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    Primers????

    CCI, Winchester or Renington.
    Which do you like the best, and why?????

    I've been using CCI because was cheap at the time.
    I have used others.
    Never tested to see what worked best.

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    I like Winchesters better than Remington but probably use more CCI than either. (I also use a lot of Federal SR primers). They all work.

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    Only very limited experience across all the brands, but have gravitated towards Winchester (on the hot side), and S&B (on the mild side).
    During load development, I have often gotten better results from one of the two - a good thing of course.

    Was really hard to beat the $20 per 1k that Cabelas had on S&B primers in early 2016; really stocked up on those & have not been disappointed at all.

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    I’ve used primarily CCI. Why? Because that’s what Dad used. No other reason. Well, they’ve worked well for years and I don’t like change.

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    Have always prefered Winchester, not sure why, guess I was a ammo fan. When the crunch came, I bought a bunch of Tula primers, Can't say anything bad, they all went boom. Am split now with Win. and CCI, can't tell the difference in standard rifle of pistol

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    Federal, CCI, Remington, and then Winchester in that order. Winchester primers are to hard and I've had them out of round.
    I do use what I can get, I have all 4 on hand right now.

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    I prefer Winchester, but use plenty cci. When primers were hard to find I loaded many wolf, tula and s&b.

    I've never had a primer failure.

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    Given a choice I have always picked up the Winchesters for pistol.

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    Should have posted what primers.
    Large rifle.

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    Winchester and then CCI
    Would use Fiocchi if that is all I could get. Any others would be out of desperation.
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    For Large rifle Winchester all the way. I've also used CCI, but had a few primer failures. Never had a failure with a Winchester primer
    Hick: Iron sights!

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    I'm currently working through the last of my Remington 9 1/2 LRP, purchased in the mid 90's. When I run out of those, I'll next use whatever in the cabinet is the oldest. I have Winchester, CCI, S&B.
    I have no preference.
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    CCI cause my Mom worked for them.
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    When I was loading for my 7mm RemMag the best I found were the Federal GM Match primers. The did help with accuracy just a bit. Everything else now gets Winchester, because that's what is easily available here.
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    I was always fond of Federal but when they went to those geenormous boxes/cartons I started looking at other options. Remington working well for me now. And Winchester. I have got an occasional misfire out of the batch of CCI's I got a few years ago.

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    Cci because that's what I started with never had any problems that couldn't be attributed to my own stupidity. They go bang every time but FWIW that's all I'm looking for. Not a benchrest shooter ,yet!

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    Primers????

    CCI because almost all my loads are worked up w/ them. Used Remingtons but theyíre significantly more money. Availability is limited by me and there was no increase in accuracy. I donít buy Federals because of the ridiculous packaging. If had a gun w/ a light strike I would start buying them. When I have used them they didnít show any improvement in accuracy. Itís the same story w/ Winchester primers.

    I have a lot of S&B primers that I will start using soon. Price was way to good to pass up. Did a lot of research before buying and people didnít seem to have any issues w/ them.

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    Forgot to put Federal are a close second to the CCI.

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    I started using CCI b/c thats what they stocked at the club. I've used some Federal and have a box of Winchester, but I'll probably keep using primarily CCI unless I cant get a good enough results with a new gun/boolit or find an insane cheap deal on other brands.

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    I use more CCI than anything else. I've used most brands and have had very little problems with any of them. I've had even fewer issues with CCI. Most of the issues I have had with the others were with fit. When I was competing I used Federal Match, mostly because that was what Precission Shooting magazine published under match results.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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