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blastit37 01-10-2016 03:55 PM

Primer Material Color
What brand of primer has green primer material?

CDRT 01-10-2016 04:01 PM

S&B large pistol primers are green.

blastit37 01-11-2016 02:23 AM

Thanks for the reply. These are in some 30-06 brass I bought so I had better get rid of them. I've never seen them in bright green before.

Parkr1942 01-11-2016 05:33 AM

The question is who makes rifle primers in bright green. ...perhaps S&B ?
What headstamp. is on the brass? I would do a little more research efore tossing

rcolarco 01-11-2016 07:26 AM

You can't determine anything from the color of the priming material. However, if it makes you feel better, re-prime.

aloreman 01-11-2016 08:08 AM

At the loads we shoot in garands no primer is hot enough to cause a problem

usmilriflenut 01-11-2016 08:19 AM

I never had loads vary from using different primers... the POA always is in the same general area, same group size. Winchester has green primers.

Polaris 01-11-2016 10:16 AM

2 options as I see it. Use a "soft" load, a couple grains reduced from what you'd normally shoot. This would be safe even if they are some sort of magnum primer. Use 'em up for some offhand practice. That's what I'd do.

Option 2, drop some alcohol in each case, let it sit an hour, deprime, air dry and load as usual.

Too many variables to positively identify unless they have a "BR" microstamped on the cup. Manufacturers routinely change minor components like the foil and laquer used to seal the inside of primers. FWIW, in my current sample, S&B LR have a dark green foil under the anvil, Winchester are a pukey purplish green, and Fed LR match have a red laquer over the anvil, Rem 9 1/2 are yellowish cream foil. Only bright green I've seen was on Serbian commercial 7.62X54R used as a sealant around the primer cup applied after priming.

aka108 01-11-2016 12:11 PM

Tula small rifle primers are green, large rifle red.

sigman2 01-11-2016 12:24 PM

I've seen green primer material in WW and CCI primers in the past. I know of no way of confirming the manufacturer or type. Kinda like asking who makes a green car.

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