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    Years back always used Remington primers. Bought some rem-umc 9mm ammo to shoot in my Beretta 92fs. Happened to pick up an empty and had a neat little hole in it. In fact just about every one had a hole. Cost me a new firing pin and spring. Been using Win LR,SR,LP,and SR for close to 20 years no problems. Only other brand is CCI LRM magnum with IMR 4350 and 165 gr Nosler Ballictic tips pr 168 gr SMK's. Frank

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    There was a problem with some lots of WLR a few (several?) years ago where some would rupture around the edge. I had three out of the same 100 pack rupture (in two rifles), but I had fired a couple or three hundred out of the same carton with no problem; it seemed random within certain lots. When they ruptured they etched the rifle bolt face. I switched to CCI 200s

    Winchester may have a list of the problem lots. I wouldn't buy WLR primers on the secondary market, but the bad ones have surely worked their way out of the supply chain at larger retailers and other dealers who get their primers through established wholesalers.
    Last edited by higgins; 02-24-2020 at 01:32 AM.

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    Thanks for the replies, I bought these yesterday . I dont know but I'm suspecting they were purchased durning one of the shortages for resale at a higher price and no buyer to be found . I checked online and they dont match any suspect lot numbers that were listed .

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    I have loaded upwards of 20,000 of them with ZERO malfunctions/misfires or problems. I use then in preference to all others, and strive to keep plenty on hand.
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    cci is my no1 Winchester no2.in my experience they are a little hotter as my loads shoot a little higher with same load.

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    I use WLR and WLRM almost exclusively. I have some Rem pistol primers and Fed Rifle as well...but they are leftovers from the Obummer shortage.

    Never had a FTF with the Winchesters in the past 40+ years.

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    I think he's referring to the OP's signature (scripture verse).

    It's free speech....

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhawk0 View Post
    I think he's referring to the OP's signature (scripture verse).

    It's free speech....

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    Gotcha!

    I like the scriptures in the signature line personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapaki View Post
    Gotcha!

    I like the scriptures in the signature line personally.
    Me too.

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    I keep my eye out for sales on he internet and buy ahead of time, if I find a good deal. I’ve gotten some really old ones I wondered about, but all have worked well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapaki View Post
    Gotcha!

    I like the scriptures in the signature line personally.
    I'll roll up here and join you I like it to.

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    Guess some are offended by the scripture , funny seen nothing in the sites terms of service saying no scripture . Guess the bible does not offend me , if I do not like a signature line I can skip it , anyway I use winchester primers , but have had one go off in a rcbs hand primer while priming brass , and had one lpp go off when it was wedged back into ejector on a 1911 and I was pulling hard on the slide to clear it , not jerking just pulling . Still use winchester still buy when on sale , and nowadays its mostly buy what I can save some on and get as much as I can.

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    I have noticed with my Winchester Large rifle primers in a 22-250 that they seemed to flatten easier than Federal 210’s and Remington 9 1/2’s

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    Never used them before, loaded some Winchester small pistol primers yesterday, I'm sure they will work fine. (Matthew 11:6)

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    I couldnt pass on 2 bricks for 34 $ , I've used 2 bricks of WSP so far one older white box and newer blue one and no issues in a T/C , EC9s and GP100

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    Winchester primers are all I have on my shelves. Sure, I've tried other primers but I keep going back to them. They always go bang and I have rounds I loaded 40 years ago that still shoot fine.

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    I took 2ND place at our 800 yard match using them. Never had one not go bang.

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    I read posts all the time over several reloading forums about primers going off when priming brass. Am I just the luckiest guy in the world or is it common to never have experienced this?

    Oh and yes, I have had a LOT of crushed, sideways, upside down primers in my time but never had one go off (knock on wood).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapaki View Post
    I read posts all the time over several reloading forums about primers going off when priming brass. Am I just the luckiest guy in the world or is it common to never have experienced this?

    Oh and yes, I have had a LOT of crushed, sideways, upside down primers in my time but never had one go off (knock on wood).
    I know what you mean , I've never had one go off in the press . I'm not sure why it didn't , but it every chance to.
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