I usually use CCI primers but since primers are hard to come by I am thinking about looking at other brands that seem to be more readily available. Does anyone here know anything about the quality and reliability of Wolf or the PMC primers?
I use the mil surplus ammo cans for 5.56 to store primers, and throw in a couple silica packs to minimize any moisture accumulation. On the occassions that I have used older primers, some quite old, I have never seen any indication of loss of spark.
I like CCI too but, due to their unavailability, I've been trying Fed210, WLR, and Wolf. When using them in previously proven loads, there are some changes to bullet grouping, but in some or maybe most cases, the differences are negligible. I like the Wolfs pretty good. In fact, any of them are fine, Ive found, if I build the load from the start using a particular brand of primer.
I have used the CCI primers for most all reloading. After the shortage I came across some Winchester primers in stock and priced good so I bought them. Can't tell any difference to tell you the truth, but I haven't ran anything over the chrono to verify any changed numbers. Groups still look good. I doubt production hunting rifles will notice much difference in primers IMO.
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