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Posted: February 25 2018 at 5:35pm | IP Logged Quote cpg

I broke open a case of S&B large pistol primers that I bought a while
back when CCI was not available. I figured to load up a couple hundred
rounds for testing. I didnít chronograph any, just wanted to see if they
went bang. I was hitting 8Ē plates at 10 yards with ease.
First pistol was a G21 and it did not like the new primers. Put 100 shots
through it and quit counting at 20 failures to ignite. No hang fires but
still counted to 20 after each incident. Even tried a second & third strike
on some of them, no luck. Took a few and recharged a magazine and
still couldnít get them to fire. The ones that worked, worked the first
time and performed as expected. The ones that failed, well they just
refused to go off in that gun. At least I saved enough to try in my other
pistol to see if that changed anything.
The other pistol was a Colt Commander and it had zero problems with
the new primers. All 100 rounds plus a magazine and another partial
mag of the stuff that didnít fire in the Glock went off just fine.
So now I have 4800 of these S&B primers and have to decide if Iíll
sell/trade or keep them and load only for the 1911 platform.
Not a bad way to spend my afternoon.

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Posted: February 25 2018 at 6:17pm | IP Logged Quote Rex

I used that brand in a small pistol version. At standard .38 special loads they worked fine but at +P or 357 they were so soft that they flowed back into the firing pin hole and tie up my revolver.
Out of many thousand CCI primers used I've had just a handful of failure to fire.
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Ah, I see where you have discovered the joys of "Silence
& Boom" primers!

Fun aren't they? Great for failure clearing drills.
Checking one's flinching issues.
Testing which weapon's got the greatest snap on a cap.

S&B primers are extremely flat cupped. Ultra sharp edges.
When seated with a concave or cupped primer ram those
extreme sharp edges fold in and allow the anvil to move
away from the priming compound and creates a void. After
being "cupped" as such they're damn near impossible to
ignite unless you've got a strong heavy hammer. Lighter
"striker style" weapons Glocks and their clones usually
just don't have the "meat" to get the job done.
Same with their rifle primers. Flat as a flitter! And
they'll give you a 2sec to 5sec delay sometimes in going
off!

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Posted: February 26 2018 at 5:33am | IP Logged Quote cpg

Silence & Boom

Yeah, don't ask about my flinching

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I see the problem, your reloading set up is way to neat and clean.
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Rex wrote:
I see the problem, your reloading set up is way to neat and clean.

Definitely something wrong there. I can see your bench, floor and walls and all at the same time. I've heard rumors on the internet but photographic evidence doesn't lie.
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RT58 wrote:
Rex wrote:
I see the problem, your reloading set up is way to neat and clean.

Definitely something wrong there. I can see your bench, floor and walls and all at the same time. I've heard rumors on the internet but photographic evidence doesn't lie.

Just don't look behind that curtain over there...

I don't reload many calibers so it's easy to K.I.S.S. when I'm at the bench!

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I've had no problems with mine. All have went bang.


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