I don't reload, yet. Dh does but, I think we speak different languages. No, we really do speak different languages, who am I kidding? I really need to know my stuff on this. 209 Primers, do they vary between brands? His answer is basically "yes"but I am lost after that.
I am looking at a chart that shows the diameters of the 209, the most commmon measurement is .241". Fiocchi and Cheddite are .242". Rio comes in as the largest at .245". Perusing two manuals I do not see where this is addressed. Is this an issue when using these brands?That is a mighty small difference but I thought that was important in reloading.
I also see where fps vary from primer to primer according to the Lyman book. My understanding is the primers vary from brand to brand on "hotness". So, are some more common?
I also heard a rumor that the tariffs could impact Fiocchi and Cheddite. I am tinking I should stock up a bit in the store. I really hate not knowing stuff and I find that I know nothing compared to many and the gun information, sigh.
If you're going to start reloading shotshells, go out and buy a new copy of the LYMAN shotshell reloading book. You're going to need it anyways. In the book, there is a TON of information about pressures and how they react to different wads, different primers, different shot, etc. Read it starting at page 1 before starting your new hobby.
The varience in size between manufacturers is not the big issue. The pressures caused by them is your biggest concern.
I tend to buy Winchester primers for shotshells. Never had any issues. Second choice has always been CCI. My 12 ga target loads all use CLAYS and 20 ga target loads use UNIVERSAL ever since SR4756 was discontinued. Other loads use LONGSHOT .
get the reloading books .. some primers are hotter then other ... Fiocchi primers are metric in size if i remember .. i use them in RIO hulls no prob .. there
a little loose in rem gun clubs .. ect .. on my reloads , but still work .. get used to the books then when you get it .. you can change it up .. ok hotter primer
back down on the powder .. .. were not snowflakes LOL .. but we still don't want the shotgun to blow up ..