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Rifle primers VS pistol primers

Hi

First I would like to thank the Moderator that was kind and open this reloading headline, THANKS. So why don’t I be the first to use it!?

So back to primers. I have problem with the precision of my Ruger 22Hornet and I got the advice to switch to pistol primers. So what are the difference between ordinary rifle primers and pistol primers? I have elaborated whit both ordinary rifle primers and magnum primers and I haven’t seen any different in precision. What difference can pistol primers give? Is pistol primers more like the magnum ones? Please explain!

/Peter

[ This Message was edited by: PeterM on 2003-02-25 00:46 ]

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Rifle primers VS pistol primers

Here are some links that may help. Check them out.

http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~bkhornet/22hornetldprim.htm

http://www.cci-ammunition.com

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Rifle primers VS pistol primers

Thank you, I will check out the links and come back if I have some more questions about the topic.

/Peter

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Rifle primers VS pistol primers

The links I got only clarify that there is a difference but not exactly what the difference are. I’m familiar whit the difference between standard rifle primers and magnum ones (even dough I don’t experience any difference) but not the pistol primers. Why does one need pistol primers isn’t it enough whit just two kind of primers, standard and magnum?

/Peter

PS
It would be nice with some subtitles under the reloading topics (primers, case, gunpowder, equipment etc.) to simplify the information search in the future.
DS

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I have read your other post in firearms about the history of the problem. When you mentioned the mechanism is placed in plastic were you referring to the action being bedded? I do think that the trouble is in the way the stock is bedded to the receiver. I don't think that the weight of the barrel should affect your accuracy in anyway as there are lots of heavy barrels that are free floating. My sendero has a 26" free floating barrel that doesn't have any additional bedding besides the original aluminum. I think the addition of the plastic is in some way affecting the natural movement of the barrel. Is the bedding that was put on removable in any way?