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Primmer Seating

Anybody ever have problems seating Federal large rifle primers into Winchester 30.06 brass? I did and then switched to Winchester primers and everything was fine. I could not get the Federals to seat deep enough. Think
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I've seated thousands of Fed large rifle primers in Win 06 brass with never a problem and I've never cleaned a primer pocket either But I've havn't used Win brass in a couple of years, use Federal now only because it is more available.

Wondering if maybe a quality control problem at Federal and somehow packaged the wrong primers in the wrong packs.
Measureing with a good set of micrometers and comparing to the win primers just might give you an idea.

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Good idea Thumbs up Never compared Brick Wall,)
I roughly measured Fed & Win the same at .127 by .2135 (Win .213).
The difference is Fed primmer case housing is roughly .128 and Win is .116. Fed case housing looks bigger at the top exterior side the way it is formed.
Win has a star ring component that sits out farther making the overall dimensions the same for both companies.
I have recently used Fed & Win small pistol primers in both Wind and Fed .38 spec brasses.
I’m out of the Fed small pistol primers to compare them too.
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I measured a Federal large rifle primer .210 inch x .128 inch.
On the Federal web page, there is a box on the left to " Ask the Experts" May not hurt to drop them an email if you wish. I'm fresh out of ideas.
http://www.federalcartridge.com/default.asp?br=1

The correct diameter for both large rifle and large magnum rifle primers is .210 inch. They make no mention of primer depth that I could find.

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Hammer1,
Thank you for the help and time. Big smile
Frontiersman
Ps I'll work on the decimal

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