SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Reloading    Small Primer .45ACP
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Small Primer .45ACP Login/Join 
and this little pig said:
posted
I was talking to another reloader about some .45ACP brass that have small pistol primers. His solution was to swage the primer pocket to accept large pistol primers. While this seems logical, I've never attempted it and, the engineer in me is skeptical about what this would do to the brass casing.

Has anyone tried this? What are your experiences? Does the brass life get compromised from doing this?

Thanks for your answers!!

odin
 
Posts: 3021 | Registered: February 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of markstempski
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by odin:
I was talking to another reloader about some .45ACP brass that have small pistol primers. His solution was to swage the primer pocket to accept large pistol primers. While this seems logical, I've never attempted it and, the engineer in me is skeptical about what this would do to the brass casing.

Has anyone tried this? What are your experiences? Does the brass life get compromised from doing this?

Thanks for your answers!!

odin


I have some of these awful 45 cases and I have a de swagger Used on Military 308 brass. Not sure if I could make it work but might try just to see if large primer fits but won’t reload it.

Interesting idea


Mundus Vult Decipi
 
Posts: 1239 | Location: Duvall WA, USA | Registered: February 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Avoiding
slam fires
Picture of 45 Cal
posted Hide Post
Seems like a lot of work just to have the case head crack.
The working of brass at factories is in a certain temperature.
Spear company sure is a spiteful company to take it to us reloaders.
 
Posts: 22135 | Location: Georgia | Registered: February 19, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of TRshootem
posted Hide Post
Small pistol pockets in .45 ACP are sorted and saved until several hundred or more are ready to load. Swap out the primer assembly on the 550B or use the SP 550 #2 setup. Load em and shootem, leave the brass lay if not wanted. It certainly would be more productive using them as is, I can't imagine reaming the primer pocket.

When shooting single stack in a match, these are what I like to leave behind...but I will also pick up any once fired and repeat. Razz
 
Posts: 1281 | Location: Montana | Registered: October 20, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of markstempski
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by 45 Cal:
Seems like a lot of work just to have the case head crack.
The working of brass at factories is in a certain temperature.
Spear company sure is a spiteful company to take it to us reloaders.


Yeah and is why I didn’t even try it. I too wait till I have enough to warrant changing the primer size on the 550. I won’t be buying mixed cases again that is for sure 200 of 500 were small primer. A sure sign of the apocalypse I think.


Mundus Vult Decipi
 
Posts: 1239 | Location: Duvall WA, USA | Registered: February 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
and this little pig said:
posted Hide Post
Thanks for your answers! Again, the SigForum brain-trust comes through. I was sceptical about it and just needed confirmation that it would/would not be a good idea.

Not ganna do it!!! Use small primers when you get enough of the cases!!!
 
Posts: 3021 | Registered: February 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of markstempski
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by odin:
Thanks for your answers! Again, the SigForum brain-trust comes through. I was sceptical about it and just needed confirmation that it would/would not be a good idea.

Not ganna do it!!! Use small primers when you get enough of the cases!!!


Well I did read somewhere that the use of small pistol primers reduced the speed 50 fps, was likely here on sig forum. And I seem to remember but am too lazy to look that the 45 GAP takes a small pistol primer. I think that the whole idea is abhorrent but only really because I only use large pistol primers for 45 ACP and seem to run through the small pistol ones too quickly, well yea 40 357 sig, 9 mm 357 magnum not loaded with large amounts of slow pistol powder.


Mundus Vult Decipi
 
Posts: 1239 | Location: Duvall WA, USA | Registered: February 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of sigcrazy7
posted Hide Post
You could build a quick jig and drill them with a bench press. That would process them about as fast as swaging them.



On a mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam.
 
Posts: 6542 | Location: Utah | Registered: December 18, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of markstempski
posted Hide Post
Ok looked up the 45 GAP, small pistol primer and a bit faster than the 45 acp in usual bullet weights. Supposed to afford smaller grip sizes for Glock fans that think double stack 45 glock to thick in the waist as it were. I suspect that the 45 GAP is moribund but I prefer the 357 sig and we all KNOW that offering is dead.


Mundus Vult Decipi
 
Posts: 1239 | Location: Duvall WA, USA | Registered: February 08, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Reloading    Small Primer .45ACP

© SIGforum 2020