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Posted: 1/17/2015 5:59:36 PM EST
Is it okay to use regular SP primers or do I need magnum SP primers?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 6:03:39 PM EST
Standard small pistol primers is what you want. .45acp is a low pressure round using fast burning powders. Around 18,000 psi is close to maximum, about half the pressure of 9mm which can also use standard small pistol primers.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:11:44 PM EST
I just loaded up a bunch of SPP .45 using CCI 500 SPP. Ran just like LPP.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 7:52:58 PM EST
Originally Posted By ilove762NATO:
Is it okay to use regular SP primers or do I need magnum SP primers?
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Use what ever you got!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 9:24:40 PM EST
It depends.

If using fast burning powders like AA#5 Win231 Green Dot etc then use SPP.

If using slow powders like Blue Dot I really recommend Magnum primers.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:25:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NVGdude:
It depends.

If using fast burning powders like AA#5 Win231 Green Dot etc then use SPP.

If using slow powders like Blue Dot I really recommend Magnum primers.
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I am using Bullseye...fastest powder on the market, IIRC.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:42:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:38:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ilove762NATO:

I am using Bullseye...fastest powder on the market, IIRC.
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Originally Posted By ilove762NATO:
Originally Posted By NVGdude:
It depends.

If using fast burning powders like AA#5 Win231 Green Dot etc then use SPP.

If using slow powders like Blue Dot I really recommend Magnum primers.

I am using Bullseye...fastest powder on the market, IIRC.



For Bullseye (the powder) I use standard. Actually, I use Federal Match because these are segregated specifically for my Bullseye match pistol.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:14:18 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AJE:
I have had good luck with Bullseye... standard primers are fine.
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Personally I have found it comfortable for target loads...not sure if I would trust a self defense load with it though.





My favorite is 9mm... 4.0-4.2 grains Bullseye, 115 grain FMJ...run through a used Sig P228.
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Originally Posted By AJE:
I don't load SD ammo... if I did, I think I'd like to try the BE-86, the new powder out from Alliant. I believe it is Bullseye with added flash suppressant and slightly slower burn, so with a performance more like Power Pistol. Looks like a perfect combination for a self defense round.
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Thanks for the tip.

I'll keep my eyes peeled for BE86, which I have not seen for sale yet. I can find LOTS of powder here in the greater DC area (head down south and it becomes more available), but no pistol powder other than IMR700 Hi-Skor and Bullseye.
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