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Old April 21st, 2013, 12:25 PM   #1
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Remington Small Pistol Primers #1-1/2

Well I was at my local gun store and they had some Remington Small Pistol Primers #1-1/2. I have not seen a small pistol primer for months so i bought a 1,000. Since I load 40 smith and Wesson which uses a small pistol primer. I get home and starting doing some research on the internet and I start finding this ""These primers are NOT recommended for loading high pressure loads such as 357 Mag, 357 Sig or 40 S&W. Please conslut a Reputable Loading Manual for loading data."" Some people say it says that on the box. My box does not say that any anywhere So my question is can I use these primers in 40 smith and wesson? My box does not say anywhere that I can't use them.
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Old April 21st, 2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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This from Midways customer review section:

"I have started using these primers for nearly everything I load. This includes everything from 9mm to my .357 Magnum Cartridges. I was concerned about a warning on the 1-1/2 Type Primers not being recommended for .40 S&W. After speaking directly to Remington regarding the warning, I learned that the only difference between these Primers and the 1-1/2 type is the thickness of the sheet metal used in the manufacture of the primer cup. Remington stated there is no difference in the priming compound between the two different primers, and these can be used on nearly every cartridge, low or high pressure.If you do have questions, I do strongly encourage folks to speak with Remington directly as I did.Good Luck and Happy Shooting!"

I would check with Remington yourself and see what they say. In any event you will not have trouble selling those primers if you decide to get rid of them.

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From what I know, the problem is the cup thickness. Remington recommends using the 5 1/2 primer (small pistol magnum) for the high pressure pistol cartridges because it uses thicker cup material. They claim that the 1 1/2 primers can experience cup punctures which will allow the hot gases to blow back toward the shooter and can flame cut the pistol's bolt face around the firing pin hole. I don't use a .40 or Remington primers so I have no first hand knowledge about this problem but if the manufacturer recommends using the 5 1/2 primer then that's what I'd use.

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Check the warning label on the side of the boxes.

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Ok I see the label now. I am just going to set these aside. I still have a brick of federals i will use for the time being. Like SGT John said I will have no problem selling them. Thanks for the info RAMMAC and SGT John.

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