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Small Pistol Primer in 45 Auto?

This is a discussion on Small Pistol Primer in 45 Auto? within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 Whoever designed this should be held accountable in some horrific public way. This. I throw them out too but I curse ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    Whoever designed this should be held accountable in some horrific public way.
    This.
    I throw them out too but I curse the man that thought two different size primers for the same cartridge was a good idea while doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMinSC View Post
    This.
    I throw them out too but I curse the man that thought two different size primers for the same cartridge was a good idea while doing it.
    I can tell by your avatar that it really upsets you--like everything else.
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    I just sort them out and load them. No big deal really.

    Sometime back I posted a thread on an experiment I did on velocity variations between the two primers with the same load.

    The small primed cases turned in an average velocity differences of a few (2-6 FPS) slower. Not enough to be remotely significant. This was with 10 shots a piece.
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    MAJOR PITA for the remaining dinosaurs still shooting .45 ACP in the games.

    I used to toss them all but now I have a bucket of 500+ small primer cases. When my next loss brass match comes around, I'll use these.

    FYI, my limited chrono experiments with SP .45 show NO difference in velocity with the 4.8 gr Titegroup load I use to make Major power factor.
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    I have loaded a few just to see if there was any noticeable difference in performance. Didn't seem to be. Now when I find them I toss them in a 1 gallon Ziploc bag and save them for a very rainy day.
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    I pick up and sort a lot of range brass. I sort them out and when I get 3-to 400 of them I sell them. I have people that actually want them. I started out loading them for when I wouldn't get my brass back, But now that some want them , I just bag them and sell them. DR
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    I find them way annoying, but then I don't like change. No other valid reason for the annoyance.

    I don't use them. Too invested in .45 ACP with large primer pockets. Not going to get started at this point in life.

    I'll give any scrounged up at the range to my brother-in-law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    I find them way annoying, but then I don't like change. No other valid reason for the annoyance.

    I don't use them. Too invested in .45 ACP with large primer pockets. Not going to get started at this point in life.

    I'll give any scrounged up at the range to my brother-in-law.
    So you're saying you don't like your B-in-L?
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    Nah ...

    Didn't say that.

    If ya' gotta have a brother-in-law he's pretty good.

    Good enough for the "second quality" brass anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Nah ...

    Didn't say that.

    If ya' gotta have a brother-in-law he's pretty good.

    Good enough for the "second quality" brass anyway.
    I'm leaving mine my teeth when I'm gone. He could use some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I reload them just like large pistol primer cases . . . only with small pistol primers.

    I acquired quite a few, and other than having to sort them out, I don't see it as a problem. Some of just thrown off by anything different. I haven't noticed any difference with my standard range loads using HP-38 powder. Prep them as usual and toss them in a cartridge box. When it's full, load them up. It's no biggie.

    My understanding is it started with the "green" primers as a way of differentiating from regular primers.
    I’m the same, I load both as I never seem to have enough brass & I hate either running out or buying brass.


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    I'm a range brass scrounger, so I save 'em all. Never have enough brass, either. I hand prime, using an RCBS tool, but I can see the hassle if you use a progressive press.
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