Primer flow was experienced by all of the primer brands when the charge weight was at its peak. But only the Remington Small Pistol Primers 1½ primers had extreme flow resulting in the firing pin dent being completely flattened out, though some of the other primers were close to that. There were no primers that were punctured.
The Remington Small Pistol Primers 1½ primers are especially sensitive to pressure. They are more susceptible to primer flow than the other primers tested, and when pressure is increased, they cause more significant primer flow than the other primers tested. They did not, however, provide any indication of primer flow at the lowest charge weight, which corresponds to a modest pressure load.
As a result, they are not the greatest solution for high pressure loads due to the potential for priming flow issues. If you’re not sure, load them up and observe how they react to see how they perform.
I limit use of the Remington Small Pistol Primers 1½ primers in 9mm to low pressure loads, to reduce the chance of primer flow and primer material plugging the firing pin hole. I’ve also used Remington Small Pistol Primers 1½ primers with good results in small primer . 45 Automobile Cases The pressure limit for the.45 Auto is 21,000 psi, which clearly counts as low pressure in this case.
Keep Remington’s recommendation for Remington Small Pistol Primers 1½ primers in mind the next time you’re shopping for primers. The Remington Small Pistol Primers 1½ primers work great in low to moderate pressure pistol rounds, but if you are loading to high pressure, a different primer might be a better choice.
As a final note, Remington’s 6½ small rifle primers also come with a warning about their use in rifle cartridges. They say, “Do not use 6½ small rifle primers in high intensity rifle cartridges such as the .17 Rem., .222 Rem., and the .223 Rem.” Remington’s catalog shows the 6½ listed only in the .22 Hornet (49,000 psi) and .30 Carbine (40,000 psi) calibers. All other small rifle primer calibers use the Remington Small Pistol Primers 7½ primers.
Remington is a leader in the reloading and ammunition industries, and it has been for decades. Remington Primers ( for example, Remington Small Pistol Primers ) are manufactured to the highest standards of quality in order to give exceptional performance. You can be certain that these are the identical primers that are used at Remington’s ammunition manufacturing plant, ensuring that you receive the highest-quality components and that your rifle performs to its maximum potential.
Every centerfire primer is made up of a collection of subcomponents that have been meticulously built to extremely tight tolerances. The dimensions of the primer cup are regulated to four decimal places. When used with a broad variety of powder types, the priming mix is precisely prepared to ensure consistent ignition.
Remington Small Pistol Primers has also been tested for dependability throughout a temperature range of -20°F to +150°F. The weight of each primer pellet is precisely regulated to.01 grams. Because of the unusual tripod anvil design, there is a bigger “sweet spot” with maximum sensitivity – even with firing pin hits that are off-center. Lastly, each batch is submitted to a thorough visual inspection before being subjected to vital ballistic testing.
Note of caution:
- When loading high pressure loads like as 357 Mag, 357 Sig, or 40 S&W, these primers should NOT be used. For loading information, please refer to a reputable loading manual.
- Packed 100 per Box, 10 Boxes per 1000, 50 Boxes per Case, 5000 per Case
- Consistent ignition with a wide range of powder types
- Reliable ignition from -20 °F to +150 °F
- Unique tripod anvil creates a larger sweet spot with maximum sensitivity
- Pellet weight controlled to .01 grams and metallic dimensions controlled to .0005
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