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Primer cup dimensions
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:57 am    Post subject: Primer cup dimensions Reply with quote

Thought someone might be interested.

PRIMER CUP DIMENSIONS

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Manufacturer Cup Thickness Diameter Height
Small Rifle
CCI 400 .020" .1753" .109"
450 .025" .1750" .113"
BR4 .025" .1755" .109"
Federal 200 .019" .1757" .111"
205M .0225" .1744" .1075"
Remington 6 1/2 .020" .1753" .109"
7 1/2 .025" .1752" .110"
Winchester SR .021" .1750" .109"
Large Rifle
CCI 200 .027" .2112" .118"
250 .027" .2113" .118"
Federal 210 .027" .2120" .117"
215 -- -- --
Remington 9 1/2 .027" .2100" .119"
Winchester LR .027" .2114" .121"
Mag .027" .2114" .121"

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Primer cup dimensions Reply with quote

Nice to know info. Seems like I never considered the actual dimensions, just the what ever primer # was required. Thanks for th info. Howdy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Primer cup dimensions Reply with quote

MC223,

You only list the rifle primers - do you have any data on the pistol primers or the site where you got the info so we can fill in the blanks?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:53 am    Post subject: Re: Primer cup dimensions Reply with quote

Thanks mc223, this is very interesting info to know.

When I was pistol shooting competitively I always used Federal Primers. It was always considered amongst the pistol shooters that the Federal were a softer primer. I suppose in one respect they are, well not really softer, just a thinner cup hence a lighter hammer fall would set it off.

As PaulS asked....do you have a link to the site where this info can be found?

Thanks mate.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: Primer cup dimensions Reply with quote

a word of warning on thin primers.

i recently had issues with thin winchester primers in my milsurps.

the strong firing pins punch holes in the primer at under max loadings. in my enfields im not very worried because they have overpressure exhaust ports {the hole on the side of the reciever}

on modern weapons this might be dangerous.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:09 am    Post subject: Re: Primer cup dimensions Reply with quote

PaulS, I have pistol primer info somewhere. I just can't remember where.
CRS.

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