- October 7, 2011
what primer do you all use? Magnum or standard primers?
The reason I was asking is because Hornady 8th Edition does not specify the primer type. Speer 13th Edition shows data only without magnum primers for the LSWC and powder they tested. Using mag primers even with say W231 or Unique is safe? Speer I assume used CCI 500 primers..Well that depends on the powder you plan on using. Faster powders don’t need mag primers & some powders just seem to do better with mag primers like HS-6. The HS-6 even does better with mag primers in 38’s.
I just use mag primers in all my 357 loads, it makes it easier.
The 357 is extremely versatile because it can be loaded with powders that go from mild to wild. I used to use mag powders & hot loads but I just use light loads anymore. The smaller loads from fast burning powders make a pound of powder go a lot further.
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