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Old 05-30-2019, 03:19 PM
epm729 epm729 is online now
 
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Default Are 209 muzzel loader primers safe in shot shells

Someone gave me 200 of lease and I do not own a inline ML. Eddie
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:58 PM
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From what I understand, the ones marketed for in-lines aren’t as “hot” as standard 209 primers. Supposedly to reduce pushing bullet off charge before full ignition. I can’t say that this is truly the case as I have never tested the theory. I shoot my inline a lot though, and I just use standard 209 primers. You could probably load a few and see how they function.
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:40 PM
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I will take the contrarion view - why risk the unknown for only 200 primers?
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:03 AM
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I will take the contrarion view - why risk the unknown for only 200 primers?
THIS!! You're talking about less than $5 in primers. Do what the other guy did...give them away or just toss them. Experimenting is poor judgement when reloading.
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:22 AM
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Contact the maker and ask.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:54 AM
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Thank you all for your responses. I'll see if anyone at the gun club can use them or offer them up in Pay it forward. Regards, Eddie
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:06 PM
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I recommend that you get the most recent edition of Lyman's Shotshell Reloading Manual. There is a very good discussion about primers in it. 209 primers vary quite a bit between the several makers in both pressure and velocity of resultant loads (all other load components being the same).

The book compares several brands such as CCI, Remington, Federal, Winchester, Fiocchi, and possibly others. It has specific warnings against "substituting" one primer for another in their recipes. By using a stated shell, powder, wad, and shot combination, but changing to a "hotter" primer, you could be approaching danger levels with chamber pressure.

I do not know the specifics for the primers you have, but would caution you to learn more about them before deciding to use them in shotshell reloading.
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