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G38xOC
07-09-2012, 5:08 PM
for those using CCI 200 type ( none Mil-Spec or Magnum ) on a AR platform , any issues ?


I load CCI 400 for ar15 and no problem what so ever . just wanted to double check i guess before I make an order .


thanks

Bill Steele
07-09-2012, 5:20 PM
I think many use a primer with a thicker cup to help avoid slam fires.

G38xOC
07-09-2012, 5:26 PM
I know 308 ar is whole diff beast .. Im willing to spend lil more on mil spec stuff if i have to ..

NiteQwill
07-09-2012, 5:40 PM
I use CCI 450. Thick cup.

Just use proper load development and you should be fine.

G38xOC
07-09-2012, 9:52 PM
any cci200 users ?

Hoop
07-09-2012, 10:31 PM
Yeah I've loaded about 2ksomething rounds with CCI reg primers in my 308 AR's no problems whatsoever. I also use them in my garand.

The primer 'issue' is way overblown.

SandDiegoDuner
07-09-2012, 10:39 PM
I use CCI #200 but not for AR platform rifles. I've never had an issue with them or Winchester LRPs.

five.five-six
07-09-2012, 10:47 PM
I know 308 ar is whole diff beast .. Im willing to spend lil more on mil spec stuff if i have to ..

The .308 has a captured firring pin, the 5.56 does not. I can not use winchester primers in one of my ARs because of the constant slam fires :(

bubbapug1
07-09-2012, 11:13 PM
The .308 has a captured firring pin, the 5.56 does not. I can not use winchester primers in one of my ARs because of the constant slam fires :(

Define constant for us...

mindwreck
07-09-2012, 11:57 PM
might be something wrong with your gun if its constantly slam firing..

AeroEngi
07-10-2012, 12:08 AM
I use CCI 400 primers and I've never had a slam fire.

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AndrewTannerCA
07-10-2012, 8:37 AM
No problems so far with CCI 400 in my AR

ocabj
07-10-2012, 8:50 AM
I stopped using Winchester SR primers a long time ago because of pierced primers (average 1 per 50 rounds).

I've only had one slam fire in the AR and that was with Remington 7-1/2.

I prefer CCI BR4 or Russian magnum primers. I have no problem with Rem 7-1/2. I'd still use them if they were still cheap. At current prices, may as well use Russian primers (Wolf or Tula).

snowdog650
07-10-2012, 10:26 AM
The primer 'issue' is way overblown.

Agreed. I used Federal and Winchester primers for my Ar-15 and for my Saiga 223 with no issues whatsoever.

If you don't get slam fires with an AK ... you aren't going to get them.

the86d
07-10-2012, 10:39 AM
About 2200 reloaded with standard CCI #400 (1600ea) primers, and Federal #205 (I think it was, about 600ea) and not a slam fire yet, and letting the bolt slam home cambering a round...

Arcaporale
07-14-2012, 12:32 PM
I bought 2000 federal 205 primers to reload for my AR before I was aware of the slam fire risk, and that the 205's are some of the softest primers out there. I've fired some 300-400 rounds with the 205's so far with no issues except a for a dud primer.

I frantically searched online for anyone who has had any issues with these primers in ARs and could not find any. I only found a handful of posts where people have actually experienced a slam fire firsthand. And none of them mentioned what primers they had or if they were even shooting reloads.

I think the most important factors in avoiding slamfires are good primer seating depth and a properly maintained rifle.