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Anybody use them extensively?

 

I don't have a preference (and neither do my guns) but have been using Winchester and Remington.

 

Used Federal until they became rare as hens teeth...

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I use them almost exclusively for SASS. I started using them in cowboy shooting because that's what I could find at the time. I have used federals with great success as well, but never had a problem with CCI. I did buy 100 Winchester and had a 4% failure rate so I stopped using them and have stuck with my CCI primers since they have never failed me yet and I have easy local access to them. Keep in mind this is all large pistol primers. I have heard other tales of small pistol primers so I can't speak to that.

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had two ftf out of 100 , usually use Feds or Win and none with them...I have 900 more tho so I will make the hammer fail even more hard when i use them again, and I do like a fast hammer.

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Some light sprins wont set off CCI primers.

I use CCI exclusively for my hunting rounds.

Never one miss fire in 25 years.

 

I have had CCI primers not go off in my 66 with light springs .

And same round did go off in my Ruger pistols .

 

If you are using stock guns .

You should have NO issues with CCI Primers.

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Howdy-

I've taken to using my supply of CCI small pistol primers in my 9mms and .40 S&W ; Have gone through many thousands of CCI Large pistol as well, in 1911 variants and S&Ws using large primers; they do not let me down, no FTF . I use Winnies in most of my other Revolver ( SASS and other loads ) and lever rifle loads ( '66 and '73 ) were they perform without fail. As Federal have the softest cup, and are hardest to find, I save those for those few highly tuned guns we have; .38/357 original Vaqueros ( done up by Bob James, here in Phoenix ) and a PPC S&W Model 14 revolver done by the late Royce Weddle around the dawn of time ( or, at least, some of his early work ) in .38Special. THOSE guns require Feds for reliable "bang" on demand, and are joys to shoot . My Vaqueros and lever rifles CAN set off CCIs just fine, but I have run with Winchester the longest, without problems, for general use.

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They work just fine outta my Colts, my 73 Uberti rifle not so good. They also work fine outta my Winchester Miroku 73.

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Just to "Pile ON" with RRW, with OEM springs in your guns, ignition with CCI won't be a problem. Guns with reduced Main Springs, not so much. I use CCI Large Pistol in my OEM antique Coach Guns, which have OEM truck springs.

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Seller&Bellot is another option. They typically are about $6/K cheaper. I am into my second 5K using them in .32 Single Sixes, .38 Cody '73 and 9mm Ruger SR9C with no failures of any kind.

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I use Federal LP and SP in my guns. Used Winchester and had no problems with that other than 1 brick I had. I had 4 FTF's out of 100 in my SASS pistols. They worked fine in the rifles. I do use CCI Magnum 209's. When I can't get those I use Winchester 209's. 8 FTF's out of 2 boxes of shotgun shells with Federal 209's made me stop using those.

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After changing the hammer springs in my NMVs from 19 lb to 15 lb, I had troubles with CCI primers. Switched to Federal, and have had no issues. All my CCI stockpile of SPPs is now slated for 9mm applications.

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Midway USA has no hazmat fees on some CCI primers.

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Midway USA has no hazmat fees on some CCI primers.

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