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I'm brand new to reloading and will be working up a load using IMR 4064, 175 gn SMK bullets, and new Winchester brass for my Rem 700P in .308. I was planning to use Federal match primers but can't seem to find them in stock anywhere. So my question is how much of a difference will I see in the load (if any at all for a new long distance shooter/reloader) with the federal match primers vs. something like CCI regular large rifle primers? The price difference isn't that much so I figured I'd go match, but now that I can't find them I'm wondering if I should wait until I find them in stock or get what I can now and start shooting/working up a load. Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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I'm brand new to reloading and will be working up a load using IMR 4064, 175 gn SMK bullets, and new Winchester brass for my Rem 700P in .308. I was planning to use Federal match primers but can't seem to find them in stock anywhere. So my question is how much of a difference will I see in the load (if any at all for a new long distance shooter/reloader) with the federal match primers vs. something like CCI regular large rifle primers? The price difference isn't that much so I figured I'd go match, but now that I can't find them I'm wondering if I should wait until I find them in stock or get what I can now and start shooting/working up a load. Thanks in advance for the help.
I'd get what I could now and work up the load. You can always reevaluate when and if the FMPs become available. I have not seen FMPs in a few years here and use whatever I can get.
 

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Primers would be the last thing I'd mess with as a brand new reloader. Get what ever brand you can, and stick with it for a few batches. Ince you've done your powder charges, you've played with seating depth, and have refined your brass prep, if you want to try and squeeze that last drop of accuracy from the load, then try different primers.

For what it's worth, I'm using Winchester Large Rifle
 

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Primers would be the last thing I'd mess with as a brand new reloader. Get what ever brand you can, and stick with it for a few batches. Ince you've done your powder charges, you've played with seating depth, and have refined your brass prep, if you want to try and squeeze that last drop of accuracy from the load, then try different primers.

For what it's worth, I'm using Winchester Large Rifle
Same here, that is all I have seen in the last few years until recently, some Wolf have become available lately.
All my recent .308 loads have been with WLR and I can't complain of the results.
 

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Buy whatever you can find, in units of 1000.

When you run out, you can buy whatever you like that is available at that point in time, in units of 1000, or 10,000.
 

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Cci, federal, and winchester are all good. I have used them all. Buy what you can find. If you are just reloading for 308 then you do not need a magnum primer so I would recommend you just get non-magnum of whichever brand you can find.
 

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For what it's worth, I'm using Winchester Large Rifle
Which are basically "Magnum" primers designed to light off Winchester Ball powders.

Shooters will see the largest changes when switching from or to Win primers than they will when playing with all the rest of the standard primers.
 

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Which are basically "Magnum" primers designed to light off Winchester Ball powders.

Shooters will see the largest changes when switching from or to Win primers than they will when playing with all the rest of the standard primers.
Maybe that's why my nodes are always on the low end.
 

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Which are basically "Magnum" primers designed to light off Winchester Ball powders.

Shooters will see the largest changes when switching from or to Win primers than they will when playing with all the rest of the standard primers.
Did not know that, that explains a few things
 

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Which are basically "Magnum" primers designed to light off Winchester Ball powders.

Shooters will see the largest changes when switching from or to Win primers than they will when playing with all the rest of the standard primers.
Kind of.

Sometimes the only difference between Magnum Primers and Standard primers are cup thickness or hardness.

At least that's what I read on 6mmbr, that article is difficult to find I'll look for it tonight.
 
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