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The Original Lumpy Gritz

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  1. 6 minutes ago, Kid Rich said:

    I've tried it with several different 44-40 brass brands. The LR primers seat properly. MY point is that LR primers can be used in that caliber and I suspect 38-40.

     Would I be careful to check to make sure I didn't get high primers? Yes, but if I could not get LP primers and could get LR and they would work I would use them.



    The primer should seat about .005 or such below the case head.

    Have you tried LR primer in any of the modern LP calibers? 


  2. 20 minutes ago, Kid Rich said:

    It depends on caliber. I have noticed in the past that when I seat LP primers in 44-40 that they are recessed a bit. It may be just the starline brass. I just went in the loading room and loaded five 44-40 brass with LR primers they are seated a little low but not as low as the LP usually are. The only exception is Winchester brass and it is seated even with the bottom of the case. I do not know if LR primers  are harder than LP primers but I would not think so.



    That has more to do with the brass maker pushing SAAMI specs than anything else. 


  3. 2 hours ago, Judah MacAbee SASS #64095 Life said:

     I've been waiting patiently (ok now impatiently) for the rig I ordered from Nick at WR in February. 


    My issue is that he doesn't answer the phone # on his card, doesn't have voice mail, doesn't answer texts or emails and doesn't respond to messages through his website.


    Does antone know any thing or have actual contact with Nick?


    Ck your PM's 


  4. 1 hour ago, Cholla said:

    Back up the bread truck for a minute... Can Large Rifle and Large Pistol can be interchanged? Every place I have shopped for reloading supplies is overstocked on Federal LR and almost always out of Federal LP!


    LR primer will not interchange with LP.

    The LR primer is taller....


  5. 32 minutes ago, Warden Callaway said:

    In the last panic for primers,  one of our shooting partners bought a bunch Federal small rifle primers thinking they were small pistol.  After suffering misfires, they tracked down the problem.   They brought some 5k to a match to sele.  I bought 1k to load 32WCF.  They worked fine.  I was prepared to buy more at next match but they were able to trade the balance straight across for small pistol. 

    Weird, I've never had any issue in switching SP & SR primers.

    How modified were the guns?


  6. 7 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:



    I also like H110.  But LilGun has become my favorite with hot .45 Colt and .454 Casull 'Godzilla' loads.





    H-110 gives higher fps and it's more temperature stable.

    I found it showed less ES over the crono.

    Have you chronographed your .454 loads.

    My favorite load is 31.0gn of H-110 with Sierra 300gn jacketed flat point.



  7. 2 hours ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:



    There are exceptions, one of which is the .454 Casull.   There are some load data that recommend using Small Rifle (and/or  Small Rifle Magnum) primers

    in the .454 brass because it was made for small primer sizes.

    Originally, the .454 was made for Large Pistol primers but somebody quickly discovered the brass would be better and last longer if

    a small primer pocket was put in the brass and the web of the case built up to help withstand its 'gusto'.





    In my 'lite'. 454 Casull loads(255gn platted SWC, 9gn of Unique)I use a STD, SP primer.

    Full loads with H-110 get a magnum SR primer.


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