does seem to be a problem with lead application on the target. Uh, oh, by the way , the gun does go bang and I would not want to stand in front of these "malfunctioning loads".

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Having used most primers, I prefer the Cheddite for standard size, or the Rio for everything.

I have access to many free Diana, Rio, and Kemen hulls. The Rio is the primer for these. They work in the coldest weather. I use REX I, UNIQUE, and INTL' CLAYS.

Both of these primers are soft and trouble free. Good for O/U's.
 

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I only use primers that are designed to fit into the specific hull I am loading. If I load AA hulls, I only use AA primers. If one sees a small black ring on the brass around the primer, it suggests that the shape of the primer does not fit the shape of the primer pocket of the hull.

I could save a bit of money using cheaper components for my loads but I am interested in loading the best shell, not the cheapest shell, I can reload.

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Pat is righ on. I bought some Nobel primers ( big mistake) I used them in Federal papers and some sts hulls. The black ring was evident in all reloaded hulls and when I tried reloading those hulls again the primer would not seat. After inspection it appeared that they seated ok, just would not stay in the pocket. If I tried a federal primer after using the nobel, the fed would fall out. I have about 4000 nobels to use up now but I know that once I use a nobel the hull is toast
 

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I have always used Winchester 209's. Recently I switched to Nobel Sport primers. ASAP I'm going back to Winchesters. Anybody want to buy some Noble Sports.......
 

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For ATA shoots, I like the Federal F209A in a Gold Medal hull, Federal 12S3 wad and 19.3 of Green Dot with 1 1/8 oz of 8's. This load shoots soft, hits hard and always works on even the coldest day.

For turkey matches, I like the Remington 209P in a STS hull, 25 grains of Herco, the Remington SP12 wad and 1 1/4 oz of 7's.

I prefer the same manufacturers primer in the manufacturers hull.

I shot 10,000 Cheddites in Federal Top Gun hulls, 12SO wads, 17.5 of E3 and 1 oz of 8's and this load worked great. I reloaded the hulls 2 or 3 times. However, I had trouble with the steel hulls in my 870 so I do not use it anymore.

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