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While at Sportsman's in Az this last weekend I needed some large rifle, large pistol and small pistol magnum primers. I got the large rifle primers OK, they were out of the small pistol mag primers and I screwed up and grabbed large pistol magnum instead of the regular large pistol. None of my reloading manuals show these primers for any of the cartridges I load for, .45 ACP and .44 Mag. What's a fellow to do? Do I eat the mistake and get the right ones? Or, can I use these for my cartridges???
 

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You can use them; some powders like W296 and H110 in the .44 Mag should actually specify them. If your manuals don't list them then reduce your loads by 10-15% and work back up; same as you SHOULD do when changing any component.
 

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Every pistol or rifle is different, what works for one might...or might not work for another, so generalizations are really a shot in the dark, try them, you might like them! ;)
 
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