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  • Advice for using large pistol magnum primers for .45 acp instead of normal should i reduce the load? If so how much? I have bullseye and ramshot zip.

    Posted by james on November 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    5 inch 1911

    james replied 9 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • DucNutz

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    November 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    I’ve done tests with rifle loads on magnum primers with pressure and velocity and not noticed much. I think one load netted around 15fps faster. I would start out at the book minimum. But I would also use a chrono to check your speed. In my experience I don’t see a lot of pressure signs in my pistol loads. I think checking with a chrono is pretty vital. I have some fast loads that are above book that don’t show obvious pressure signs. I don’t think the magnum primer will make much of a difference, but I would start low.

  • mdram4x4

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    November 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    start low, work up a load, watch the crono numbers and pressure signs

  • Chairman–Meows

    Guest
    November 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    You should be fine. if you notice with Winchester Large Pistol Primers, they say for normal and magnum loads.

  • PirateRob007

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    November 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    Work them up like you would a non Magnum primer. As long as you aren’t shoving them into an already developed max load you will be okay.

  • Nonothinghoss

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    November 5, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    I was always told to take the load down 10% and work up from there. In practice I have not noticed much difference over regular SPP with 45. Maybe down a tenth a grain if that. I have loaded thousands with large magnum as that has been easier to get over the last 2years

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