mwright
mwright
2 posts
Joined March 2010

small primers

can you use a small rifle primer in place of a small pistol mag. primer for 357 mag?
markwalter
markwalter
41 posts
Joined April 2008

RE: small primers

NO! Stick to published info -save your health and your gun.
medalguy
medalguy
13 posts
Joined November 2008

RE: small primers

You can but pressures will likely be higher.  I don't recommend this but I know of others who have done it.  It does definitely require working up a new load again.  Why do it?
adminintl1
adminintl1
29 posts
Joined June 2009

RE: small primers

If your revolver has had trigger mods. it probably will have trouble as small rifle primers are harder to ignite. Just load down and work up powder loads again, use small rifle in semi auto this way and as firing pin hits harder all OK for me. Had trouble getting any primers in Australia so if you wish to compete you will find a way.
adminintl1
adminintl1
3 posts
Joined September 2013

RE: small primers

Published load tables specify a certain primer for a reason. Why risk your gun, or possibly your life?