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Hi,

I'm wondering if there is any kind of internet database (or any information source) that can tell me whether a certain type of ammunition is berdan or boxer primed. My company is looking at reloading several different calibers from many different manufacturers and countries, and I don't want to waste my time if a large portion of it is berdan primed.

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Bill
 

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A quick Google search yielded nothing. I'm sure such information exists, but I wouldn't know where to find it.

Either way, welcome here Bill. I hope you stick around and join in! Rules in the stickies at the top of each forum are a good place to find some commonly asked questions (although this particular question i wouldn't exactly call common :p ).

I'm sorry I couldn't help you.
 

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Welcome to the forum. Rules are to join in, have fun, and be polite.

To your quest, I know of no solid answer. Most foreign manufactured surplus rounds seem to be Berdan primed. U.S. Surplus is boxer primed. You might go to cruffler.com and see if they can put you in touch with whoever wrote this archive item on debunking the myth of 7.62 NATO standardization? He didn't note primer types in the article, but having pulled down a lot, might remember if anything but the US stuff was boxer primed, and if so, whose? The Greek .30-06 surplus sold by the CMP is boxer primed.

If you go to non-military brass sources, then most are boxer primed and reloadable.
 

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Sorry I cant help with info your looking for but, We need a good sorce of reloads and cast bullets in cleveland.
 

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Thanks for the welcomes guys. I guess I'll keep looking. I guess I can shoot one of each type and just look inside the case, but that won't be helpful for predicting what we might acquire in the future.
 

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You couldn't compile your own list? Find as many different sources of milsurp ammo as you can and find which ones are boxer/berdan?

Maybe during your research you'll find someone that already did this?

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I don't think he's limiting his interest to surplus. I just came up with that as one category he might be looking at since a lot of Berdan primers are in surplus rounds. Most non-surplus, though, is boxer primed. Europe has reloaders, too.
 
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